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The Black Grape, Edinburgh, Midlothian

The Black Grape

4.8
4.8
300 Reviews
£26 to £40
Tapas / Small Plates
The Black Grape - a new small plate restaurant located on Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Expect small plates, wine & good times in a stunning setting. This custom designed wine bar & restaurant is the ideal setting for intimate date night dining, drinks with friends or a quick snack as you people watch in the heart of the city. Our menu is a gastronomic tour de force with inspiration from around the globe. One thing unites all our dishes however - bold, punchy flavours and plates that are perfect for sharing. In addition to a 40 seater restaurant the Black Grape also has a cozy wine & cocktail bar - expect a carefully curated selection of drinks soundtracked with the best funk & soul.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 15:00–00:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–01:00 Sun 12:00–23:30
  • Phone number
    0131 237 7419
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 300 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 Food

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Service

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Innovative

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Great for fine wines

  • Edinburgh

    Best Overall

  • Edinburgh

    Best Food

  • Edinburgh

    Best Service

  • Edinburgh

    Innovative

  • Edinburgh

    Great for fine wines

300 Reviews
  1. Wardenmag

    Newcastle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great scran, vibes n staff. Mint location. For central Edinburgh ace value.

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  2. OlenkaH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent… would highly recommend, food was outstanding

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  3. JessC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fab wee restaurant, every dish was delicious! Great service and a really relaxed atmosphere. The perfect tapas style place with a great selection of wines.

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  4. Runner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious small plates lovingly prepared and served by knowledgeable staff. Best meal out for ages.

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  5. MartinW

    Edinburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal with great variety of small plates. Venison and creamed feta dishes were exceptional. Service was excellent with great wine recommendation.

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  6. ehzQ09

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, presented like a piece of art with friendly, helpful, informative staff. The wine was complementary to the food. A very memorable evening!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent lunch out with the girls. Food was amazing and very very tasty! The staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable. We will definitely be going back!

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  8. Burns81

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, wine selection and food. Staff were extremely friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Really surprised this place wasn’t busier, it definitely deserves to be!

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  9. anon

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exciting menu, delicious food. Great drinks menu too. Attentive service and friendly, knowledgeable staff.

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  10. IainL

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience, food was superb - the seared scallops a favourite - and the service was friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended, wouldn’t hesitate to return when in Edinburgh.

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  11. Fortunes

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional meal . Best meal my husband and I have had in years. Friendly helpful staff . A real taste sensation.

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  12. 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
    Best meal I had in a long time. Fabulous job guys!

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  13. HazelA

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed our visit. Good and drinks were great but on the pricey side. Got noisy as the restaurant got busier. Staff were excellent. Would go back and would recommend

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  14. JohnC

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant and super service. Most of the dishes we had were lovely. To be fair to the restaurant they never charged us for one dish we weren’t impressed with. Class.

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  15. nell

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous innovative food; great service. Loved menu and its range and gorgeous cocktails

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  16. SalB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Small menu, but with a lot of variety and some great flavours. Really enjoyed the food experience and were well looked after by the waiting staff

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  17. LynneC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant with excellent food & service

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  18. KazaR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were all friendly and attentive explaining more about the dishes offered. The menu is different to the standard fare offered elsewhere which was refreshing. On a cold windy evening the restaurant was nice and warm.

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  19. GinaC

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely waiting staff and absolutely delicious food.

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  20. JoannaU

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, food and value. Went for the January deal and can’t fault it.

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  21. ClareP

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely restaurant with a fascinating menu of ‘small plates’ - we tried almost every option and they are all delicious!! Staff are hugely attentive and really helpful. Thank you. Will definitely be back!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The decor in lovely and it modern and airy. We were given a booth which was lovely but there is a speaker in the booth and at times it was too loud. The cocktails are interesting and really good. The starters were very flavoursome. The main dishes we had were nice nothing that blew us away but all perfectly fine. The Chicken Kyiv was salty and we fed that back. The staff were lovely and service was not rushed. Would go again.

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  23. DonaldG

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very tasty food. Great range of cocktails and a good wine list. Excellent service from all staff.

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  24. PAFF

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant with nice atmosphere. Great, helpful & friendly service. Interesting delicious food and an excellent wine list. On the expensive side but worth it.

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  25. Kymmk

    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 drinks and service. The food has been incredible both times we been! Will 100% be back!

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  26. AlisonS

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent lunch, good service, food and music. Highly recommend!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service and food delicious. Sat in bar area which, for us, was more in keeping with the tapas style of food.

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  28. JeffT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you are in the Royal mile ,do pop into the Black Grape.Its a great restaurant

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  29. JohnW

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and the food was unreal, can't wait to come back.

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  30. MatthewC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding and a great atmosphere, would definetely recommend this restaurant to anyone! Thanks

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  31. Gary

    Edinburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Every dish was delicious, the combinations of flavours were amazing. Service exemplary and great setting. Tad pricey so maybe best for special occasion but would definitely recommend and will be back.

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  32. Tim1

    Edinburgh

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous flavour combinations and a wide range of dishes. Lovely friendly service and good value for money. All in all a great evening out with friends.

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  33. DaveM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is fabulous! All the dishes taste great and the sauce’s with each dish is something wonderful the chef certainly knows how to pair a really amazing combination of flavours, definitely worth a visit, I’ll certainly be back

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  34. JaneR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic from start to finish! Can’t recommend enough!!

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  35. SarahG

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Every small plate was a really different and pretty and yet they all went together well. With a vegetarian in tow they had loads of choice. As a couple we shared 5 dishes and it was just perfect. Hassle back potatoes are excellent.

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  36. LeeS

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, lovely wine, knowledgeable staff and very friendly. Steak tartare was amazing

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  37. Gill

    Liverpool

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Interesting and delicious small plates and excellent cocktails. Recommend you give it a try.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food , 5 dishes between two people was enough , do try the Mushroom spring roll fab !! Staff was lovely and the overall setting was chilled and relaxed

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  39. SandraR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Aubergine tempura nice enough but nothing special. Great cocktails and choice of wines. Great atmosphere, professional yet friendly service. Been twice would visit again without hesitation.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing, amazing restaurant. Well done Murray and team. You have created something truly brilliant.

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FAQs

The Black Grape is rated 4.8 stars by 300 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for The Black Grape

240 Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH8 8AB

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    The Royal Mile
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 15:00–00:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–01:00 Sun 12:00–23:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Vegan, Wine
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