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Greenwoods, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Greenwoods

4.8
4.8
1007 Reviews
£25 and under
Breakfast
The first breakfast brunch venue in Amsterdam finally makes it to Scotland!

ALL DAY Breakfast / Brunch and Lunch menu. Vegan - Vegetarian and Gluten Free dishes and options. Fully licenced and located in the centre of town just off George Street and 5 minutes from Princes Street and the Station.

Dutch inspired and owned.

Homemade drinks and all food prepared fresh daily.

We pride ourselves on sourcing top quality local ingredients and make our products fresh on the premises as much as we can. And of course, we also brought our Dutch roots with us as well. You’ll find it on the menu and in the restaurant itself. Fancy some traditional Dutch ‘appeltaart’ (apple pie)?

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2 people

19:00


Booked 29 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Breakfast, British, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 09:00–15:00
  • Phone number
    0131 220 6799
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Duncan Scott
  • Private party facilities
    Venue available for private hire. Please send enquiries to Jen via email - edinburgh@greenwoods.eu
  • Area
    New Town
  • Cross Street
    George Street
  • Parking Details
    Many parking spots just down the hill from the restaurant.
  • Public Transit
    St Andrews Square tram and bus.5 minutes walk from Edinburgh Bus StationGeorge Street Bus stop - Frederick Street - Buses 10,11,13,165 minutes walk from Princes Street - Frederick Street Junction
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 1,007 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Overall

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Service

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Great for brunch

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Edinburgh

    Best Overall

  • Edinburgh

    Best Service

  • Edinburgh

    Great for brunch

  • Edinburgh

    Vegetarian-friendly

1,008 Reviews
  1. AmyG

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always my visit to Greenwood’s was lovely. I was there on my own for a quick lunch and felt very welcomed and comfortable. The atmosphere is relaxed and warm and the staff were all so accommodating. My server even asked if I would like to move to a nicer seat in the window when it became available. The food is always of the highest quality and I thoroughly enjoyed my salad and coffee. Can’t recommend this place enough!
    GreenwoodsResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you so much for your kind review! We can’t wait to welcome you back☺️

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  2. ChrisM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time and the food was delicious, thanks
    GreenwoodsResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you so much for your lovely review, we hope to see you again soon!☺️

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  3. NateB

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff and delicious food. We would definitely dine here when we’re next in Edinburgh
    GreenwoodsResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you so much for your lovely review, we hope to see you again soon!☺️

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  4. RobbieW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely spot to grab some high quality breakfast. Visited here in-between night's of clinical trials that I was participating in at the Royal Infirmary and the Full Scottish really hit the spot after a long night. The hash brown especially was one of the best things I've tasted on a breakfast, I could have eaten 10 of them! Service was so warm and welcoming to top everything off. Some may find the prices a little steep but I think they are fairly standard for a nice, trendy place like this in town and for the quality of the food I thought it was more than fair. Will 100% be back, especially to try the Banana Bread Tumble next time!
    GreenwoodsResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you so much for your kind review, we cant wait to welcome you back :)

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  5. AlexF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After eating at the restaurant in Amsterdam we were keen to try out Greenwood's in Edinburgh. It didn't disappoint, the food was delicious and the servers very polite and attentive. Will definitely be back on our next visit to Edinburgh or Amsterdam
    GreenwoodsResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you so much for your lovely review, we cant wait to welcome you back :)

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  6. GaryS

    Inverness

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The welcome, the service and the food all fabulous.
    GreenwoodsResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you so much for your lovely review, we cant wait to welcome you back :)

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  7. HonoreeG

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely brunch food and friendly service. Noisy and busy ! Will definitely return .
    GreenwoodsResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you so much for your lovely review, we cant wait to welcome you back :)

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  8. LinziM

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely small venue Friendly and helpful staff Outstanding food
    GreenwoodsResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you so much for your lovely review, we cant wait to welcome you back :)

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for brunch. Food was great, quick service and attention to detail.
    GreenwoodsResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you so much for your lovely review, we cant wait to welcome you back :)

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  10. EvaA

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service! Next time in Edinburgh it is a definite place to visit!
    GreenwoodsResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you so much for your lovely review, we cant wait to welcome you back :)

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  11. FredP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was really great, servers were so lovely. I’m afraid I don’t remember their name but a super lovely woman with short blonde hair commented on my sisters earrings and it was so wholesome and lovely and she was just so so sweet. It’s such a lovely place and definitely my favourite brunch spot in Edinburgh.
    GreenwoodsResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you so much for your lovely review, we cant wait to welcome you back :)

