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Badger & Co on Castle Street in Edinburgh - Badger & Co, Edinburgh,

Badger & Co

4.6
4.6
1075 Reviews
£26 to £40
Scottish

Welcome to Badger & Co, we’re glad to see you! After an epic transition we’re pleased to have set up home here on Castle Street in the former home of Kenneth Grahame, the author of Wind in the Willows, to embark on an adventure into the pleasures of food, drink and all things fun!

Please also note that if you have booked an outdoor table, our outdoor terrace is only partially covered. Please come prepared for the Scottish weather as we cannot guarantee that we would have availability to move you inside

Our guests are welcome to book tables where availability allows but we always keep a few tables reserved for walk ins and spontaneity! If you don’t see a table at the time you require, please consider popping in, having a drink at the bar and waiting for a table to become free.

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Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Scottish

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 12:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00

  • Phone number

    0131 226 5430

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining room, Toad Hall, has been designed to heighten any event and is the ultimate playground for adults. Discretely located in a spacious room below the bar, our private dining room can seat up to 12 guests for an indulgent lunch or dinner for that special occasion or cater for parties of up to 25 guests for a standing event.

  • Area

    Edinburgh

  • Cross Street

    Rose Street, George Street, Princes Street.

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    There are multiple bus stops near Castle Street, primarily on George Street and Princes Street. Both Waverley Train Station and Haymarket Train Station are around a 15-minute walk away.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 1,075 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. J

    Joanne

    Berkshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food, excellent local cocktail selection and lovely staff! Will always visit here whenever I'm in Edinburgh.

  2. DM

    DavidM

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Dined at badger before no problems this time service was quite slow and no steak left 🥲

  3. NN

    NormaN

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious and service was excellent. Staff were absolutely delightful

  4. FA

    FarahA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic British pub food, great drinks and super helpful staff

  5. D

    Disappointing

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4

    Took over an hour from ordering for food to arrive and then both food order and 2 separate drinks orders arrived missing items/ wrong.

  6. EE

    ElizabethE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent restaurant, we (a couple) were stopping in Edinburgh for the first time. Hotel and restaurant booked well in advance. Location close to city centre. Would definitely visit again. Special thanks to Ruth who made the evening special.

  7. J

    Jdenten4

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sunday roast was delicious! The Yorkshire pudding was baked perfectly! We tried both the sticky toffee pudding and the choux buns and they were amazing!

    Badger & CoResponded on 17 June 2022

    Jdenten4, thank you so much for the positive review! We look forward to your next visit! Take care!

  8. E

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was fantastic from the staff to the food - absolutely brilliant!

    Badger & CoResponded on 17 June 2022

    Hello Edinburgh, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback. Thanks again for the recommendation, and have an amazing day!

  9. LD

    LaraD

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely delicious food, fantastic service - really warm and friendly, and lovely atmosphere! Would recommend to everyone.

    Badger & CoResponded on 17 June 2022

    Larad, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Badger & Co! We look forward to your next visit! Take care!

  10. AG

    AlisonG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Had brunch with 2 friends. Had eggs benedict. I felt there could have been something else on the plate like a bit garnish as half the plate was empty. Eggs were nice if a little underdone for my liking. My latte wasn’t very hot so I had to drink it quick. Ordered another one and said first one wasn’t very hot but second one was the same. I would go back as it’s a lovely place and the staff were nice and friendly.

    Badger & CoResponded on 17 June 2022

    Alisong, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Badger & Co! We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Best wishes, Badger & Co

  11. LL

    LisaL

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very welcoming and a bonus to be allowed to bring my dog.

    Badger & CoResponded on 17 June 2022

    Hello Lisal, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback.

  12. AH

    AbbieH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Had to wait 40 minutes for food and waitress took a long time between attending to the table that we had to call her over a few times. This is the first time I have been disappointed in my visit here.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Amazing fish and chips! The mussel starters were fantastic as well!

    Badger & CoResponded on 17 June 2022

    Hello Opentable Diner, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback. The mussels are a staff favourite, so glad to hear you enjoyed them as much as we do!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about Badger & Co is exceptional! The decor is homely and relaxed, service is attentive and the food and drink served was high quality. Highly recommend!

    Badger & CoResponded on 17 June 2022

    Opentable Diner, your wonderful feedback and rating mean a lot to us. Thank you again for leaving us this response!

  15. LD

    LisaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful establishment, staff extremely attentive and nothing was to much trouble. Food choices fantastic. PB burger was sooooooooooo good. 😋

  16. HD

    HelenD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another excellent visit to Badger. Our waitress was excellent again.

  17. A

    Alex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, lovely statt and very delicious food. Highly recommend!

    Badger & CoResponded on 17 June 2022

    Hi Alex, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!

  18. A

    Andyj

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    Food was great but service was very slow and long periods of time that their were no waiting staff in the dining room

  19. L

    Lisa

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and ambiance staff were fab . Went for our 25th anniversary couldn't of asked for more , will definitely be tell friends and family to go .

    Badger & CoResponded on 17 June 2022

    Grahame, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Badger & Co!

  20. VM

    ValerieM

    Oxford

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    We had a very well presented, enjoyable Sunday lunch. The quality of the food was excellent. Our only criticism was the service was a little slow. We would eat here again

    Badger & CoResponded on 17 June 2022

    Valeriem, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Badger & Co! We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Best wishes, Badger & Co

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was excellent, however where we were sat didn’t seem to be air conditioned and was very warm. We enjoyed our experience other than the temperature discomfort.

