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Forage & Chatter

4.8
494 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
Scottish, Seafood
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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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Public Transit
10 minutes walk to Haymarket Station
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
What 494 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Super place; great delicious food, well priced, service was fine although a little on the slow side. Thank you for helping to make a great evening

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The environment was wonderful, the food was amazing and the portions working there nice and did a great work making us feel welcome and seen all night. Can strongly recommend this restaurant!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Friendly and professional staff, passion for hospitality and food shines through. Lovely, ambient decor. Carefully designed menu with all ingredients balanced perfectly for an authentic quality food experience. If you love great portions of food I would not recommend this particular restaurant; but if you enjoy fine dining this is a place to satisfy ones tasting buds!

Recommended
starter - salmon and mussels
main - monkfish and lamb dish

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The set lunch menu is not extensive, but the food is excellent and beautifully presented. A thoroughly enjoyable meal and we would go again.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Amazing food, excellent find, will definitely return.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Such a memorable meal. Everything was perfect, from the lightly fried bread rolls with a fluffy herb spread to the gnocchi and lamb mains to the artful and delicious desserts. Service is friendly and flawless. The space is modern and stylish yet intimate.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great for a special birthday meal, excellent service, relaxed and informal with delicious food.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent environment and service. The food was outstanding

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Great service, lovely restaurant, fantastic food, persobabal and definitely in top 5 meals I've had, will be back

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5.0Dined on 10 April 2018

We had a terrific experience, Ben was great and made us feel very special (we are on our honeymoon).
The food was outstanding as was the ambience. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 10 April 2018

Outstanding service and food. A real find. If you are looking for a quality lunch that knocks all the other city’s fixed price menus out of the park then this is your place. A must visit.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Wonderful place. Greate food and every bit tasted heavenly. excelent service. Abolutely greate

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4.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Wine selection leaves much to be desired. In general the starters were more interesting than the mains we chose. The meats were exceptional, particularly the deer and the pork cheeks. One of the best value for price when it comes to Scottish cuisine in Edinburgh.

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Great experiences from the warm welcome to the final spoonful of desert. Next time I am in Edinburgh I will definitely book.

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Great food, great service and reasonable prices. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on 4 April 2018

Delicious food, beautiful plating, attentive staff, and great value. What more could you ask for?! Will recommend anyone going to Edinburgh to eat here!

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5.0Dined on 3 April 2018

We all enjoyed our meal and the service. Starter and entree was an imaginative blend of taste and texture. Delicious. We would recommend this restaurant highly.

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5.0Dined on 3 April 2018

One of the best restaurants that I know and my best foodie experience in Edinburgh. Levely food, first quality product, good wines and very nice Restaurant.

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Eveything was perfect. Fantastic food and atmosphear

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Fantastic experience from start to finish. Exceptionally high quality cuisine. Perfect portion size and great flavours. Very good value.

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Food is outstanding, service and staff are excellent. Went for a special occasion and will definitely be back

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4.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Excellent and gracious service. Being vegetarian, I would have liked to have a different vegetarian main course on the fixed lunch menu to the one I had about three months ago! The desserts were also the same, so a little variety would be appreciated. I still really enjoy coming here though and will do so again and recommend the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Came here for my girlfriends birthday and could not fault it at all ! 10/10

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

A fantastic night with beautiful food. Really enjoyed the night.

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5.0Dined on 27 March 2018

Extremely friendly and helpfull staff. GREAT food. The wine list is not excessive, but offers good variety (if a bit new-world-heavy, but then many UK wine lists are). Cosy and fairly casual atmosphere (always with an eye to the kind and quality of the establishment: in a place like this I'd always wear a shirt, but I didn't feel underdressed not wearing a tie or jacket). We thoroughly enjoyed our evening out!

