Badger & Co

4.3
421 reviews
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Scottish
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
  • Casual
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…

Special Offers

25% off food

25% off food from the a la carte menu. Not available on Valentine's Day.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 1 February 2019

Ends: 1 July 2019

Availability: Mon-Thu 12:00-22:00

10% off food

10% off food from the a la carte menu

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 28 January 2019

Ends: 31 January 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-22:00

20% off food

20% off food

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 21 January 2019

Ends: 27 January 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-22:00

1,000-Point Tables

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Mon - Sat 12:00PM - 10:00PM

What 421 People Are Saying
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EG
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The outside of Badger and Co makes it even more appealing to go inside, it’s beautifully decorated. The service was great, staff are really friendly and polite. We went for brunch and the food was very tasty and such good value for money. Will definitely be coming back!

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c
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stumbled upon this by chance and what a treat it was. Fantastic food, delicious food and excellent service.

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OT
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Fairly average

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LR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

I was disappointed after reading such good reviews to find that the burger buns were dry as were the burgers themselves. Whilst the cow is butchered once to make its way to the plate one does not expect it to then be butchered again when being cooked.

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K
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Was looking forward to our birthday meal however the already limited menu had 4 dishes nolonger available and as our party was for 5 -3 of the party were 6ft men - being seated at a table for four made it a bit too tight for a comfortable evening. Overall a very disappointing evening.

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CS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was tasty, but the service was very slow, despite the fact that the restaurant was very quiet.

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OT
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fab Hogmanay dinner, staff were great, helpful and friendly. Good venue.

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve absolutely brilliant. Great service and piping hot food. Staff so attentive and going at 5pm it was just perfect before the Street Party celebrations. Met the manager outside and he was so enthusiastic about his job and his staff. Will definitely book for my next visit to Edinburgh.

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Y
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We love this venue for a drink when in town and thought we'd try it for lunch - a bit disappointed. The staff were not as friendly as our previous visits (perhaps just a busy day) and the food was average nothing special that I couldn't have cooked at home. Coffee cup was only half full - when I pay for a cup of coffee I expect a full cup but it comes out of a machine apparently so that's just how it is. Will continue to use for a drink but wouldn't rush back to dine here

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AE
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice cocktails and delicious steal & ale pie. Appetizers were refined and the service outstanding. My friend wasn’t thrilled with her fish dish, but didn’t turn it back to the kitchen either! The waiter replaced a glass of skunked wine with a new one at no cost and with no questions. Definitely a nice meal.

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LR
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely setting, staff friendly and helpful. Food not our favourite but not terrible either. Pud was nice - apple pie - yum. Very central so great location

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good food though side of bread was dry and dull, friendly professional waitress, cosy ambience.

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J
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Unfortunately the staff did not read our special requirements note on our booking. We arrived on time, however a suitable table was not reserved for us, despite booking several days in advance.

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RA
Glasgow
7 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service first class. Serving staff knowledge of menu good. Really nice ambience

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S
Edinburgh
12 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and quality of food

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OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service!

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EA
Houston
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The quality of the food was good but the flavor was bland.
The soup of the day had a great consistency but it needed more flavor or spices to it.
The Sunday roast beef was also bland. the beef itself was of nice texture but bland.
Vegan super food salad was tasteless.
Cesar salad was nice and fresh as it was the salmon appetizer.
Service was nice and we enjoyed our lunch time.

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CB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The food wasn’t great at all. The steak pie is just a pie with no sides as they class the veg inside the pie as the extras and the gnocchi tasted very fried and stodgy with a heavy mushroom sauce. Thankfully the deserts and cocktails were both lovely and the atmosphere was nice. I definitely wouldn’t recommend for dinner and would only return for drinks.

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f
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love Badger .. we go weekly and look forward to lovely meal, tasty wine and funky waiting staff

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g
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I booked a specific table over the Internet but I also dropped in a week in advance to ensure that was understood...otherwise a deal breaker...and was assured we had table 1.
When we arrived the table was occupied, however, the staff took immediate action, admitted a mistake and moved the people to another table and sorted the issue back in our favour...exactly as should be the case. Staff were excellent and attentive, food very good and value-for-money and we will be back yet again for the pleasure of enjoying Badger & Co.
Thank you

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WH
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2 nd visit and again fantastic food, service and value for money. A must place to go!!!

