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East Finch, Edinburgh, Midlothian

East Finch

4.7
4.7
93 Reviews
£25 and under
Regional American (Southern)

A beautiful new restaurant and bar nestled in the heart of Edinburgh city centre.

East Finch combines the love of two of our most favourite American destinations, NYC & New Orleans.

A varied selection of plates inspired by the rich cuisine of New Orleans and the South United states. Heavy influence from classic Cajun and Creole with a modern twist. Delicious rich Gumbo, Poboys stuffed to the brim and chicken waffles that will blow your mind are a few of our favouties.

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Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Regional American (Southern), American

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00–00:00

  • Phone number

    0131 357 3730

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 93 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Hot Spot

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Late Night Find

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Edinburgh

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Edinburgh

    Hot Spot

  • Edinburgh

    Late Night Find

  • Edinburgh

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. VR

    VictoriaR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great drinks, staff were fab and music was great too! Will be back very soon!

  2. PL

    PamelaL

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second time visiting east finch and was just as good as the first. Food was amazing and Josh and the team are so friendly! Everyone enjoyed.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, service, cocktails and vibe!

  4. RB

    RosieB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An absolute find! If you enjoy great service, amazing cocktails and incredible food, to a fantastic soundtrack, make this a destination point.

  5. CD

    CallumD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A right good time. Josh is awesome, foods awesome, drinks are awesome. Can’t complain.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and cocktails, great atmosphere, friendly staff!

  7. R

    Rachel

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, service and cocktails! Shout-out to our wonderful server who was lovely (moth tattoo!)

  8. AW

    AsyaW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I've been to East Finch twice and there is no place in Edinburgh like it. Amazing Louisiana style food, friendly staff. 100% recommend

  9. JA

    JeniA

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and cocktails, friendly helpful staff, great atmosphere. I love this place and will definitely be back again

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience3

    The waiter was extremely friendly. Very attentive and chatty about the menu so no fault for the staff. We waited over an hour for food. The food being a burger and chips and waffles. The waffles arrived almost cold but by the time they came we were too hungry to wait for them to be recooked. Also waited 15 minutes after the burger to arrive for the chips, I had finished my burger at this point. Whilst they did apologise and we didn’t pay for the chips and were also given a 10% they advised us they had only had 6 tables booked in (1 being us) but had a lot of walks in so we’re busier than expected. I don’t think waiting excessive amount of time for a burger and cold waffles is acceptable. The restaurant is nice inside as well, it is a shame as the delay and food quality was the downfall. We arrived at 6.30pm and didn’t receive the full order until almost 8pm

  11. JJ

    JJosephine

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is gorgeous! The decor is lovely and there is a nice feel about the place. Staff were all friendly and polite and seemed keen to make sure customers were happy. The food! Absolutely delicious and couldn’t fault it, everything we tried was so tasty. Tried the guava/coconut cocktail and it was well made and presented.

  12. BC

    BeverleyC

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Food was ice but limited menu especially for vegetarians. Portions were fine for me but if you have a big appetite probably not the place to go

  13. a

    alan

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    A really enjoyable night out. The food was good and enjoyed trying some new dishes. The service was first class and we were made to feel very welcome. The adults and the teenagers all went home happy.

  14. HM

    HannahM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and amazing service, cannot recommend enough.

  15. J

    Jani

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely staff, good food, more veggie options would have been good

  16. LA

    LAWoman

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Buzzy venue, great service and delicious food with an amazing array of drinks.

  17. A

    Amber

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great and super fast. The food and cocktails were delicious!

  18. R

    Rachael

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow. What an amazing place to come for lunch and cocktails. Myself and friends loved the atmosphere, the food and the drinks. Was the best place to come to finish up our long weekend in Edinburgh. Special thanks to the amazing manager who was so warm, friendly and engaging. She made the experience all the more enjoyable - and was running the whole front of house solo!! Hope we can come back to Edinburgh soon to visit East Finch again. Highly recommend the Ox Cheek, was a 10/10

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great birthday lunch there. Service was amazing and all the food and cocktails we tried were delicious. Highly recommend.

