Forage & Chatter

4.9
1245 reviews
£25 and under
Scottish
Restaurant Forage & Chatter in Edinburgh boasts the best locally sourced and foraged produce, nestled in Edinburgh's West End. Come and visit us!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1245 People Are Saying
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TonyP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place may be a little hard to find but don't let that put you off - it should be on every foodie's gastronomical tour of Edinburgh. The interior's a little quirky but it works and the food is exceptional. Inventive and all locally sourced from around Edinburgh, all the dishes were outstanding. It's hard to pick a highlight but although tarragon ice cream sounds just wrong it was in fact sublime. All this is backed by attentive and knowledgeable service from people who evidently care about their product and the ingredients which go into it. Don't miss an opportunity to dine here - it's outstanding.

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AngelaB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a fussy eater I had 3 courses and at the end wanted to eat it all over again.
Fantastic food, service excellent.

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PaulH
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice lunch.

Only negative - dump the marmite butter!! Good quality butter is all good bread needs.

Perhaps a white meat (chicken) alternative om the mains menu would be appreciated.

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Sinky
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff were very good and the chatter was not too loud. The seating arrangements were nice .However I felt the portions were very small for the money although what little food there was was excellent. Edinburgh people like value for money and although we enjoyed the meal we both felt hungry afterwards.

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IainM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and my wife booked for a combined anniversary/birthday meal, great food, great service and my wife loved the extra touches for our anniversary. We're both looking forward to another visit soon.

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Dotty
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful set lunch, great service, lovely staff, no complaints from me 👍🏼

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Miguel
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cameron and his team are truly at the top. It is one of the restaurants in Edinburgh where the word gastronomy is understood !

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BethC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place for dinner in Edinburgh. Delicious refined plates or food, great service. Go - you will not regret it!

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TiffanyC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Staff efficient, polite and knowledgeable. Food superb.

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elmz
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff, food was delicious and reasonably priced. Very cute ambiance

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vipKessa
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food with exceptional service!

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JakeR
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service in a nice location, would recommend to anyone

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DominicO
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am not a big review writer and to be honest can be a little cynical about some reviews which are great or terrible, one person’s views etc. This quality independent restaurant was genuinely excellent with fabulous food, great service and a lovely courtyard setting at the rear of the restaurant. Definitely recommend this place and look forward to our next visit.

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Sunny
Angus
9 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic place for a special meal, intimate ambiance, friendly staff, delicious cuisine

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Timbo
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem of a restaurant which belies its modest exterior.

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JillM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Quiet spot in West End with phenomenal food and really excellent service.

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SandraR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food. The smoked trout salad was incredible. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down my favourite restaurant in Edinburgh. Every single course blew me away, and left me wanting for more. I also had an amazing Scottish whiskey and gin tonic, thanks to recommendations from amazing staff!

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Gemma
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time having dinner here and it was amazing!

Went with a few friends and loved everything about the place.

Unbelievably good food, the wine was delicious and the staff from the first moment of arrival were friendly, really helpful with recommendations.

We were a fairly loud group having a laugh and a bit tipsy but that point and the staff were good humoured and joined in with our jokes.

Would highly recommend this place as had such a wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service near the West End. Highly recommended. My Wife and I loved it.

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ServiceBuff
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous and clever food. Delicious from start to finish. Excellent service and hospitality.

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CarolM
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Foodies delight - Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend.

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NikkiH
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely vibe and beautiful food. Recommend it. Chilled fine dining and excellent wines by the glass.

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Traceym
Edinburgh
17 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 2nd time I have visited Forage and Chatter. Both times I have been very impressed with everything about this restaurant and will definitely be back again and recommend it to friends.

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PHILIPfromCockermouth
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a regular for us.
Looking forward to visiting again in November on our next visit to Edinburgh

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vipmidgie
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great, friendly and professional service. Can't wait to come again!

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Katharine
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved everything about our meal at Forage and Chatter. Every dish was full of interesting flavours, imaginative and beautifully presented; special mention for the celeriac carpaccio and the gnocchi with kale pesto. Delicious. Very friendly and prompt service. We would definitely return.

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PaulB
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second meal at Forage and Chatter and it was outstanding. The menu was small and we could easily have ordered any of the options as they were all very appealing. The trout was done like sashimi and was extremely fresh. The steak tartar also amazing. The sea bream and pork cheek mains were both delicious. The restaurant went the extra mile by giving us complementary dessert wine and a dessert with happy birthday written on it as it was my wife's birthday. The service was excellent and had the pleasure of chatting to the owner at the end. We will definitely be back.

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Queen
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Presentation perfect, flavours delicious, service top class will definitely be returning had a fantastic Birthday meal with my family.
Thank you

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AGSG
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Limited menu but with interesting options.

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DanG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really exceptional food, great service and a friendly atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever the service was attentive and the food excellent. The black garlic purée with the tartare of fillet steak was glorious and the lamb dish was comforting and tasty (the sweet corn was a revelation). Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch and just loved it from start to finish. Greeted by the owner apparently (didn’t get his name), lovely young man, highly knowledgeable, friendly and made a great first impression.
The place is super cute and everything we had from the a la cart menu was cooked to perfection and presented beautifully.
Would highly recommend and can’t wait to be back for dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute hidden gem of a place!! Fantastic service, atmosphere, and the food.....wow. Just wow. Absolutely devine! Would highly recommend this restaurant! 100% would go back again next time we're in Edinburgh!

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AngelaD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time we have eaten at Forage and Chatter whilst visiting Edinburgh and it was every bit as lovely as the first time. It was faultless - the food was delicious, the ambiance just perfect and the staff were spot on. Would highly recommend F&C if you are wanting a special and memorable meal in the heart of Edinburgh.

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Ryan
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. I would definitely return.

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Erika
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful range of delicious food and wine with a great atmosphere to match.

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DarrenS
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Great ingredients, very well cooked. Service was great too. Definitely return soon

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MarianQ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service. Interesting wine list. Delicious food and generally good value for money.

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vipOpenTable Diner
West Lothian
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service was fantastic a really nice authentic place.

FAQs

Forage & Chatter is rated 4.9 stars by 1245 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.