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SH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely meal and the service was good and very friendly staff. It's Christmas so very busy and noisy but just added to the ambiance

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T
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Went for breakfast and the ingredients were locally sourced as excellent quality. Very tasty. The staff were very personable and friendly. The only slight bl negative was we had a little wait for our food.

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C
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked a table during our visit to the Christmas markets. Mentioned on booking that it was my daughters 18th Birthday, the server brought her a free glass of champagne over and we had a lovely table by the window.
I had the chicken and ham hough pie, it looked huge! But it was delicious, full of meat and not filled with gravy. My husband had the pork and daughter had fish n chips. All loved it! Would definitely return.

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OT
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food; couldn't have been better

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N
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

arrived for 7.30 booking asked if table was ready and was told to wait at the bar, went back at 7.50 to ask what was happening, to be shown to our table. We booked the table for the festive menu, but upon arrival I was told I couldn’t have this as the meals are pre ordered. Should really state this on the menu. We decided to order of the menu and didn’t receive our starter until 8.30 then. Not at any point where we offered drinks in between these lengthy waits. It was then 9.30 but they time we received our mains, again without the offer of a drink. We kept having to ask someone to come over. One of the steaks where undercooked. The service was that poor that the manager decided we didn’t have to pay for a thing! Which I think was fair, however the service and wait on food and drinks really impacted on our night. The place seemed to be understaffed, and the staff lacked interest in there jobs. The had booked far to many tables for the table service to work.

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PS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere, great food and attentive staff, service was a bit slow but that wasn’t due to the staff just the lack of them! Would defiantly visit again. Would have liked to have known a bit more about the history of the place too, it’s a selling point but didnt appear to be referenced on the menu etc at all

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GR
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was good. A lovely pub/restaurant. Very winter cosy and festive. Unfortunately service let the experience down however understand at this time of year they were extremely busy.

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JS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Everything was great including ambiance and service but my friend was served the PARMESAN GNOCCHI main. It was many very small round balls of gnocchi in breadcrumbs (from freezer?) on dry rocket with a few chunks of mozzarella which were not melted - no sauce or dressing ! Really terrible presentation and dry dry dry! I recommended Badger as I’ve been before! Disappointed!

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T
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really nice Saturday evening. Burger, Fish and Chips tasted great. The staff were excellent - thank you

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AK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great venue.
Keep doing what your doing!
We booked such an amazing lunch having the brunch n drinks deal!
Great service and lovely staff.

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S
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We went here for the Badger brunch. Overall it was very good value for money, good atmosphere for a catch up with friends. The food was fine, it was what you would expect for what we were paying, no complaints. The 4 drinks we got were lovely, however the service was very slow and it took us ages to order drinks each time.

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M
Wales
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch was amazing. It was such great value for all the food and four cocktails. Would definitely recommend, and already have to a few friends. It’s just a shame that it’s not a permenant deal.

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W
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Table reservation advisable otherwise standing room only in a busy popular bar. Attentive waiter, fabulous cocktails.

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SM
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Very loud lunchtime; seated in a small corner table next to a party of 12 plus having a rowdy Christmas party. Politely said we were leaving. Staff were polite but struggling with the busy service. Very Irritated to be reported to Opentable as “no show”.

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M
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Perhaps they were having a bad day but I am not sure I would rush back. Manager was unhelpful when we arrived with a baby however the rest of the staff were lovely and stepped in to help. Food was nice but had to wait over an hour for it to arrive. Overall we had a nice enough lunch despite a number of issues.

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B
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 3

Duck salad dressing was just oil no raspberry flavour-awful! Once main plate cleared waited over 25 min to order coffees and were then being chase from t table despite not being advised they needed this back at a particular time either when booking or on arrival

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JR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Lovely place - was there for drinks and was very good. Back for dinner in a group of 7 - service friendly but food ridiculously slow and fairly average. 4 starters, 7 mains, 5 desserts. 2 bottles wine, one aperatif and two soft drinks. £280 - not worth anything like that unfortunately. Will stick to drinks only in future.

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J
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first visit and my friends and I had a lovely time catching up and enjoying lovely tasting and lovely presented food in a comfortable and cosy atmosphere. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful and a good night was had by all.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Busy so understandable slowness but as a solo diner I was forgotten multiple times. I would have ordered more drinks and dessert had I been waited on in a more timely manner. Restaurant vibe was good. Starter of scallops was tasty though the scallops were a bit over cooked. Main of Parmesan gnocchi was bland and the salad components were off to me.

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