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8:30 PM

Forage & Chatter

4.8
441 reviews
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£25 and under
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Scottish
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Restaurant Forage & Chatter in Edinburgh boasts the best locally sourced and foraged produce, nestled in Edinburgh's West End. Come and visit us!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Scottish
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 and 18:00 - 21:30
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Phone number
0131 225 4599
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Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Neighbourhood
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Public Transit
10 minutes walk to Haymarket Station
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
What 441 People Are Saying
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4.8  based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.6
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MattG 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and great service. Cocktail made to order was great and the food itself was delicious and well worth the price. Would definitely recommend and return in the future.

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LesA 
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Delicious food in a lovely atmosphere will definitely come back

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PaulH 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

We booked this for lunch/tea and it did not disappoint the service from start to finish was excellent although it wasn't very busy and by the time we had finished we were the only one's in the whole place. The food was outstanding albeit towards the expensive side although choosing from the set menu would reduce the cost but we wanted 3 courses with prosecco to start and wine with our meal so came in at over a hundred pound which was OK for us . Forage and chatter was clean ,well kept and that was all way the through the restaraunt I would go again and they will see me again soon

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Steve333999 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Excellent all round. The only downside was a very load American girl who dominated the whole room. This was not the fault of the staff who apologised and supplied free desert wine.
A slight hiccup with the timing of the veg arrival was met with another apology and no charge.
I would go again at the drop of a hat.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

We were very pleased to find this restaurant and looked forward to a cozy dinner. Things were off to a good start with tasty starters. Unfortunately the kitchen must have had issues subsequently as our dinner took a very long time to arrive. The deer was quite rare despite being ordered medium rare but the monk fish on lentils was very good, although the lentils could have been cooked a little more and had more flavour. We were offered a free glass of desert wine as gesture for our food being delayed which was enjoyable. In the end this ended up being a pricey dinner that did not go quite right.

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Elasticwoman 
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Seeing our daughter who now lives in Edinburgh was the special occasion, and it was certainly special food, service and ambience. The food was novel, tasty and in about the right portion size. I loved my winter salad starter which had so many different ingredients I can't remember what they all were, but didn't fill me up before my Red Deer main course. I appreciated the blast of warm air on entering the Ladies, as most places have freezing toilets. Side dishes need to be ordered with the mains, and each side dish was enough for 2 people. We ate it all up and left clean plates - what greater compliment can we pay the chef?

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic food and service, the attention to detail was as outstanding as the food and exceptionally friendly staff.

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EdGilmore 
5.0  Dined on 16 February 2018

We visited for our anniversary. Not only was the food excellent but the staff went above and beyond to accommodate us on our special occasion.

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KenT 
4.0  Dined on 16 February 2018

Loved the atmosphere in the place and the knowledge , and relaxed manner of the staff. the food was very tasty. A most enjoyable experience

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SusanM 
5.0  Dined on 16 February 2018

Good food, great ambiance and excellent service. A great find in the centr I'd Edinburgh I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 15 February 2018

Reading through trip advisor reviews it was a no brainer really.
We were greeted with such a warm welcome on an Icy blowy Thursday evening. Every member of staff we passed wished us a good evening... Just Lovely!

The food throughout was well prepared and very tasty.
The staff were very attentive and asked for feedback when my wife didn’t finish her starter. It wasn’t to her taste and the texture unexpected. The feedback was well received and the dish taken from our bill.

Everything else was fantastic... scallops, deer, steak, cheese... Couldn’t fault anything.

I really wish I’d gotten the name of the guy who served us. He was very attentive, courteous and passionate about the food and wine. He even recommended a few places for me to go for a wee dram locally and offered to walk us over.

All in all a pleasant evening and culinary experience.

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MarshaD 
5.0  Dined on 15 February 2018

Beautiful food, fantastic service and a lovely warming ambience!

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GlennS 
5.0  Dined on 15 February 2018

Excellent food and service from all the staff. Forage and Chatter exceeded our expectations.

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RickyS 
5.0  Dined on 14 February 2018

Everything about this place was perfect. The food, the atmosphere, the drinks, even the lighting.

The service was on a completely different level. Highly attentive without the feeling of being a nuisance to your evening. Very well presented and very friendly. It was apparent that there were many repeat customers due to the rapport between staff and other customers.

Edinburgh is one of my favourite cities, and now this is one of my favourite restaurants.

Try the red deer, it is to die for!

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JamesS 
5.0  Dined on 14 February 2018

This is the second time that we have been here and its been amazing both times. A lovely menu with loads of different options that makes it difficult to choose. They also have very friendly staff and the atmosphere is brilliant.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 14 February 2018

This is a wonderful restaurant serving exceptional creative food by staff who are genuinely welcoming and friendly.
Definitely worth a visit.

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Hols 
5.0  Dined on 14 February 2018

Fabulous service and wonderful, tasty food. Portion sizes perfect in order to eat three courses and feel satisfied. Definitely made the visit to Edinburgh worthwhile.

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PamB 
5.0  Dined on 13 February 2018

First time at this restaurant and I went because I heard it was good and I was not disappointed it was excellent and I will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 10 February 2018

Just brilliant! Food and service fantastic. Would highly recommend

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vipNewWT 
5.0  Dined on 9 February 2018

Great place. Great food

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kimcam 
5.0  Dined on 9 February 2018

A great birthday lunch out with interesting, tasty dishes and good value. Very accommodating too, as there were some confusing changes of numbers of diners! Definitely recommend it!

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Jwg1988 
5.0  Dined on 8 February 2018

We had a beautiful meal here. The food was interesting and all the staff had great knowledge about how the food was prepared and the ingredients used. We will definitely be coming back

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 8 February 2018

Lovely venue- great food and attentive but not intrusive staff- a lovely place

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ScotlandNell 
4.0  Dined on 7 February 2018

Good food beautifully presented. Great value lunch (limited selection ) @£14.95 for 2 ciurses (£17.95 for 3 courses)
Small portions but enough for a lunch. Hopefully dinner portions are larger when I return with my husband!
Nicely decorated venue and staff attentive without being irksome.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 7 February 2018

Really good lunch menu. The food was great and the decor was lovely!

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Mags 
5.0  Dined on 7 February 2018

Had lunch here with my sister and aunt. The lunch menu was limited ie 3 choices for each course. However ever course was delicious. Beautiful presented dishes with unusual ingredients put together very well

Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 3 February 2018

Amazing restaurant! Food lovely, staff great. Lovely for a special meal

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 3 February 2018

Everything about our evening was brilliant. Can't wait to go back again.

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PeterT 
3.0  Dined on 3 February 2018

Food was great, service OK
A glitch is the tight schedule they have on the tables
We were kindly forced away after 2 hours :-)

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 3 February 2018

Everything about our anniversary meal here was outstanding. The food was incredible. I cannot rate the food highly enough. The staff were so attentive and friendly. Each course was beautifully presented. We will definitely return next time we visit Edinburgh and I will recommend to all our friends too.

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