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  12. EwanA

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding. Go for the pancakes. Jenny and the team here are phenomenal. Also. The pancakes. Go for the pancakes.
    GreenwoodsResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you so much for your lovely review, we cant wait to welcome you back :)

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  13. JenD

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really delicious and service was fantastic.
    GreenwoodsResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you so much for your lovely review, we cant wait to welcome you back :)

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  14. GlennD

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic eggs Benedict and great Americano. Lovely atmosphere and great service from the owner! A must when in Edinburgh.
    GreenwoodsResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you so much for your lovely review, we cant wait to welcome you back :)

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  15. MaddieK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice staff who were accommodating, conversational, and kind. The food was great and the coffee is delicious as well. Loved the space - although a smaller space, it was not too noisy and it is a cozy environment.
    GreenwoodsResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you so much for your lovely review, we cant wait to welcome you back :)

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  16. JuliaW

    Edinburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service , wonderful food and atmosphere as always 😃
    GreenwoodsResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you so much for your lovely review, we cant wait to welcome you back :)

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  17. carolines

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Such delicious food and lovely service. Restaurant was a bit chilly but the breakfast was so tasty and the staff were really attentive.
    GreenwoodsResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you so much for your lovely review, we cant wait to welcome you back :)

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  18. Kelly

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spent a long weekend in Edinburgh and this was the best breakfast we had by far. We had the stacked pancakes and they were delicious. Would def recommend.
    GreenwoodsResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you so much for your review! We hope to see you back again soon. Jen :)

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love going to Greenwoods - our favourite place for brunch in Edinburgh! Great food and drink options and lovely staff.
    GreenwoodsResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you so much for your review! We hope to see you back again soon. Jen :)

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  20. David

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Too many tables crammed into a tight space. Very noisy & not very relaxing
    GreenwoodsResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for your review David, we are apologies that you felt this way. We are a busy place and our vibe is lively indeed especially on weekends. This is our style, but always happy to accomodate if someone does feel cramped. We have many spots in the restaurant that have a little more space and go to great efforts to move guests to another table if they so wish. Our window tables are popular and spacious, if you choose to pop in again; Please do not hesitate to request a window seat on your booking! Jen, Director

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  21. Leither

    Edinburgh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly service Nice food but quite expensive Caters well for all dietary requirements

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  22. RhonaG

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would have given this place 5 stars but do not appreciate a service charge of 20% automatically being added to the bill. I would have been happy to tip at my own discretion but 20% is too much to assume! Also, a percentage makes no sense to me as it just means the more you spend, the more you’re forced to spend…not sure I’ll be back. I would warn any friends inclined to go to Greenwoods that they’ll be under pressure to tip 20%
    GreenwoodsResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you so much for your review Rhona! Just to be extra clear on this, there is 12.5% discretionary service charge added to the bill which has become very common in Edinburgh as unfortunately the culture of tipping is on the decline which as you can imagine affects the hard working staff in hospitality. I pay my staff well on top of the service charge, and it has been a game changer for their cost of living in this tough industry. What you saw on the bill is a 20% TAX which again I'm sure you would agree is extremely high but that is not within our control and I would love to be able to control that one! There is a note on every bill explaining that the service charge is discretionary, and we are happy to remove it if asked. Hope to see you back again! Jen, Director

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  23. CazH

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing- a must visit!!! Great food, service and vibe!
    GreenwoodsResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you so much for your review! We hope to see you back again soon. Jen :)

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  24. JessicaH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience inside. Lovely staff and good service. Food was amazing. I had the homemade Peach Iced Tea and the Pancake stack. Will be going back and recommending to friends.
    GreenwoodsResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you so much for your review! We hope to see you back again soon. Jen :)

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  25. KeHall

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent and staff were lovely. It’s a small restaurant so crammed in and always rushed off the table after 1 hour. Not ideal when wanting to catch up over a relaxing brunch.
    GreenwoodsResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you so much for your review! We hope to see you back again soon. We are more than happy to extend your time if you pop a wee note on your booking, and our window tables are very spacious. You can also request these tables when booking as well! Jen :)

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  26. LizG

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment of arriving for our booked table, the customer service was exceptional, taking care of our 6mth old grandson and 2 yr granddaughter during a busy Sunday brunch time. Thank you for making us feel welcome, the great service and great food.
    GreenwoodsResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you so much for your review! We hope to see you back again soon. Jen :)

