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Forage & Chatter

€€ - €€€European, British,
1A Alva Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PH, Scotland
+44 131 225 4599
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1A Alva Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PH, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After five weeks in Europe, including a three week stay in Italy, I had the best meal at this restaurant. Fresh, tasty entrées with attentive and personable service staff. This restaurant has been recently Michelin-rated which is well-deserved! Amazing bread rolls with two spreads; delicious...More

1  Thank hautecuisine
Reviewed 4 days ago

Arrived early, informed staff we needed to eat relatively quickly, as we had a fringe show to go to. They couldn’t have been more helpful, our fault as we had got the wrong side of town. Anyway some nice proper beer available, and the dough...More

1  Thank iantoes
Reviewed 5 days ago

so I had a birthday lunch here and booked well in advance. The team worked so so hard to make all of us welcome and the food was breathtaking. the great thing about the restaurant is that the food selection is not just seasonal but...More

1  Thank Ruth066
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the best lunch ever at Forage & Chatter. Every mouthful was so flavourful and each dish was so artistically arranged. We had the set menu, which we thought was brilliant value. Friendly, attentive service - a totally perfect dining experience. Will certainly go...More

2  Thank SLA411
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our party of 5 dined here to celebrate a birthday last weekend. The food was delicious, service amazing, lovely selection of wines / spirits. Lovely atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

2  Thank Trailblazer696
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family visit to Forage and Chatter for lunch during the festival. The three course set lunch menu is excellent value as the quality of food is exceptional. This is a relaxed dining experience that delivers on taste, presentation and service.

2  Thank FoxZebra
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely meal with friends last night, well cooked food, great ambience and service, highly recommended

2  Thank GrahamL-S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Forage & Chatter with a good friend earlier this week...for a good catch up natter. Based on google & TA reviews, it's location and prices for a set lunch we'd pre booked a table. Greeted by lovely chap at the door, attentive but not...More

2  Thank ecofi
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for their set lunch and were very satisfied with their great food and wonderful service.

3  Thank Walkeries
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our lunch early in July was a complete delight. Every appetizer and main course were not only tasty but imaginative, even fun, as our group of five agreed. I had the three course lunch -- not only superb value but a culinary treat. Setting was...More

2  Thank beckermendo
West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
industrial Britain had their most desirable
neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes.
Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest
citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind
grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel
crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and
sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
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28 March 2018|
Response from Guy C | Reviewed this property |
Yup! I’m gluten free and had no problems. Other allergies and sensitivities (there was a few in our party) were handled superbly.
16 January 2018|
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Response from Mark P | Reviewed this property |
I would say so as there were high chairs visibly available when we visited (although not actually in use)
15 January 2018|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think there is an internal room which would suit 10 please ring and find out. The back but I think could also accommodate you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1A Alva Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 4599
  • E-mail
A dining experience offering locally sourced Scottish cuisine, hidden in Edinburgh's West End. A fantastic menu, using foraged items from Edinburgh and local meats & fish to produce the very best dishes.
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