Forage & Chatter

4.7
930 reviews
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Scottish
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Local Ingredients
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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GG
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a wonderful evening from start to finish, the team are first class and the food is too. Amazing flavours and textures. Until the next time

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AA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sophisticated cooking, pleasant ambience and friendly staff but rather expensive, partly as it’s in a basement, however nice the renovation and decor.

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PH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and service, at really quite reasonable prices. Thanks for a great evening.

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DV
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

À wonderful dîner, one of the best in Edenburgh. All was very fine, WE enjoyed à lot.

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Denver
16 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner. The food was a feast for the eyes and delicious. The service though was uneven. Our server was “cold” and we had to ask for silverware on two different occasions. I bit more attention to guests is needed.

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SO
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have already recommended Forage and Chatter to friends and family. We have been there several times and our daughter has been once. The food is excellent - different without being ostentatious, and beautifully presented. The staff are always pleasant and helpful with just the right amount of attention.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for a PhD graduation celebratory lunch. Could not be more pleased with the taste, textures and attention to detail for all our meals. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a REALLY good food experience. Definitely one of the best restaurants in Edinburgh.

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AP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went to Forage & Chatter to celebrate his birthday, and it was such a spectacular experience. We’re vegetarian and every dish was exceptional. The service was impeccable. We asked for a great table and they gave us this beautiful corner seat. Everything about the evening was so incredible! Can’t recommend enough!

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LT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has been on my list for quite some time now. I suppose I had heightened expectations as it’s such a challenge to get in! The service and the ambiance were wonderful, and the dinner looked amazing. However, it fell significantly short of expectations. The flavour was distinctly lacking, and the pigeon breast was tough and chewy. For a restaurant that’s almost Michelin grade, I was definitely let down.

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JM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu choices, delicious food, faultless friendly service, made for a most enjoyable evening. I had to book three weeks in advance to get a table, but it was well worth the wait. I would highly recommend this lovely restaurant.

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LB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful relaxed restaurant with the perfect service and fresh lovely flavours in the menu

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v
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This dining experience was faultless from start to finish, superb food beautifully presented with a service level surpassing all the Michelin establishments we tried during our week long stay, incredible value for money, knowledgeable staff, this place has it all.

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DR
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service excellent...food portions disappointing.

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W
Edinburgh
24 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Shame the lunch menu has been cancelled. Lamb a little overcooked. Service was excellent.
Some very innovative items on the menu.

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MG
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I both absolutely loved out meal here. The service was outstanding, the menu was explained well, and the food is so inventive, fresh, and just plain delicious. You can tell that the chef really cares about what he presents to his clientele. I would recommend this restaurant highly.

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M
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed our experience and will be back; ingredients were fresh and lovingly treated; excellent service, and for a 3 course meal with pre-drinks, wine, coffee etc we thought this was actually pretty good value. Be interesting to go again in a different season (which we will!).

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PH
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Yes, an enjoyable meal with attentive service and pleasant ambience.

Only down side was the card machine was not working and had to get enough cash to pay bill.

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LH
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food, lovely interior, fantastic service. Only thing that would have improved our visit would be we would have liked to have stayed longer!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner food was superb, service excellent and friendly. Already booked for birthday dinner

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A
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, beautifully presented. Very efficient and friendly service. Two course menu perfect.
Very good wines. Choose a booth as can really Chatter there.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

La preparación de los platos regular, algunos directamente suspenso.
En la web aparecen muchas fotos de platos con muy buena pinta, pero luego sólo preparan unos pocos, y de manera bastante regular.
El precio muy elevado. Yo diría que desproporcionado para la calidad culinaria.
El servicio y el lugar muy bien

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D
Dusseldorf Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a nice dinner in this restaurant. Food was delicious.

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J
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, wonderful ambiance, very relaxed and special touches. A gem in the heart of the city..

