I ordered the £15 chicken burger and although it looked nice the chicken was rubbery & the first meal I haven’t been able to finish at a restaurant in a long time. When a burger is costing that much you expect to get a fresh piece of chicken. However, other people in the party said their meal was nice but it has put me off going again!
Excellent breakfast - staff and food were fabulous
Went for afternoon tea. Everyone enjoyed themselves. Lovely food although the sandwiches were a bit uninspiring.
Had a lovely meal. Good food. Friendly staff. Good overall.
Good food and pleasant service. Mistake to serve Eggs Benedict on Tattie scone - hard and chewy.
great location, service good, beware large portion caesar salad it big!!
Lovely food in a beautiful setting. The steaks were phenomenal and the service very attentive.
Yummy ... food is excellent nice atmosphere perfect for date night
Love this café. Beautiful setting and lovely ambience. Food is terrific although a wee bit pricey - worth paying it to enjoy eating here though. I would thoroughly recommend.
Been before bit disappointed on Monday beef casserole not available had beef banquets instead very fatty onion chutney not great either would not have again 3 people had them and all the same
Delicious lunch on Sunday. Vegetable stir fry excellent as was the smoked salmon Caesar Salad. Also the Goats cheese and Puy lentil was excellent. Can't fault and will be back.
Nice relaxed atmosphere with good food and a nice quirky look. Only issues we had where there was no table set for us even when booked. And the girl serving seemed a little robotic in her service. Would have been nice to just have her relax. But besides those two minor points all great
We love Restoration Yard, the setting, the food and the design. It would be nice if one could eat outside and be able to have the dogs with us as there is nowhere in the shade to leave the car on a hot day. The service at weekends can be a bit iffy as I suspect the staff are school girls with little training in people management. A smile or two and confidence would make a difference. Otherwise we love it and it’s ideally placed for meeting friends from all directions.
This is my favourite place to eat and shop. I’m a regular in the restaurant. Yesterday’s lunch was at its usual high standard, the place was a little noisy but as it was Saturday then this was to be expected.
Service was surprisingly average and not the standard I usually receive. Waitresses were pleasant enough but didn’t look very happy - I hadn’t seen them before so maybe they were new staff? I don’t think we got a smile yet. Shame really as standard is normally excellent.
Lunch visit for a 70th birthday celebration. Prosecco on ice as requested was waiting for us on arrival. The waitress wished my mum a happy birthday which was a nice gesture.
We have been here a few times before and like the setting and ambiance.
We were told shortly before placing our order that the beef casserole was not available. We placed our orders then waitress came back and said that the steak frites was also not available. This was disappointing as these were both menus choices made by our party. It is not a big menu at the Restoration yard so we were disappointed at the limited choices especially when celebrating a birthday. We had booked at 2pm on a Tuesday so were surprised by this.
Otherwise food was quite good and staff friendly. May be we just got unlucky this time.
The food quality was very good but the full breakfast was really dry. It need some beans on the side. Everything was cooked lovely and the atmosphere was good. Not a criticism just a suggestion.
I can’t fault any of our evening at Restoration Yard
It was 1st class from beginning to end, it was a Birthday treat for our friends and they were delighted. SO THANK YOU ALL
It was literally the best grilled cheese I’ve had in my life and I love the ambiance!
Have been before and really enjoyed it. Last visit on a busy holiday was less successful. Lots of noisy babies, slow service and mix ups with orders. Disappointing but will go back.
We enjoyed our lunch at your restaurant. The braised beef was chewy but the other meals were tasty. We booked a table. It would have been nice to be asked if we would like to sit inside or outside.
Great restaurant with excellent food and service. Perfect place to meet up with friends or family
Had a lovely lunch. Food was delicious. Service was a little slow but restaurant was full as school holidays. Also noisier than previously experienced but again, school holidays. Happy feel to the cafe and good value. Didn't feel rushed and will certainly be back. Thank you.
Having been before and delighted with everything, was so disappointed in the standard of food on this occasion. Vegetarian choice limited and consisted of a plate full of noodles with very few veg. My quineoa dish was stodgy and soggy more like a risotto - struggled to finish it. Battered fish and chips excellent. Chose Restoration Cafe as quieter option to shop cafe - how wrong was that?? Would benefit from separating families from other diners (and I like kids!!) but so noisy we couldn't hear ourselves. Really disappointing. Staff very efficient.
Lovely setting, tasty food and good service. Unfortunately we found it very noisy.
Another lovely visit to Restoration Yard. Always been for coffee or breakfast or brunch & this was first lunch visit . Every bit as good, we both opted for the Buccleuch beef baguette with onions & salad which was delicious. Better to book if you can as depending on time of day it can be very busy.
Perfect place for a bite to eat and catch up with friends with the added bonus of beautiful grounds to wander around .
Lovely fresh food nicely presented and decent portions. Service was friendly and efficient despite a very busy restaurant. It could be noisy as it’s beside a children’s outdoor activity area so it’s very family friendly but that can mean it’s noisy for older clients. I would definitely recommend it
One of my favourite places to go near Edinburgh. The food is always good and the service excellent. A stroll round the shops is great for afterwards. What more could anyone want
My third visit here , last time two years ago when it was dreadful. Had no intention of going back but friends wanted to. Pleased to say it was much improved. Better service, food choices and not quite so noisy. Our meal was very good, vegetable chilli stir fry , and very generous portions.
Great service. Food was good. Facilities were very clean and modern. Overall lovely experience.
This is a great place ; lovely room , good food , good value.
I go regularly and introduce everyone I know!
Breakfast was lovely! Avacado, poached eggs and toast, amazing!
Staff are very attentive and pleasant.
There is no better way to start the day, breakfast at The Restoration Yard!
Lovely interior, but the cafe was very busy and noisy, making it difficult to have conversation over the table.
I picked the smashed avocado on sourdough with poached eggs, which was nice, but the avocado had too much lime, which didn’t go well with the poached eggs. It was served in a shallow bowl, making it difficult to cut the toast. It would have been much better on a flat plate.
I would definitely return, but would try to pick a quieter time so it was a little more enjoyable.
Lovely venue, excellent food and service and we were not rushed. Higher recommend
I took two friends who had never been before but will definitely be back.
The food was hot and tasty , the atmosphere buzzy.
Well done , we will keep spreading the word.
good service ,friendly staff, felt could be more to select on lunch menu ,however the steak baguette was delicious.Party of six we all enjoyed the food
What an amazing outing!! We loved the food and the ambiance. Great with kids, we are definitely coming back.
Went for steak evening. Lovely place for dinner. Service excellent and food extremely tasty. Would recommend
Totally recommend. Food amazing. Service spot on. Dalkeith's secret gem.
I’ve been to Restoration Yard Cafe lots or times and it never disappoints!
This was the first breakfast I have been for and again excellent.
The staff are very attentive and very pleasant!
The restaurant was very busy and noise so not a place for a quiet lunch. I ordered eggs florentine, which was almost too salty to eat, and one of the two eggs was raw inside. I mentioned the level of saltiness when asked how was the food, and the server said she would mention it to the chef. No response was forthcoming. For dessert I ordered Panna Cotta which was ice cold and almost impossible to get thru the caramelised surface. So not freshly made there. A strange coating of black specs were at the bottom of the dish which resulted in leaving it uneaten.
Poor food overall: I would not return.