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About Forage & Chatter
Restaurant Forage & Chatter in Edinburgh boasts the best locally sourced and foraged produce, nestled in Edinburgh's West End. Come and visit us!
Edinburgh, EH2 4PH
Hours of operation:
Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 and 18:00 - 21:30
£25 and under
0131 225 4599
11 minutes walk to Haymarket Station
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
Forage & Chatter Ratings and Reviews
Great wee basement restaurant with super friendly and staff that knew how to do their job and delivered. The food was really good - so good we managed 3 courses after a 25 minute rest - it was worth doing. Often find desserts are a let down or derivative of common desserts - not here. Appreciated that even though really busy on a Rugby International weekend we never felt like they were pushing to get our table back. We also thought it was very good value. Our only feedback for improvement was it was very hot, even when we arrived when it was virtually empty. Good luck with your on-going adventure - you deserve to be successful.
A frequent dinner, I would rate this dining experience as one of the best I have enjoyed in Edinburgh. The restaurant is conveniently located and the interior comfortable and welcoming. The set lunch was delicious, representing outstanding value. My choice of beetroot salad was thoroughly refreshing, followed by pearl barley risotto, served piping hot and superbly flavoured. The cinsault rose delicious and very reasonably priced. Staff could not have been more attentive and friendly. Will definitely return.
My second visit since it opened. The standards are extremely high, the food excellent (all ingredients foraged locally) and the staff are friendly and accommodating.
As a foodie, this quickly became my favourite place for food. Their cocktails are amazing too!
Excellent presentation, happy friendly staff and such an enjoyable meal. The wine list is very good particularly Chenin Blanc from South Africa and Chilean Merlot.
Set menu great value. Took a la carts this time and cured trout for starters, followed by curried monkfish and aged sirloin with Ox beer braised. Tremendous. Back again very soon
These guys have been open for a few months and created something beautiful. Excellent front of house to superb chefs. Ask them them to mix you a cheeky cocktail, they will surprise you. The bill was high but worth ever penny and I'd pay it again, I pray I'm back in the city soon.
Our server had a genuine knowledge of the food and was happy to answer any questions. The food was faultless and far exceeded my expectations. A few more options on the menu would be nice but what they do, they do very well. Would highly recommend for foodies.
Forage and Chatter is a lovely little place in Edinburgh's West End. The staff are very friendly and the food is excellent. It is not trying to be a Michelin starred place, but is a good example of somewhere at the level just below this doing a great job (think Wedgwood, Atelier etc)
A really lovely evening. The food and wine were both exceptional, with every dish a delightful adventure. We were also very well looked after; from start to finish, the service was fantastic. We would thoroughly recommend Forage & Chatter and are already looking forward to our next visit.
This restaurant is exceptionally good. The food is fabulous - best I've eaten outside London for a long time and surpassing a michelin starred meal I had the previous evening. Lovely, committed and passionate service. Really nice touches for a birthday. My new go-to in Edinburgh for sure.
Absolutely outstanding food, service and atmosphere. Extremely professional, courteous and friendly staff created an experience that wasn't too slow or too rushed, and every dish we tried was fascinating and tasty in equal measure. Michelin star experience without the fussiness, just a warm, welcoming feel and great cooking.
Stunning food- absolutely delicious. Imaginative, perfectly balanced and cooked, beautifully presented. Not cheap but fantastic value- everything was perfect. Lovely to feel we'd discovered this gem so soon after opening- am sure it will become v difficult to get a table! Highly recommended- and great to be served by the owner and his brother and share in their enthusiasm and passion. Go! £91 for two- 3 courses each, 500 ml of good wine and a couple of gins. Fabulous. Thanks
From the outside to inside the decor is subtle and Scottish.
Staff were very attentive and it was reasonably busy for the wed night we visited. A good sign!
Food was beautiful (I had monkfish and my friend had the beef) - Great flavours without being overpowering.
Also the wine we had was lovely for the middle of the range white we selected.
Only wee things I would change would be less salty chips and we were charged for water (which we queried and it was taken off).
We chose the set 3 course lunch and were very pleasantly surprised by the quality and how tasty each course was. Not only excellent value for money but also our whole dining experience was really enjoyable. The venue was bright and well appointed and the service was first class.
Four of us dined here last Friday (24th Feb), and I must say we were delighted with our choice of restaurant. A member of our party is celiac and once the staff were informed they were amazing at providing for it. We were told that everything on the menu (with the exception of the deserts section) could be made gluten free which was brilliant. They were also able to serve up a tasty desert too which finished off an amazing meal.
For starters we had the pulled pork (x2) and the beetroot salad (x2). On tasting the pulled pork all I could hear uttered was 'wow, this is the best pulled pork I've ever had'. The beetroot salad was the perfect starter for me, plenty of flavour and colour on the plate. For the main course we had curried monkfish (x2), Hake (x1) and Chicken (x1). All of which were perfectly cooked and a treat for the taste buds. I will definitely be back.
My new favourite restaurant in Edinburgh. The starters all looked amazing, so I had three. They tasted as good as they looked. The trout in particular was exceptional. Good choice of interesting wine. Attentive but not intrusive service. Will be back, often.
I'd booked this restaurant having found it on line and reading TripAdvisor reviews. It was a business meal, entertaining a client, so I was anxious that it lived up to the very good reviews. Thankfully it did. The ambience was nice, a very warm welcome from one of the owners (family business), excellent food, knowledgeable staff. I couldn't fault it, and am already planning a trip (from Yorkshire!) to take my boyfriend up there to try it.
Ticks all the boxes - and more.
It is really pleasing - and a bit unusual - to find attentive service and a warm welcome. The note that I had sent on booking was attended to and a quiet corner table was provided. The menus were interesting and thought-provoking - making a choice really difficult - one of everything came to mind!
Choices made from the a la carte menu were really quite oustanding - especially the ox cheek main course - and both that and the starters were beautifully presented - a treat for our taste buds.
Overall, a really delightful Valentine's lunch - complemented by discrete, efficient and friendly service. There is no doubt that we will be returning and we have already told several friends about this gem .
This is a very special place. The restaurant is delightful - modern and yet comfortable and warming. Fabulous food which has familiar ingredients but just a little bit different and very very good. The owners are passionate about their restaurant and the food and are happy to share the story of both! We loved it and will definitely be back.
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