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Blackwoods, Edinburgh,

Blackwoods

4.3
4.3
172 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

22:30


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 172 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

172 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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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    For £35 I expected a beef bourguignon that is out of this world. However, while what I got was perfectly acceptable, it tasted no different to what I make in the slowcooker on a lazy Sunday. The freshly baked bread was really heavy and the side consisting only of a big bunch of parsley was very disappointing. Service was good though. Overall, for a Valentines Day dinner it wasn't what I had in mind.

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  12. ewanc

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice atmosphere. Service was good but food was pretty average.

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  13. PhillR

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved it. The food was fantastic. it was not super fast service but it did not matter as everyone was very friendly and the food was amazing. Thank you!

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  14. NinaM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Serving mustard in plastic packets is not a good idea likewise any condiment, naming a salad after the restaurant but not differentiating it means it's just a salad with a fancy name. Lastly with only one shared restroom available for the whole restaurant you could easily find yourself waiting in a queue.

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  15. HannahH

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The best meal my husband have had out in ages. Fantastic fillet steaks, cooked exactly as we requested. Starters, sides and desserts were all bursting with flavour, fresh and complementary. My allergies were taken seriously and catered for. Our waiter Stefano greeted us warmly and was friendly, knowledgeable, attentive but not overbearing, and professional. The restaurant was quiet and relaxing. Will definitely be back in future, especially for the excellent food and service.

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  16. EdinburghK

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Distinctly average. Poor menu with very little choice. No filet or ribeye steak available. Sirloin was tough. All of our food was disappointing. I would not recommend.

    1 person found this helpful

  17. StephenF

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant, very well cooked food, and super service. Went to treat my wife after her "special" birthday and was very impressed, will certainly be going again.

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  18. jamehoh

    Edinburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food with good service from friendly and helpful staff at a reasonable price. No hesitation in recommending.

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  19. Doug

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, relaxed dining experience. Friendly staff and tasty meal.

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  20. AlexandriaR

    Edinburgh

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pleasant small hotel restaurant. Charming manager. Very limited menu - some dishes strange and not great. Steak good.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. TracyM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very elegant dining room, lovely staff and great food. Great choice of whiskies. Recommended.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. Bill

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice, quiet and I can add a romantic place to eat, the low lights gave a really nice vibe to it. I liked the food especially the steak. The people there were nice and polite, I am very positive that I will go again!

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  23. doonleith

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and excellent food.

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  24. DavidH

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A pleasant evening and will go again. Wine list not up to standard of food ( perhaps we all have been drinking better wine at home during lock down). I would be happy to pay corkage to be able to take something better.

    2 people found this helpful

  25. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner at blackwoods bar and grill. Food was delicious and the staff were friendly. 3 courses for £25 or 2 for £20 is excellent value! Will definitely recommend

    1 person found this helpful

  26. ELAINEH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely place to dine, food and service were excellent..... would recommend :)

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  27. HunterF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Probably the worst Ribeye Steak i have ever attempted to eat. Burnt, dry with no flavour or character. Horrible, partly cooked, chips. Just as well the wine was pleasant.
    BlackwoodsResponded on 13 September 2020
    Dear Guest, Thank you for taking to time review your experience with us, I am sorry that it did not live up to your expectations on this occasion. Most certainly had anything been brought to our attention during your meal or during our checks we would of been delighted to rectify any issues. Naturally, I would be delighted to welcome you back in the near future. Please don't hesitate to get in touch directly. Kind Regards Gary Harding Restaurant Manager

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  28. Lessuissesanglais

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good menu. Excellent service. Comfortable ambiance.
    BlackwoodsResponded on 13 September 2020
    Dear Lessuissesanglais, Thank you for your review. It is always a pleasure to see returning diners to Blackwood's. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards Gary & the Blackwood's team

