Grazing by Mark Greenaway
Wonderful evening with tasty food. Pleasant for an evening out with friends
Brilliant dining at very decent prices
We had been to mark Greenaway when he was on queen street and loved it; food, service all excellent. In their new location. It seems to be style over substance. We were offered a bar table (I had booked months in advance) and then when offered another table it was shaky and in a part of the restaurant that looked more suitable for a buffet breakfast. Food was mixed, my starter was amazing but my main was dull and tasteless. Coffee was £5.50, lovely to have chocolates included but they were given as an afterthought once we had finished our coffee! Very disappointed overall.
Very different experience compared to his last restaurant
Bit staid and sterile and nothing of his own personality
Shame , visited twice in the pay to the old restaurant, this time was a hotel restaurant and lacking personality
Food was good , ambience poor
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Great food, easy to share dishes, fantastic service and attentive staff, really nice restaurant in a great location!
Great food in ambient surroundings, pleasant staff.
Restaurant felt crowded and too hot. The service was good, but the food was quite average given the pricing. Didn't match up to the Galvin experience...
We enjoyed the experienced offered by both the hotel surroundings and staff. It suffered slightly as we were only one of 3/4 tables being occupied and therefore lacked a little in terms of Christmas spirit.
The food was excellent and couldn't fault as was the service throughout. We chose the wine pairing set Menu however lacked comparison of a 'wine flight' experience as we had a choice of White, Rose and Red with each course, no real input as to where wines were from or indeed as to whether there was 'house' advice as to which suited each course, hence slightly disappointing. £64 per person should have offered a little more on that front for a 3 course lunch. However we took away a positive feeling for the experience overall.
A very enjoyable experience with good quality local ingredients cooked to a very good standard. Innovative dishes and excellent service from all. Next time we are in Edinburgh, we will be returning.
It’s difficult to say I wouldn’t recommend when the food was good . For the money it should of been amazing but in all I was disappointed given it cost £160 for two people with one bottle of wine at 28 which was reasonable and only 1 desert . So if I’m honest no I would not recommend as thoughyvover priced and there are other more competitively priced restaurants Hawksmoor, Ivy and Gaucho
Excellent food. Waitress bit pushy re the special and seemed upset when we declined. Sat too close to next table. Wine mediocre for price.
I was looking forward to trying this as I used to enjoy going to his restaurant on N Castle St. Sadly, despite a warm welcome the service is not very coordinated and we felt we had to remind the team of things we had already told them or already ordered. The food was decidedly average and the crab tempura was greasy and overly salty. The chateaubriand was well cooked but served up like we were in some sort of carvery - thinly sliced before being presented to us and not at all well presented. For the price it was not acceptable. The ugly potatoes were great though and maybe they were trying to make the chateaubriand just as ugly. Desserts were tasty but very large!
This was our fourth visit and found the service and food disappointing this time.
Food lukewarm and had to be sent back. Poured our own wine and had to ask for water twice.
Fabulous venue and delicious food - what a treat! Super tasty local ingredients and lovely setting. Only suggestion would be the lighting is way too bright!!!
One of the most interesting dining experiences yet. First off, they must of had a rule that a thirsty guest was a happy guest. The table waiters were scarce & we often had to get up to find them & ask for service. The food was hit or miss. The gnocchi was fabulous & the chicken decent, but the steaks were deplorable. One was extremely undercooked from what was asked (including after they “fixed it”) — and they were both chewy/tough. The plates were kept on the table until much too long, and then again we had to flag someone down to order desserts.
While we were hoping for better, it unfortunately didn’t deliver.
Very attentive service, high-quality food ingredients, cooked just right. Vegetables delicious, just could’ve been a bit more of them
Das Essen war hervorragend, die Auswahl für mich als jemand, der vieles nicht mag, aber sehr eingeschränkt.
This is a more casual and informal dining experience. The food and wine were very good and reasonably priced for this style of eating. However I found the atmosphere quite noisy and very hot.
The service was terribly slow and we felt ignored. Dinner booked 8pm, didn’t come to take wine and food order for over half an hour and main course (we didn’t order a starter) didn’t arrive until 9.30!! Baked Alaska was delicious but treacle tart was not up to par. Children’s ice cream dessert was totally forgotten - 3 people, and we had to remind them to bring it. They didn’t charge for kids dessert but frankly I would have rather paid for all our food and have it all come out in a timely fashion. Service was automatically included, too tired to dispute, just paid and left. Would I go back? Probably not even though our mains were very good.
A real find. Outstanding food, worthy of ant fine dining establishment. Very friendly service, though it did get a touch slow as the restaurant filled up. Nice environment, quiet enough to chat but with plenty of atmosphere. We’ll be back!
Food was nice but not outstanding. We missed the fine dining level of Mark Greenaway’s previous restaurants and the service was not as good as before. We enjoyed but probably would only go again for a casual lunch rather than a dinner.
The menu is quite strange. As if they started with a meze idea but then panicked and added in larger dishes. The snacks are really a waste of time - most restaurants at this price point give these for free as amuses bouches. My haggis bon bons were served on dry barley which stuck to the haggis when I cut them. Otherwise the food was good without hitting the heights. The service was very amateur. We were ignored for long periods and reached over to deliver plates. The staff also seem confused by the menu. No music which hurt the ambience in a half empty room. Good wine list - usual crazy mark ups.
Firstly, the service was fantastic. Me and my girlfriend were running a little late for our booking due to the weather, however this wasn't an issue and we were greeted with open arms.
The atmosphere was casual, cosy yet spacious and fresh. We opted to sit at a high table to be different of which we enjoyed.
