About New Chapter

18 Eyre Place
Edinburgh, EH3 5EP
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Welcome to the New Chapter Restaurant.
We are a restaurant with 2 private dining rooms, based in the heart of Edinburgh, serving Scottish and Modern European dishes always with a twist.

Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Scottish, Modern European

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday:
Lunch: 12pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: 5:30 - 10pm
Saturday:
Lunch: 12pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - 10pm
Sunday:
Lunch: 12pm -2:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - 9pm

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
£25 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
0131 556 0006

Website:
http://www.newchapterrestaurant.co.uk/

Public Transport:
1 minute walk from closest bus stop on Eyre Place. Bus number 36.

Additional:
Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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New Chapter Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.6

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4.4

value

4.6

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Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Business Meals (78)
Sunday Lunch (61)
Pre/post Theatre (51)
Good for a Date (46)
Creative Cuisine (45)
Good Vegetarian Options (39)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Group Bookings (34)
Lunch (33)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Neighbourhood Gem (30)
Cosy (29)
Local Ingredients (29)
Casual (25)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Brunch (23)
Modern Decor (21)
Disabled Access (18)
Outdoor Eating (17)
Seasonal (13)
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Authentic (10)
Family Style (8)
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Comfort Food (6)
Healthy (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Molecular Gastronomy (5)
High Tea (5)
Child Friendly (5)
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food5
ambience5
service3
value4

We visited during a trip to Edinburgh fo ...

 
·Dined 2 days ago

We visited during a trip to Edinburgh for my husbands birthday on Sat night. We arrived 15 minutes early as we don't know the area and there isn't much around it so we went in to say we were early, the man who greeted us was fairly friendly but quite shocked/abrupt and said they had no bar area to wait at. This seemed fair apart from we were stood next to two empty tables for 2 at the entrance. I happily asked if theres anywhere nearby to go for a drink, as we were happy to, and he asked us to give him a minute. He came back and said he could actually seat us on one of the empty tables, this was great and we were happy with it but I can't believe we are the only people to arrive early in a city people often visit for weekends. It all worked out ok in the end, just a bit of a shame to get the reaction we did when we had read so many good reviews, but I do acknowledge we were early. The only other downside was the we ended up being sat by the door which is quite separated from the main tables in the restaurant, felt a bit crammed in & didn't get the atmosphere, however it did feel like a private area to ourselves as the other table stayed free. There was one other table right next to the bar which we saw one couple move from due to the cold are where the door kept opening and another couple of sat there spent most of the time looking like they were quite chilly too. Having said that, the food was amazing, I had the steak and chips then chocolate pudding which were both delicious. My husband had the scallops and then the fish dish which he said were really nice and then the ice cream for dessert. At the end I paid the bill and quickly realised I should have checked the receipt as we suddenly realised I had been charged for a bottle of prosecco instead of a glass, they quickly corrected it and gave me a refund. I would definitely recommend this restaurant, just don't turn up early and make sure you check the receipt! I'm sure these were one offs and we would go back.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Modern Decor, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

The food was absolutely amazing. Reasona ...

 
·Dined 3 days ago

The food was absolutely amazing. Reasonably priced. Nice and attentive service.

food4
ambience4
service4
value5

Really nice restaurant and great value d ...

 
·Dined 4 days ago

Really nice restaurant and great value definitely worth a visit!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Food was great ,fantastic service , exce ...

 
·Dined 5 days ago

Food was great ,fantastic service , excellent value for Money

never lets you down consistent Service and food

Tags: Special Occasion, Private Room, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Innovative cooking served in a pleasant ...

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Innovative cooking served in a pleasant relaxed ambience

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Yummy herby dip with bread. Parmesan and ...

 
·Dined on 14 January 2017

Yummy herby dip with bread. Parmesan and Jerusalem artichoke soup was delicious.

Lemon verbena panna cotta and granita wood sorrel with blackberries- earthy, tangy and a great finish to an enjoyable evening. My third visit and I will come back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Excellent lunch menu. Everything beautif ...

 
·Dined on 14 January 2017

Excellent lunch menu. Everything beautifully cooked and presented. Waiting staff friendly, helpful and not overly intrusive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

New Chapter is very good indeed. It's ni ...

