Forage & Chatter

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Scottish
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
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice restaurant, very friendly knowledgeable staff,lovely atmosphere, fabulous decor.The food was presented to perfection. Nice touch with the bread at the beginning, I had the salmon for starter and my wife had the duck, which where both full of flavours and delicious. First time having the monkfish and it wont be the last, never new potatoes and cauliflower could also taste so good. Definitely worthy of a visit.

G
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Genuinely brilliant. Looked after expertly by Max all evening.

CR
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was really good about this restaurant except the seating, which is quite uncomfortable. It was bench seating and you couldn’t sit close enough to the table, which you couldn’t move (anchored to the wall) Such a shame because we wouldn’t go back for this reason.

RM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible restaurant, incredible food, incredible service and a memorable lunch

s
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

A very hurried meal, which left us feeling just another body through the door. Much of the meal was well presented, but portions variable and overall quite poor value for money. Some lack of flavour. Sorry to say we disagree with the many recommendations we have read and will not be back.

EY
Glasgow
11 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and we’ll definitely be back. Enjoyed everything.

NB
Edinburgh
11 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service is first class. The waiters friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The food and presentation are most acceptable and the value is excellent. Of course, I will make a repeat visit!

OT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal at Forage & Chatter was excellent and I cannot recommend it highly enough. The food, service and general ambience were absolutely perfect.

TT
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The taste is good - not excelllent with inspiring combinations.
But - sorry - portions are too small for the money you pay.
Our starter was smaller than a sushi....

MR
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a relaxed setting, excellent service and very good value for money

MB
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great lunch menu. Light and tasty. Pleasant small starter of duck, excellent main of fish on aubergine with tasty sauce. Order taken promptly. Sensible space between starter and main. Coped with GF no problem.
Completely different choices to last visit which is great.

RA
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious very well presented food in a relaxed cellar dining room

e
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service!

JH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
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 on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

l
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
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
4 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.