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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 - 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
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.
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.
Lovage was a little disappointing given all the positive reviews. It's very nicely presented and the staff are perfectly nice, but the food on the whole was rather bland and anaemic. Artichokes are among my favourite things, but here they were undercooked and tasteless. Main courses looked nice, but in terms of flavour were very underwhelming.
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 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.
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!
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.
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