We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Papilio Restaurant

158 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4ER, Scotland
+44 131 229 3325
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (60 reviews)
“agnolotti” (7 reviews)
“tiramisu” (14 reviews)
Opens in 26 min
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
158 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4ER, Scotland
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (531)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 504 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went for my wife’s birthday meal, only booking at the last minute. They promised to find a lovely table for us. The incredibly warm welcome set the tone for the evening. All the staff were delightful. Papilio feels so warm and authentic. Delicious food...More

Thank pkelly305
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went with a friend for lunch. The waiter was extremely rude throughout. We stayed for the meal rather than cause a fuss (how very British) but we will NEVER go back.

Thank magicmags99
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went there at 5.15pm before going on to the theatre. I am glad we booked, as we got a nice table for four, but also because the place filled up pretty quickly. Popular, and deservedly so. There was a friendly greeting, and the staff were...More

Thank PtarmiganTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent risotto, great service. Nice wine. All at a very reasonable price, luckily did not need to book despite the restaurant being busy

Thank ValO102
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have not visited for 5 years ,not sure why . I took a friend for a very late lunch last Sunday as its near the Dominion Cinema and I was reminded how good this restaurant is. We both had seafood pasta dishes , well...More

Thank Colin W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a family celebration. The staff were friendly and fun as well as efficient. The food was good. Can definitely recommend the starters and the mains. We were too full for desert but profiteroles and a candle arrived for our birthday person. The...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our favorite place on Morningside. They are so friendly and accommodating. The staff charmed our granddaughters and us as well. The food is amazing, we loved the first things we ordered there so much that we haven’t branched out much. Seafood tagliatelle and...More

Thank bettymat2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Menu had a couple of G & D free items so staying nearby we decided to give it a go - had been put off by Itialian in the past- so we booked an early table at 18:00 for an early Birthday Treat for...More

Thank ianandkaren2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found Papilio the first night we were in Edinburgh as it was near our hotel. The food was excellent. The staff were welcoming and adapted my dinner to meet my dietary restrictions. It was so good we went back a second time during our...More

Thank ORbb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely staff, great relaxed atmosphere. Fabulous salmon tagliatelle would recommend. Busy so would recommend booking in advance.

Thank JaneFitzhenry
Nearby HotelsSee all 150 hotels in Edinburgh
Best Western Plus Edinburgh City Centre Bruntsfield Hotel
1,641 reviews
.23 km away
Black Ivy
369 reviews
.36 km away
Fountain Court Apartments - EQ2
466 reviews
.67 km away
Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh West End
476 reviews
.73 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Tempo Perso
498 reviews
.13 km away
Three Birds
783 reviews
.07 km away
Artisan Cheesecakes
133 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
Church Hill Theatre
15 reviews
.43 km away
Coco Chocolatier
16 reviews
.04 km away
The Links Bar
28 reviews
.36 km away
Escocia Tours
120 reviews
.51 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Gordon M
10 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Beany6567 | Property representative |
Apologies but no. Plenty of street parking in the vicinity.
Jude P
6 July 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Ross H | Reviewed this property |
About 3 months ago a gentleman in a wheelchair was at the table opposite me, so it is definitely possible. Call and book a table and explain the situation ahead of time.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$46
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4ER, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Bruntsfield
  • Neighbourhood: Bruntsfield
  • Phone Number: +44 131 229 3325
Family run Italian Restaurant since June 2004, serving a wide range of excellent Italian dishes. Children welcome (kid's portions) and Gluten Free Pasta available.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing