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About Monteiths


Monteiths bar & restaurant is nestled in a fairy-lit close in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. The award winning venue is located just off the historic Royal Mile and combines chic cocktail bar with intimate restaurant. A favourite of locals and visitors alike, Monteiths is a must for relaxed dining and innovative cocktails.

61 High Street
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh, EH1 1SR
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Scottish, British, Steak

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Sunday
Lunch menu: 12pm-4pm.
A la carte menu: 12pm-11pm
Cocktail bar open until late

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
0131 557 0330

Website:
http://www.monteithsrestaurant.co.uk/

Parking Details:
Pay on the street.

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private areas of the bar or restaurant bookable.

Monteiths Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (77)
Cosy (70)
Special Occasions (62)
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Good for Anniversaries (46)
Romance (46)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Handcrafted Cocktails (43)
Local Ingredients (38)
Authentic (37)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Notable Wine List (26)
Neighbourhood Gem (22)
Casual (20)
Seasonal (19)
Fun (17)
Lunch (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Group Bookings (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Late-night Find (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Worth the Drive (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Business Meals (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Great Beer (6)
Healthy (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Outdoor Eating (4)
Outstanding Value (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

Lovely place to visit with great food and great service would highly recommend

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely brilliant restaurant, from the welcome to the meal and cocktails.

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 (Surrey)·Dined 6 days ago

Lovely meal with great service. Busy bustling restaurant and bar obviously popular. Only issue was the music - a tad loud for me but enjoyable music choice.

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·Dined on 12 November 2017

Excellent food and service. Good selection of wines. Highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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·Dined on 12 November 2017

great food, cocktails and cosy atmosphere - topped off with a fantastic 80's soundtrack.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on 3 November 2017

First time to Monteith's great service and food a hidden gem

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 31 October 2017

Nice ambiance, good food. Try the peppercorn sauce. Good selections of wine and craft cocktails and the apple pie for dessert was epic! All in all great experience and Monica was a very attentive and informative server. Would definetley return next trip to Edinburgh.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 28 October 2017

Had a lovely meal here on Saturday night it had such a relaxed atmosphere so comfortable. The food was also amazing.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 28 October 2017

We have travelled from Yorkshire on three separate occasions just to eat here. I think that says it all. We will be back. Grant and Elaine

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 27 October 2017

Amazing food and cocktails, fantastic staff

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·Dined on 21 October 2017

Great ambiance in a cosy atmosphere, food was fabulous, as were the whisky cocktails, and staff very welcoming.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on 15 October 2017

Always a favourite... this occasion was my daughter's birthday. The food, wine and service we as always second to none. Fabulous evening.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on 8 October 2017

We had the Chateau briand for two and it was awesome!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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·Dined on 4 October 2017

Had a fantastic time, felt welcomed from the word go, most notably by the friendly Australian and Italian who were working behind the bar. Food was great, small and intimate location but not overcrowded.I ended up proposing here to the better half. Highly recommended

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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·Dined on 29 September 2017

Excellent food, lovely ambiance and beautiful entrance

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 26 September 2017

My partner and I visited Monteith's during a short city break to Edinburgh to celebrate buying our first home. The place we were staying had a little info package including recommendations of where to eat and we took a punt on Monteith's and boy it it pay off. The food was delicious, served promptly and they even indulged us with an off-menu cocktail request which was also spot on.

All in all, a great dining experience.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 22 September 2017

The staff were so friendly & our meal was delicious we will be back!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 16 September 2017

Fab food. Very accommodating even though we were late for our reservation. Lovely atmosphere. Cosy and comfortable.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 13 September 2017

Our last night in Edinburgh was even more spectacular and special with our meal at Monthieth's. Service was fantastic, cocktails and wine superb. My Halibut was delish ly prepared. Make reservations in advance

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 10 September 2017

Monteiths is great place to go for relaxed dinner and drinks. Food is excellent, atmosphere is even better, all the staff knows very well her and his job. Live, tasty, great selection of wines and drinks in general!

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·Dined on 2 September 2017

Staff looked after us all so well and it was a great experience . Only tiny issue was the portion size of the delicious chips ( approx 6 per serving) .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 1 September 2017

Lovely meal with good service. Second time we've been there and will definitely go back
Only gripe is our table was a bit cramped

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on 1 September 2017

Hidden down a side alley off of the Royal Mile, the entrance was a bit obscure, but once inside we were treated to outstanding food and outstanding service. Our server helped with food and drink selections.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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 (Nashville)·Dined on 28 August 2017

Always a favorite. Sarah always remembers us and her service ethic is spot on. Superb food, great cocktails. Never disappoints.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Vegan, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 26 August 2017

Booked a table for 4 for on Sat 26th August , the busiest Saturday of the Tattoo! Not only did they offer us a table reserved in the bar for pre dinner drinks, but the service and ambiance were great, and the food fabulous .
Lovely staff who were attentive , and great choice on the menu , the lemon sole I had was cooked to perfection. Would def reccommend

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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·Dined on 26 August 2017

Amazing place food to dye for hope you all enjoy it as much as we did a must try

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·Dined on 26 August 2017

Booked a table for 5pm pre Tattoo. Had a great table. Restaurant was busy with good ambience. Waiting staff attentive, friendly and knowledgable. Quality, local ingredients throughout. Food well presented. We will come back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 25 August 2017

Very good dinner in nice surroundings with friends after theatre, excellent seafood starter and great dry aged beef fillets, a bit expensive, but worth it!

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 25 August 2017

Outstanding. I don't need to add anymore. Even better for the lack of phone signal. Chateaubriand was excellent.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 18 August 2017

Very noisy, so talking to our friend from USA was difficult.
Food was great.
Staff were excellent

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Glasgow)·Dined on 18 August 2017

Can’t rate this place highly enough. Always on my list of places to recommend to friends, and it never disappoints.

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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 16 August 2017

Birthday meal at Monteiths was an absolute pleasure. From the cocktails on arrival to the coffee at the end everything was just brilliant. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 10 August 2017

Exceptional experience as always. The cocktail list is fun, the food is fantastic and the atmosphere sets your night up every time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 6 August 2017

Great from starter to desert, including cocktails and super service. Very nice atmosphere too. A place to recommend with eyes closed!!

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·Dined on 6 August 2017

We had a great meal here, the food was incredible - we had the haggis to start and the Chateaubriand for main, and it was delicious. The cocktails were amazing - all slightly different to the normal versions but so tasty!
It is a small restaurant so quite cosy and close to the next table, but the food and service make up for this.

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 5 August 2017

Great ambiance, food and whisky tasting. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on 5 August 2017

We had an excellent meal with great service, drinks and food.

Between the three of us we tasted the lamb, the lemon sole and the steak. Each dish was impressive and we would highly recommend. The Schiehallion lager served in ice frosted pint glasses was also delicious and we tasted a few of the cocktails too which were also great.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Seasonal, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 4 August 2017

Schönes Ambiente, leckeres Essen, gern werden wir nochmal wiederkommen.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 4 August 2017

Great food. Tge chateau briand with peppercorn sauce was melt in your mouth delicious. The music is a bit loud, so a better ambience for fun rather than quiet conversation. Interesting decor. Overall, a terrific place to eat and get together with friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 4 August 2017

10 out of 10 best fillet steak l hav ever had myself and my daugher both had the same excellant would def go back great service 👍

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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