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We are like our food, one spoon local, one spoon European sprinkled with seasonal Scottish produce.
Located in the heart of Edinburgh, just a stones throw from The Royal Mile, Lovage Restaurant offers the complete dining experience where unconventional food and incredible wines are accompanied by informal setting and relaxed friendly service.
Our philosophy starts in our kitchen, where we use quality seasonal produce combined with imagination and passion to create dishes that you want to talk about, you want more of and you will come back for.
Edinburgh, EH1 1SX
Scottish, Contemporary European, Modern European
Hours of operation:
Wednesday - Thursday: 18:00 - 22:00
Friday - Sunday: 12:00 - 14:30 and 18:00 - 22:00
The Royal Mile
£25 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
0131 557 5754
8 minutes walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station
Lukasz and Bartek Jedrejek
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wine
Lovage Ratings and Reviews
One of our friends had suggested that we go to Lovage and I must admit that I hadn't heard of it before but after reading reviews we were intrigued. We were certainly not disappointed. The food was exceptional. The dishes were pieces of artwork and every mouthful was absolutely delicious. We had 3 courses and enjoyed every one of them. The service was perfect as well. All in all it was a marvellous experience and have already started recommending to friends and work colleagues.
Based on other reviews I made a reservation and found the food, service, wine selection and whole experience to be first class. The flavours and presentation of the food was excellent. The wines decently priced and whole experience was great - definitely going back.
Tout était très bien accueil gentillesse des serveurs la décoration rapidité du service les plats étaient succulents presque un Resto gastronomique desserts divins présentation des plats originale
A recommander vivement
I've dined on some of the city's best restaurants including Kitchin. Castle Terrace, St Honoré, Witchery and never had better food. It was early so there weren't that many people but the service was friendly and helpful, the food was exquisite it was great value for money. The first of many visits methinks
Service is a problem at this restaurant. Making a reservation turned out to require four phone calls following an online selection, which wasn't a good start. When we arrived they tried to give us the table by the door, their worst table, and only cleaned off another table after we were close to apologizing and choosing another restaurant - that table by the door was never filled. Food was good but would need to be spectacular to make up for the nonchalance of the service.
What a wonderful little gem! We were thrilled to find lovage at moments notice- the lunchtime set menu was impressively good, and impressively good value. Would definitely come again and have already recommended to friends. Highly recommend you give it a go for a twist on traditional Scottish ingredients and dishes
Food was tasty but over sauced. Seemed like everything was cooked sous vide as it was all kind of mush - especially the herring. They tried to counter this by using crisps to add texture but it fell short. Overall very tasty but I wouldn't go farther than that. Service was excellent.
Split into two distinct dining areas, Lovage's space is intimate without sacrificing comfortable seating and large tables. Nutty parsnip and rich curry united in a wonderfully smooth velouté, poured over intensely sharp, smoky curd cheese. Adding microscopic pieces of curd to each mouthful elevated the velouté's complexity significantly. For mains, "fish pie," a fillet of hake topped with great quantities of mashed potato and a poached egg, resting on a runny interpretation of pie mixture consisting of diced vegetables, hot tartare sauce and peas, was divisive. The hake itself was cooked very well, even presenting a crisp skin once excavated from the mashed potato. However, the poached egg was littered with transparent, uncooked regions, making its consistency unpleasant. Below, the hot tartare sauce was unconvincing; overall the fish was unnecessarily quelled by the other elements. The waiter carried out the duties you would expect, but methodically and distantly. Both seasonal lunch and dinner menus include simple, stylish food (the velouté in particular) at excellent value.
Really excellent food. Was recommended by a friend and did not disappoint . It was very quiet on the night we went but it has only recently opened and I'm sure will get a lot busier as delicious food that was beautifully presented
Terrible service, presented with a 2 or 3 course selection menu, we said we just wanted the one course. We were not told you could not select a single dish. We were them told after requesting the bill that we had no option to have one course and we must select another. After discussion we were charged 24 pounds for a small portion of lamb. The only justification we were given was that lamb is 'expensive' . It was incredibly overpriced for such a small portion in a very quiet restaurant. We were given rude, uninformative service. Food tasted fine but wholly unaccomodating service.
If you are visiting Edingburgh you must try this restaurant. It is situated near the Royal Mile. Limited lunch and supper menu but excellent value for money good selection of wine and great service. Use as a midweek treat at lunchtime or for a special occasion dinner and you won't be disappointed.
Great food, great service. The food was fantastic, with some great touches, especially the monkfish and the sour rye soup. The service was very good and the kitchen were very accommodating with our special requests. Thank you Lovage.
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