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Metro Grassmarket - Edinburgh Castle Views - Metro at Apex Grassmarket, Edinburgh,

Metro at Apex Grassmarket

4.0
4
261 Reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary British
Nestled within Edinburgh's iconic Grassmarket, Metro offers spectacular food and the views to match with an unrivalled vantage point of the historic Edinburgh Castle.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, British, Scottish
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    0800 049 8000
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Colin Moore
  • Area
    Old Town
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Bus No 2 stops within 100 metres of restaurant
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 261 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

261 Reviews
  1. FionaL

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely friendly and helpful waiting on staff, very nice food and excellent value for money with the set menu. With the added bonus of a fabulous view to Edinburgh Castle.

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  2. WilmaJ

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were out for anniversary dinner staying at your city hotel . My husbands fish was disgraceful the batter was brick hard nearly burnt and fish inside dry The manager apologised and said we would have free deserts the table in front of us had the same problem burnt fish . On receiving desert my husband had cheese board and I chose churros mine were brick hard not edible we ended up sharing the cheese board . We decided just to ask for the bill and leave . On checking our bill after we left the manager had taken £4 off our bill not both deserts as advised Disappointing food after being many times stayed at the hotel

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  3. ArleneQ

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was lovely and quite sat by the window x great staff

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  4. Teajenny1

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff and very attentive Food lovely Nice view of castle too

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  5. SALLYC

    Essex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The staff were pleasant but the restaurant was scruffy and the food was poor. One starter was uncooked and the sauce in both the king prawn starter and the cod main tasted like a jar of passatta had simply been poured over them . I big disappointment.

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  6. SandraM

    Argyll

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant. Staff friendly. Service slow, starters and main very nice apart from portion size. Main was haddock with chips. Fish was massive, too large for 1 person. Churros for desert were rock hard and over cooked. Couldn't eat them. Floors dirty and stairs Wells very grubby with built up dust and dirt over several days. Nothing a good brush and mop would not put right

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place! Amazing food, especially desert- brownies and mint ice cream! I am very satisfied!

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  8. Jock

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Over 20 minutes before drinks arrived. Wasn't busy. Food nice, but could get the same at any pub. A bit disappointed after really looking forward to dining here.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    When I arrived was told the kitchen was closed because hen seated in restaurant. Got drinks service was pleasant my steak was overdone. Long wait for desert. Not offered tea and coffee. Seemed a bit chaotic

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  10. Geraldine

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This has been one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had in a restaurant! My wife and I were staying in Scotland for our honeymoon and stated that in our reservation. Not only did the staff congratulate us to our marriage, they also offered us two glasses of prosecco. The food was amazing, with fusion kitchen that was Indian-Scottish. We loved every single plate we got. The taste was unusual but really good with a twist in every bite. If we ever are in Scotland again, this will be a restaurant we'll revisit. We cannot thank the staff enough for the welcoming atmosphere and the amazing food we got.

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  11. JenniferW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked for the Singh on tour menu and we not disappointed, the quality of food was excellent and being tapas style allowed the kids to try all of it.

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  12. CharlotteM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Tony Singh Road Trip was fantastic, the food was delicious and really well priced as well as the waiting staff being lovely

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  13. Kateplate

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Small menu, which isn't a bad thing but food was just ok. All served really quickly. Chips and butter curry sauce seemed to have the same sauce as the beef curry as oppose to butter sauce. Didn’t have our first choice of Rosie wine, second choice wasn’t chilled. Left over chips and other food lying under the table from previous customers even though the restaurant was quiet. Not quite the standard I was expecting from Tony Singh’s restaurant. Nothing special.

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  14. SusanC

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Restaurant is in Apex Grassmarket hotel. Food did not impress. My spouse did not like the heat of the Indian spices used. For me it was ok. Menu needs more explanation of what is being offered. Hard to understand what you will receive as a main course. It was like several appetizers. Not our cup of tea

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  15. GaryR

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Not good at all. I was really looking forward to this and was really disappointed. Food poor service ok but mainly the food wasn’t up to scratch

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  16. MargotH

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    gent who took our order was fab we did a little drawing comp with the kids menu. the food was fantastic well displayed table a bit small but we did order quite a few plates

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  17. PaulineA

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extremely tasty food in a lovely environment, served with a welcoming smile

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  18. Lyndiloo

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Fabulous food by Toni Singh. View from windows and selection of seating area preference. Worth every penny.

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  19. MargaretE

    Edinburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly helpful staff. Food delicious and decently priced.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had very tasty food and great service. A good choice.

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  21. CymonR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great to see Tony Singh’s pop up back again! Great food and service, definitely recommend this place for anybody looking to eat out.

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  22. VincentR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovey space, great service, friendly and attentive staff. Went for Tonys Singh's Road Trip menu, excellent as awlays.

