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Lovage

4.6
263 reviews
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£25 and under
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Scottish
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Scottish, Contemporary European, Modern European
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Sunday: 18:00 - 22:00



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Phone number
0131 557 5754
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Lukasz and Bartek Jedrejek
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
The Royal Mile
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Public Transit
8 minutes walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station
Additional
Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Wine
What 263 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Quiet
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on 5 December 2017

Delightful restaurant in alovely part of Edinburgh.
The sea bass was excellent. The Polish waiter was extremely professional.

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5.0Dined on 2 December 2017

Excellent in all aspects !! Nice discovery
Good to have several wines offered by glass

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5.0Dined on 2 December 2017

Stunning food in a relaxed atmosphere, highly recommended

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4.0Dined on 1 December 2017

Lovely service, including a card and free prosecco for my birthday and delicious food

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4.0Dined on 25 November 2017

Great food and lovely evening . Staff were friendly.

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5.0Dined on 23 November 2017

Lovely menu of beautifully prepared food. Really delicious

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4.0Dined on 16 November 2017

The food was excellent, but we were sitting next to the entrance and it was rather chilly... nevertheless service and food to recommend!

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5.0Dined on 16 November 2017

Excellent food and a really nice little place. Well worth a stop and not remotely expensive

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5.0Dined on 11 November 2017

Very much enjoyed our dinner for my birthday. Excellent tasty food, beautfully presented by cheerful friendly staff. A free glass of prosecco and a birthday card made for a lovely evening. Would return and recommend.

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5.0Dined on 10 November 2017

Been on my list for some time and it didn't disappoint - lovely selection of tasty, interesting dishes. Definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on 4 November 2017

Amazing food, great service, everything was cooked go perfection and the overall atmosphere was also great!

Would definitely recommend, 10/10.

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4.0Dined on 3 November 2017

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).

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5.0Dined on 1 November 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on 29 October 2017

Top quality fine dining at very reasonable prices.

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4.0Dined on 25 October 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on 11 October 2017

Small but great place. Food was excellent. Servers were nice and overall OK. Would visit again as the food was amazing.

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4.0Dined on 10 October 2017

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!

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4.0Dined on 7 October 2017

A bit expensive but worth it! Food very nice! We liked it a lot

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5.0Dined on 7 October 2017

Perfect hidden Edinburgh gem booking essential won’t disappoint.

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4.0Dined on 7 October 2017

A small restaurant with excellent food well served. Not overtly expensive for the quality

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4.0Dined on 6 October 2017

The food lived up to the reviews and was served in a friendly manner. Excellent quality in grdients and presentation. We would go back and recommend Love age.

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5.0Dined on 3 October 2017

Nice restaurant, relaxing. For really tasty and good quality. The staff is friendly and makes are customers feel important

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5.0Dined on 30 September 2017

Lovage was lovely! Simple and elegant decor, quiet comfortable seating, excellent attentive service, delicious food offerings - a very enjoyable dining experience

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4.0Dined on 29 September 2017

The menu lacked detail but the food definitely didn't. Beef medallions and butternut squash soup starters were excellent. Lamb and hake mains equally excellent.

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5.0Dined on 29 September 2017

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.
Go there!

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3.0Dined on 29 September 2017

Nice cooking and loved the quiet atmosphere so we could talk. Good wine too. I thought the prices were a bit on the high side and perhaps some of our dishes were a bit over fussy. But our group enjoyed the evening.

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5.0Dined on 23 September 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on 23 September 2017

Great restaurant. Excellent food and very good value for money. Would definitely recommend if you want a relaxed and informal atmosphere, but still want top-notch food.

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4.0Dined on 20 September 2017

Enjoyed a gorgeous meal for my birthday ,I had scallops and the hake,my husband's had a new addition to their starter menu and the lamb which he really Enjoyed,it was all washed down with a good rose wine

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5.0Dined on 20 September 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on 9 September 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on 9 September 2017

One of the best meals I've had in a very long time.

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5.0Dined on 2 September 2017

Great food, great service, great decor, great night!

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5.0Dined on 1 September 2017

Nicely tucked away, excellent quiet space. Great food . Not touristy. Sort of like knowing a secret...

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5.0Dined on 1 September 2017

The food was interesting and very tasty although the menu is rather limited. Some interesting flavour combinations which made for a unique evening. A nice place to go for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on 31 August 2017

Excellent food in Edinburgh. Exciting dishes with beautifully prepared components that work really well together. I was impressed. and will be going back.

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5.0Dined on 28 August 2017

All a restaurant should be....easy to find, a welcome with a smile, clean and elegant but not OTT, an intelligent menu, delicious food accompanied with good, affordable wines and professional service.

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5.0Dined on 28 August 2017

Friendly & attentive staff. Welcoming environment. Delicious meal!

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5.0Dined on 28 August 2017

Lunch menu had a great choice. Excellent presentation and flavours in both the starter and main were outstanding. Can't recommend enough.

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5.0Dined on 26 August 2017

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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