Forage & Chatter
Aged Beef Sirloin & Braised Short Rib
kale, chanterelle,onion, garlic
garlic & onion puree, brocoli, potato
Cucumber, croutons, wild herbs
Another fantastic experience at Forage and Chatter! Havent been for a while due to covid, but the same amazing food ambience and lovely attentive staff. Felt totally safe and happy with measures in place. Took a friend that hadnt been before and she was well impressed! We will be back soon!
Excellent as always. We have been numerous times and have never been disappointed.
Short but fabulous menu with everything brilliantly executed.
Great friendly and professional staff, lovely basement space with great ambience and character.
We will be back.
Love this place! Both food and service were outstanding...will be back soon!
Fourth visit here and again not disappointed. Fantastic lunch with friends, excellent food, excellent service in lovely quirky location. Will be back!!!!
We went for my 30th and it was great! The staff were really wonderful and made us feel comfortable, wearing masks and could see them using hand sanitizer regularly.
The food was deeeeelicious! My friend ordered all vegetarian and said it was brilliant.
Thanks for a great time!
Little hidden Gem - perfect portions. Carefully crafted. Excellent service too
fresh food, quality ingredients, and lovely staff!
Amazing food really really lovely! Good value and would highly recommend
Could not fault anything about this restaurant, the food was some of the best that I have ever eaten, the staff were incredible and couldn't do more for us. It was mine and my partners anniversary, they provided a free glass of complimentary prosecco and a nice touch with the desert at the end. Again everything was perfect 5/5.
The food was outstanding as ever, we were in the back eith a rather noisy table of tourists which did rather spoil the overall atmosphere. This place is a gem and needs to be supported and treasured!
Very nice and cozy place. Friendly staff and delicious food.
We had a fabulous lunch at Forage & Chatter last weekend. The combination of flavours were outstanding, from the trout starter that we shared, to the sirloin steak (my wife) and trio of lamb (me) to the shared pudding of chocolate with praline ice-cream. Each plate had lots going on and the combinations worked perfectly.
The entry level red wine (Tempranillo) complemented the meal, and the Top-up IPA went down a treat.
The staff were attentive and chatty but not intrusive. Hugely recommended!
The food was amazing (fish especially), and the staff were great
We have been wanting to visit for some time & were not disappointed in anyway. The food & service was exceptional & we shall certainly be back! Thanks for a lovely meal
Fabulous food. Lunchtime menu might have had limited options but they were all lovely.
The food is well presented but not the expected quality to represent the high price. The Steak I had was well done, not rare. The deserts, all at £8 (pricey for a pudding) was a spoon of sorbet, two small meringues and some sauce...service was fine, the space is nice and quirky design, food has potential but prices should really be reduced. This was my second visit after wanting to give them a second chance, sadly its missed the mark again.
Amazing food at a very affordable price with lovely attentive service and intimate dining experience.
Food was delicious. Overall very good indeed considering restrictions due to pandemic.
We went to Forage and Chatter for my husband's birthday dinner. It was wonderful. The food was delicious, original, and well presented. The service was friendly and efficient. The atmosphere was quiet and intimate, simultaneously high quality and relaxed. We had a wonderful evening.
Creative and detail oriented food. Attentive service. Clearly passionate about what they do.
Food was stunningly good for carnivores. Lamb and beef mains were of the highest quality. Partridge and duck starters were delightful too. Makes me wonder why game birds are not always on menus. Wine list was concise but very well priced. Distancing keeps the volume down and post lockdown on a Wednesday I wouldn't expect anything else. Possibly short staffed front of house but not to the detriment of the service. Excellent
Little bit on top with the whole mask thing if I am being honest. Seeing people turned away at the door being told no mask no entry (to the point the guy has to go and buy a mask - he’d been told covering up another way not suitable) another table of businessmen challenged if they were from more than 2 households (they got up and left). Understand a need to keep people safe but this has to be a balance, and end of the day going out to (what is still) a superb restaurant should feel like a treat : not a chore. There were much less “heavy handed” ways to deal with both cases here, and I hope the restaurant chances tack - simply allowing the first case to cover face with something would have worked , in second case maybe splitting the group into 2 1m apart would seem sensible.
This place is very nice inside, the staff are great and the service is very good. The food is good too, but not exceptional and portions are very small, and therefore we left feeling unfulfilled. We did like the selection of local beers. We arrived quite early, but there was no music and so we felt a little awkward where we were sitting. The value for money is also questionable given the small portions. Overall - nice, but not exceptional and not worth the expense (£90 for two).
Like eating in a library. Zero atmosphere. Food portions as expected were small but also disappointingly tasteless. No wow tastebud factor to justify the very high prices. Can’t understand why it gets such great ratings. Service was polite but the recommended additional potatoes for two dishes that already came with potatoes was just very strange. Much better restaurants elsewhere in Edinburgh.
We enjoyed our experience in Forage & Chatter - a warm welcome and pleasant ambience.
It was good to see other clients in the restaurant and, indeed, there was a steady stream in the course of the two hours we spent there.
The menu was not large but each dish we had was flavourful and beautifully presented.
The bottle of Brouilly set of the food.
All in all, an excellent way to spend the evening.
We’ve been several times recently, so maybe we’re too familiar with the menu - the beef was only OK in terms of quality (we had the lamb 10 days ago and it was super)
The greeting system isn’t great - you arrive, no one there, you walk through to the bar, and meet a very accomplished server who then takes you back to the front counter to check you in - technology should be simpler to manage restaurant in a more efficient way - We’re local, so we’ll be back
Beautiful surroundings, and the staff were very welcoming and friendly. Marmite butter to start killed me - so good. The food and drinks were exceptional and we could have stayed all night. We’ll be back in a hurry.
Really very excellent food, drinks, staff and atmosphere. Would easily recommend to anyone looking for somewhere unique to celebrate or to impress with
Quality produce, expertly cooked and well presented. Good, unfussy service in nice, rustic surroundings. We'll be back for sure.
Excellent food, good quality and excellent price point for the meal! Thanks for a wonderful lunch :)
Had zero complaints. Delicious food, excellent service and it's a lovely restaurant.
Lovely menu with beautifully presented dishes in pretty surroundings. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable and we had a really nice evening at the restaurant. A bit of a hidden gem in Edinburgh, would recommend.
The food was delicious and the price was right. Nice evening.
We had an amazing dinner.
The food was superb and the service was lovely.
Food was excellent service was very good
Small menu , everything wonderful. Really delicious fresh food, beautifully cooked and presented . Great wine pairing advice. Friendly efficient staff and nice ambience. Excited to go back soon.
My partner and I visited Forage and Chatter on our first night in the city, the menu itself was thoughtful and encompassing. The wine’s partnered our food choice perfectly and the cooking was incredible. All round excellent experience and can’t wait to return
The food here was beyond my expectations, one of the best I have eaten at outside a Michelin Star, I can not recommend enough
Amazing food, assertive staff, adaptive to dietary requirements. Highly recommend
Forage & Chatter is rated 4.7 stars by 1118 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.