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East Finch, Edinburgh, Midlothian

East Finch

4.8
4.8
111 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 7 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

What 111 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Overall

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Service

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Ambience

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Edinburgh

    Best Overall

  • Edinburgh

    Best Service

  • Edinburgh

    Best Ambience

  • Edinburgh

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Edinburgh

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. h

    hypernot

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super fun evening of sharing many delicious plates as suggested by our attentive waiter. Custom mocktails and cocktails all added to the fun.
  2. JM

    JackieM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, great vegetarian options and excellent friendly service. My only criticism (might be age related!!) it was SO LOUD … almost impossible to have a conversation, but it was a buzzing Saturday night. Will try again maybe a weekday night or lunch - the food was worth it.
  3. C

    Charlotte

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a total delight from start to finish - exceptional team who are so passionate about what they’re serving. We discovered new - delicious - cocktails and loved every dish. Loved the chicken ribs, ox cheeks and fried chicken pancakes. Best of all were the people who couldn’t do enough to make sure you have a brilliant time. Excellent playlist too!
  4. KM

    KirstenM

    Glasgow

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic lunch with yummy cocktails and delicious small plates. Loved trying something different and amazing, friendly service.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb Lunch, great staff great drinks and great vibe to the place. Will definitely be back!
  6. j

    jamesm

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked dinner while in Edinburgh for a short break, food and drinks were both fantastic my wife who isn’t a big drinker kept up with me drink for drink. Food is the best southern American I’ve had outside of the u.s.a I’ve had. Keep up the good work guys and gals.
  7. JW

    JackW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places I’ve eaten at recently. Definitely worth a look!
  8. K

    Kymmk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and the most delicious food and drinks. Can’t wait to return and would absolutely recommend to any one!!
  9. AD

    AngelaD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, brilliant service! Nice selection on the menu, the waiter explained all the dishes, really enjoyable!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I honestly can’t recommend this restaurant enough! Delicious balanced cocktails! The food was share style and all really delicious! We will be back!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal!!! My favorite dining experience in the UK ever! This place is truly special. The food is excellent. Delicious. Prepared with passion and care. The ambiance is friendly and chic in a relaxed way. Cocktail bar extroidanaire. Crafted cocktails that are not only gorgeous but delicious. Inventive menu that doesn’t disappoint. Lots of choices. I had Fried chicken po-boy (a Louisiana style sandwich) served GF simply without bun in a salad type style. The fried chicken is gluten free and is perfection no matter if you’re GF or not. You’ll love it! I liked this spot so much that I came back two nights in a row and brought friends. I only regret I live too far away to go regularly. The owner is talented and a visionary. Chef obviously excellent. Please go and try this place. Don’t be in a hurry while there. They freshly prepare upon ordering so it’s a nice, easy, un-rushed pace. Worth the wait!! And no, I don’t know the owner, nor was I paid to review. This is my honest review. I loved it that much!!
  12. SH

    SarahH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Incredible service! Absolutely delicious cocktails and such friendly, helpful staff. Honestly some of the best drinks I've had in Edinburgh. More people need to know about this bar!
  13. k

    kirstyd

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, cocktails and vibe! Will be back!
  14. PC

    PaulC92

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The staff were friendly and seemed genuinely happy, drinks were great and the food was phenomenal. We will 100% be back in the near future.
  15. C

    Cameron

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tunes, staff super friendly and relaxed giving recommendations on everything. Interior is stunning. Food outstanding despite being quite pricey, but was well worth the extra cost for what we got. Try the Po Boys! Drinks were sublime too, we want to come back and sample more cocktails. The "Banana-vardier" with bananabread-soaked Jack Daniels was out of this world.
  16. EF

    EllaF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, an amazing margarita and super friendly service- will be back!
  17. S

    Shannon

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn’t fault the service, food or drinks. Everything was amazing quality, we had the best night there!
  18. VR

    VictoriaR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drinks, staff were fab and music was great too! Will be back very soon!
  19. PL

    PamelaL

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    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.
  20. R

    Ronv

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great service, wonderful cocktails, excellent food. I think we were the oldest people in the room, but that didn't matter.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, service, cocktails and vibe!
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and cocktails, great atmosphere, friendly staff!
  25. 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!)
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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.
  30. 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
  31. 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.
  32. HM

    HannahM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing service, cannot recommend enough.
  33. 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
  34. LA

    LAWoman

    Edinburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Buzzy venue, great service and delicious food with an amazing array of drinks.
  35. 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!
  36. 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
  37. 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.
  38. 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!
  39. 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.
  40. 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!

FAQs

East Finch is rated 4.8 stars by 111 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 7 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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