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The City Restaurant

35 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9BE, Scotland
+44 131 667 2819
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish and chips” (91 reviews)
“pizza” (39 reviews)
“lentil soup” (11 reviews)
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Grill, Fast food, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
35 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9BE, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was early afternoon and we chose to go here as the menu gave lots of choice, pizza, fish and chips and all day breakfast. What made it special as well as the value for money was having that choice of so many comforting, home...More

Thank Balwinder G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went in last night for a chippy meal with my Mum, Dad and husband. We each ordered a supper (1 x mince pie, 1 x sausage and 2 x hamburger) and both the mince pie and sausage were lovely. Unfortunately the hamburgers tasted awful (I...More

Thank Clare T
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We have been a couple of times. The size of the dishes is very big. The burgers and Canneloni are very good and we never spend more than 15 pounds per each one. Highly recommended.

Thank proveninator
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Great friendly restaurant with excellent food and service. Children enjoyed fresh fish & chips and homemade pizza. Portions were big and my teenage boy even struggled! Excellent value.

Thank joerushton
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Big fish and chips portion. Very good, with perfect chips. You have many other dishes to choose for lunch. Located in the centre, and good option against pubs for tourists

Thank Adrian0902
Reviewed 15 October 2017

I got freshly made battered fish for take away twice during a one week stay in an apartment a few blocks south of this restaurant. The first order was a full meal - fish and chips and mushy peas. It was well prepared and delicious,...More

Thank Ninja P
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Really nice full Scottish. Friendly staff. And all a stones throw from the centre of Edinburgh. Not to crowded the morning we went which was refreshing. Its also right next to the theatre so I would imagine gone for pre theatre food too.

Thank Colin W
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I went to have breakfast here before meeting my group for the walking tour. I was told I had to order the full Scottish breakfast while in Edinburgh. It was a huge breakfast. Two rashers of bacon, fried egg, haggis, pork sausage, black pudding, potato...More

Thank mothra00
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here a good few times and its always been really nice! Good selection on the menu,friendly staff and the portions are quite big. My favourite is their city omlette which comes with chippy chips and peas.Its really good and such a plateful...the...More

Thank kayb8
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Had been at Festival Theatre and looking for somewhere to finish the evening. The bright and welcoming City Restaurant was perfect. Friendly and efficient staff welcomed us. We both ordered traditional fish and chips with garden peas and tartare sauce, glass of red and a...More

Thank McScooter1
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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10 December 2016|
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Response from ronaldmccrindle | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can book a table. The food is all freshly made for each meal required.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9BE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 667 2819
  • E-mail
Family run restaurant in the city centre now celebrating 20 years in business and with a fresh new look and menu! Great for all parties, couples,families and small/large groups of up to 50! We are open most hours of the day. We welcome booking or walk-ins! Regards City
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