Forage & Chatter

4.7
722 reviews
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£25 and under
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Scottish
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Scottish, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 and 18:00 - 21:30
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Phone number
0131 225 4599
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Public Transit
10 minutes walk to Haymarket Station
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
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Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good lunch and service. 2/3 course menu good value. Wines and a la carte pricey for what they are.

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T
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was great. The food was ok, it looked fantastic but lacked flavour and seasoning! Definitely more style over substance. I didn’t get the “doughnut” style bread, it was very greasy and stodgy/heavy. All that said the dessert was outstanding.

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EN
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quirky restaurant with lots of character. Lovely food and very good service.

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HS
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place! Always great service and Pleasant ambiance! Little gem in a edinburgh west end!

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CK
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and wonderful,friendly service!
Will recommend to everyone!

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RS
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Place had more room and was more comfortable than the other dinner places we visited on our trip. Would definitely recommend and visit again!

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KC
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Been a few times always good will be back and would recommend

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LT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for a honeymoon meal on our last night in Edinburgh and it did not disappoint. The food was exceptional and the staff were so friendly. It was a very romantic, classy restaurant without being pretentious. I would definitely want to come back here again!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fantastic food !!

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R
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked lunch based on the reviews and they didn't disappoint....from starter to dessert food was impeccably presented and tasted fantastic...both myself and partner had fully finished plates after each course. Have already recommended to several colleague's. 5*

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R
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant! Exciting wines from Slovenia and Macedonia - highly recommended.
Really attentive, knowledgeable and happy staff, serving beautifully cooked and presented food.
Well done! And thank you.

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M
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Just love the food here-so delicious and skilfully prepared. Their lunch deal is great value, staff are always lovely.

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S
London
10 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent on all levels from start to finish, even though we turned up 15 minutes’ late. We will return when we are next in Edinburgh.

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RF
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food and a good wine selection. The Staff are always friendly and attentive.

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PL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food accompanied with great welcome and service. The place is very cozy. Greatly recommended.

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a
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly small and cosy place with creative presentation served by wonderful staff . Without pretention but very enjoyable .

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FF
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a new favourite- delicious, beautifully cooked and presented food with delightful service. We went for a birthday and received dessert wine and petit fours as a surprise, which was a lovely touch and made it feel extra special. We are already recommending Forage and Chatter to friends and will be returning ourselves very soon.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great supper here a couple of nights ago. The atmosphere in the restaurant was very welcoming and all of the staff who served us were very friendly and helpful.
All of the food was beautifully prepared and presented and was delicious. Ahead of the main meal we had extremely tasty, warm bread rolls with pesto and special butter. For starters we had duck rillette and cured monkfish, for main course spelt risotto and the cod with shrimp, leeks and curry oil. For dessert we both had the mousse. Each of the courses was excellent and we would both go back without hesitation!

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AT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely lovely evening. It really lived up to reviews in that it was excellent imaginative menu, very good friendly service amidst a lovely environment.

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PD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and nice presentation. Everything was really good

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SC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FRIENDLY SERVICE, EXCELLENT FOOD, NO OVERWHELMING BACKGROUND NOISE OR MUSIC.

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LS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful fresh seasonal Scottish food served by lovely friendly staff.
If you're after an excellent Scottish meal to taste the best we have to offer- this is it!
Thanks F&C team!

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GJ
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Can’t speak highly enough of this place. First time there. Came up on search as one of Edinburgh’s top restaurants and we weren’t disappointed. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left it was fantastic. Warm welcome, incredible food and the staff were so attentive and friendly. Would highly recommend and will DEFINITELY visit next time we are up in Edinburgh.

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JM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A very pleasant lunch date for 3 friends. The celeriac veloute was smooth and delicious and the spelt risotto was very flavoursome. Would have loved to try a desert but could only manage a coffee. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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DM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate there for my wife's 40th last weekend and it was fantastic. It had a cosy atmosphere with a great layout, and the food was exceptional. The Chef even made my wife tablet for her birthday with a lovely drizzled 'Happy Birthday' message. The staff also went above and beyond... All in all, we will definitely be back and were most impressed.

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SW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. We would definitely recommend this place and we will go again.

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MS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish, everything went perfectly. Superb meal, complemented beautifully by a very fine wine, with attentive but unobtrusive service. What better to celebrate a birthday?

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MH
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Really nice food, order sides if you are hungry as the portion sizes are small. Service was good and staff friendly and helpful. The deer loin was very good!

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MG
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great dinner again at Forrage &Chatter. It never disappoints. Max very welcoming and great knowledge on wines.

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ET
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and great staff! Thank you so much for making my birthday special!

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice food and very good service but the venison main course was massively overpriced. And I see others have complained about this too. Shame as it spoilt an otherwise pleasant lunch.

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

My husband and I had lunch at this restaurant. I have to say it was all rather disappointing. The menu choices were poor but the food we had was good. The coffee was sludgy and almost undrinkable. The restaurant itself would have benefited from a little Tlc. We were in the conservatory which was cold and rather lacking in atmosphere. There is a vast choice of restaurants in Edinburgh and Forage and Chatter would do well to pay more attention to detail. Overall not a good experience.

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RH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Came here with a few friends for my Birthday.
Food was absolutely delicious and we all cleared every plate they brought us.
Staff were friendly and service was quick.

Would highly highly recommend

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DJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service in nice relaxing surroundings. Good food but smaller than expected portions led to lower value for money rating.

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V
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely meal in this Michelin guide recommended venue.
Both meals were very seasonal and represent excellent value. The halibut I had as main was one of the best I have ever had. Very fresh and well presented.
Would benefit from a wider vegetarian option availability, however my wife enjoyed the single option available.
Would recommend.
Thanks again for a lovely evening

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful from start to finish.

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food for a perfect evening

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G
Hamburg Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Wir waren zum 1.Mal in diesem Restaurant und müssen sagen, es war speziell. Uns war bewusst, dass wir nur eine begrenzte Zeit zum Essen hatten. Kaum dass wir saßen, sollten wir unsere Getränkewünsche nennen. Und so ging das weiter. Wir sind gute Restaurants gewohnt, auch solche, die im Michelin Guide aufgeführt sind. Aber der Service hier war unterirdisch, einfach nur schlecht. Wir waren zu viert. Kaum, dass einer den Teller leer hatte, wurde er weggenommen, egal ob die Anderen noch mit Essen beschäftigt waren. Der Clou aber war, dass die Bedienung am Ende unsere Weingläser abräumen wollte. Leider war der Letzte noch nicht fertig. Trotzdem riss sie es ihm aus der Hand und nahm es mit. Sorry, aber das geht gar nicht.
Das Essen war vorzüglich, nur gehört zu einem Restaurant mit diesem Anspruch auch der entsprechende Service. Da müsst ihr noch ganz viel üben....

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DM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a really excellent meal in a very cosy and impressive environment. The staff were very warm and attentive and went the extra mile to make the occasion which was a birthday celebration just that little bit more special. Would definitely recommend.

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ES
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner, service and ambience.
Was the highlight meal during our stay in Edinburgh!! Would definitely recommend !

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