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#384 of 1,808 Restaurants in Edinburgh
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€€ - €€€
Southside & Holyrood
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12 Barclay Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 4HP, Scotland (Formerly Katies Diner)
+44 131 229 1394
18:00 - 21:00
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I visited Katie's for the first time since the new owners took over. The staff are very welcoming and have a great line in chat and humour. The food was very good indeed. Two of my friends started with the chicken pate which they said was gorgeous. Laura and I had the vegetable pakora which lovely and crispy and delicious.... More 

Thank Peter1952
Katie's E, Owner at Katie's, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your night with us....and we'll be sure to sort out that Peroni issue! More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just had fantastic steaks, great place to eat, no frills, friendly service and well priced. Will be back for sure.

Thank jpax2017
Rachel C, Owner at Katie's, responded to this review

Good to hear you enjoyed your meal with us, see you again soon. More 

St Boswells, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at Katie's Diner and loved it! Friendly, great service, bright and airy with great views and in a fab location. We had poppers and panko prawns for starter. Both delicious. The steaks were fantastic quality and beautifully cooked. All sides just right and bonus fantastic crispy onion rings. We shared a pudding - very tasty Eastern Mess.... More 

Thank warnerkate
Management response:

Thank you very much for your review, its so lovely to hear customers feedback. We are really pleased you enjoyed your time, and we look forward to you're return! More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Katie's Diner has now been taken over and Katie & Geoff have left. The new place is still to settle in so I am sure it will improve over time as the people seem really nice. The service was absolutely delightful - however they need a bit more practice with the food e.g the steaks were not cooked as ordered... More 

Thank ellwood2
Management response:

Thank you for your constructive feedback and for alerting the Tripadvisor community to the new management of Katies. Given that your visit was in week 2 of our arrival you are right we do need some time to settle in! We continue to offer our great steaks from the same butcher, and we have expanded the menu to offer new... More 

Level Contributor
38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Wonderful friendly, informal dining. The steaks are superb and cooked just as you like them our table ranged from very rare to almost cremated and everyone was delighted. The starters and desserts were excellent and a bit out of the ordinary. We wish the new owners all the very best. They are certainly keeping up very high standards.

Thank George R
Management response:

Thank you so much! We are delighted you enjoyed your meal with us, haste ye back! More 

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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Having used Katies for a long time we would like to wish Kate and Geoff a long, healthy and happy retirement. The consistent high quality of food and service has been greatly appreciated by us. The new owners were very welcoming and the steaks were very good. We look forward to returning soon.

Thank Hoteluser_7
Management response:

So glad you enjoyed your meal with us, very much look forward to welcoming you back. More 

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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Katie's Diner is under new management, but every bit as good for high quality, delicious informal dining. Still highly recommended: we had a fabulous meal for 6 a week into the new ownership. The steaks are still second to none. Excited to see what the new chef makes of the restaurant over the coming months.

Thank Sarah H
Management response:

So glad you enjoyed your meal with us, it's been a fantastic beginning, we are so excited to be at the helm! More 

Level Contributor
35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

First visit to Katie's - have never been able to get a table before. First impression is that the tiny restaurant area is a bit like somebody's slightly tatty front room: don't go expecting smart decor, and turn up in your comfy clothes, not your glad rags. However the place is warm and pleasant, the service is extremely friendly and... More 

Thank Sarah H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Went to Katie's for a birthday meal. All 3 courses were amazing. The ribeye steak was the best I had ever had. A lovely atmosphere. A quiet and intimate setting and a lovely welcome. Can't wait for my next birthday for a return visit.

Thank Linda M
Innerleithen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 December 2016

My husband and I happened upon Katie's Diner recently. Unsure of eateries in Edinburgh we were immediately drawn into the cozy atmosphere that Katie's Diner offered. Homely, in the best sense and welcoming, on arrival our host was friendly and made us feel right at home. We didn't have much time to eat but once we ordered, we hadn't long... More 

Thank theoldtownhallbnb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$41
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Barclay Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 4HP, Scotland (Formerly Katies Diner)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 229 1394
Katie's is a small family run neighbourhood restaurant where you always receive a friendly welcome. Some say you can enjoy the best steaks in Edinburgh at Katie's, it's always a firm favourite with the locals.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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