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GM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Quaint restaurant and the food was beautifully presented but didn’t think the taste measured up. The starter salad was the best tasting course of the meal. Lamb was nice and tender but lacked taste. Expected a dessert with word “dulce” to be sweet but sweetness was overpowered by the less than sweet fruit.

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CK
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and great wine in a lovely setting with exceptional service. Highly recommended restaurant providing fine dining quality at very good value prices.

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JB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding. Everything we ordered was absolutely beautiful and delicious. Excellent service. Quiet and quaint, perfect for a date night or special dinner.

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DA
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Forage & Chatter was an exceptional experience. Perfect for the one night I stayed in Edinburgh to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. It goes without saying that the food and drink was brilliant, so I would rather point out three added extras that really made eating there a pleasurable affair.

First, was the fact that the restaurant rang me – well ahead of time – to say that the card reader had packed up and, therefore, I would need cash for that evening. Usually, this would have been a pain, but given plenty of warning it is no trouble at all.

Second, was our waiter, Liam, who provided great service throughout the evening, answering any questions we had and just generally being very approachable, as well as unobtrusive.

Third, was the complementary birthday treats provided by the restaurant. Always a nice touch when celebrating a special occasion, and ensured we left the restaurant smiling.

All in all, I would definitely recommend to anyone who asked.

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AJ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Food was good. Service however was too much (a bit intrusive). It was my husbands 40 th birthday weekend which we spent in Edinburgh. This was the only venue booked (where I pre positioned this) that didn’t acknowledge this. A bit disappointing really. And cash only.

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KC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent! Our waiter did forget one of our sides. The restaurant was clean and well appointed.

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v
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was exquisite. The staff was friendly. Overall a 5 star experience and a food stop worth visiting.

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MO
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended by our daughter while we were visiting Edinburgh and this certainly is a hidden gem and fantastic value for lunch in every way

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D
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The dishes were not tasty. It was something like this: Someone new in the kitchen business is trying to make interesting combinations of different tastes in one dish. But the result is catastrophic. We tried three dishes; one starter, two main courses each one was below avarage. There is an effort, but the result is not what intented. The different tastes in one dish could not combine in a new whole.

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NA
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a really good experiance at Forage & Chatter. Really good food and so sweet and kind staff.

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MO
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, great service. Our favourite place to eat when in Edinburgh

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d
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Top Ten meal in our lifetime ... and we’re in the dining industry. Amazingly deft recipes, so- fresh ingredients, perfect service and great ambiance. Would eat there every night ... if we lived in Edinborough!

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DV
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food quality and excellent level of service.

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RC
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Starters : tasteless duck liver parfait with as side only some "carots and mayonaise !" and a very dry brioche. The trout was too sour
Main courses : the guinea fowl and coley fishwere OK
Side dishes : we ordered buttered potatoes but in stead broccoli was brought
WIne : during main course, we had to fill our glasses ourself

we had better diners in Edinburgh for less money

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L
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our first night in Edinburgh and delighted to find this place (reserved about a month out), it has an entry that is down one floor from the street.

Excellent, inventive food - all local and with a twist. Our very best, of three very good, starters was a Stone bass w strawberry, radish and avocado salad w egg yolk. Just trust me (all 4 of us) when we say, if t is on the menu, say yes. For main course, none of us really wanted to share - guinea fowl, salmon and the Coley (fish) all was delicious. All w very special flavor combinations that surprised and delighted us. Dessert - again - no sharing offered, but the strawberry rhubarb w ricotta ice cream was stellar and not too sweet. The rye tartlet and the nougat parfait also disappeared from plates. Such a delightful place, felt warm and cozy while still very hip. Would highly recommend.

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B
Edinburgh
15 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Quirky restaurant with an amazing menu, everything I tried was delicious!!!!
Attentive staff. Altogether a great experience, thanks.

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S
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third visit and all aspects of our lunch were still excellent. The waitress welcomed us warmly, was friendly and efficient, the food light and flavoursome and the cost very reasonable.
Highly recommended!

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