Metro at Apex Grassmarket
Whether you’re grabbing a bite before a day of sightseeing or relaxing in your room before a night out in the Grassmarket, you’ll find your perfect dish here. Explore our wide range of expertly crafted plates and allow us to entice your imagination (and your taste buds).
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Radiators not on so restaurant was cold. Poor service - had to call out to staff to get their attention. Food was bland, tasteless, no flavour. Wine was OK but expensive. Would never go back.
Visited during cocktail weekend. Service poor. Ordered 4 cocktails which we watched being made - do not believe sufficient measures were used for 4 drinks - no real taste except soda water. Will not be back
30th birthday dinner, we were sitting for half an hour before a server was even in sight, even at that we had to call her over to order. First drinks then arrived at the same time as our starters. The staff seemed anxious and stressed, (the restaurant was very quiet), dropped one of our starters which was clearly an accident so no complaint regarding that. However the replacement then arrived still frozen in the middle. Nobody came back to check on us at any point and had to chase the bill after asking a couple of times. Would not go back or recommend.
The waiter was
Limited menu due to the Covid-19 situation but my wife and I enjoyed our meal and the service and attention was very good. Good choice of food with a Scottish flavour
We really enjoyed our meal and the staff were great. They were busy but still made sure we were well looked after.
Lovely food and service, would comeback again
Service excellent. Low key and efficient. Food arrived quickly.
We started with the brussecca and flatbread- both excellent. As were the black lentil dish and the Ceaser salad. Portion size was perfect. We finished with the superb creme brulee.
I would highly recommend this restaurant. Excellent value for money!
We ate in the restaurant for two nights, the food was lovely and the staff were excellent, very friendly with prompt service, nothing was a problem.
Very good food overall. Steak slightly over cooked. Very good service from staff
Staff very friendly nothing a problem. Service very good
Food was good but it was very quiet and there was no atmosphere.
Steak rather tough with lots of gristle. Disappointing cocktails.
Great food lovely choices, competitive pricing. Fast and efficient service.
Food wasn’t hot,
Fish and chips were ok, but cool, and just a handful of chips
Service was poor, but only because they were so short staffed…. Very pleasant people, but run off their feet
Hagis and Squid starters delicious. Burger was excellent.
Lovely waiter. Great service. Airy and spacious restaurant.
I booked a table for 2030 on Saturday night. It wasn't overly busy, but it took about 15 minutes for us to be seated. Our starters arrived before our drinks. I had to send my starter back as the beef skewers were pink and cold. (The plate was hotter than the food, meaning they sat under the hot plate for a while.)
I ordered the mojito, which tasted like minty water with barely any alcohol in it. So I moved on to bottles of beer.
Our main arrived. The burger was lovely, very moist, but the fish was not overly impressive. The selection of cheese was okay, three bits of cheese, six crackers and sauce.
The waiters seemed rushed off their feet even though there could only have been a total of ten tables at the most. It just seemed like everyone was doing everything, and no one had a set job
We were then left for over half an hour at our table before finally decided to go to the bar to get our check and pay. I get that there has been a pandemic, but the service was not amazing. The waiter that was looking after us looked rushed and flustered, but you could see he was trying his best.
A couple that sat across from us were seated about 5 mins after us in the restaurant. When they went to order food, they were then told the kitchen was closed. They were not informed when the kitchen would be closed and originally booked the table to have food. They had their drinks then left.
Overall not impressed with the service giving here. We definitely will not be returning anytime soon.
The quality of the steaks that we ordered wasn’t good, extremely chewy, and the stunning views that had been advertised were non existent unless one was seated at a single table on a walk way at the front of the restaurant.
Good location, lovely setting and staff are welcoming and friendly.
Delicious food and very attentive staff. The Sea Bass particular good accompanied with flavoursome lemon and thyme risotto.
Excellent service, really helpful staff and food was lovely
Great service and food. The restaurant was quiet so we chose to eat in the bar area where there was more atmosphere.
Staff were very polite and helpful. Food was great even in covid times the service was super.
Ate here Sunday evening over 2nd bank holiday. Tasty food and polite staff. View in early evening through huge windows of castle when seated on ground floor level. Nice evening.
Lovely afternoon for some drinks- staff were friendly and service was quick
The food was exceptional and the staff were provided great service!
Would recommend as a date spot :)
I stayed at the hotel years ago when the restaurant was in the top floor with castle views - we ate from either al la carte or the set pre theatre menu And it was stunning.
Sadly the restaurant is now bistro style on the ground floor and much more casual. The food was nice, nothing special though and a much reduced menu - but to be fair this is probably due to Covid. Service was good and swift.
Clean, good food, very pleasant and helpful staff, excellent location
Excellent food and service. A very enjoyable place
Drinks came after our starters, it wasn’t busy at all, mains were terrible, Caesar salad was drowning in dressing it was so inedible!
Great value for money and lovely restaurant and hotel. Staff very helpful.
Delicious food and great value deal. The views of the castle and the Christmas lights outside was gorgeous.
Food was excellent, waiters and waitresses were very polite and nothing was too much trouble, however the management/senior members of the team were abrupt on multiple occasions (we dined here numerous times). To the point where they were actually rather rude- although we appreciate they are under a lot of stress and it is a busy environment, this kind of attitude would not be acceptable in most professions. This vibe was present when being greeted at the door on all 4 occasions and it is such a shame, as the food was overall excellent and the setting was fabulous.
Food good, service excellent and friendly. The ambience of the restaurant was good and it was easy to converse with our fellow diners.
Noted on booking surprise birthday placed at very rear of restaurant beside cutlery alcove. Requested plain burgers was not noted cheese and tomato toastie had no tomato when asked for vinegar was given metal dish with vinegar???? Absolutely no atmosphere
Very good two course meal (including a glass of house wine) from a set menu for £15.
Good choice on menu and a nice touch to have a jug of water on the table when we arrived.
For some reason our main course took a while to come with a number of later diners served before us. Not a major problem - we were on holiday - but perhaps staff should have noticed sooner.
Overall though we enjoyed the meal very much.
Arrived early, advised server we were early, restaurant was empty, told they were ‘ very pushed at the moment could we come back in 15 minutes, there were probably 20 empty tables. When we came back 45 minutes later all bar one of the tables were still empty. We were seated , not asked if we wanted a to order a drink. About 10 minutes later we still hadn’t been asked if we wanted s drink or whether we were ready to order yet there were 3 servers stood chatting at the checkout. I had to save at them to get someone to come and take out order. We ordered and the starter arrived probably in 10 minutes time safely it was before our drink from the bar. All the courses arrived quite quickly , food was nice but in my opinion nothing more than average, was just expecting something more unusual and there weren’t a great deal of choice on the menu. In summary didn’t think service was great, food was ok . We wouldn’t return.
The restaurant was almost empty, what surprised us because all other good restaurants where we tried to dinner before were full and could not accept us without booking. The service was poor and slow. Besides, two waiters came to take our orders, but even so, the bread delayed a lot to appear. The food was good, but that was all. When we left the two waiters came separately with the card machines. One of them did not know how to manage it. Bad experience, indeed.
Very slow service, wrong food served and no time to recook
Metro at Apex Grassmarket is rated 3.8 stars by 182 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.