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5.0Dined on 27 March 2018

Tasty food cooked with heart and nicely presented. My friend has opened his option for ox tongue after tasting it here. The apple crumble was the best I ever had. Yummy.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Enjoyed this restaurant a great deal- would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Fabulous food. Celebrating our ten year anniversary. Had beef sirloin with oxtail for main, crab bisque to start and ending with chocolate mousse. A taste sensation

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

This was my second trip to Forage and Chatter and yet again I was not disappointed! I have only ever visited for lunch, but the set lunch menu is really reasonably priced as is the wine list and other drinks! Would highly recommend! Although the food is fine dining, it is served in a laid back, friendly manner and the ambience of the whole restaurant is laid back and chilled!

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Took my sister for a birthday lunch. Very reasonably priced for 3 courses and coffee. Able to give my sister gluten free bread. Delicious food with plenty of taste and texture. Have recommended it to everyone i meet. Well trained and charming staff.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

We had the lunchtime menu last weekend. Really interesting flavours and creatively presented. Good vegetarian options. Very attentive service.

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5.0Dined on 22 March 2018

Pretty flawless, delicious and attentive, look forward keenly to our return

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5.0Dined on 21 March 2018

The whole experience was amazing. Will definitely be back again.

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5.0Dined on 21 March 2018

We absolutely loved our meal at this establishment. The service was outstanding and the unique dinners were better. This was clearly our favorite meal on our 5-day vacation to Edinburgh

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4.0Dined on 16 March 2018

We enjoyed 'Forage & Chatter' for its relaxed ambience - which enables a one on one intimacy - whether for a date, or for a discreet business meeting. The food was imaginative, tasty & beautifully served. Being GF, I was particularly impressed by the chef's delicious caraway seeded bread + pesto - made specially for me. Likewise my 'GF Surprise' dessert. The surprising this is, how rare that is!

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5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

The restaurant is well appointed and easy to find close to the center of town and close to a taxi rank.
The staff were all really friendly, funny and made sure with each party of anyone had dietary requirements which is amazing (I have a fish allergy).
The food tasted great I had pig cheeks followed by gnocchi - the starter tasted amazing but could have done with some bread, the gnocchi was homemade and tasted great (fab veggie dish) but there just wasn’t enough with only three gnocchi - I could have done with double for a main course it was lots of a starter portion.

Overall the forage and chatter was great but we left hungry and headed out for pudding to fill us up.

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4.0Dined on 15 March 2018

I was very impressed with Forage and Chatter. I hope to go again soon.

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4.0Dined on 15 March 2018

Food was delicious but very long wait for our mains. 1 of our group ( elderly) didn’t order a starter ( though we did have the tasty fried bread balls with pesto dip/ spread) so essentially waited more than an hour for any food. No apology given for the long wait. New Zealand waitress was excellent - polite, helpful but unobtrusive. When the mains did arrive we then waited about 8-10 minutes for our ‘sides’ by which time we had essentially eaten our (small) mains ( otherwise the mains would have been completely cold). I did ask where the sides where after 5 minutes of not arriving and was told that they were ‘coming’ ( again no apology). We had ordered two portions of potatoes and two of broccoli but only one of each arrived. As we had finished our mains by the time the side dishes arrived ( no apology for delay) there was no point asking why we had been just given 1 portion of each dish ( when we ordered two) for 4 people.
Overall, excellent food. Very good waitress. Some timing / service issues. Not cheap. Very nice meal. Would I eat there again - probably? The food was extremely tasty ( though portions quite small) and the ambience very nice and unpretentious. Just a few minor niggles which should be easy enough to sort out.

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5.0Dined on 14 March 2018

The food and wine were excellent. Innovative menu with high quality ingredients. The overall dining experience was enhanced by the pleasant ambience and personal, well paced service. Loved the booths so that you felt it was a private experience rather than being packed in with other diners. Lovely staff. A first class restaurant.

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

catered amazingly for the coeliac in the group, the food, service and ambience were really lovely 10/10

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