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47A Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DY, Scotland
+44 131 220 2111
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (44 reviews)
“pigs cheek” (7 reviews)
“garlic fries” (7 reviews)
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12:00 - 23:00All hours
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
47A Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DY, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 557 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Immaculate meal with friends in a lovely relaxed setting . Lovely varied menu and helpful staff . Would deff recommend for groups and couples .

Thank jduthie27
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Been a while since I've frequented this little restaurant just off the central streets of Edinburgh. Another thoroughly enjoyable experience. Friday night and not having booked a table we thought chances were very slim. However this little hidden jewel had couple of spare tables. Unfortunately...More

Thank Ross G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Chose this restaurant as good central location, previously enjoyed good food here and wanted somewhere quiet to linger and chat. Not disappointed on any count. The fixed price menu is excellent value and had a decent choice. For starter I had deep fried brie with...More

Thank KirstyScobb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Iris is a gem of a restaurant. I try to go every time I visit Edinburgh. Located on Thistle Street which is parallel and north of George Street, Iris is in the heart of Edinburgh's UNESCO Heritage New Town. This part of town was planned...More

Thank dhp888
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute choice to go to Iris after we couldn't get a table at some other places but extremely pleased we made the decision. Centrally located down a quieter street. Tastefully decorated and with really wonderful staff who seemed genuinely pleased to assist. Free bread...More

Thank annteater
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

10 out of 10 again for the food in here ... definitely the best place I have ever eaten in ... and I have had a few meals in my day ... 4 x Starters, 4 x Mains with sides, 1 Cheeseboard, 1 Sweet, 1...More

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely little bistro restaurant - we had dinner here prior to the Saturday night show. Great seafood - the Monkfish in Parma ham, and the baked Sea Bass & prawns in ginger sauce were magnificent!

Thank Carl L
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Busy restaurant on the lesser known Thistle Street but has a great menu. Last visited about two years ago and remembered the fabulous Sea Bass I had. Could not resist and ordered the same again, stunning with potatoes and seasonal veg plus extra side of...More

Thank Lakesman95
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I wanted lamb while we were in Scotland, and we got it here---large shank nicely done with barley and a spicy sauce . The spinach salad we shared before our main course was one if the best I've had--there were pistachios in it and a...More

Thank 50milerider
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Friends who live in Edinburgh had booked Iris for our evening meal. We met a couple from America on the next table who made some recommendations. We all had great food, the service was friendly and welcoming. We would recommend this restaurant to everyone and...More

Thank Joanne C
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47A Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 220 2111
  • E-mail
Tucked away on Thistle Street, Iris has been a welcome addition to the Edinburgh restaurant scene. This chic little bistro - with its designer wallpaper, banquette seating and rough stone walls – has an intimate, cosmopolitan vibe, and is popular with a discreet and sophisticated creative crowd. The modern European menu is guaranteed to impress, we love the roast duck breast with fresh raspberries and Drambuie; chicken supreme stuffed with langoustines served with a garlic and herb buerre blanc; and the roasted quail with spicy potatoes served with an orange and rocket salad. Ideal for stylish working lunches, and informal evening meals, Iris also has an extensive wine list with up to 17 bottles for under £20.
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