Forage & Chatter

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Restaurant Forage & Chatter in Edinburgh boasts the best locally sourced and foraged produce, nestled in Edinburgh's West End. Come and visit us!
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FF
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bit pricey for the portion sizes at dinner. Much better value as a lunch venue

SB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic food! Very clever, seasonal and delicious. Attentive service. Can't wait to go back.

LI
Edinburgh
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden gem of a restaurant.
We have visited on many occasions and never been disappointed.
It’s a very well run establishment and is deserving of the accolades it receives.

S
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very tasty and inventive. Excellent service. Loved it. Would definitely go again

d
London
17 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was exceptional. The setting the service the presentation and quality of the food was just exquisite. Didn’t want to leave as it aaa just so good.

J
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal. Inventive food but not pretentious. Good price for quality. Unfortunately, the restaurant had been flooded by flats above on the night and the room was rather warm because I don't think they could turn on their air conditioning. It was a great effort for them to actually open that night although the waiting staff seemed a bit stressed!

Very understandable and I'm sure the room is usually cooler. Will definitely be going back.

OT
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, excellent and creative local food and an exceptional service! We loved it.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The restaurant only took cash on the evening I visited
Parts of the restaurant have lovely seating and great ambience
I was seated at the back of the restaurant which was either humid or cold and draughty depending on the aircon
Service was not attentive
Food excellent however with fresh local produce

KT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A lovely space to be in with delightful staff who got everything just right. We both opted for a halibut main course which was fine, but slightly underwhelming in taste (our expectations had been very high). Desserts were delicious.

BM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We were disappointed that, having given several weeks notice of a request for one diner to have gluten free, the chef had made no provision for any selection from the dessert menu. My partner got a small selection of gf items that were found on the night in the kitchen, for which we were charged the full dessert cost.

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took mum mum for a birthday meal here and we had an amazing meal. Incredible local ingredients perfectly handles by their chef.

I had pigeon breast to start and halibut for my main. Both delicious.

Would definitely recommend.

DG
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Preis-/Leistungsverhältnis war nicht so gut beim Hauptgericht. Sehr kleine Portion für den Preis. Vor- und Nachdpeise sehr gut! Personal sehr freundlich und aufmerksam! Schönes Ambiente!

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MM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliantly cooked food in a lovely setting. Not to be missed!

HS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent value set lunch menu. Beautifully presented tasty food.

D
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

utterly delicious food, lovely atmpshere and perfect service.
all the right ingredients for a wonderful evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service in a warm, friendly environment. Nicely thought-out food, with a nice blend of textures and flavour layers.

HT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Great food although the service was very underwhelming

m
Edinburgh
10 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food great company. Service slow, payment could not be made at the table overall good

OT
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Creative food with topnotch ingredients in lovely environment but small portions for high cost.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely birthday dinner, great service, fantastic food

J
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We return to Edinburgh every 3 or 4 months and this is a must go restaurant for us. The food and service are fantastic and it is a great atmosphere. When you want to sit and talk it is quiet and the staff always are attentive.

x
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If can be paid by card it would be perfect. Had to run into rain to get cash...
Otherwise it was a good meal.

JP
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They served some of the most delicious food Ive ever eaten. Very friendly/high standard of service, too. The dessert was the highlight of the day. Booking is a must! @ Forage & Chatter

OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived to a warm welcome and were shown to our table. Lovely atmosphere and the food was delicious. All the staff were very attentive and took care of our every need. We will definitely return.

BG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff, nice restaurant and outstanding food!

SM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am reluctant to recommend Forage and Chatter.... as I think it is perfect as it is! Perhaps if it becomes more popular then things might change?
In all seriousness this was probably the best (quality or value) lunch I've had in Edinburgh.

p.s. The service staff are amazing

AT
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very unusual ‘below stairs’ venue and quirky little rooms. Great service and delicious food. In particular the stone bass starter with strawberries, radish and apricot was superb.

GH
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was of an extremely high standard. Very delicate flavours and beautifully presented. Service was excellent, low key and attentive. Definitely recommend and have already done so!

F
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Forage & Chatter is a wonderful small restaurant in a Georgian building. The staff were very attentive and knew all of the menu items in detail. All food items are locally sourced and prepared to perfection. Would highly recommend for dinner

O
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

An excellent restaurant in a very convenient location. With interesting and well cooked food and superb service partaken in a cosy atmosphere, the evening was most enjoyable. The only minor snag on this particular occasion was a rather loud party at a nearby table.

SG
Angus
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner for 3 of us. We all enjoyed starters and main courses. Beautifully presented and amazing textures and flavours. Would definitely go back.

LI
Edinburgh
9 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to visit Forage & Chatter.
The staff are friendly and welcoming and the food is excellent.

IC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good restaurant with high level cuisine. We were delighted!

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish, the service, food and general ambience of the restaurant was excellent.

WS
Edinburgh
10 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual lunch was first class. Although there’s a limited choice on the set lunch menu - 2 starters and 3 mains - I’ve always been spoiled for choice and never been disappointed. The warm little bread buns with yoghurt butter and pesto - delicious before/with your starter. Today I had the pea veloute with asparagus which was sublime. The other starter of pork belly was beautifully presented and delicious too. My main course of partridge and broccoli was succulent and moreish. The other choices were fish or risotto which none of us had.

With 2 courses for less than £18 I think this is great value for money. The quality of food here is consistently very good.

a
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding, the staff and food was incredible. Would definitely recommend!

JD
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant attended for anniversary dinner ,recommended to us by local hotelier
Food fantastic could find no fault ,above our expectations
Staff attentive but not intrusive and knowledgeable about dishes available.
Will dine here again
Problem with card machine restaurant rang prior to our arrival to notify us of this.

GG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a wonderful evening from start to finish, the team are first class and the food is too. Amazing flavours and textures. Until the next time

E
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Received call in the morning to say card machine broken; not ideal as my client was picking up the tab so I had to pre warn him. On arrival I discovered (only after asking) that only the very limited set lunch was being served due to a problem with the freezers. I’ve eaten here before and chose it because of the range available on the a la carte. Why not tell me customers when phoning about the machine? Set lunch is great for quick meal with friends but not a business get together. Initial welcome was curt but the chap who served us read my irritation/disappointment and put a lot of effort into making it a pleasant meal. Smiling and attentive service went a long way to righting things!

AA
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sophisticated cooking, pleasant ambience and friendly staff but rather expensive, partly as it’s in a basement, however nice the renovation and decor.

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