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

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 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant all round. We loved it.

FF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

SB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

d
London
18 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

HS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent value set lunch menu. Beautifully presented tasty food.

D
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

utterly delicious food, lovely atmpshere and perfect service.
all the right ingredients for a wonderful evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service in a warm, friendly environment. Nicely thought-out food, with a nice blend of textures and flavour layers.

HT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Great food although the service was very underwhelming

m
Edinburgh
10 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food great company. Service slow, payment could not be made at the table overall good

OT
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Creative food with topnotch ingredients in lovely environment but small portions for high cost.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely birthday dinner, great service, fantastic food

J
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We return to Edinburgh every 3 or 4 months and this is a must go restaurant for us. The food and service are fantastic and it is a great atmosphere. When you want to sit and talk it is quiet and the staff always are attentive.

x
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If can be paid by card it would be perfect. Had to run into rain to get cash...
Otherwise it was a good meal.

JP
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They served some of the most delicious food Ive ever eaten. Very friendly/high standard of service, too. The dessert was the highlight of the day. Booking is a must! @ Forage & Chatter

OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived to a warm welcome and were shown to our table. Lovely atmosphere and the food was delicious. All the staff were very attentive and took care of our every need. We will definitely return.

BG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff, nice restaurant and outstanding food!

SM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am reluctant to recommend Forage and Chatter.... as I think it is perfect as it is! Perhaps if it becomes more popular then things might change?
In all seriousness this was probably the best (quality or value) lunch I've had in Edinburgh.

p.s. The service staff are amazing

AT
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very unusual ‘below stairs’ venue and quirky little rooms. Great service and delicious food. In particular the stone bass starter with strawberries, radish and apricot was superb.

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