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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OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing meal and time at Forage and Chatter. The staff was very friendly and attentive, the food was both surprising and very tasty. It’s a MUST!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic setting really friendly greeting great menus we had the venison and scallop to start they were both really good just a bit more venison would be great next time for mains we had lamb and beef rib both were really good all in all a great experience. Thank you for remembering it was a birthday staff were great !🥳

FS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit for a pre-birthday meal with a
friend. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and very tasty food.

AJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was excellent value for money given the incredible standard it was cooked to and the profiles of the plates on offer. Staff were attentive yet unobtrusive. Will be making a return visit next time im in Edinburgh

VF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At first we went to the restaurant without reservation and sorry guys, no way to get in. But the crew was incredibly friendly and they advised us to book a table next time. And so we did. Luckily for us, the very next day was available, and we had a wonderful experience: dishes tasted delicious, we chose the mushroom risotto and it was amazing. We’d definitely recommend Forage&chatter!!!

OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The overall experience was great, our server was a bit reserved but the food and the price was outstanding!

GD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have visited Forage and Chatter a number of times and it never disappoints. The food was excellent, well presented and service was discreet. The Sancerre was first class and perfectly accompanied the meal. Overall we had a very good experience and I would happily recommend the restaurant.

KL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious and gorgeous plates of food. It was such a treat. The menu is seasonal and cooked perfectly. Plus the staff and the atmosphere were fantastic! I'd definitely recommend.

MP
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always take the opportunity to visit this little gem when I am up in Edinburgh.

NS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Superb service. Lovely ambience. All in all a most enjoyable experience

MK
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for an anniversary meal. The food was beautiful, my husband had the venison carpaccio and I had the stone bass cervice for start and then we both had halibut for main and pistachio mouse for dessert. Everything was delicious and well thought out, the flavours complimented each other and everything was cooked perfectly. The restaurant itself is cosy and the numerous plants and candles make it pretty but not fussy, there is a relaxed friendly vibe. The staff were attentive and friendly without being obtrusive. I would definitely recommend forage and chatter for a special meal.

AS
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a date night with my husband and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The welcome was lovely and our waiter, Liam, was excellent to say the least. Each aspect of the menu was explained and we opted to have wine suggested by Liam with each of our courses and the choices were great. The food was of good portion sizes and tasted really great. The scallop starter was cooked really well and I love my seafood. Atmosphere was lovely and there was no rush on us at all even for a Friday evening which was great. Will definitely revisit.

e
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fabulous food and great service in attractive surroundings. We had the lunch menu which was £14.95 for two courses and was excellent value. The food was perfect and the service was attentive but not intrusive. Only one slight complaint in that the part of the restaurant we were seated in was not heated and was very cold!

JT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit! Love this place and would highly recommend it!

JG
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service although a reduced lunch menu price should be on offer,it is expensive for lunch.
The ambience again is affected by the lack of diners and I think the prices have an effect in this but let me say the food is excellent

EC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lovely food at Forage & Chatter. We had the venison and the pigeon to start and the beef and then risotto for mains. We couldn’t fault either of them. We also had a delicious chocolate and coconut dessert.

AM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Will be back next time we are in Edinburgh!

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for a slightly late lunch so the restaurant was quite quiet. The food was excellent, we went a la carte but the fixed price looked excellent value. Service was discrete and professional but with enough warmth. Very enjoyable.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Lovely meal. The various small rooms that make up the restaurant keep the noise level down. The food presentation was lovely. Would highly recommend for an evening out.

A
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fue genial, la verdad, en todos los aspectos, estaba muy bien de precio, la camarera que nos atendió además hablaba español y fue muy atenta con nosotros, el ambiente es muy romántico si vas con una pareja, como fue nuestro caso y nos pusieron en una mesa apartada. Muy recomendable.

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OT
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was my 50th birthday and this wasn’t mentioned although had been specified at booking. Set menu wasn’t available on a Saturday but this was not made clear on the website. Portion sizes were small and we are not big eaters. Food was good and cooked well. A lot of thought had gone into the menu just a pity there wasn’t a little more of it. Waiters could have recommended side dishes.

GC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Finally made it here for lunch after having to rearrange our initial booking. Restaurant is in a lovely setting that works well with the ethos of the place. I had the pigeon breast for starter followed by the lamb. Both pieces of meat were expertly cooked and the accompaniments were a perfect match. Will definately be back.

WS
Edinburgh
11 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never fails to please from the yummy ‘dough ball’ served with whipped butter and pesto to the unusual and interesting menu. Today I lunched with my Dundee cousin who was very impressed with the set lunch. I had a cold asparagus gazpacho with slow cooked egg which was very different to the usual lunch fare and had real depth of flavour. The chicken terrine was delicious too. We both had pigeon with curry - fabulous! No sweet but enjoyed a leisurely bottle of Shiraz over our equally leisurely lunch. Always enjoy F & C and it’s great value for really good quality dining. Thoroughly recommend - I’ll be back!

SS
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lovely food and very nice staff. One of the finest restaurants in Edinburgh, would be my first choice every time.

RF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I've had in Edinburgh. Just Fantastic. The food was fresh, cooked perfectly and the deserts were divine.

r
Oxford
35 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

What do you do about someone at the next table who seems incapable of speaking quietly? I relented to my companion who thought that asking said person to shut up was not a good idea ... Altogether a pity, as it detracted from what would otherwise have been a very pleasant meal. Good food, affordable wines and very good and cheerful service. I thought that the decor didn't quite fit with the elegance of the food. Don't go there if you seek big portions. Perhaps a little on the expensive side.

OT
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant all round. We loved it.

FF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

SB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LI
Edinburgh
9 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

d
London
18 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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