 
·Dined on 13 January 2017

New Chapter is very good indeed. It's nicely appointed (a huge improvement on its predecessor on the same site) and the service is nice and friendly. My main course of beef cheek was as good as it comes, but the scallop starter was even better, very special indeed. Prices are reasonable, and it is great that the have a good range of quality wines in half litre carafes.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Family Style, Good for Birthdays
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great restaurant and the plates we tried ...

 
·Dined on 10 January 2017

Great restaurant and the plates we tried were all Fabulous . The quality of the ingredients was excellent and we appreciated the mix of the ingredients. Would definitely recommend and would return to this restaurant ! Great place for a date , everyday dining or a small gathering with friends . It is a little pricey but the food is 5* .

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Great meal, with excellent service. Best ...

 
·Dined on 7 January 2017

Great meal, with excellent service. Best scallop starter I've had in ages!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Superb food, that looked amazing. Great ...

 
·Dined on 5 January 2017

Superb food, that looked amazing. Great service. Excellent value.

Tags: Special Occasion
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Went for NYE, it was a great experience. ...

 
·Dined on 30 December 2016

Went for NYE, it was a great experience. A little rushed at the end, because they were backed up. The staff made every attempt to work through it though.

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Beautiful food and lovely wine. I had th ...

 
·Dined on 30 December 2016

Beautiful food and lovely wine. I had the slow cooked beef cheek which was like butter to cut. Beautiful!

Tags: Cozy
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

This is a nice restaurant with good food ...

 
·Dined on 30 December 2016

This is a nice restaurant with good food, a reasonable choice of food and wine without being too big , attentive but not intrusive staff. The place is split across two floors, the upper being one large room and the main restaurant. The slight negative was that our table was near the kitchens and felt a little like being in a corridor.

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

The food was amazing was slightly disapp ...

 
·Dined on 23 December 2016

The food was amazing was slightly disappointed by the beef as was hoping it to be more tender.

Tags: Tasting Menu
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Excellent dinner with my husband for his ...

 
·Dined on 19 December 2016

Excellent dinner with my husband for his birthday. The service was efficient and friendly. I would like to eat here again when next in Edinburgh.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

An absolute joy from start to finish. Th ...

 
·Dined on 19 December 2016

An absolute joy from start to finish. The food was phenomenal and this comes from a real foodie! Fabulous & friendly service. Would highly recommend to all and sundry. Thank you New Chapter for a magnificent meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Family Style, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Open Kitchen, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Some of our party were late but staff st ...

 
·Dined on 19 December 2016

Some of our party were late but staff still managed to accommodate us on a very busy day. Food was excellent, despite there being an issue with gas supply in the kitchen. Staff could not have been more helpful and pleasant. Definitely recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great restaurant. Attentive service wit ...

 
·Dined on 18 December 2016

Great restaurant. Attentive service without being over bearing. Good value wine list. Food was very good great flavour combos.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
food4
ambience4
service3
value4

Lovely dining experience with friends. ...

 
·Dined on 18 December 2016

Lovely dining experience with friends. Good local restaurant close to Dundas Street with a cosy, friendly ambience. Menu was creative with fresh local incredients and a good wine selection.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Modern Decor, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

Such a genuinely warm welcome and very e ...

 
·Dined on 18 December 2016

Such a genuinely warm welcome and very efficient table service; attentive yet relaxed without being intrusive. Delicious food, ideal portions and good choice at reasonable cost with options for a two course or three course meal. Try the scallops for starter in the evening, slow roast beef with dauphinoise potatoes for Sunday lunch with a glass of fine Malbec, followed by unbeatable chocolate and orange mousse ice cream!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Outstanding Value, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Second time there and really enjoyed it ...

 
·Dined on 17 December 2016

Second time there and really enjoyed it again.

Will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent food, well prepared, very good ...

 
·Dined on 17 December 2016

Excellent food, well prepared, very good value. a firm favourite with my husband and I.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Outstanding Value, Local Ingredients
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Very friendly staff made this an evening ...

 
·Dined on 9 December 2016

Very friendly staff made this an evening to remember. Made an ordinary evening a special evening...

