Edinburgh, EH1 1SX
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 is the design of two chefs team Lukasz and Bartek Jedrejek.
Our aim is to offer 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.
Scottish, Contemporary European, Modern European
Hours of operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 12:00 - 15:00 and 18:00 - 22:00
Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 and 18:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00 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
Found online with good reviews, tried it ...
Found online with good reviews, tried it and it lived up to the best of these. Will certainly go back as the food was of high quality and the staff were knowledgeable and friendly, without being too intrusive. some may feel the short menu would be too limited but the quality of ingredients and standard of cooking confirmed out believe that you should do six dishes excellently rather than twenty badly. Couldn't fault the meal, the staff or the location.
Excellent - my husband and I both loved ...
Excellent - my husband and I both loved it! The food was creative, well presented and tasted wonderful. The wine menu was also good and well priced and the waiter was attentive and efficient. I would definitely eat there again and recommend it to anyone. To us, the portions were just right - a good balance of quality and quantity which enabled us to eat a three course meal without feeling stuffed. One of the best meals I've had in a long time.
Food was absolutely delicious. I went j ...
Food was absolutely delicious. I went just after New Years and it was very quiet. Good to take advantage of the quieter period!
Me and my girlfriend went for dinner her ...
Me and my girlfriend went for dinner here to start our Hogmanay weekend away, we weren't disappointed! The food was unbelievable and the wine choice was equally as good. Not only did the food look good it tasted amazing, we have both said it was the best meal we've ever had, the food was to die for! If we're ever back up in Edinburgh we wouldn't hesitate to book here again. Can't recommend Lovage enough!
First class service and food. great ambi ...
First class service and food.
great ambiance not tightly packed in, just right.
will definitely return
Me and my girlfriend went here for her b ...
Me and my girlfriend went here for her birthday. Excellent food, excellent atmosphere and friendly staff. A little on the pricey side (wine) but i would definitely recommend overall
The best meal I've enjoyed in Edinburgh. ...
The best meal I've enjoyed in Edinburgh. Inventive and delicious Scottish fare at reasonable prices. We cannot recommend Lovage too highly.
Can't fault it - excellent food and exce ...
Can't fault it - excellent food and excellent service. A lovely evening, will definitely be back
This is my new favourite restaurant. Hav ...
This is my new favourite restaurant. Have been twice in the last month for lunch and quality of food has been excellent both times. First time I was with 4 others and everyone loved their lunch - delicious ravioli, succulent pork cheeks, gorgeous duck - every plate of food was fab!
Now, I like dining out and have eaten in many of Edinburgh s restaurants and there are a great many of decent dining options at reasonable prices - Lovage must be up there with the best.
The fixed price festive menu at c£25 is really good value and we had really nice Prosecco (nowadays that's unusual) and yummy red again at good prices.
I'd thoroughly recommend Lovage - it's really worth seeking it out - 10 mins walk from station - it really is a wee gem.
From start to finish an excellent experi ...
From start to finish an excellent experience. Good food and attentive service. Will definitely return
Lovage, is one of the best restaurant in ...
Lovage, is one of the best restaurant in Edinburgh, in my opinion, great food , good price, great staff
From start to finish the service was fri ...
From start to finish the service was friendly and professional, the food was to the same standard. Struggled to find any faults. Great experience, will visit again.
Friendly attentive staff, great delicate ...
Friendly attentive staff, great delicate dishes. All delicious. Probably not for the kids thoughts
Great little cosy restaurant with fantas ...
Great little cosy restaurant with fantastic food at a great price although I felt that the wine we had was overpriced. Service was great and would definitely visit again
This was the first time I visited Lovage ...
This was the first time I visited Lovage restaurant, and I absolutely loved it. The food was very good quality, and the service was excellent. I will definitely be back!
We had a superb diner at Lovage in a ver ...
We had a superb diner at Lovage in a very nice and friendly environment! The food was excellent and the service very good! Compliments from Belgium!
We came for lunch with friends, the sett ...
We came for lunch with friends, the setting, staff and service were excellent. With staff on hand but not intrusive. The food here is delicious and I would definitely recommend eating here.
Outstanding !!!!!! Better than some Mich ...
Outstanding !!!!!! Better than some Michelin star restaurants we've dined in & we will be back keep it up 👍🏻
From the moment we entered the restauran ...
From the moment we entered the restaurant to leaving everything was 100%fantastic, could not fault in anyway, waiters, food, atmosphere, definitely going back a little gem.
We were new to Edinburgh and chose Lovag ...
