Badger & Co

4.3
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702 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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! With a menu inspired by local and seasonal produce and our menu changes seasonally, an exclusive private dining room where you can feast on beasts and a trip to our outdoor riverbank area there is so much to be discovered at Badger & Co…

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What 702 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.5
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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, atmosphere and staff are perfect also.

E
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice interior and ambience. All staff were really friendly and helpful and the food was so fresh.

BA
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After spending a few days in Edinburgh, this was my favourite meal. It was booked for a birthday and when seated were both treated to a free glass of Prosecco. The staff were lovely and the food was absolutely incredible. Very delicious, beautifully presented and made from locally sourced, fresh produce. Would love to come back here!

OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience. Our server was amazing. Sorry i didn't catch his name. The food was amazing as well

AM
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a very pleasant experience. Steak and ale pie delicious.

K
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, cocktails brilliant, staff lovely & the atmosphere cosy (minus a little argument at one of the other tables, but that can't be helped).
I've been here a couple of times & will definitely be back, it's one of my favourite places to eat in Edinburgh!

S
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. I will definitely be back.

ID
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good location. Small but adequate menu

Service excellent. Wine was excellent and good value

LW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always , really good choice on brunch menu

SY
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous quirky bar and restaurant that does amazing and original cocktails.

SR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whether you’re a fan of Wind in the Willows or not, you’ll love this place. The decor is fabulous and it’s cosy too. Food was fab, Sunday roast looks great, will be back to try that next time.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great staff and food. Seated a little too near the entrance to be fully relaxed be a nice place.

A
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my brother his birthday last weekend. It was lovely to have dinner ar Badgers & Co. The food was great, its nice and cosy in the restaurant and the service was nice, quick and cared for! Big 5 stars!

HM
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

This was a Thursday night and it was not busy when we arrived at 6pm. It took 20 minutes for 2 bottles of wine to come. We then asked for food (meat and cheese platter) which also took roughly 30 minutes, when it did arrive the staff did not know it was suppose to come with bread. I had to ask for the bread included and the server replied oh I will check if it comes with it. The menu already states it does. When the bread eventually came it was cold and rock hard.
This is wear we usually book work drinks but I don't think we will return due to the delayed service.

CM
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great professional and friendly service at the bar and in the restaurant despite the place being pretty busy. Peppercorn sauce was wonderful.

SF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time at badger and co for Sunday lunch. It’s a lovely restaurant - a great dining experience. The Sunday lunch was beautiful and the bonus was the sticky toffee pudding included in the price!! I will definitely return.

DR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service food lovely in great surroundings highly recommended

ER
Edinburgh
9 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The food was fine but not outstanding . It is in a useful location and the staff were friendly and helpful but it is overpriced I think .

e
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn’t been before but we enjoyed everything and found nothing to complain about.

m
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

lovely, however my venison tasted more like beef ( very nice beef that I thoroughly enjoyed )

BH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

A bit chaotic - seemed to be only one server and lots of items on the small menu weren’t available, but atmosphere was great, seating was so comfy and food was nice.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely atmosphere, waiting staff very attentive and didn’t have to wait too long for food.

R
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice relaxing atmosphere with good food and friendly staff.

NB
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and was very impressed. Food excellent and good value for money. Will definitely visit again.

WF
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant venue just off George street often overlooked amazing food

LM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Yes would recommend Badger & Co but was disappointed with the ladies toilets. We felt they definitely weren't checked/cleaned on a regular basis.

MY
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the boozy brunch which was amazing value with 4 drinks included. Food was lovely, great choice of drinks included in the price - prosecco, cocktails etc. The service was great and very friendly and the atmosphere was cosy with ambient background music and lighting. Will be back asap. My personal preference would be for a little more savoury and fewer sweet items but it's in no way a complaint. It was all delicious

DR
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Initially service was good then they seemed to forget about our table. Appreciate staff were busy but perhaps an extra pair of hands required?

GM
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was generally good and the January sale deal was great value for money. The one thing that let it down was the Burger I had for my main course. Dry, overcooked and the bun was burnt. One of the worst burgers I’ve eaten. I will return as everyone else in my party enjoyed their food but won’t order the burger again.

RM
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place, although quiet on our night. Very nicely decorated, great music for a date night with the meal. Service was quick and attentive.

AK
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!
Great food, good service, lovely ambience.
All helped with the 50%January Sale, and a cocktail to carry on with Wet January!

SH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food is exceptional - I can thoroughly recommend the fish and chips.
Service is by friendly staff and we weren't rushed away from our table therefore stayed for a few more drinks and coffee

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I read that the fish and chips were extra light and crispy. I found that to be the case.

TR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Had a bite to eat here with my girlfriend, nice vibe and lovely food, would go again and definitely recommend the venison.

OT
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and drink. Great stuff. Thoroughly recommended

NH
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We’ve been here loads and food use to be fabulous ! Service is always good ! Child friendly comfy seating but food is a hit or a miss and on Hogmanay we requested halloumi fries at 12.30 lunchtime and told none left .. I’m sure they’ve been busy wish Christmas etc but felt it was poor show . Also ladies toilets are looking shabby and one of them has had a faulty lock since spring now won’t lock at all . I’m hoping this is a blip and will go back to how it was 2 years ago a little gem just of princes street with beautiful plays on wind in the willows

C
Birmingham
20 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Starters were pathetic - 7 diminutive mussels. I have had more served in a 2 Michelin star restaurant yet alone a cheapish bar style casual dining restaurant. Bread was stale - no excuse in this day and age to have such bad bread. Venison was decent but the potatoes just uncooked. Lamb raw... again now ‘pink’, raw. It was left. Service and staff perfectly pleasant. Having spoken to some locals and it seems this wasn’t a surprise as the venue has apparently gone down hill.

d
London
73 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a great little gem in central Edinburgh. Great atmosphere and good menu options. Good for kids and delish food

HM
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We had lunch with friends at this restaurant between Christmas and New Year. I'm sorry to report that the service, whilst friendly and efficient when it existed, was extremely slow and we were largely abandoned for long periods. Three meals were fair but one of our friends had to send her Ploughman's Sandwich back. I would not recommend if this is typical.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything excellent but music selection and particularly volume during dining was intrusive