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  23. LizS

    Devon

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent and, we felt, good value for money. The staff, however, did not seem coordinated at all and seemed somewhat inexperienced. The individual who showed us to our table subsequently came and asked if we would like anything else. At this point we hadn’t even received a menu. We then ordered, and were approached 5 minutes later by someone else asking to take our order. Mains did not arrive at the same time, but were both hot and very good. Slider dessert was fabulous. The hand drier in the gents was broken and no paper towels available

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  24. Lizzie

    Glasgow

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Waitress was friendly, Dossa Chaat was lovely and well presented. Curry sauce and fries came far too early before we got Vuhra and CT pie, aware it comes as made but not ideal. These dishes were tasty but small. We saw others get Haggis pakora which we nearly had, it was very badly presented, 3 lumps with a paper cup of sauce, we did say to server that it would be very disappointing looking for tourists perhaps trying Haggis. My husband asked for water whilst I was at the loo, which I changed from bottled to tap when it arrived, as we have the best in the world, and were having other drinks too, unfortunately this remained on the bill, and noticed after paying. It could not be refunded ? so that plus the 12.5% tip was a bit much. Everything was OK but that's about it.

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  25. Lizh

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We felt that the menu was confusing. We were told that it was tapas type dishes but prices told us that was probably not the case. Some dishes were definitely main courses but were not presented in a way that made sharing easy. We had to ask for sharing plates, they were not offered to us. Although we enjoyed the food it was a disappointing experience. If someone asked for a recommendation iwould say yes but with reservations.

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  26. AnneM

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a lovely meal, service was perfect. Our waiter was very helpful & informative with questions we had about the menu/food & gave some helpful suggestions The food was tasty & very well presented. Great value for money The restaurant was quiet when we were in so not much atmosphere but I’d highly recommend it

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  27. MaureenA

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Booked restaurant for an anniversary dinner only to be disappointed NO GLUTEN FREE options apart from grilled fish and salad .. the server had to check with the kitchen every time I asked about a dish. I would have thought in a high end established chain staff would be knowledgeable about the dietary needs. Was really disappointed as I have eaten many times at RADGE CHAT owned by TONI SINGE and never had an issue with my diet , SONNY always explained what was available GF and food was always amazing..That is the main reason why I chose the restaurant at APEX. I would still recommend that people should try the restaurant as the menu looks good. Just so sad it did not cater for any GF diner .

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant had a lovely atmosphere the staff were really friendly and helpful and couldn’t do enough for you. Our meals was excellent and made our trip to Edinburgh an even more enjoyable experience.

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  29. Travel

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible team who could cater to dietary requirements and incredibly professional. Wonderful evening.

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  30. FionaA

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service this time was quite slow on the drinks there was only one other couple getting drinks. Food service was excellent. Cocktails weren't up to standard of my last visit. But staff were nice I will be back

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The restaurant wasn’t busy so didn’t have any kind of atmosphere, we asked for still water and this did not arrive until another e member of staff asked us if we had been asked, we then ordered and after a while the gentleman came back and asked what we ordered again as he had forgotten so we had to again wait for quite a while before getting our starter. Food was okay however would have expected better for the style of restaurant. Staff were pleasant.

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  32. Pernilla

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We got our drinks after reminding the personal. Över all it was good🤩

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Variety of options! Gluten-free available. Convenient to shopping and the university.

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  34. Sledin

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easy to book. Excellent services when we having dinner there. Foods were nice and prices were good too. It was very busy that evening 14th February the noise was a bit high. We totally enjoyed that evening. Will sure to go back for lunch or dinner.

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  35. IanH

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We were offered a table for 21.15 the kitchen shut at 20.30 go figure.

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  36. Shaun

    Angus

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good food at a great price. I would say this is an underrated restaurant.

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  37. philiph

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service tasty and well presented food Definitely recommend

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  38. RedPanda

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Wine selection was excellent and good value. Food was very good. Service was slow but friendly. It’s a good solid 3 stars.

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  39. KarineS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff was great. We had a castle view table as requested, the only thing was there wasn't enough food on the plate,I had the ravioli , it was delicious and I could have done with a bit more ( I am not a big eater either).

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  40. ValR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff was a bit thrown off because we had an early lunch reservation, breakfast tables were not yet cleaned. The floor was a dirty too. Service was slow, maybe because of that. But the food was nice, not a bad experience overall.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Metro at Apex Grassmarket is rated 4 stars by 261 OpenTable diners.

Metro at Apex Grassmarket does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Metro at Apex Grassmarket

31-35 Grassmarket Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2HS

Additional information

  • Area
    Old Town
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–22:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, British, Scottish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Bus No 2 stops within 100 metres of restaurant
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Colin Moore
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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