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  29. MichaelC

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful dining area, the service couldn’t have been more attentive and helpful. We had the valentines menu which includes the chateaubriand (which was cooked to perfection!) and a cheese board! Couldn’t fault anything! Definitely be returning
    BlackwoodsResponded on 2 March 2020
    Dear MichaelC, Thank you for your 5 star review. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our Valentines menu. A new menu has been launched since then and we hope to welcome you back again soon to enjoy our new dishes! Kind Regards Gary & the Blackwood's team

    1 person found this helpful

  30. Juanra76

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cenamos coincidiendo, con el Día de San Valentin y el primer día de estancia en el hotel. Ambiente y privacidad, estupenda. Mesas suficientemente separadas de otros comensales. Personal muy atento. Menú especial por 02/14/2020, no lo sabíamos. Muy equilibrado, muy buena relación Calidad/Precio. Una velada perfecta.
    BlackwoodsResponded on 2 March 2020
    Querido Juanra76, Gracias por tu comentario de 5 estrellas. Esperamos darle la bienvenida de nuevo pronto. Saludos cordiales Gary y el equipo de Blackwood

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  31. StuartM

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food.
    BlackwoodsResponded on 15 January 2020
    Dear StuartM, Thank you for your 5 star review. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards Gary & the Blackwood's team

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent venue , good food and great service.
    BlackwoodsResponded on 15 January 2020
    Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards Gary & the Blackwood's team

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Munich

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb evening! Service and Food were great. The restaurant is an attraction itself in a marvelous neighborhood in Edinburgh.
    BlackwoodsResponded on 10 January 2020
    Dear Guest, Thank you for your 5 star review. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards Gary & the Blackwood's team

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was bland, which was disappointing for a £75/person meal for Christmas Day. We had come hungry and were hoping for a hearty meal but each dish fell short. The staff were friendly and attentive and the ambiance was nice.

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  35. Niko

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Christmas Dinner. Food and whisky are absolutely top.
    BlackwoodsResponded on 10 January 2020
    Dear Guest, Thank you for your 5 star review. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards Gary & the Blackwood's team

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  36. Fifer

    London

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely place, very nice staff but the food was a big let down unfortunately. My steak was a decent size but was pretty tasteless. My Wife had fillet steak but it wasn't cooked medium as she requested and it was quite dry. On a plus point. The carrots and triple cooked chips were ok. Therefore unfortunately I have not added Blackwoods to our list of restaurants to revisit in the future.
    BlackwoodsResponded on 10 January 2020
    Dear Guest, Thank you for taking to time review your experience with us, I am sorry that it did not live up to your expectations on this occasion. Most certainly had anything been brought to our attention during your meal or during our checks we would of been delighted to rectify any issues. Naturally, I would be delighted to welcome you back in the near future. Please don't hesitate to get in touch directly. Kind Regards Gary Harding Restaurant Manager

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  37. DavidF

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    we had a very enjoyable family dinner here on a wet and dreary Saturday in December

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  38. Yvonne

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Very poor. Overpriced. Sterile environment with little to now atmosphere. I had the salmon terrine. It was very dry. Served with dry bread and a few leaves without dressing. My husband had a red onion tart tartine that to be fair was tasty. But again dry salad. No dressing. Only a couple of leaves. Mains he has the sea bass. Very crisp skin served with rice. Far too salty. I had the fillet steak. Ordered medium rare. Was served well done and grey. Never send food back but I had to immediately return this. They were apologetic and made a second steak while husband had his meal. Disappointing. I had a glass of syrah which was good. Nothing special. He had a glass of sauv blanc. Bill was 82£. Very poor value. Would definitely not recommend.

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  39. BermudaRocks

    Bath

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 22 November 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely ambiance, great steak and equally great service!
    BlackwoodsResponded on 9 December 2019
    Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards Gary & the Blackwood's team

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely place for a quiet meal.

    1 person found this helpful

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
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Blackwoods is rated 4.3 stars by 172 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

22:30


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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