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Gordon's Trattoria

231 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland
+44 131 225 7992
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (95 reviews)
“banoffee pie” (18 reviews)
“focaccia” (12 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
231 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Surprisingly good food and very friendly staff. Excellent pasta. Great for kids and grandparents alike

Thank Trude Davidsen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Undercooked pizza, products not of a good quality. Really not possible to eat the pizza. Eventually the owner did not count the pizzas in the bill.

Thank Quentin G
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went in for a late lunch yesterday, around 3pm. We just wanted a main course and a glass of wine each. There was no attempt to "upsell" (which I hate!) apart from a suggestion to go for a half litre carafe...More

Thank Tony F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very good meal here, simple honest italian style food. The menu is fairly typical of this style of restaurant and we found everything we ordered to be tasty and well prepared. I would not necessarily choose this restaurant for a "special" meal...More

Thank pauljoem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this week and booked it thinking we were going to a genuine Italian restaurant. How wrong we were! The place itself is about as Italian as a burger bar and had an overpowering smell of old cooking fat which I could still smell...More

Thank Cumbriafoodie2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It had been years since we’d tried Gordon’s, and it will be a long long time before we ever risk it again, if ever. The menu was limited, and we thought that perhaps that was because they focussed on quality rather than quantity. Oh, how...More

Thank Keith C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here due to its good reviews. To be honest, the food was OK but probably not much better than many other pizza restaurants. Staff were attentive and service was good but it was let down by what I considered to be average food.

Thank Mustang1955
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had Pasta for lunch here. Taste was neither delicious nor bad. Service could have been faster as well.

Thank Venghat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for an early lunch and were the only ones there. Therefore the food and service was excellent. Freshly made food with generous potions. Excellent pizza. Definitely worth a visit

Thank John N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't visit Edinburgh without a stop at Gordon's! The place runs like a machine- the service is fast, the food cooked fresh, and tastes awesome, and the staff feel like your friends by the time you leave. I'd recommend a table up by the kitchen,...More

Thank Karen J
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 7992
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