Metro at Apex Grassmarket

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136 Reviews
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£25 and under
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Global, International
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  • Quiet Conversation
  • Casual
  • Special Occasions
Welcome to Metro at Apex Grassmarket. We look forward to serving you soon!

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Fixed price dining: Two courses for £15

From a set menu, 3 courses £20.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 10 people

Starts: 10 May 2018

Ends: 31 July 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-22:00

What 136 People Are Saying
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Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is in the Apex hotel. It has a modern setting but full glass windows looking out on a classic street making for good people watching.

We had the pre fix menu meals and they were really good. The Haggis starter and haddock starters were very tasty. I had the flank steak and my wife had the chicken. All prepared very well.

The chocolate pot cake dessert was a nice finish.

All and all a good night out.

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We are on a vacation to Scotland. It was our first meal on the day of arrival. We were happy to have a meal without leaving the hotel. Plus it was pouring rain. The Metro is modern feeling and appropriate and affordable for any size family. They offer a value meal, two choices for 15 pounds plus a small glass of house wine, if you so desire. We had two delicious breakfasts there. The pancakes were my best ever. They also have a small upstairs area where we saw a family sit with small children so they would not disrupt the rest of the diners. The staff was very friendly. Nice place.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

A phenomenal meal. Brilliant presentation and wonderfully prepared food

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DE
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Value for money, the meals arrive quickly and are hot and if you have a window seat there is a great view of the castle.

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EK
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Poor service. I had bought a dinner, bed and breakfast package for my self and three children. The waitress argued with me that my deal meant the children eat free from the kids menu, she wouldn't listen or check my reservation to prove we were all to eat from the main menu. On leaving she apologised as she had made a mistake and given the children the wrong choice. This meant I had over paid for the stay as the kids eat free any way, also as I didn't have the extra budget to buy meals from the main menu the children missed out on what should have been a fancy dinner (they called it ). Very embarrassing as the waitress kept repeating the word free all this in ear shot of other diners.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Reviews posted on open table did not reflect our experience. Food was subpar, service was horrible, and selection was half what the menu suggested. By the time we had received our first drink the meal was already there. Just wanted to get out of the restaurant once we sat down.

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Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife had eaten here before approximately 12 years ago and had an amazing meal, now many years later we found ourselves In Edinburgh with our now grown up daughters and looking for somewhere to eat, this came up and we remembered the stunning views over the castle and decided to give it a whirl.
On arrival we were greeted and seated, we elected for cocktails to start and then ordered from the two course menu, two had the haddock and I had the flatiron steak, our youngest went for the burger., the portions were very generous, the food was delicious, truly we have eaten in many fine establishments but this was in the top 1% .
The desserts too were awesome, I had the simple vanilla ice cream, roasted almonds and coated in a chocolate sauce and it was simply divine.

This service was attentive , the cocktails awesome and the good divine.

A very underrated gem in Edinburgh, give it a try I doubt you will be disappointed

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L
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely little bistro looking onto the vibrant Grassmarket. Not too ordinary, not too fancy, just right.

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T
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and the set menu is very good value for money.
We went on valentines night and they provided us with a free glass of wine each.

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MM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice location with a great view of the Castle, very nice food with great service. They are very accomodating for providing vegan options even though they are not specifically noted on the menu.

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CP
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service , would highly recommend the restaurant

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Cibo buono. Servizio attento.

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R
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

When I went I had a prize voucher which was a 3 course meal for 2 and a bottle of wine, as I am not a wine drinker I asked if there wa a possibility we could get drinks to he equivalent amount of the bottle, they were extremely accommodating with this request. The service was also very quick and staff were lovely

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L
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good with great selection of dishes. Staff were lovely and extremely helpful. Would certainly recommend this place to friends.

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FN
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely food and in a vibrant part of the City, service was quick which helped as we were off to the Tattoo after - which was brilliantly close also.

