Badger & Co

4.3
443 reviews
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£25 and under
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Scottish
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  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
  • Special Occasions
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

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

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

What 443 People Are Saying
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BA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food as per previous visits, the haggis balls are a real stand out item. Food all well cooked and service was present but not overbearing, great mix of drinks and oat milk for coffee. Another brilliant visit and look forward to returning

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday lunch was amazing. Beef was superb!! Staff are efficient and friendly. What more could you ask for. Thanks again.

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K
Spain
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and amazing cocktails! Perfect service and now my favourite bar in Edinburgh!

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CR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The whole dinner was excellent but special mention should be made about the staff who were fantastic.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The main course was excellent but desert apple pie 🥧 came without caramel syrup and coffee I asked with oat milk arrived with normal one , I did request one more time oat again but nobody pay any attention

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D
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Beautiful place, very well decorated, friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Food is good and service is very good.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had the brunch deal! Great value for money. Would definately recommend.

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KS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Fabulous. Great staff, cracking food and relaxed atmosphere.

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H
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our table wasn’t ready for us when we went in and had to wait about 10 to 15 minutes, the very kindly gave us a bottle of wine on the house for our delay.

The food and service was excellent.

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IA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place, great character, and superb staff. Food excellent on a very busy night.

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CS
Lincolnshire
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent location, lovely service and great food, what’s not to love?

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m
Edinburgh
17 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We ate here the last time we were in Edinburgh and loved it, but this time we were disappointed - service was slow, food was mediocre and it was very loud. It was a rugby night which makes us probably think about returning to give it a chance again.

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JS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food and ambience. Great wine list. Highly recommend.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

I have been to Badger &Co and had lovely meals this time it was very disappointing. I expected a 2 course lunch as it said on the website but that had stopped, what we did order my fish and chips, the fish was okay but the chips were terrible dry and burnt, my friend also was unable to eat her chips and her hamburger was no better, but they did take her meal off the bill. Such a shame as it is a nice place and could be so much better.

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EM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice surroundings, good service and a very nice meal. We each had 3 courses, coffee and 3 bottles of wine between four of us. No other drinks. The bill was £55 per head which we felt was good value in the centre of Edinburgh. Despite the rugby being on the service was efficent and polite throughout.

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LC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, food was excellent.
Sadly the extensive drinks menu offers no low alcohol drinks or zero alcohol cocktails to treat your other half who is unable to drink. Only soft drinks available.
A trick missed i think Badger

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JB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love Badger & Co., atmosphere, drinks, food & service are all amazing! I travel to Scotland for work & always come here for dinner, its simply fabulous!!

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SW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great food
Have booked to go again end Feb

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RA
Glasgow
8 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Soup was cool, service slowish esp as restaurant empty

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JW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Confusion with staff at first whether they had the right food in the kitchen for Brunch ....and then at the end the bill was £85;instead of £40....but after That Was sorted it was a very good brunch with the cocktails included..make sure you tell them it's the badger brunch offer!

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e
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Decided to book a weekend dinner for a group get together to take advantage of their food bill discount offer in January. I had visited for drinks after work before but had never eaten there. The menu was varied and the food was really good - we were not disappointed - and if you like pies, there are some generously sized ones on offer. The only negative was staffing levels; the night we visited there seemed to be only one person looking after the whole restaurant, which resulted in us waiting over 30 minutes for a round of drinks to arrive. By the time they did arrive, the fruit and alcohol in our cocktails had settled into distinct layers, and the beer was flat. When we asked for the bill, the discount had not been automatically applied - which is a little bit naughty given the offer should have been applied to everyone having food as far as I could tell. Anyone not paying attention would have missed out. Would have been a perfect evening had the service been snappier, which to be fair was recognised by the restaurant (staff were lovely). Would visit again with the hope of giving 5* next time.

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MD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loving entrance & welcome to Badger & Co. Nice buzz about the place but not noisy,.
Fabulous food and service, the platter share starter was amazing as was our mains, we will definitely be back!

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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
8 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
13 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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