    Badger & CoResponded on 17 June 2022

    Hi Opentable Diner, thank you so much for your positive comments about Badger & Co!

  22. JS

    JasonS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Our only real complaint is the poor menu selection - mostly burgers not enough chicken or fish choices - last time I had a delicious Thai (fish?) curry - there was nothing like this on menu- seemed like burgers either meat or vegetarian types or pies were the main menu choices. Plus Sandwiches or salad on the lunch menu. Not enough variety. Our friends loved the haggis pie they both had, I had the cauliflower-it was ok but didn’t taste the coconut yoghurt or tahini. Our Waitress was lovely & really helpful & friendly though some of the drinks orders & the food service were slow. Smells lovely in the bar & restaurant. Bottle of House white wine served warm!

    Badger & CoResponded on 17 June 2022

    Jasons, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Badger & Co!

  23. SG

    SarahG

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Service was painfully slow but maybe they were short staffed. We weren’t in a rush so was ok. We needed to remind for some things to come out. All staff working were good and doing their best. The winner of this place for us is that on a Friday night it never got noisy, it filled up and was busy but relaxing and we could easily chat. Great food for grazing with a few drinks and friends. We will be return.

    Badger & CoResponded on 17 June 2022

    Sarahg, thank you so much for the positive review! We have been a little short staffed at times but rest assured the team are working hard to ensure your experience is a memorable one. We look forward to your next visit! Take care!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The girls were amazing. Made our day with their lovely gestures. Balloon, fizz and a cake. Amazing service and a credit to the company. Thank you.

    Badger & CoResponded on 17 June 2022

    Opentable Diner, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations! We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Best wishes, Badger & Co

  25. DN

    DavidN

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Comfy chairs great Staff really friendly & very kind to our dog

    Badger & CoResponded on 17 June 2022

    Davidn, thank you so much for the positive review!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food. Lovely restaurant would definitely book again. Made our dog very welcome too!

    Badger & CoResponded on 17 June 2022

    Opentable Diner, we're glad you had such a wonderful experience with us! We do hope we can be of assistance in the future.

  27. TL

    TLeslie

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An excellent meal in beautiful surroundings! Would highly recommend.

    Badger & CoResponded on 17 June 2022

    Tleslie, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review!

  28. RH

    RoisinH

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, good choices. I'd recommend the Poke salad with salmon - absolutely delicious! Staff are friendly and attentive. Lovely ambience.

  29. GE

    GrahamE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great service, nice ambiance ……………………………………………….,………..

  30. HT

    HeatherT

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    lovely evening took grandchildren 5 and 7, staff were excellent with them very respectful and made them feel very grown up. Great food and nice atmosphere.

    Badger & CoResponded on 17 June 2022

    Heathert, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Badger & Co.

  31. CL

    ChLP

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    This was a brilliant evening with perfect ambience, quiet music, appropriately attentive yet discreet staff. The restaurant layout, furniture and decor were perfect for a relaxing enjoyment of the food. The food was of a high standard with excellent presentation, cooked to perfection. I would recommend this restaurant highly and will be returning. My one hope is that there is very serious consideration given to the potentially excessive and definitely unnecessary use of salt in many elements of the dishes, including individual accompaniments (chips, salads). The obvious freshness of the ingredients and the cooking style did not require this addition at any time.

    Badger & CoResponded on 17 June 2022

    Chlp, we really appreciate your feedback! We can't wait to see you again, have a great day.

  32. A

    Alistbr40

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Went with the kids (teenagers). Real pub grub focus on the menu. Food is excellent and tasted brill. Not many lighter options. One point for us was that the service was pretty slow. All done with a smile and the staff were lovely.

    Badger & CoResponded on 17 June 2022

    Alistbr40, thank you so much for the positive review!

  33. HD

    HelenD

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Comfortable, great food, excellent service. I will definitely be back.

    Badger & CoResponded on 17 June 2022

    Helend, thank you for the high star rating! We hope to see you soon!

  34. BW

    BarryW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another excellent evening at Badger and Co. We had the starters as a Tapas style and it was spot on.

  35. SH

    ScottH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Good fun, delicious food! Muscles were a different class ;-)

  36. j

    jejimel

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great food and service

  37. MF

    MariaF

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food. Excellent service. We were there for several hours chatting and drinking in lovely surroundings.

  38. SN

    SusanN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The restaurant is dark and cozy. The staff was friendly and unhurried, perfect for a leisurely dinner. We had the Sunday roast and it was delicious. A huge portion of beef, potatoes, vegetables and a Yorkshire pudding. The Bloody Mary was really good. The server asked us how spicy we wanted the drink. At 6 it was a little more than we are used to, but the flavor made it worthwhile.

  39. AC

    AmyC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3

    Food was good as always. But very slow service despite only 3 other tables being there (although I’ve never had this issue before!)

  40. SG

    SarahG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    love it! dog friendly, great food, great service and well priced.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Badger & Co is rated 4.6 stars by 1075 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

June 2022
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Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Badger & Co

32 Castle Street Edinburgh, EH2 3HT

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Rose Street, George Street, Princes Street.

  • Area

    Edinburgh

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 12:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00

  • Cuisines

    Scottish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    There are multiple bus stops near Castle Street, primarily on George Street and Princes Street. Both Waverley Train Station and Haymarket Train Station are around a 15-minute walk away.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    0131 226 5430

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining room, Toad Hall, has been designed to heighten any event and is the ultimate playground for adults. Discretely located in a spacious room below the bar, our private dining room can seat up to 12 guests for an indulgent lunch or dinner for that special occasion or cater for parties of up to 25 guests for a standing event.

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