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Blackwoods, Edinburgh,

Blackwoods

4.2
4.2
171 Reviews
£26 to £40
Steak
Blackwoods Restaurant is a stylish restaurant located within a Georgian Towhouse in Edinburgh's New Town. Although only 10 minutes walk from the City Centre it doesn't feel that way due to the peaceful surroundings away from the hustle and bustle of the city

We specialise in authentic, Scottish, natural, elegant, chargrilled dining using our Josper grill at its heart - The Josper oven burns charcoal at high temperatures to retain food’s natural moisture and flavour.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Italian, Scottish
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:00–10:00 Sat, Sun 07:30–10:30 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:30–21:30
  • Phone number
    0131 225 2720
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    We source local and regional cuisine, featuring ingredients farmed, caught or bred in Scotland. From farm or fishery to fork, we trace the provenance of our food, focusing on fresh, seasonal supplies. Keeping food miles to a minimum, our Chef goes out of his way to create succulent Scottish dishes.
  • Private party facilities
    Blackwood's is the perfect setting for an intimate private dining experience. Whether you have a business dinner, awards ceremony, birthday, anniversary, or other family celebration we can create a bespoke menu to suit your dietary requirements and your budget.
  • Private party contact
    Gary Harding: 0131 225 2720
  • Area
    Stockbridge
  • Cross Street
    Gloucester Place, India Street<br />New Town, Stockbridge<br />Edinburgh
  • Parking Details
    On-street parking is available and is free of charge from 5.30pm each evening and all weekend
  • Public Transit
    Circus Place and Kerr Street
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine

What 171 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

171 Reviews
  1. alexanders

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    No atmosphere and seems very much like a middle of the road hotel restaurant.

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  2. RyanI

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant, great service, outstanding food and beautiful location.

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  3. ClaireD

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good and at a very good price. Service was very attentive and quick. Everything came hot, fresh and delicious. Is worth the walk out of the main busy area to try. Only thing i would change is the range of wine avaliable by the glass was basic - would have liked a malbec/rioja/pinot noir option like most pubs do now. Merlot was nice but not my personal preference.

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  4. ArnaA

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had amazing food, good service and the brdt cocktail i’ve ever had. Highly reccomend
    BlackwoodsResponded on 23 November 2023
    Dear Arna, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, we are really proud that we were able to satisfy your expectations about Blackwood's. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future! Kind Regards, Stefano and Blackwood's Team.

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  5. JimH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a disappointing experience. The room decor and ambience was perfect for a quiet dining experience but the food quality was not what we expected, considering the menu prices. Starters were enjoyable but the portion sizes were inadequate. My rib eye streak was small and was cooked to medium/well done when I asked for medium/ rare. It came with chips and side salad which consisted of two cherry tomatoes and few bits of rocket. My wife's lamb was well cooked and tasty but came with small quantity of cold mashed potato and one blackberry - no veg. This venue has the potential to be a good small restaurant but the menu and food quality needs to improve. To be fair we were compensated for our disappointment but would have preferred to pay in full for a better meals.

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  6. DarrenM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting and service and delicious food. Highly recommended!

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  7. FredaB

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Blackwood's was disappointing. We went as an extended family to celebrate my mother's 85th birthday. The restaurant looked lovely and was calm and quiet when we arrived at 6pm. We had looked at the menu on line but were immediately told two of the options were not available. This further reduced the gf options for one of our party. Two asked for a starter served as a main portion but quantities didn't seem to be adjusted greatly. My mother chose slow cooked lamb but it was served raw. I was served a millefeuille which was little more than dry pastry. Accompanying veg and sauces for dishes seemed to bear little resemblance to that quoted in the menu. One waiter worked very hard and was as attentive as he could be with a full restaurant, while another member of staff sat in the bar area on his phone most of the evening only giving a half hearted attempt to clear half the table before heading back to his phone. I rarely comment on line but on the basis that the restaurant was full with visitors from abroad, I feel sad that this is the impression given of our country's hospitality. Come on Blackwood's - you can do better!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our first evening meal in Scotland here. The service was impeccable especially given the fact there was 1 waiter/bartender pulling double duty. We found breakfast to be delicious as well and intend on dining there again during our stay in Edinburgh.

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  9. MartinK

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Sorry this was a Bad experience and Not worth the money. Chips came half way through the Filet steak. Unacceptable for a Place with this class. Other tables had similar issues ….

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  10. DrPFM

    New York City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely little restaurant in the heart of Edinburgh. The atmosphere is intimate and quiet, the food is tasty and expertly cooked. The menu is quite limited, but I enjoyed the starter of mussels "marinière" and the cod with prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, as well as their version of cranachan, lighter and more refreshing than most others I have tasted. The prices were on the high side but not unexpectedly so. As our dinner was a celebratory one, we started with a glass of a pleasant Spanish 'espumoso' and to our pleasant surprise, the staff had realised we were celebrating and did not charge us for it. This was typical of the friendly and pleasant but professional service. We can't wait to go back and try other items in their menu.

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Blackwoods is rated 4.2 stars by 171 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Blackwoods

6 Gloucester Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6EF

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Gloucester Place, India Street<br />New Town, Stockbridge<br />Edinburgh
  • Area
    Stockbridge
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:00–10:00 Sat, Sun 07:30–10:30 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:30–21:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Italian, Scottish
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    On-street parking is available and is free of charge from 5.30pm each evening and all weekend
  • Public Transit
    Circus Place and Kerr Street
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine
  • Phone number
    0131 225 2720
  • Catering
    We source local and regional cuisine, featuring ingredients farmed, caught or bred in Scotland. From farm or fishery to fork, we trace the provenance of our food, focusing on fresh, seasonal supplies. Keeping food miles to a minimum, our Chef goes out of his way to create succulent Scottish dishes.
  • Private party facilities
    Blackwood's is the perfect setting for an intimate private dining experience. Whether you have a business dinner, awards ceremony, birthday, anniversary, or other family celebration we can create a bespoke menu to suit your dietary requirements and your budget.
  • Private party contact
    Gary Harding: 0131 225 2720
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