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

Badger & Co

4.6
4.6
1053 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 14 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

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 1,053 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Ambience

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Sunday Lunch

  • Edinburgh

    Best Ambience

  • Edinburgh

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.

  2. SG

    SarahG

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.

  3. DN

    DavidN

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  5. TL

    TLeslie

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An excellent meal in beautiful surroundings! Would highly recommend.

  6. 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.

  7. GE

    GrahamE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. HD

    HelenD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  12. 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.

  13. SH

    ScottH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

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

  14. j

    jejimel

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great food and service

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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!)

  18. 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.

  19. A

    Allymunro1

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Visited a few times over the years. Only had a main last night which was very nice. Will be back in a few weeks I’m sure.

  20. k

    katrinap

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely chilled lunch, good service we weren't rushed. 2nd time at Badger & Co, will defo be a 3rd.

  21. n

    null

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quirky surroundings,helpful staff good food and cocktails

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We booked this specially for a birthday treat, the place is gorgeous, the staff so welcoming, we had a lovely booth for the family plus two dogs. Lovely ambience, the food was absolutely Spectaluar we had a feast and everything we ordered was so tasty and plentiful. Would highly recommend!

  23. CE

    CarrieE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Amazing food. Everything we tried was absolutely delicious 10/10. Service started really well but then was very slow and we sat for 2 hours with just a main and side each. No dessert menu offered but overall we would return as the food was that good.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Sold out of roasts by 3pm so we had to go elsewhere. Really disappointing on Easter Sunday

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food & service

  26. SC

    ShelaghC

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    I ordered a chicken pie, the menu has changed since my last visit and so had the consistency of the pie, lots of gravy. My friend had duck, served rare, wasn’t asked if that was ok or not, very difficult to even cut. Not a great experience, haven’t been in over a year, not sure it’s worth another visit

  27. AB

    AnthonyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and fantastic service. Highly recommend

  28. FT

    FrancesT

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    A theme semi-inspired by Wind in the Willows characters, food your usual local dishes (using local, seasonal ingredients), and the staff are helpful & welcoming.

  29. r

    randc

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed our visit to Badgers. Quite a small menu but varied enough to suit most tastes including children. Haddock and chips was particularly good. Quite expensive for a family meal.

  30. O

    Orla

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely place and great service. Really nice wine (Merlot) and good food.

  31. BC

    BenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic - couldn’t recommend more. Will be back- again.

  32. AH

    AnaH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I seldom leave reviews, but wanted to extol the virtues of Badger & Co. Front of hours, serving staff and bar staff were friendly and kind. We arrived an hour early, and were left in peace to have a much needed drink after a day of sight seeing. The food was beautiful and I would recommend the burger and passion fruit mocktail. Our child was delighted with the children’s menu options and gobbled it all up. The atmosphere was delightful, and the decor beautiful. Thank you!

  33. JS

    JoyceS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed our lunch, service was excellent & a very attentive waitress (sorry not to have asked her name) Will definitely return Thank you.

  34. H

    Helen

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We were using a gift voucher from last year. The service was excellent and the cocktails were sublime, a very varied choice of cocktails and I noticed their mocktail prices looked good value too. Thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon and would recommend it as a perfect way to send a lazy Sunday many thanks

  35. A

    Anne

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband & I had a lovely meal at Badger & Co . This was our first visit, great service and food and we lined the quirky decor

  36. DC

    DerekC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Catches tenor and ambiance of novel. Superb food; extremely competively priced Waiting staff mindful, alert but unobtrusive. Manager superbly efficient, aware and oozed quality from head to toe - a real asset to Badgers. Please let her know how taken I was with her and the two waiters who dealt with our party: a petite one to whom nothing was too much trouble and a taller one with glasses who was extremely helpful too. Thank you, Derek Corr

  37. D

    Debs

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great place to eat! Food was outstanding! Nice place to eat with friends

  38. W

    Weezie

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the food, service, decor, ambiance: everything!

  39. AA

    AbsA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing Food!!! Definitely recommend to family and friends.

  40. F

    Frenchfoodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had reserved for my Anniversary with my boyfriend and had a lovely time. The waitress was so kind and was able to get the kitchen to make me a Sunday roast even though they had run out and was just so attentive as were all the staff. Lovely food and cocktails. Also the decor was so fun and creative. One of my favorite places , will come back again 100%.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Badger & Co is rated 4.6 stars by 1053 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

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Booked 14 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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