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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JH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Forage & Chatter was a lovely surprise. Without going to vegetarian only restaurants it is often difficult to find somewhere with such a healthy as well as varied menu. All of the courses were delicious, extremely well presented and just the right size. Would definitely recommend this place to others.

AL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very positive experience - not the first time, and will not be the last.

l
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food we have enjoyed in a long time and would recommend to everyone !

s
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Attentive service. So pleased we found the time to visit.

IS
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, professional service. Great food and venue. Will definitely come back.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really amazing menu, gluten allergy was no problem. Service was excellent, we felt very welcome.

RD
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table for two for myself my sister opted for the 3 course lunch menu (great value for money) and I had the scallops will definitely come again.

C
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant would highly recommend. It was everything we wanted for our weekend away with no kids! Great ambiance, food, service, amazing quality & standards without obscene prices. High class restaurant without being snooty or having to try too hard..... we will be back!! Thanks 😊

D
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Forage&Chatter on a midweek evening. Lovely restaurant, bigger than we thought but with enough space between tables. The food was excellent and the service present without hovering. Excellent choices for coeliacs as well, most things are naturally gluten free and they can modify almost everything else. Nice gluten free bread served as well (warmed). Will definitely be back!

ES
Perthshire
10 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food from the set menu which was excellent value for money. Staff were very helpful and friendly and the environment open and warm. Would definitely go again.

J
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had a lovely meal here on 2/1/2020 for our final night in Edinburgh. The restaurant exceeded our expectations. The food was at a very high standard and very good value for money! The service was the perfect balance of attentive without being over the top. The setting was delightful and decorated lovely. We will most certainly return with friends and family!

A
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the Forage & Chatter. The staff was very considerate and the atmosphere in the restaurant was very pleasing. Subtle music playing but not interfering with our conversation (a nice change compared to other restaurants nowadays) . The food was simply excellent....nothing at all to complain about. Strong aromas even in subtle dishes like the mushroom risotto. Value for money was very good considering the excellent quality of the dishes, sure you may find bigger portions elsewhere but you won´t go home hungry either.
The only minor room given for improvement is with regards to the seating, due to the upright benches it could be a little more comfy....but then the benches and deco contribute to the nice & relaxed atmosphere so we can´t really complain.

UB
Edinburgh
15 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is tasty and original. The service was friendly and efficient, I'd have no hesitation in recommending this place to friends.

AM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for late dinner & all 4 of us loved the food, even though we all ordered different dishes - service & atmosphere were great & even though we drank 3 bottles of win it was still good value

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We chose this restaurant as it was close to our hotel. Thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. Food was delicious, good wine. Nice decor. No complaints. Would recommend.

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant and relaxed ambience is created with there being a number of small eating areas, rather than one big room. Food was delicious for all of our party. It’s fine dining, so the focus is on quality rather than quantity of food. Would definitely recommend.

FF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am never disappointed when I visit this restaurant. Cameron chooses his staff brilliantly and Max runs the front of house charmingly. Just the right mix of formality and friendliness. The food is always delicious and unusual, local ingredients simply and beautifully put together. The wines compliment the food and the staff are happy to recommend.
I cannot recommend Forage & Chatter highly enough. Enjoy!

SJ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Found restaurant a little cold. Food was tasty - would have like it to have been warmer. Pigeon was a little tough. Service was very good.

TR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply exceptional. Innovative creativity and flavour combinations. Best in Edinburgh.

RC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I ate here with friends last Friday and our set lunch was very good value. The portions are fairly small but for lunch that’s fine. The service was good and waiters were friendly. I chose the pigeon as a starter which I wouldn’t have again then I had chicken with potatoes but we should have ordered some side dishes too.
The desserts were nice.

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of the best restaurants in Edinburgh.

NO
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food and great service, really enjoyed our meal. Would recommend visiting.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great surroundings and excellent food. Some of the staff were not as good as others which was a shame. But overall we had a lovely time and would definitely recommend.

GA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meal. Good service, nice venue and atmosphere. Most importantly food was excellent. Can’t wait to go back.

A
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, service, wine and atmosphere. Love the booths. Imaginative food super wine, always a favourite place to eat and meet friends

p
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely place to have meal. Excellent staff, cozy location, beautiful food and just a joy to experience

LD
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Exquisitely cooked food for a lunch, but 'tiny' portions.

o
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, each recipe was unique and delicious. Ambiance was warm and cozy. Definitely returning!

HC
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant itself is beautiful and has so much character. The service was very friendly and professional. And the food... Well it was beautifully presented, good portion sizes and tasted fantastic. Would definitely go again and would highly recommend.

CM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Beautifully presented food. Every mouthful was a delight to taste. The wine list was interesting and reasonably priced. My only criticism was that the lights were flickering which was disconcerting because if some sort of fault. Not bad enough to spoil an excellent evening.

EM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and wine, very tempting menu, excellent scallops and good vegetarian choices. Very friendly staff. A very enjoyable evening.

MR
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and wine excellent with informative staff. Food presentation of a high standard.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
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 on 8 November 2019
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
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

L
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal during our stay in Edinburgh! The food was inventive and delicious, service
attentive without being hovering and ambience warm and cozy. Our dining experience at Forage
& Chatter was the most impressive of our 10 evenings in the UK.

AJ
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
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.