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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
Interesting, creative menu using seasonal produce and a decent wine list with a good selection available by the glass. Everything we ordered was tasty and the flavours matched well. Very reasonable prices for the for the food and location - we had 3 courses, 4 different glasses of wine and 2 aperitifs for around £100 (for 2).
A Foodies delight in heart of The Old Town just off the Royal Mile. Excellent food flavours cooked to order. Portion size and taste perfection for me and look appetising. Good selection of wine served by glass, carafe or bottle so easy to match with food choices. All in all excellent value and attentive staff.
Unassuming spit you would never know was there but the interior is nice/minimal and the food is excellent. The hake was delicious. The service was a bit slow and our server seemed a bit aloof but overall it was a very nice evening and I would definitely go again.
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!
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