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  27. ManS

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I love the food in the little cafe. Everything is made fresh and in the house. Maybe the one element they could improve on is the non existent noise absorption in the one room they use for service, so even when packed the atmosphere could remain pleasant. Apart from that service is friendly and quick and the menu is always different and yummy 👏🏼
    GreenwoodsResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you so much for your review! We hope to see you back again soon. Jen :)

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  28. MrBitcoin

    Frankfurt

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Pleasant service but a bit chaotic and food arrived cold. Menu is nice but somehow difficult to find something just right.
    GreenwoodsResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you so much for your review! We take the comment about the food being cold extremely seriously and we apologies about this. I hope you felt like you could tell one of our waitress' and they were able to rectify it. Jen, Director :)

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  29. MarkR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service amazing food and good gluten free options available. Friendly staff. Highly recommend this place to anyone.
    GreenwoodsResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you so much for your review. It was lovely to meet you! We hope to see you back again soon. Jen :)

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  30. IonaL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for brunch, food delicious great value and you won't need to eat for the rest of the day! Staff super helpful too.

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  31. LaurenW

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely little cafe, food was amazing especially the home made hash browns, all the waitresses were so lovely and made for a very pleasant experience☺️

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  32. LauraB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    They allow you to book a table at 2:15pm and the booking conformation says you will have the table, for a group of 3, for 1h15min. Yet, the waitress cleared our plates and give us the bill at 5 minutes to 3 saying they were closing. Fair, but she came back literally a minuter with the credit card machine, when we did not even had a chance to check the bill. Then one of us in the party went to the toilet and the waitress came to remind us again that they were now closed. We were just waiting for out friend to come out of the toilet!
    GreenwoodsResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for your review Laura, we take this seriously and apologies about us taking too long to respond as well. We hold our hands up and take the blame on this. After chatting to the restaurant manager about what happened. We were training a new team member and there was a miscommunication on this and it happened accidently that you were rushed like this. it wont happen again and we have made steps to assure this with new training procedures. We do hope to see you again! Jen, Director

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  33. ERMC

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic brunch. Lovely atmosphere and service faultless. Thank you.

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  34. BeckieP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was recommended Greenwood's by a friend and it did not disappoint. The vibe was really chilled, food was delicious and the staff were super friendly.
    GreenwoodsResponded on 19 January 2024
    Thank you so much for your 5 star review:)

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  35. GailS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time dining at Greenwoods. The service was friendly and efficient. The food was well presented and cooked to perfection. Will definitely be back for an other brunch, we really enjoyed the relaxed cosy atmosphere.
    GreenwoodsResponded on 19 January 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy to here how much you loved your visit. Cant wait to welcome you back to Greenwoods:)

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The breakfast stack pancakes were delicious, the small bit of hash brown with sour cream, chive, and Cajun spice was especially interesting! Visited on my birthday, and our reserved seat turned out to be at the window, so we could watch the world stroll by and try to eat with the rest of us without a booking (it was packed, book a table!)
    GreenwoodsResponded on 19 January 2024
    Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so happy to hear how much you love our hashbrowns! Hope you had a wonderful rest of your birthday :)

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  37. KarineD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely brunch place. The room is smaller than I'd imagined, sot he turn around is very quick, when they say you have your table for 1 h, they mean it :) But the food came quickly enough and all was fine. The banana bread tumble is delicious! Nice ambiance, good and good looking food. Lovely new find
    GreenwoodsResponded on 15 January 2024
    Thank you so much for your 5 star review:)

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  38. katb

    Edinburgh

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good veggie breakfast with choice of bread including soda bread included. I really liked the sauce on the halloumi andd the atmosphere inside. Service charge already in the bill.
    GreenwoodsResponded on 15 January 2024
    Thank you so much for your 5 star review:)

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  39. JamesJ

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Heard good things about this place, and definitely delivered. Well worth a visit
    GreenwoodsResponded on 15 January 2024
    Thank you so much for your 5 star review:)

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  40. AlisonS

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and lovely service as always - made our 2 dogs very welcome too!
    GreenwoodsResponded on 15 January 2024
    Thank you so much for your 5 star review:)

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Greenwoods is rated 4.8 stars by 1007 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 29 times today
Google Map for Greenwoods

61 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH2 1LH

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    George Street
  • Area
    New Town
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 09:00–15:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Breakfast, British, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Many parking spots just down the hill from the restaurant.
  • Public Transit
    St Andrews Square tram and bus.5 minutes walk from Edinburgh Bus StationGeorge Street Bus stop - Frederick Street - Buses 10,11,13,165 minutes walk from Princes Street - Frederick Street Junction
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Duncan Scott
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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