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€€ - €€€European, Spanish
2 Deanhaugh Street, Edinburgh EH4 1LY, Scotland
+44 131 332 1469
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Spanish
€€ - €€€
2 Deanhaugh Street, Edinburgh EH4 1LY, Scotland
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Alas, Rafael has sold up and returned to his home town of Cordoba. A real loss to Stockbridge. The new restaurant (Italian) has a little way to go.

2  Thank shug67
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We visited Rafaels on a Friday night and had a lovely evening! The restaurant itself is cosy and comfortable with a very warm atmosphere. The menu was so diverse we all had trouble choosing - everything sounded fantastic! The food was delicious, and the waitresses...More

1  Thank Lauren B
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Had dinner at Rafaels with my partner on a busy Friday night. This basement restaurant was full. Staff were lovely, chatty but professional. Food was ok,wine was fine, nothing special, would I return, no, been there, tried it, won't be back, perfectly fine, but there...More

Reviewed 4 December 2016

From the moment we walked into this small cosy restaurant we were made to feel at home. The wait staff were friendly and helpful explaining the menu. The food was very well presented and delicious, both starters and mains. I would highly recommend Rafael's restaurant,...More

2  Thank Holly8London
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Visited sat 26th Nov for a surprise birthday treat. From the moment we walked in nothing was too much trouble. The staff were very helpful explaining the menu item by item. All meals, including starters, were spot on. Beautifully prepared & presented. Their booking system...More

Thank Les W
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is a cosy, stylish restaurant with fabulous food, prepared with passion and beautifully presented. Wide choice on the menu, excellent food, attentive service, and extremely good value. Décor provides a lovely ambience. You will never be hurried as owner serves dinner from 6pm and...More

1  Thank princessnoggins
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The food was amazing - and the atmosphere was nice. It is best to book ahead. We were lucky - the last couple to be seated without a reservation.

Thank wetraveln0w
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Our shuttle driver recommended Rafael's on our way to our hotel. What a great little place to eat. I was there in May and the fireplace was up and running, which added to the atmosphere. The desserts are to die for. Staff was very, very...More

Thank Photogal07
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely cosy, small restaurant offering good quality Spanish influenced cooking at a decent price. What's not to like?! Seafood starter was superb and my colleagues all voted the chorizo and bean stew as excellent. Chicken, steak and sea bass mains all got rave reviews. Was...More

2  Thank John2France
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We stumbled upon Rafael's restaurant and ended up enjoying a truly fantastic dining experience. It's a cozy, romantic and warm spot with wonderful personal touches (I've never had an entire menu read to me and presented at the table on a sign). The food was...More

Thank JDal
Stockbridge & Dean Village
Just downhill of New Town and attractively straddling
a river near the elegant Royal Botanic Garden, it’s
small wonder that Stockbridge became one of the city’s
first hip neighbourhoods. It’s now one of Edinburgh’s
most desirable, though many bohemian touches have
fallen away as its residents have matured and the area
has gentrified. Some second-hand shops cling on, but
mostly residents display refined tastes in basement
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$32 - US$40
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Deanhaugh Street, Edinburgh EH4 1LY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Stockbridge & Dean Village
  • Neighbourhood: Stockbridge & Dean Village
  • Phone Number: +44 131 332 1469
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