We are by no means food critics, but the food was incredible. It looked amazing. It smelt amazing and it just tasted out of this world! The bread and roasted duck butter that is given as a nibble whilst you wait is freshly made in house and was surprisingly unique. The butter was smooth yet had this taste of roasted crispy duck and was very tasty.
We started with haggis to share (we were new to the experience of haggis) and it was extremely tasty. The haggis was well seasoned and light, with a slight sweet jus at the base, fluffy mash potato and a cream sauce with dressing.
Individual mains consisted of the 11 hour slow cooked pork belly for my girlfriend and the fillet steak for myself. As the plates arrived and the smell of our dinner hit us, we gazed at each other, eyes wide and mouths a gasp. It was a mutual agreement by the end that it was by far the best meal we had experienced.
My steak was cooked perfectly (I like it medium-rare) with the size and quality of the meat being second to none. The steak with the lightly salted and roasted tomato stuffed with caramelised onion on top of a flat bottom mushroom with side garnish and a side of ugly potatoes combined provided a mouthful that was actually mesmerising.
To finish, we both had the sticky toffee souffle. The souffle had a lovely crisp exterior with a soft and fluffy inside. It was sweet but well balanced by the melted toffee.
Overall, the experience completed our weekend away in Edinburgh and I will definitely be returning on my next visit to the city.
Thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit
The restaurant appearance and design was great. Really enjoyed the atmosphere. The food was great and the great value was surprising. The service had a rough start. After being seated by a great hostess and given menus and water by her, we had to wave someone down after 15 minutes to order not only our drinks but by then our food. When we received our bread, we had to ask for butter from three different individuals before it arrived with the appetizers. After that the service was great and attentive. As mentioned the food was good and the presentation was great.
My son took me out for dinner and the staff were so lovely to us both and we both really enjoyed the food and drinks. The food is to a very high standard and go on a Sunday if you want an excellent Sunday roast at restaurant quality. I considered it good value for money. Don’t be put off by it being inside a hotel either, it’s not a typical hotel restaurant with mass produced food it’s a high quality restaurant in its own right.
Food was ok, service very slow. This has happened to us before if your not in the main room of the restaurant.
The food was good and the menu had some interesting choices. Nice ambience.
Fabulous food in a lovely restaurant , highly recommended
The ribeye was perfect. The risotto was delicious. The peas were fresh and sweet. The ugly potatoes were fantastic and beautiful. We enjoyed everything and the entire staff was welcoming and friendly. Loved it and will definitely recommend and return!
Staff were very friendly. Unfortunately the service did not run smoothly. Waitress wasn’t familiar with menu. Pre-dinner drinks did not appear at the same time.
Meal was potentially very good. However the tartare sauce to accompany the crab lacked any bite or flavour. Something missing there. The quail starter with celeriac was more quail with sweet corn and a hint of celeriac. Both the starters of steak tartare and ham hough were excellent.
Our mains were ok however the sirloin steak was a tough job to cut and not med/rare by any means.
Sweets were very good.
Overall an average dinner considering the top end price.
Still trying to work out the “Grazing” concept.
Very average by Edinburgh standards. Sadly below our expectations. The quality and choice of food was ordinary..I had fish pie - nothing spectacular!
Husband had pork belly which was good but nothing special.
Our main disappointment was the proximity of a table for two being so close to other diners...quite awful. The couple next to us overheard our conversation at one point and asked us a question!
Martina was exemplary at looking after us, but we had trouble trying to get the attention of front of house to pay our bill and collect our coats.
Won’t be back as it wasn’t a good experience!
Hands down, the best food I have ever ate.
Beautiful presentation, service was exceptional and all in all a perfect evening.
Decided to try the Grazing sharing menu for 2. We opted for the BBQ Shiitake mushroom starter followed by the Cote de Boeuf, with a couple of sides - Ugly pots and green beans. The starter drew lots of looks from fellow diners as it was the most bizarre looking thing - not the prettiest starter but was very tasty. The beef was cooked perfectly for us. Couldn't manage desserts so opted for coffees and these arrived with lovely slabs of caramel choc (homemade). All the staff we came across were a delight and especially Giuseppe who was our waiter. A really lovely guy who was attentive without being intrusive. We both enjoyed our chats with him. The main menu also has a good variety of dishes as well as a separate one advertising Sunday lunch along with cheaper dining options as well.
Actually this restaurant is no longer Galvin - it’s been gone for a month now. Unremarkable and can’t even remember the name. It’s part of the Waldorf Astoria hotel - they did a bait and switch. Still working out the kinks, service was really spotty. Thing is if you are a server you have to remember what your customer tells you. It’s the basic requirement of the job!
The food was all delicious. Ambience wasn’t great with few tables in the large rooms. Service not so good. Seemed like many people were knew..
Awful.. £217 for mediocre lunch!!!
£9.50 for a bowl of onion soup???? Ridiculous.. bar service in lobby appalling.. no southern comfort!! No fresh orange juice..
all round crap experience.. very dissapointed
Arrived and excited and given lovely table. Restaurant was nice and good feel but they were clearly busy and service slow. Ran out if things quickly and by the time my husbands main came it was very small compared to other portions we had seen earlier! I think he had all that was left and the end of the venison! Overall good though.
Fantastic food, prepared by extremely knowledgable and dedicated chefs. Table service outstanding.
Lunch tine menu was great. Good variety of dishes and we could not resist tasting each others food. All were great. Good wine selection relaxed atmosphere . Not too noisy despite a reasonably full restaurant we were all able to hear ourselves talk. Highly recommend if you are looking for a nice lunch on a cold day in Edinburgh.
Grazing by Mark Greenaway is rated 3.8 stars by 179 OpenTable diners.
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