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The Black Grape, Edinburgh, Midlothian

The Black Grape

4.8
4.8
316 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 4 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 316 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Overall

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Food

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Service

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Ambience

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Value

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Innovative

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Great for fine wines

  • Edinburgh

    Best Overall

  • Edinburgh

    Best Food

  • Edinburgh

    Best Service

  • Edinburgh

    Best Ambience

  • Edinburgh

    Best Value

  • Edinburgh

    Innovative

  • Edinburgh

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Edinburgh

    Great for fine wines

316 Reviews
  1. CraigC

    Edinburgh

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Decent food, drinks and service. Uncomfortably noisy.

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  2. GillyJ

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A friend and I visited for lunch for the first time, and had a lovely meal. The food was excellent, we also had a couple of cocktails each and a bottle of wine. The stand out dishes were the tuna tartare, the carpaccio and the buffalo mozzarella - all so delicious. I’d like to compliment the staff who waited on our table, two young women, one of whom was on a trial shift, and who provided very friendly and knowledgable service - both a credit to your business.

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  3. CaroleM

    Edinburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    3rd visit to this venue. As always delicious and tasty small plates. A beautiful Rose to wash it all down. And great service from knowledgeable waiter. We will be back !

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  4. JoanD

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my second visit and I love the variety of having several small dishes which we can share. I would have liked maybe a bit of salad to have with my various options but the food was delicious.

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  5. Jet51

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal, really enjoyed our evening. excellent very attentive staff looked after us very well. The food was truly amazing, beautifully presented and very delicious. Tapas type food is not normally our first choice but we shall definitely return.

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  6. AndrewJ

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cheery welcome. Great service. Delicious courses—almost ‘fine dining’. Lively ambience. Not too pricey.

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  7. JEKinard

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service in a chic environment. Food touched all sorts of cuisine and all of it was delicious.

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  8. AlasdairM

    Edinburgh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food as always. Highly recommended. 5 stars

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  9. HelenF

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food wine and service were all fantastic would highly recommend and will be back

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit and we thoroughly enjoyed it. There is an imaginative menu and the food was perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. We particularly liked the Crab Arancini. It’s small plates but the portions are quite generous. The staff were friendly and helpful and the ambience was relaxed.

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  11. KarinF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding plates of food. Will absolutely return!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch food at a reasonable price level. Fun crowds of other diners and the staff were very good at what they do. Thank you

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  13. PaulSteven

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant food, drinks & service in a good looking restaurant / bar - I would definitely recommend The Black Grape to anyone looking for a smart venue.

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  14. EricC

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning innovative menu Sublime service and a fabulous find on our recent visit to Edinburgh. Will definitely return.

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  15. SeanB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and attention great food and wine will be back

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  16. JGMu

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were very efficient, helpful and friendly.

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  17. Wardenmag

    Newcastle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    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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  18. OlenkaH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

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

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  19. JessC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    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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  20. Runner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. GinaC

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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The Black Grape is rated 4.8 stars by 316 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 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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