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Nice restaurant a bit uot of the center ...

 
·Dined on 8 December 2016

Nice restaurant a bit uot of the center but with good food and excellent service. One downside: they did'nt offer us the festive menu and we had to eat a la carte.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
food4
ambience4
service4
value5

Had a great lunch here, the food was of ...

 
·Dined on 6 December 2016

Had a great lunch here, the food was of a very high standard but that was not reflected in the price which was very reasonable.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Great food, staff very friendly, good wi ...

 
·Dined on 6 December 2016

Great food, staff very friendly, good wine selection and well situated tables.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Enjoyed our meal at the New Chapter; fri ...

 
·Dined on 5 December 2016

Enjoyed our meal at the New Chapter; friendly, cosy place. We were initially seated very close to the door, separated by only a curtain so was too cold and felt like I was sitting in a dark closet! Asked to move, not a problem. Food was fantastic, very inventive takes on classic dishes. Great service, value and character. Worth the short walk from the more touristy areas.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Friendly staff. Great food at reasonable ...

 
·Dined on 4 December 2016

Friendly staff. Great food at reasonable price. Really enjoyed our evening looking forward to visiting again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

We had a really good time. The food was ...

 
·Dined on 4 December 2016

We had a really good time. The food was delicious and different - the chocolate mousse is the best we've ever had.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Family Style, People Watching, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Absolutely amazing food, service and atm ...

 
·Dined on 3 December 2016

Absolutely amazing food, service and atmosphere. The best place in Edinburgh.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Family Style, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Excellent service, very good food and re ...

 
·Dined on 2 December 2016

Excellent service, very good food and reasonably priced.

Tags: Late-night Find
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great atmosphere, great food - we loved ...

 
·Dined on 2 December 2016

Great atmosphere, great food - we loved it. Staff were attentive but not overbearing. An up market option, and great for a special occasion

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

We booked here following reading reviews ...

 
·Dined on 1 December 2016

We booked here following reading reviews. I am so glad that we did - the three of us all particularly enjoyed our meals which were fresh and tasty. There was a delicious dip (green) which came initially with some bread and we immediately knew we were in for a wonderful meal. I would def go back and have recommended this restaurant to friends several times since. It is about a 15 minute walk from George St, we got a taxi back to George St for just under £5.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Casual
food2
ambience3
service3
value1

Have been to New Chapter twice First tim ...

 
·Dined on 1 December 2016

Have been to New Chapter twice

First time everything delicious, lunch was £9.95 2 courses

Second time food not so good, lunch 12.95. 2 course

Bit disappointed second time.

Latte cold

Tags: Creative Cuisine
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Another fantastic meal at the New Chapte ...

 
·Dined on 30 November 2016

Another fantastic meal at the New Chapter. We are lucky to live within walking distance of the New Chapter so it is our favourite for meals with friends or for special occasions. As always the staff were welcoming and friendly, the food was excellent and the ambiance lively without being noisy. This time we had the pork cheek salad as starter and followed by gorgeous hake on a squid ink pasta in a seafood broth. Excellent. We will be back soon!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

This is the second time that I have visi ...

 
·Dined on 28 November 2016

This is the second time that I have visited this restaurant, I think the first time was downstairs in a private room for about 14 of us. Visiting this time with my friend, we were given an excellent seat, attention to our requirements was well spaced and always at the right time, we were not pestered. Red house wine was delicious, not aware of any noise from other diners, it is a lovely place, very comfortable, temperature was just right, loved it all. Will return again and again. Food was beautifully cooked and healthy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Casual
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Nice simple choice of local produce. Gre ...

 
·Dined on 27 November 2016

Nice simple choice of local produce. Great friendly service and happily helped with wheelchair access.

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

I eat here a lot and have never had a ba ...

 
·Dined on 27 November 2016

I eat here a lot and have never had a bad meal.

The staff are very friendly and the service and food both excellent.

Their new winter menu is great and the choice very varied.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
food1
ambience2
service3
value3

Starters were very poor, not what was de ...

 
·Dined on 20 November 2016

Starters were very poor, not what was described on the menu. The main was very fatty so did not even bother with dessert. Overpriced for the food, could do with an refurbishment. Wouldn't go again

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