We were new to Edinburgh and chose Lovage after reading good reviews of it. We were right to go for it. The festive menu included a glass of wine and bread with a dip which includes lovage! Each course had a choice of about 6 dishes to form a set menu of 2 or 3 courses. Attentive and friendly service. Food was presented beautifully and tasted good. All of it!
We had an excellent meal - fine foods ve ...
We had an excellent meal - fine foods very well cooked and presented, great service, lovely wine. Quiet and friendly, a real treat.
Lovely relaxing atmosphere. Friendly st ...
Lovely relaxing atmosphere. Friendly staff, i would certainly eat here again.
Attentive and friendly staff without bei ...
Attentive and friendly staff without being overpowering. Quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Lovely festive menu, ingredients beautifully plated especially the duck mains. Overall an excellent meal. Definitely returning!
A surprise weekend away saw us strugglin ...
A surprise weekend away saw us struggling to get into the better known restaurants at short notice for a Sunday evening so near to Christmas. I booked a table here going on the reviews I had read online. From our first step in to our last step out everything was superb. The beautiful bread and pea based dip was a refreshing change through the beautiful starters, egg yolk raviolo and Cullen skink. Not looking like your usual chunky bowl of soup but a beautiful sophisticated presentation of a smooth tasty dish. The mains of duck and steak were delicious, the cheeseboard was well chosen and the creme brulee exquisite. Portions are of a sensible size and the wine reasonable. Service was excellent and restrained. All in all we were delighted with our entire experience here. We will be back but unfortunately it may be difficult to get a booking at short notice here in the future!
We found Lovage on TripAdvisor and weren ...
We found Lovage on TripAdvisor and weren't disappointed. The staff are courteous and friendly. The menu is imaginative and enticing.. I could have chosen anything on it.
Loved the atmosphere and the food was truly delicious and well presented. We will be back.
Booked for catch up lunch with a friend. ...
Booked for catch up lunch with a friend. Didn't realise that it was only the Christmas menu on offer - though it was good. Duck for mains was lovely. Cullen skink for starters had a bit of flair for presentation - large lipped bowl with fish in place then 'soup' poured around. Nice touch but plate was cold so liquid cooled down too quickly. Very tasty though.
So pleased I booked , my friend and I fe ...
So pleased I booked , my friend and I felt as though we'd found a real little gem of a restaurant.
Great restaurant, each course was superb ...
Great restaurant, each course was superb, would definitely use again when next in Edinburgh :)
Heard from a friend that Lovage was one ...
Heard from a friend that Lovage was one of her new favourite places to eat in Edinburgh and decided to take my parents who were in Edinburgh for the weekend. All of us had the best experience possible, service was faultless, food was incredible - an overall delight. The steak was perfection, the cullen skink was extremely well done and the cheese board to finish topped it all of. As I work in hospitality myself it was the first thing I spoke about when I went into work the next day. Could not recommend it enough.
Probably the best restaurant in Edinburg ...
Probably the best restaurant in Edinburgh for dates. Romantic, great food and overall just a warm atmosphere. Recommended.
Excellent variety on the menu; good food ...
Excellent variety on the menu; good food well cooked with terrific service
Good food, creatively presented, with ou ...
Good food, creatively presented, with outstanding front of house in Edinburgh's Old Town.
My fourth visit and will return again.
Fantastic lunch again! Will always come ...
Fantastic lunch again! Will always come here when in Edinburgh and have also recommended it to all our friends.
Lovage is perfectly judged in all respec ...
Lovage is perfectly judged in all respects. Beautiful colours and textures of food and dining room. Interesting and tasty combinations. Unobtrusive and prompt service. Can't wait to go back.
Great food. I particularly enjoyed the s ...
Great food. I particularly enjoyed the scallops as an appetizer. Duck main course was quit delicious as well.
Exceptional ! Fine dining in its purest ...
Fine dining in its purest form
Every mouthful was a delight
Possibly the best lunch in Edinburgh
Excellent fixed price lunch menu, lovely ...
Excellent fixed price lunch menu, lovely ingredients treated with an interesting twist and attentive service too.
Nice little restaurant - simple but comf ...
Nice little restaurant - simple but comfy - convenient
Interesting food and good service
Went for lunch on a saturday. Food was ...
Went for lunch on a saturday. Food was excellent. I had read several reviews which had given it a high rating so my expectations were high. I was not let down. Beautifully presented food which tasted as good as it looked. I had three courses and all were of a very high standard. It was fantastic value of £18 for a three course lunch. The service was impeccable and all the staff were very friendly. The wine list was also excellent and reasonably priced. Will certainly be back soon.
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