Forage & Chatter

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940 reviews
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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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Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

An excellent restaurant in a very convenient location. With interesting and well cooked food and superb service partaken in a cosy atmosphere, the evening was most enjoyable. The only minor snag on this particular occasion was a rather loud party at a nearby table.

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SG
Angus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner for 3 of us. We all enjoyed starters and main courses. Beautifully presented and amazing textures and flavours. Would definitely go back.

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LI
Edinburgh
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to visit Forage & Chatter.
The staff are friendly and welcoming and the food is excellent.

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IC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good restaurant with high level cuisine. We were delighted!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish, the service, food and general ambience of the restaurant was excellent.

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WS
Edinburgh
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual lunch was first class. Although there’s a limited choice on the set lunch menu - 2 starters and 3 mains - I’ve always been spoiled for choice and never been disappointed. The warm little bread buns with yoghurt butter and pesto - delicious before/with your starter. Today I had the pea veloute with asparagus which was sublime. The other starter of pork belly was beautifully presented and delicious too. My main course of partridge and broccoli was succulent and moreish. The other choices were fish or risotto which none of us had.

With 2 courses for less than £18 I think this is great value for money. The quality of food here is consistently very good.

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a
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding, the staff and food was incredible. Would definitely recommend!

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JD
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant attended for anniversary dinner ,recommended to us by local hotelier
Food fantastic could find no fault ,above our expectations
Staff attentive but not intrusive and knowledgeable about dishes available.
Will dine here again
Problem with card machine restaurant rang prior to our arrival to notify us of this.

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GG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
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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E
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Received call in the morning to say card machine broken; not ideal as my client was picking up the tab so I had to pre warn him. On arrival I discovered (only after asking) that only the very limited set lunch was being served due to a problem with the freezers. I’ve eaten here before and chose it because of the range available on the a la carte. Why not tell me customers when phoning about the machine? Set lunch is great for quick meal with friends but not a business get together. Initial welcome was curt but the chap who served us read my irritation/disappointment and put a lot of effort into making it a pleasant meal. Smiling and attentive service went a long way to righting things!

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AA
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
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 on 9 July 2019
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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