Forage & Chatter

4.9
1278 reviews
£25 and under
Scottish
Restaurant Forage & Chatter in Edinburgh boasts the best locally sourced and foraged produce, nestled in Edinburgh's West End. Come and visit us!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1278 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal, excellent service, knowledgeable, friendly, and kind staff, gave us an extra dessert and glass of wine for our anniversary. Absolutely loved it!

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Matt
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely food, but the portion sizes were a bit too wee.

MC
MartinC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, wonderful friendly service and great value for what you get

JB
JoanB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening and experience. We'll be back soon.

CP
CPWestend
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moved to the area recently and finally booked a table after walking passed so many times. LOVED the restaurant. Food was amazing. Service was brilliant, great atmosphere and reasonably priced. Will definitely be back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very inventive preparation and presentation, especially the appetizers.

ML
MariaL
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Lovely restaurant and vibe. Service was super nice and food was awesome. It was a special occasion and the restaurant made the experience just perfect - can’t wait to go back

RP
RobP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great staff, very helpful when choosing food and drink. Definitely coming back again.

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AndrewF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

the experience was exceptional. Would definitely return!

SW
SusieW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great wine,excellent service. Everything appeared on time and we weren't pestered but could always get the attention of a member of staff if needed.

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vipClaudia
London
75 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Thank you Michael for looking after us and for providing such a delightful, professional and generous service. And my pork cheeks and barley dish was a sensation, to a point I'd come back to Edinburgh to have it again. Well done guys :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service. Michael really looked after us. Friends, who live down south, had not been for a while and had hoped for bread balls that used to be served. They felt menu was more limited than before but still found good choices which they enjoyed.

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RiffTuf
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. We were running late but restaurant was very understanding. Some of the best food and wine I’ve had in a while. Not huge portions but just right for me. Highly recommend!

FM
FionaM
Angus
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Staff very nice and super helpful. Would highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine was amazing , and the guy that served us was absolutely brilliant . All the staff were brilliant . Will definitely go back again . 10 out of 10

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louisab
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, i will return everytime i visit Edinburgh

MS
MsStarr
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The restaurant is warm and welcoming with gorgeous decor and perfect ambiance. Service to match. The choice of food was good and sounded exciting. However the portion sizes were minuscule. I do not eat big portions but I had three courses and a piece of bread (we were handed one slice only at the beginning) and I left feeling hungry. With half bottle of wine each we paid £240 for 4 people. A lot of money to still be hungry. A real shame as everything else was perfect.

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tonyb
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service very nice evening would recommend.

JM
JoelM
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The forage and chatter is a very pleasant restaurant with a nice atmosphere and good service. Three course lunch was very tasty and was a really nice mix of tastes and textures of food.Will definitely go back again.

JC
JoanneC
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious but I though somewhat limited in terms of variety. I don't mean that there should have been significantly more choice and I do understand that one aspect of fine dining is doing a small range of dishes to an outstanding level. It was only that I probably would not have eaten meat if there had been a few more fish or vegetable dishes.

Everything else was gorgeous. I loved sitting up the back in the 'terrace' area, it was stunning. The waiter(s) were outstanding - totally committed to your comfort and experience.

DF
DavidF
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming and great atmosphere for business lunches or special family outings. The food was beautifully prepared and tasted great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The charming waitress from Barcelona welcomed us warmly and this set the tone for the evening. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We will definitely go back.

JM
JohnM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place in fact so good we returned for lunch after having had dinner a few days earlier. Delicious food and really interesting use of ingredients.
Cameron has created a fantastic experience. John

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SueH
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend for a very special meal. Couldn’t fault it.

KC
KerryC
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each course was utterly delicious. Beautiful quality ingredients, imaginatively and well put together for an exciting eating experience. Great wines and brilliant, attentive and informative, friendly service. A real highlight for us.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely relaxed venue, friendly staff and tasty uncomplicated food.

HR
HazelR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the most wonderful dining experience.

GH
GrantH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was pur first visit last night.

It lived up to all our expectations.

The greeting, the table, the ambience.

The food, service and wine was all out standing in every respect.

We would highly recommend.

We will be back to experience
Forage and Chatter again soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and very attentive service.

JJ
callmeJJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Exemplary service. Quiet and spacious. Lovely food.

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BeckyW
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing lunch, the food was outstanding as was the service.
A hidden gem, would highly recommend.

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TanyaH
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning food and brilliant staff. Definitely going back for more!

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DeniseN
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Hi Cameron and team. Another very enjoyable visit to F&C this week. Great good and attentive service.

Only slight downside was noise from neighbouring party. Would enhanced soft furnishings help to baffle this I wonder?

See you late November. Thanks again
Denise

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TonyP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place may be a little hard to find but don't let that put you off - it should be on every foodie's gastronomical tour of Edinburgh. The interior's a little quirky but it works and the food is exceptional. Inventive and all locally sourced from around Edinburgh, all the dishes were outstanding. It's hard to pick a highlight but although tarragon ice cream sounds just wrong it was in fact sublime. All this is backed by attentive and knowledgeable service from people who evidently care about their product and the ingredients which go into it. Don't miss an opportunity to dine here - it's outstanding.

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AngelaB
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a fussy eater I had 3 courses and at the end wanted to eat it all over again.
Fantastic food, service excellent.

PH
PaulH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice lunch.

Only negative - dump the marmite butter!! Good quality butter is all good bread needs.

Perhaps a white meat (chicken) alternative om the mains menu would be appreciated.

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Sinky
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff were very good and the chatter was not too loud. The seating arrangements were nice .However I felt the portions were very small for the money although what little food there was was excellent. Edinburgh people like value for money and although we enjoyed the meal we both felt hungry afterwards.

IM
IainM
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and my wife booked for a combined anniversary/birthday meal, great food, great service and my wife loved the extra touches for our anniversary. We're both looking forward to another visit soon.

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Dotty
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful set lunch, great service, lovely staff, no complaints from me 👍🏼

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Miguel
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cameron and his team are truly at the top. It is one of the restaurants in Edinburgh where the word gastronomy is understood !

FAQs

Forage & Chatter is rated 4.9 stars by 1278 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.