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Forage & Chatter

€€ - €€€European, British,
1A Alva Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PH, Scotland
+44 131 225 4599
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  • Excellent90%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1A Alva Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PH, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the best restaurant we have visited in Edinburgh (and we have been to many) everything about it was perfect, the staff, the unusual setting of the tables, and the main reason we went, the food, it was superb 😀 Washed down with beautiful...More

1  Thank Christina D
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 31 December 2017

I was delighted when my partner suggested dining at Forage and Chatter to celebrate FIVE years together. We absolutely loved Forage and Chatter on our first visit, and our second was just as good. What's not to like, great food, great service, and not too...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were super impressed with the service of this establishment from the moment we arrived. They were attentive, polite, observant, knowledgeable & obviously proud of their cuisine. My husband had the deer, never tried it before but hadn’t stopped talking about it since. I had...More

3  Thank My_names_KT
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is an absolute must the food surroundings and service were unbelievable so reasonably priced. Loved the place from walking in to leaving will certainly return!.

2  Thank swizzlesista
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend this restaurant a great experience! The food is fine dining at its best; fresh, quality ingredients in an informal and welcoming atmosphere. Staff are informative and very helpful. The food was just wonderful and the prettiest I've seen and the wine was wonderful,...More

2  Thank BenniferManchester
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We booked in France because of the critics here. We didn't regret it. The welcome and the service were simply excellent. The dishes served were no less excellent. Many French restaurants should take notes... And I say that as a French. We will definitely come...More

2  Thank Eric N
Reviewed 5 days ago

Thank you to the waitresses last Thursday evening what a lovely meal!! Really glad we stumbled across this place would recommend to book a table. Such great presentation and good value for money for what you get

1  Thank Annie H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Chose to eat here after all the positive reviews and am so glad we did. From the minute we walked in on a busy Thursday evening, I knew this was a good choice. From the warm welcome to the fabulous menu choices and great wine...More

2  Thank jaspandsal
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went here with my grown up daughters as a birthday treat. We had the lunchtime 2 course special which was absolutely gorgeous. The service was unobtrusive but very attentive. The first question was 'any allergies' and as one daughter has a serious allergy to nuts,...More

2  Thank Linda K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Phenomenal food with impeccable service. A highlight would have to be the red deer loin which was delicious, the food itself was full of flavour and was beautifully presented. Will definitely come back when we next return to Edinburgh.

2  Thank Welkin G
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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Questions & Answers
16 January 2018|
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 Rio W | 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
10 December 2017|
Response from cmcneil2016 | Property representative |
Unfortunately not we reopen on the 2nd of January as normal.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$49
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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
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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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