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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
Even better than anticipated. The owners and staff were very warm, welcoming and knowledgable. The menu offered a wonderful variety. Each of the items ordered were beautifully and creatively prepared. This was the most positive over-all experience I've had at a restaurant. I will make a point to travel to Edinburgh again, just to visit this phenomenal restaurant.
The entrance was not too impressive but fairly typical for some basement type Edinburgh places. The lobby/bar area was very welcoming but seemed to lead to a fairly dark interior. All did not bode well. However, our waitress took us through to a small covered courtyard at the back which was airy, light and magical. The whole ambience was great and I felt very strongly that the interior would be perfect for a winter's lunch, warm, cosy and intimate.
The set lunch menu was excellent value for money and even though choice was limited this was not a problem. I had my heart set on pork belly but this was off the menu on the day so I had the replacement beef fillet instead. One mouthful of this and I had forgotten the pork, cooked to perfection, succulent, tender and so tasty. I don't know who the chef is but she/he produced a superb meal.
My companions were equally impressed and satisfied. I don't normally have dessert but after the excellence of the first two courses I had to have one. Again I was not disappointed by the chocolate creation that I was served which was such a light delight. If you add excellent service to the culinary experience then it is fair to say that we had a superb lunch.
Our thanks to the Forage and Chatter team for such a wonderful experience.
We were lucky enough to get into Forage and Chatter for a dinner with friends and we all had a wonderful time. The food was delicious and the owners and servers were so warm and friendly it made our evening more than just a dinner. It was a wonderful experience that we will long remember. I highly recommend this lovely restaurant.
Amazingly one of the best meals ever. Complex and imaginative food combined to make a surprisingly unfussy presentation. Flavors were out of this world. Staff was helpful and attentive, even though they were apparently short-handed that evening. There was a small, enclosed courtyard which I might have preferred, but the quiet indoor space was also lovely.
I am very, very particular about what I taste and eat, and if this review sounds like I am gushing, it is because the restaurant deserves top compliments! Make reservations well ahead of time (and be aware the restuarnt is one flight down from street level).
Quality meal for family outing last Saturday evening - from the excellent Mushroom starter, the very tasty and well-cooked Hake to the Sea Buckthorn dessert. The sommelier / host was very friendly, witty and knowledgeable and equally generous in letting-us 'try' others of his lovely wines. Cosy ambience and atmosphere, highly recommended.
We live locally and eat out regularly. Martin Wishart's restaurant in Leith is our favourite place for a special occasion but, this time, based on recent reviews, we decided to try Forage & Chatter. We were not disappointed. From start to finish, the food was fantastic. We tried 4 of the 6 starters, 3 of the main courses and 2 of the sweets. All were so delicious that we couldn't single any out in a review. When my husband told the manager that the 'beetroot' starter was his idea of food hell, the manager gave him it, free of charge, to try out. Like all the courses, it was done with a twist-delicious, fresh ingredients, in unusual combinations, cooked perfectly. Service was similarly high- informally attentive, perfect timing and great recommendations from a friendly, knowledgeable team. We also liked the playlist! We'll definitely be back. Our only concern is the length of the waiting list as this place is set to become a favourite for many.
Four of us went here whilst on a weekend trip to Edinburgh. The staff were very friendly and attentive, the food was amazing and very creative, the ambience special but relaxed. We left the restaurant feeling very happy having had some amazing food and some lovely wine. We would all highly recommend that you eat here!
Relying on Trip Advisor we booked a table in advance of a brief trip to look around the University. On arriving at the restaurant, located in Edinburgh's West End, we were encouraged by both the warm greeting and the fact that a 'walk in' had just been turned away as they were fully booked (Tuesday night).
The food was excellent with interesting ingredient combinations that offered a good variation of textures and flavours, all cooked and presented skilfully. The service was friendly, efficient and professional. They offer a good variety of craft beers and the wine list is well considered and good value - notably a Montrachet for £58!
It's impressive that having only been open 5 months they have already established themselves as one of the top eateries in the city. We will definitely be back when in Edinburgh next.
Simply outstanding dining experience, the staff were exemplary and catered for your every need without being obtrusive, the quality of the food, from ingredients, presentation and taste was sublime, and the wine selection excellent...we'll definitely be back.
I booked this restaurant for myself and two friends based on the excellent reviews and it did not disappoint! A lovely family run restaurant in the west end of Edinburgh.. what a gem! Tasteful decor, lovely service and excellent food! They went out of their way to make you feel welcome! We will definitely go back and highly recommend!!
Overall we enjoyed our meal here - the menu was very creative and it was tough to choose since it all sounded nice. The ingredients were unusual and exiting, and obviously skill had gone into the cooking. We really enjoyed the food - especially the starters and the chocolate dessert which was out of this world. The drawback was the service - we were served by about 6 different people. The waitresses' mood seemed to fluctuate from happy to almost aggressive and she made a point of criticising our wine choice. All the staff dealt with us in a really casual way, they were chatty which I really wouldn't mind normally but it was too much it just wasn't professional at all. Overall though it is a nice place, and I would recommend it.
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