  20. RC

    RichardC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, really interesting food, child-friendly but grown-up. Hopefully will start to see some specials or changes in the menu to keep interest up for repeated visits!

  21. WF

    WvuFlu

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely wonderful from the time we walked in the door. Amazing service and food, as well as good drinks.

  22. MG

    MuzzaG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Top quality food, drinks and service. I’ll be back!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Fabulous cocktails and food

  24. SB

    SeanB

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff extremely helpful and friendly. Food lovely to enjoy with a few drinks and great choice of creative cocktails. Great night!

  25. T

    Telizvw

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The bartenders and servers were fun and friendly. They took great care of us. I’m pregnant so I asked if they could make a mocktail for me and what they delivered was perfect. Great atmosphere and laid back vibes. The wings were so phenomenal we put in a second order! Then we had the ox cheeks which were extremely tender. The flavours were lovely but could’ve been kicked up a notch. We also had the gumbo loaded fries, which were delicious but incredibly salty. Overall, we had a great time and will definitely be back to try more!

  26. LH

    LisaH

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Had a great time at east finch! Something new and different in Edinburgh, cool vibes all round with incredibly tasty food. Staff were really lovely too - 100% recommend

  27. DH

    DavidH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb cocktails, some of the best we've had in Edinburgh, great food, friendly and informative staff that recommended cocktails based on things we asked for and got them spot on every time. Decor and ambiance added to a great overall experience. Highly recommended

  28. PN

    PippyN

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It can't remember going to a UK restaurant and getting such good service from top notch people, absolutely first class from the moment you walk in the door. Loved the decor, really nicely done and was absolutely immaculate. The food was excellent, so tasty. Finger-lickingly so. Really simple, beautifully presented, and just really good. Could do with a little more heat in the spicy dishes, but didn't detract. Lovely wine selection, loads of beers and cocktails to choose from. Incredibly well thought out. This is a wee gem that I could've walked straight past were it not for Open-Table, so great move guys. Loved it, look forward to coming back 🤩

  29. SF

    ScottF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Genuinely fantastic experience. Best burger I’ve ever jammed into my face hole. I could eat 300 of them and then die happy. All the food was exceptional and the service was top notch. Loved the old school hip hop being played too. Hard recommend.

  30. ES

    ESRRZzz

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From arrival til departure service was outstanding. Confident knowledgeable friendly servers. Food was cocktails were delicious. Capturing the taste of New Orleans perfectly. My friends and family always ask me for recommendations to eat and I’ll definitely recommend east finch. Will be back soon.

  31. RT

    RussT

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very warm welcome from the staff who were attentive throughout without being intrusive. Food was exactly what we are looking for; a mix of small and large plates served promptly.

  32. DS

    DerekS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Good Cajun food with very efficient and attentive service.

  33. N

    Naomi

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved everything. The service was great and the food was outstanding

  34. AB

    ArtB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    American themed Restuarant - Food was great, drinks same. Somewhat limited menu, pricey but worth it. Service friendly and attentive. Good location close to Waverly Station in the heart of the New town. I Recommend readers to try The East Finch.

  35. e

    emjay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for the first time on Friday, it was so good I was back in by Sunday. Food is so tasty.

  36. RC

    RichardC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic meal, really interesting, great service. Plenty of options for children not wanting very spicy food. Excellent wine was good value.

  37. HW

    HannahW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food, lovely service and a fun environment. Highly recommend and will definitely be back.

  38. CL

    CharlieL

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great all round. Superb cocktails. Delicious food. Brilliant staff.

  39. VM

    VicM

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Lovely food, excellent staff. The gumbo took a bit too long to come. Cocktails were amazing. X

  40. CJ

    CJCj

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it! Delicious food, great tunes and all of the staff were brilliant and super helpful. Will definitely be back to try more of the menu!

FAQs

East Finch is rated 4.7 stars by 93 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

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Booked 3 times today
Google Map for East Finch

Hanover Street Edinburgh, Midlothian EH2 1EE

Additional information

  • Area

    New Town

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00–00:00

  • Cuisines

    Regional American (Southern), American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine

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