The Voyage of Buck

4.2
32 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£26 to £40
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary British
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Great Beer
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Welcome to The Voyage of Buck, we look forward to serving you.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Contemporary British
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
0131 225 5748
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress Code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive Chef
Simon Upcraft
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dogs permitted, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available
What 32 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
LM
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service in a gorgeous setting. As ever top notch.

Report
Helpful
OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service

Report
Helpful
SC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic serving staff; very knowledgeable about the menu and food, helpful and attentive, extremely friendly.
Delicious food, wine list good with gorgeous rose blush, would highly recommend. Something for everyone. Really cosy atmosphere - could do casual or formal there.
Some of the chairs could do with a revamp but sorted it no problem. Lovely hidden gem - would definitely visit again.

Report
Helpful
TL
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab Xmas menu, great value and excellent service! Definitely return.

Report
Helpful
D
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic pre-rugby brunch/lunch accompanied by a short presentation on a Glasgow Gin.

Great food and all round ambience plus very attentive and friendly service

Report
Helpful
K
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit definitely won’t be our last. The food was great and the staff were amazing

Report
Helpful
JW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

First visit and like the whole concept. Food was a bit slow to arrive and 3 of 4 dishes were well received , tasty and presented well. My chicken Kiev was a well home cooked version but wasn’t well seasoned or very tasty. Would give voyage of buck another try as ambience great and staff very friendly and helpful

Report
Helpful
S
Edinburgh
14 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were seated in the cosy booth beside the bar, with an imaginative light above us (a glass tank full of plastic yellow ducks!) and had very attentive service. We had the confit of duck leg which was very tasty and had loads of meat on it. Never had duck leg with so much meat on it before! Didn't have a starter so had room for dessert which was also tasty, although my husband's baklava was a little hard to break into with just a spoon (asked for a fork to help with that) but it tasted good and came with raspberry icecream. I had the pomegranate parfait with a ginger biscuit which was excellent. We ate midweek and didn't experience the noise other reviewers have mentioned, but suspect it's quieter in the booth anyway. Think you could easily seat 6 in the booth, so you could always request it when booking. Would be happy to eat here again.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 1food 3service 5ambience 4

Bar staff, ambience and cocktails were all brilliant. Unfortunately, although the food was generally very good we had a couple of issues. Disgustingly, the chef blamed the bar staff for the issues with the food and we heard him swearing and shouting at them, which completely ruined our experience and therefore we wouldn't recommend eating here. By all means go for cocktails, as staff and drinks are amazing.

Report
Helpful
MC
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were lovely. The drink options were very good. Despite being very busy after international rugby match we did not have to wait too long. The staff make this excellent venue.

Report
Helpful
NB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice buzzy bar/restaurant with cosy but interesting decor (we sat under a glass box full of rubber ducks!) It's loosely divided into a bar side and a restaurant side but the divide isn't strictly enforced - we ate at a very nice booth at the back of the bar area. It was a Friday night so fairly lively and noisy; we were fine in the booth but it may have been louder in the main rooms. The menu read really well - we wanted to try everything! - and it was nicely delivered. Food was tasty with quite a few cheffy flourishes. Service pleasant and efficient especially given how busy it was.

Report
Helpful
KE
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful bar. Warm atmosphere. We knock coming here.

Report
Helpful
KM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place! After recently moving to Edinburgh and living nearby, it’s my favourite spot to take friends and family when they visit. Great food, atmosphere and can’t rate or recommend highly enough the Gion Negroni cocktail 🥃

Report
Helpful
g
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All day breakfast top quality with good ales to accompany. Service is excellent and attentive without being intrusive. I loved Bert's Bar but this is a great improvement to meet the changing demand on pubs. It will probably still be good for pre-rugby days hopefully!!

Report
Helpful
I
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Main course was very disappointing as the fish skin was slimey and vegetables were greasy and only look warm with a blob of butter on the plate which didn’t melt. Starter was small but adequate

Report
Helpful
AC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great friendly service and great atmosphere. Small plates were tasty

Report
Helpful
PC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Menu was good but the quality and presentation of the food was poor. Staff were very friendly and pleasant, but inattentive. We often had empty glasses, cutlery was forgotten and we had to try very hard to get their attention.

I wouldn't recommend for food or for a business meal, but it's a nice pub with good beer and wine and friendly staff.

Report
Helpful
DM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Tom (I think that was his name) was excellent. Knowledge of the cocktails and food was spot on. He recommended drinks based on our tastes; each drink was memorable and very fitting.

The food was very good. Prices reflected a good value. None of the food was over complicated. Good simple flavours. Get the lamb.

This is the type of place you wish you had in your own city.

Report
Helpful
H
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had both lunch & dinner here on a few occasions- food is always excellent & the staff are friendly. Recommend to anyone in this part of town 👍

Report
Helpful
D
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The restaurant was very noisy and it was difficult to talk. Partly due to the music level and also very noisy table beside us. The food portions were on the small side- particularly the veggie pasta option which was more a starter size and I don't have a huge appetite.
Not great value for money over all.

Report
Helpful
p
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals out I have had in Edinburgh - service and food were faultless

Report
Helpful
CT
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Great place for a drink. Food good too but although not a big venue acoustics made it really difficult to have a conversation. Maybe it was just where we were sitting.

Report
Helpful
RV
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new West End Favourite. I've been for brunch and also sampled the small plates. Mick also introduced me to the cocktail list. I will be back.

Report
Helpful
M
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really fun. Went for my birthday, hadn't been before. Good food, interesting and well prepared. Very nice staff. Great to find somewhere different. Pretty noisy tho, so not a choice if you want to talk.

Report
Helpful
JM
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

All very good - food was delicious and the staff are lovely. Only one thing when we were there it was very loud so perhaps not best for a romantic dinner.

Report
Helpful
BD
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and it was surprisingly affordable. I originally saw this restaurant on a best restaurants in Scotland list.

Report
Helpful
JS
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food pretty poor, I had steak which was fine, you can't really go wrong there but my friend had the pork belly which was undercooked and not crispy on the outside as it should be. Wouldn't return for food but would for a drink, their prosecco cocktail looked nice and good for a group of girls.

Report
Helpful
RM
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Lovely dinner shame it was lukewarm
I took a friend from Aberdeen as I have been here for a drink and the staff have always been lovely and the atmosphere great. However the girl serving looked miserable and although the food was delicious (chicken) it was lukewarm, I suspect it had been sitting out for a while as it took a very long time to arrive at our table and whilst I don't mind that, when it arrives cool you realise why.

Very disappointing especially as I recommended the place. A wasted lovely dinner as well.

Report
Helpful
KM
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

While the food was good and the service not bad, the room is far too noisy and it is difficult to hold a conversation. The main cause is the wooden floor with nothing to absorb sound.

Report
Helpful
CM
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Place too noisy to have a decent conversation for a catch up with more than two people. When we asked music was turned down but the chatter from other guests echoes throughout the place. Food and service were good but the noise level impacted on our evening out.

Report
Helpful
K
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We enjoyed the food, but found the noise level a bit tiring. Will try again, but not on a Friday evening

Report
Helpful
AA
London
11 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Really good. Will definitely be back. Sometimes the restaurant feels a bit short staffed which must be stressful for the people who work there.

Report
Helpful