Forage & Chatter

4.7
662 reviews
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£25 and under
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Scottish
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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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J
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with a varied menu. Food was excellent particularly the fish and desert. Staff very attentive and knowledgeable

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding on all levels. Had done extensive research on restaurants in Edinburgh for an upcoming trip and found Forage & Chatter. Did not disappoint. The service and food were absolutely outstanding. Fresh, creative and delicious...could not ask for more.

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IB
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely early evening table - food was delicious, although would recommend having a side with the main (we did) as portions otherwise on the small side. Deep fried dough balls were to die for!

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AS
Edinburgh
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Disappointingly, didn't match its good reputation. Long wait for main course - belly pork chewy & cod overcooked especially under crust

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F
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Forage & Chatter although tried a couple of times before at short notice. Well worth the wait, food was fantastic & service excellent too

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3
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Down the steps into a maze of intimate dining rooms. Friendly service (dried our sopping coats) and so to the innovative menu. We had fish - top quality cod and halibut followed tasty mackerel and monkfish starters. Everything had been carefully prepared and presented and we enjoyed a relaxed and memorable dinner.

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JO
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was delicious, but they were very understaffed -- and while the 2 staff people working were literally running around, it still meant that food was very delayed, and we gave up on ordering additional drinks and dessert.

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M
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic anniversary meal here. Very friendly, attentive staff. The food was AMAZING!
We would definitely recommend you go.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. The staff was amazing and so nice. The food was delicious and the wine was fantastic.

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ML
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was great, service was great as well and food excellent though important to note that this is a Michelin rated restaurant so the food is on the "fancy" side (of course). Great for a romantic dinner/date.

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FF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants: I take different friends every time and they are always impressed.

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l
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal wish the selection shown outside was what was offered on the day though

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N
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy atmosphere. Interesting menu. Spelt risotto yummy Relaxing vibe.

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CZ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service at this very cute restaurant in Edinburgh. Highly recommend.

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OT
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The cured monkfish appetizer was outstanding-perfectly seasoned to bring out the delicate fish flavor. Food was expertly prepared and served. Recommend!

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DB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent creative cooking and unusual wine list. Thoroughly recommend

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FS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable lunch, loved every minute and will definitely be back.

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HH
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I expected good food but what we got was elegant food in a warm setting served by friendly staff. Bravo!

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LM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed a tasty, lunch with a varied menu. We stuck to the market menu which was pretty reasonable if slightly restrictive, however we both found something we were happy with and I had to resist licking the plate at the end! Staff very helpful and happy to make any adjustments to suit dietary needs/allergies ( unfortunately I have a few). All in all very good and would recommend.

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RZ
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Personable place that provided good value and one of the best cooked fish dish that I’ve had in a while.

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JM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

A lovely dining experience in a pleasant and relaxing ambiance. The food was of the highest quality and a great selection of wines, beer and whisky.

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E
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Super lunch, great service. Food was excellent, interesting menu.

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OT
Dusseldorf Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Be early to get your table, our table was gone 10 min before reservationtime....
The Food was the best I had in the last years...
So I will return early;-/

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s
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked a table prior to our travels to Edinburgh. Just this morning we learned off the 2019 restaurant award. Do glad we dined prior to its publication and expected crowds.
Food and service excellent. Would return there on our future travels

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EW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a vegan it was made very easy for me to navigate the menu, with special touches being added to my meal to make up for the cheese removed! Service was super friendly and efficient. 10/10 would recommend!

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MB
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Really great spot, had some very tasty food and overall enjoyed our evening! I especially appreciated that all the food was locally sourced 🙂

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch from the fixed-price menu was utterly delicious. Each course was refined and well presented. Overall, the experience represented exceptional value for money. Not surprisingly, there were plenty of customers - obviously discerning diners who appreciate a restaurant where the chef is really interested in food.

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KS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely menu and food was outstanding, very attentive staff and a really nice night.

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g
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here was exquisite. Fresh ingredient beautifully prepared.

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MN
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a wonderful evening here. First time in Edinburgh. This is a hidden gem with amazing food. Iots of taste and fantastic service. Thank you!

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RB
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I found this restaurant online, as I was coming to edinburgh and had an evening free. It had good reviews and the photos of the place looked so nice. It did not disappoint! The food was delicious and beautifully presented, and the staff were really friendly. We ended up chatting to a couple of the waiters about whisky which was such a nice way to end the evening. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends

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HM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening at Forage and Chatter was exceptional, from the wine to the desserts. I really recommend the cauliflower starter, it was delicious. Can not fault any of the food and the freshly baked savoury donuts were exceptional!
Our servers were great, and despite a mix up with the main course, we had a superb experience and the extra time helped us finish the wine!

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EK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Forage & Chatter lived up to all the great reviews. The food was phenomenal and the service was lovely. Our waiter made great recommendations and we loved everything we ordered. Would definitely go back again.

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k
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal with friendly service and very accommodating in the Edinburgh Festival frenzy (and a huge water leak being dealt with next door!)

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LM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband brought me here for my birthday while we were abroad in Edinburgh and it was amazing. The service, presentation of food, and flavor in everything we ordered makes this a great spot for foodies!!. For a Michelin star restaurant we were very impressed with the reasonable pricing. A gem of spot!!!

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BB
Edinburgh
21 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Okay, you have to go! We were visiting from the US and found this place recommended by locals. The food was truly fabulous and the wait staff gracious. Loved it.

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k
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was out standing from the welcome to the food. Very attentive but not intrusive, food was fantastic.

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EM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Have been to this restraunt many times and is always first class! Food is amazing!! I have to say on this occasion the staff were lovely and friendy but the service was very slow! Normally you get the gorgeous rolls with your drink and can enjoy while waiting on starter but on this occasion we were served the rolls and starter all at once! Then there was a very long wait till main course. Also long wait for bill had to ask twice! It was my friends first time so overall it wasnt ideal but she loved the food. Wouldnt put us off going back but just not as slick as usual😊

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AR
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place, very kind staff, excellent foob. Had a great evening.

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GM
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch with friends - delicious food, wonderful organic wine and professional, friendly service. Would highly recommend and will definitely return.

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