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SV
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, the sweet potato and chickpea cassoulet was really tasty. Staff very friendly and attentive,

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RO
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Disappointing experience! Waiters had no idea what they were doing - turned a relaxing evening to one that we just wished to end!!

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MS
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely view and very friendly service, the food was excellent with good choice

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S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service really good food

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MA
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The selection of the food was excellent. Amazing dishes where one taste complemented another. Very approachable and friendly staff happy to help with recommendations. Over all nice relaxed restaurant. Thank you for a great night!

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OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for dinner on the last night of our stay in Edinburgh. The food and service was superb, highly recommended.

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Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely meal, very well presented. Staff great, good service. Well done, will be back.

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R
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was brilliant, with helpful staff and very good cuisine. This was our wedding meal and we truly can't fault it. Excellent!

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MG
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Modern decor highlights the very contemporary menu. Each course was presented beautifully and tasted even better that it looked. Our server was attentive but unobtrusive. Small wine list with very reasonable pricing. We loved it!

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Y
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the sharing side went with husband had 4 meals to share then sweets food hot and good service would go back

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Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

We thought that the meal was a mish mash of many kinds of cuisine but they did not always go well together.

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Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

in edinburgh for the day from preston had seen tony singh on tv so gave the restaurant a try would recommend it very good

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WS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Like Tony Singh himself, the menu is slightly off the wall. Think fusion on speed with food from India, Argentina, USA, Korea, Cambodia, Peru, Scotland and Bangkok. It's more a sharing menu, have a couple of dishes each. Good size portions, not tiny Tapas size.

Located on the Grassmarket, a lively pub area below the rear of the castle, its a great place to people watch.

I'm a big fan of Tony's since his brilliant Oloroso days - but I was left underwhelmed. Nothing bad at all, just not great.

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Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked a table as was visiting the Fringe Festival. Simple menu with opportunities to try different things. Meals very tasty and well priced, polite and attentive staff. Would highly recommend visiting.

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J
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent location for interesting, tasty, good value food. Relaxed atmosphere and excellent value. Suitable for all ages and food preferences. Will definitely use this location again.

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SM
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was good but the presentation could have need better. The restaurant lacks atmosphere.

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Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Over priced and over done

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m
Edinburgh
8 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2017
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

good food and flavours but lacks atmosphere, especially as the staff were laying the tables and the buffet out for breakfast. No atmosphere

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L
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Food was disappointing considering it reads interesting on the menu. Just a mix of things that really didn't go together and didn't taste great. The chips in particular were bad. Probably the best thing was the sliders. I definitely would not go back or recommend it.

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Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked for pre Fringe dinner with friends. Could quite happily sat all night and worked through the menu. In fact that is already in planning. All excellent.

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Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant, reasonably priced. Every dish that arrived was, ooh, wow, this is great. One of the best cocktails I have ever tasted. Can't wait to go back 😃

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Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

My family and I had looked at the menu online at the time of booking and my 14 year old daughter had decided what she wanted to eat. At the restaurant we were told that the menu online was the old menu and what she wanted was not on the menu.

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d
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2017
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

we were visiting Edinburgh for the Fringe and having seen Tony Singh on TV we thought we would like to try his food. We kind of thought we would have unusual flavours... not so. The restaurant was almost empty at lunch time so there was no atmosphere. We sat by the window so great for people watching. Staff were fine. Food was a sharing small plate style. Unfortunately, they brought it all together so we felt we had to eat fast in order to have warm food. We had ordered fish and chips.. they couldn't be left. Fish was nice enough but not the best. Haggis pakora were good and the ribs had a lovely flavour.
Would we go again, I think not.

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Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was at the festival abd had a lovely meal whilst people watching 😉

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Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. The service was great, really helpful and friendly. Considering it was the height of festival it was really relaxed, but perfect to sit on people in the grass market. The waitress gave great recommendations, the lamb sliders with chicken tikka on top were amazing. I ordered the pulled pork donut which was very tasty. We also got garlic and mushroom fries and then the black salt corn on the cob. Everything was delicious and speedy and efficient service. Can't wait to go back.

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