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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:
Tuesday - Sunday: 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, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Wine
Lovage Ratings and Reviews
The food was very, very good and I could have happily eaten anything from the menu. The atmosphere (on a weekday) was very quiet, no real buzz. Weirdly, by 8.30, they kept turning the lights up very brightly and it felt like they were desperate for us to leave. We kept asking them to turn them down but when they did, 5 minutes later they were turned back up again. It put us off having a pudding - we left and went elsewhere. It was peculiar. I would go back as the food was so good but they need to work on their approach to customers......and lighting!
This restaurant is a must vist place if you are staying in Edinburgh.
The portions are not over large and the quality is exceptional . The duck was melt in the mouth and the sea bass was a delight. Cheese platter to finish was perfect.
Table service was crisp and friendly.
Outstanding food for all 6 of us - a sensory delight for the eyes and taste buds. With all of us having three courses and different dishes we were all wowed with the skill level and detail that each dish was given! A must visit for your next fine dining experience.
My husband and I dined here twice while in Edinburgh traveling from the United States. It was pure joy from the moment we were seated until we left. The waiter was a gentleman and the chef outstanding in preparing our meals. I was even given a menu as a keepsake of our evening. I will include it in my memory book of our trip to England/Scotland.
We thought the food was fantastic. Very flavorful and interesting use of ingredients. We did not leave hungry.
Unfortunately, the main memory of our dinner at Lovage has to do with the guests at the table next to us. The restaurant is small so we were seated close to the next table. The room was half full at the time. The table manners of the man seated next to us were disgusting. I don't know if it was a cultural thing but he shoveled food into his mouth, loudly smacked his lips with every bite and kept on reaching over and taking food off the plate from the person he was dining with (who didn't appear to be bothered). It was very annoying to us. My husband is very tolerant and even he was appalled.
I want to emphasize this clearly was not the restaurant's fault!! Just be aware the restaurant is small so seating is close. If the rooms aren't bustling with conversation you may hear things that you don't like. There was music playing softly in the background. Not enough to drown out the lip smacking.
If we visit Edinburgh again we would return to Lovage.
A bit of a 'hidden gem' - a small but cosy restaurant, although not too cramped. The food was gorgeous - beautifully presented and full of interesting flavours. Service was friendly and unobtrusive, and quietly efficient. A lucky choice from our point of view, we hope to be back!
My sister and I had three courses, each of which was excellent. I found the menu different from the places I usually go and a little more expensive but, as it was a birthday treat, I felt it was a little more special. The waiting staff were friendly and responded to requests quickly and pleasantly. Overall, a very pleasing experience.
We have been there twice and on both occasions the food and service were excellent. It is one of the best meals I have had in the city - and that is saying something in Edinburgh. I advise you to go now, because once word gets around it might not be so easy to get a table....
Attractive decor, excellnt service. The meal was well prepared. For appetizer, I was impressed with the smoked mackrel. My wife loved the pork belly. The lamb dish was beast described as a deconstructed mousakka. It was wonderful. Overal, a very pleasant evening
Went to the restaurant following reading online reviews. I was impressed with the quality, appearance and taste of the food served. The servers knowledge about the dishes helped my friend chose suitable 'diet friendly' choices. Overall it was great. I have already recommended this restaurant to other friends, and will plan to revisit when in Edinburgh again.
People have complained about small portions but we left feeling really satisfied after just two courses. My delicious starter arrived on an over-sized plate which looked a bit odd. Perhaps that's the reason why some people have said portions are tiny. Everything was delicious - well-cooked and seasoned sea bass and the beef starter was excellent. Good range of reasonably priced wines and service was friendly and competent. Thanks.
The food here is outstanding. Our duck and lamb dishes were beautifully prepared and presented and superbly cooked. The service, however, was offhand. They wanted to charge £2!to provide more bread in addition to the two small pieces of reheated stale bread. One particularly uninterested waitress. The main dishes here cost £20 each so a higher standard should be achieved. The restaurant is also an awkward shape and atmosphere was non -existent.
This was only my second visit to Lovage - my first was quite soon after it opened - and I was so impressed by my first visit that I've told lots of people about it. I was a bit nervous returning as I was with a friend who can be quite fussy and I hoped that it wouldn't be a disappointment and it wasn't. He was immediately converted and then made a point of telling our other friends who arrived from England the following day what they had missed. It's now on our list for our visit to the Festival next year - although I expect we'll probably make a return visit before then. The quality of the food and it's presentation was excellent and the set lunch menu was very good value.
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