DINE

4.5
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140 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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About

Situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s financial district, just a stone’s throw away from Princes Street, Dine offers luxury brasserie-style dining at affordable prices. Inventive market menus designed by Michelin starred Chef Stuart Muir. Always sourcing the best of seasonal fare, from the finest meats from the Borders to the freshest fish from Scotland’s shores, every dish on Dine’s menu are made with quality assured and sustainable local produce.
At Dine, drinks are just the tonic. Fine wines, champagnes, seasonal cocktails, premium and craft spirits as well as beers and lagers available for guests to enjoy. In fact, only the very best wines and champagnes have been carefully selected to create an impressive drinks menu that caters for all tastes and budgets.
Whether it’s a quick bite with colleagues, a lingering lunch with friends, a gourmet dinner experience or cocktail made by one of the Capital’s top mixologists, we offer something for everyone.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, Scottish, Contemporary British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: Midday until midnight


Friday - Saturday: Midday - 1.00am


Sunday: Midday until 9.00pm
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Phone number
0131 218 1818
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Stuart Muir
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Cross Street
(Above the Traverse Theatre)
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Parking Details
NCP CASTLE TERRACE -(1 minute walk)
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Public Transit
We are only a pebbles throw from Lothian Road and 2 minutes walk from the bus and tram stops.

Our staff will gladly order customers a taxi from the restaurant to your desired destination
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch . Couldn't fault it. Already booked with another group of friends for lunch very soon

f
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent pre-theatre meal with a good choice on menu. Service good too.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sadly the restaurant had no note of our reservation. However they did find us a table.

OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food will recommend it
It was my Mum's birthday lunch and they made it very special with complimentary drink

IH
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu selection with superb service. A joy to eat here and have recommended to all my friends.

M
Edinburgh
35 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It’s always a delight to eat here. The venue is lovely and staff welcoming. We were on a tight schedule but were our in good time without feeling we had been rushed. Food was beautifully presented and tasted great. Some unusual flavour combinations. Wine choices were extensive but we opted for house red which was very acceptable.

RS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing meal at the incredible DINE - Thank-You

e
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The attentive staff made us feel very welcome.

The food was tasty and attractively presented.

There was a good selection of wine.

JG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely pre-theatre meal. Food is of a very high quality and the service could not be faulted

MG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Food great. Mixed clientele to suit everyone. Reasonably priced.

s
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visiting Edinburgh and had read good reviews. Our waiter, Mario, was great .
Food presentation good. Price reasonable. Location convenient. Little bit noisy but quieted down. Would return when travelling to Edinburgh once more.

PS
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The restaurant was great. Good location and excellent service. Unfortunately one of the party had over-cooked Scallops and another ordered Chicken which was dry. The rest of the meal was excellent and i would be happy to recommend to friends.

JL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took friends from Aberdeen for lunch during the Edinburgh Festival. They were blown away by the friendly service, beautiful food and wine, and the outstanding value for such high quality food. Apparently, there is nothing as good in Aberdeen. We did eat from the Lunch Menu, a great value way to try the food at such a lovely restaurant.

DH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good to see a restaurant back in what had been an empty space for so long! Pleasant environment, nice staff, but food (admittedly from the 'market' menu) not outstanding. Overall an enjoyable evening though.

LC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round. Delicious food, knowledgeable and friendly staff, smart but not stuffy, fantastic cocktails, lovely ambience for an intimate dinner. Couldn’t recommend it more highly.

LM
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and service was great, the only thing the water not cold and had to get bucket of ice for it and most important the wine was not chilled

ND
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Wasnt blown away by the menu, but what was served was very good. The service itself was good, and I enjoyed y visit

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Everything was perfect.

SJ
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was even better. We will definitely go back the next time we are in town!

EB
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Recommended by friends. The food was fantastic. We’d definitely go back.

OT
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for the lunch menu as a chance to check out this restaurant for the first time. Lovely and friendly staff, quick service and great food. Perhaps the portions for the starter and main could’ve been a bit bigger - but when I had dessert it was well portioned and I was truly stuffed! Would love to go back as everything on the menu sounded delicious!

OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and service was amazing!

F
London
45 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This is the third time I have been to Dine since October. I like it very much but have marked it down this time because the menu has not changed since my first visit. As a vegetarian, I have now run out of new things to eat (there are two vegetarian starters and main courses). This time I had the white onion veloute with cheese scone. This was disappointing. The veloute was very bland and there was no hint at all of cheese in the scone (someone else at the table also had this and agreed). I said so to the waiter which seemed to take the wind out of his sails somewhat (he'd been laughing and joking with us up to that point). The pearl barley risotto was at the other end of the spectrum. Full of flavour and very rich. I couldn't quite finish it and almost joked "not bland enough" to the waiter but think that would have finished him off. Apart from the veloute, everyone (there were five of us) enjoyed their meals. The wine menu is very good and the ambiance is buzzy but not rowdy. I would recommend Dine but, for me, I won't go back until there are some different vegetarian options.

RH
Edinburgh
15 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From beginning to end this was an excellent experience a- and an excellent venue for a birthday celebration.
Superb service, pleasant ambience; a great menu with really well chosen dishes - the dishes themselves were beautifully presented and tasted delicious. Good wine to accompany the meal - and good coffee at the end.
Service and attention to detail was superb - cannot commend the staff highly enough.
Will visit again soon.

BW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to Dine for supper with no expectations and was surprised by the high quality of food, service and location. One of my top 10 food experiences in Edinburgh.

o
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really great restaurant where we have been before. Food was very good and the staff were excellent. It has a great atmosphere and we certainly will be back.

DS
Dunbartonshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food from the reasonably priced market menu. Good atmosphere. Nice cocktail bar for pre dinner drinks. Would go back.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early and our table was ready. Staff took our coats after a warm welcome.
We were seated and given time to check drinks menu
Water supplied and we were given choice of menus
We were also explained re food options etc
We went for the market 3 course menu..plenty choices and food tasted amazing
We were still chatting 2 hours later and were not rushed away
Restaurant was pretty full. Service and staff excellent.

p
Edinburgh
31 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the evening and the service. The ambience was enhance by the olive tree and the food was nicely presented. Thank you.

w
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and l were a bit under the weather and we were looked after brilliantly. Service couldn't have been better especially Mario. Will definitely be back in the future.

OT
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always and great service, always a pleasure and never lets us down, had friends visiting from Australia and it was wonderful to show them just how great edinburgh dining can be

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't fault a thing about our visit. For the minute we arrived to the minute we left. Great service, food and value for money.

VB
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my partner booked a meal at this restaurant while we were in Edinburgh for the a weekend break and we were not disappointed at all. The staff were very friendly and the food was excellent I would definitely book this restaurant on our next visit to Edinburgh you will not be disapointted.

G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The food and service was very good but it must have been one of the noisiest restaurants I've been in - must be the acoustics of the venue. There was no music but we had to shout to each other across the table to be heard. (As I think everyone else was). The restaurant could do with looking into this - perhaps some booths would help.

m
Norfolk
10 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

very professionally run, front of house is excellent. Wait service also extremely good. When we arrived (8pm) it was not very crowded; when it became crowded noise was a problem (I am 53 so that from that what you will....) One table in particular was very noisy; but that isn't something Dine can do anything about. Anyway, food-wise, the market menu is extremely good value. My pear/stilton salad was not great, frankly: the chicory/lettuce was almost frozen and the pear seemed to have been highly refrigerated too. The sea bass was excellent, and the beans underneath also really tasty. Cheese was great. Again, super value, very good staff. Worth a trip. I would go back there anytime.

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My third visit and did not disappoint. Excellent value a bit noisy with a party of 9 girls dining however they were obviously enjoying themselves.

Will return at some point.

N
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfort excellent , food excellent staff excellent and very polite

K
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday here and it was a pleasant surprise. The food was great, and not too exspensive. Will definitely go back.

F
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2017
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I don’t know whether there was a problem in the kitchen the day we came but my husband’s fish was raw. The person at the next table also had the same problem. The haricot beans in my stew were hard and inedible. Overall a poor dining experience