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Papilio Restaurant

158 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4ER, Scotland
+44 131 229 3325
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
158 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4ER, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Family & I had the pleasure of finding this little gem of a restaurant & booked for an after theatre meal early Dec, The service was amazing, there were 4 of us on our 1st visit & all ate different starters & main courses...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LadySalsa19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a Saturday night my mum and I hadn’t booked but they managed to squeeze us in. 2 courses of delicious food! The fish was exquisite! A definite must for all.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank amywM2235HW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my girlfriend came to Edinburgh a couple of years ago and went to Papilios one evening, ever since then we have been looking for an excuse to return to Edinburgh just so that we could go to Papilios again and this year we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank luke96w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A midweek family get together was greatly enhanced by the genuine warmth of our welcome and from attentive, polite and efficient service. The menu is large, varied and seemed to provide each one of us plenty of choice. We ate well and enjoyed each other’s...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank David E
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

I have been here a few times recently and every time the food has been delicious and the staff warm and welcoming. I have had the garlic bread with cheese which was lovely. Gnocchi which if not done well, can be boring and bland but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lou1974Edinburgh
Reviewed 3 December 2018

Fantastic food and friendly, efficient staff. Staying at The Bruntsfield Hotel we searched for a local Italian and didn't need to walk far (about 300m!). We booked and were pleased we did as the restaurant was very busy for a very wet Wednesday evening. We...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Acuarioangel
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were in Edinburgh this weekend for my birthday. I came across Papilio on tripadvisor and after reading the reviews I simply had to try it for myself. We called and made a reservation which was quick and easy. We were a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 527chantellet
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

Been coming here for years with our son who is at Edinburgh Uni. Really great food with lovely, friendly service. The menu is extensive with fabulous meat, fish, pasta and pizza dishes and you will be spoilt for choice. All washed down with affordable wine...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank HBirdNevis
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Quite a small restaurant, which I assume is family run. Welcome was genuine as soon as we got in and our party of 6 with 2 small kids was well looked after, staff were flexible, making sure the kids were well looked after. Food was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ScotsMag
Reviewed 17 November 2018

I come here regularly when I visit my family. The welcome is always warm and friendly and the service is attentive. The menu is extensive Including the regular pizza and pasta (including gluten free) plus good meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. I have never been...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dawn-Cumbria
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Questions & Answers
Gordon M
10 November 2017|
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Response from Beany6567 | Property representative |
Apologies but no. Plenty of street parking in the vicinity.
Jude P
6 July 2015|
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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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$45
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.
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