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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 - Thursday: 18:00 - 22:00
Friday - Sunday: 12:00 - 14:30 and 18:00 - 22:00
August Opening Hours
Monday - Sunday: 12:00 - 14:30 and 17:30 - 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
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.
We visited Lovage during the Festival and were very pleased with the combination of creative food and excellent service. The restaurant was not totally packed and so we had a relaxing evening, with the staff quite happy to leave us to drink wine and chat after the meal. Food is definitely a cut above the average, stylishly served. The house red wine, a Nero d'Avolo, is a bargain.
The food and service in Lovage is always good. This trip Was as good as our other visits. Brilliant!
Honestly it's top notch. The guys change the menu often which keeps things interesting.
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
Supporting small restaurants is better than wasting your money in the bigger chain restaurants.
Enjoy when you go.
My wife and 2 sons and myself enjoyed a wonderful dinner on our last night of our vacation. it was delicious! Furthermore, our one son is anaphylactic to peanuts and nut and they were very accommodating and allergy aware! We would highly recommend this Lovage to anyone.
Lovage was very good. It's a small, quiet restaurant and all the dishes we ordered were cooked well. The lamb was cooked to perfection, flavorful and juicy. The duck was moist and tender. All the appetizers we ordered were delicious as well. The plating tries to be trendy, and it was a little over the top for me, but that's really a nitpick. Would definitely go back here again!
Excellent choice of interesting dishes on the menu and wines to match. Food was well prepared and presented on handmade crockery. I chose scallops to start which were fresh and cooked perfectly, the hake clearly fresh and again cooked well. The accompanying sauces were inventive and very tasty. Desserts were simple but well made and balanced in flavours. Atmosphere relaxed, friendly and intimate, clean well lit restaurant. Staff attentive but discrete.
From the warm welcome to the last detail the staff at Lovage were excellent. The menu was really interesting and inviting and the food did not disappoint. It is not often that we have three courses for lunch - but were tempted this time.
the dishes were beautifully presented and were delicious. the wine we had complemented the food perfectly. The bill represented great value for money.
Lovely ambience and great location.
Will be returning!
"My wife and I loved the relaxed feel of this place – nice and airy in the rear section where we were seated. The ambiance was friendly and the food well presented and of high quality although possibly a little limited in choice. The haggis entree was great as was the mushroom risotto. The chicken and lentil dish was wonderfully moist and very tasty. Service was well-timed and not intrusive, wines were affordable. Overall, well presented high quality food at a reasonable price. I definitely would return.
Lovely little restaurant, cosy without being on top of each other, background music quiet enough so that you could chat comfortably without having to shout but you couldn't hear any of your fellow diners.
And now the food.... absolutely lovely. We had the Pork Belly and Steak Medallions, followed by the Hake and Sea Bass, plus a side of asparagus. All cooked beautifully, we each had a taste of the others and neither could decide who 'won'. Then the chocolate fondant for both of us. There was a bit of a wait for this (as advised by the menu) but that was fine, we were quite happy for the mains to go down before the chocolate turned up.
We would very happily go back if we were in the area again, the other reviews are entirely correct!
this was another fabulous meal from Lovage. the risotto was delicious, definitely with more polish accents (think small bits of potatoes and the tang of sour cream) but it was a perfect comfort food. the duck is always exceptional. the place is small so you need to book ahead, but worth the extra planning.
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