About New Chapter

18 Eyre Place
Edinburgh, EH3 5EP
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Welcome to the New Chapter Restaurant.
We are a restaurant with 2 private dining rooms, based in the heart of Edinburgh, serving Scottish and Modern European dishes always with a twist.

Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Scottish, Modern European

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday:
Lunch: 12pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: 5:30 - 10pm
Saturday:
Lunch: 12pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - 10pm
Sunday:
Lunch: 12pm -2:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - 9pm

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
£25 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
0131 556 0006

Website:
http://www.newchapterrestaurant.co.uk/

Public Transport:
1 minute walk from closest bus stop on Eyre Place. Bus number 36.

Additional:
Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

New Chapter Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.6

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4.4

value

4.5

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Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Lunch (37)
Cosy (37)
Local Ingredients (36)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Neighbourhood Gem (35)
Group Bookings (32)
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Modern Decor (26)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Brunch (22)
Outdoor Eating (17)
Disabled Access (17)
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Notable Wine List (14)
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Comfort Food (8)
Molecular Gastronomy (6)
Child Friendly (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
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High Tea (4)
Open Kitchen (4)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Unusual location, but very nice relaxed, quiet dining. Scallops starter was excellent, steak was very nice, as was the slow roast beef cheek. Nothing especially remarkable on the desserts list, but all looked very nice.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 6 days ago

A must visit if in Stockbridge area, food was beautiful and staff fantastic, lovely ambience. Will visit again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 6 days ago

I ate here with my fiancee during a holiday in Edinburgh to celebrate her birthday. The staff were fantastic, we felt comfortable instantly. I had given the restaurant late notice that my fiancee is lactose intolerant, however, they still had some fantastic dairy free options for her and the meals were fantastic. Would definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 6 days ago

Food was really tasty but a little on the salty side. I'll definitely be back as the atmosphere is lovely and it's good value for money!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 7 days ago

We picked New Chapter for our valentines meal based on reviews i had read else where. We certainly wasnt dissapointed. Attentive staff, warm and relaxed atmosphere. The food was amazing and we will be sure to visit again.

Tags: Cozy, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 17 February 2017

A good place. Nice atmosphere and staff excellent. Food classic french style and rich and delicious. Wine dear, but got a £30 good value pinot from Bulgaria I think. It was very good.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on 17 February 2017

Tucked away in a quiet side street this restaurant was a real find. Modern and bright and exceedingly welcoming, a great place for lunch. I am sure it is just as good in the evening. The food was interesting, well presented and just innovative enough to be excitingly fresh. Service was superb, almost too good, which is a rare "complaint" these days. If our experience is the norm then the place has my highest recommendation. My only minor quibble was the coffee, just a little on the bitter side, but after an otherwise perfect meal this really is minor.

Tags: Modern Decor, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 16 February 2017

Excellent food with good service. we'll definitely be eating here again

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·Dined on 14 February 2017

Lovely lunch. Set menu, very reasonable priced. Would definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 12 February 2017

A lovely little restaurant with friendly efficient service and very good food. Particularly enjoyed the tasty lamb rump, and delightful lemon posset and rhubarb desert.

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·Dined on 11 February 2017

Friendly and efficient service. Excellent rib eye steaks and despite our choice of French red wine from the Languedoc region being very mediocre, the owner was prepared to change it for his recommended Malbec.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on 10 February 2017

10 minute walk from George Street. Nice atmosphere, friendly people and great food

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on 8 February 2017

Amazed since the very moment me and my girlfriend entered. Visiting Edinburgh for a couple of nights and choosing New Chapter for their value lunch didn't dissapoint. They've put the prices up regarding lunch menu, but the produce and ingredients you get on the plate justifies it.

Food itself is a mixture of different flavours so every person can find something suitable. Meat, fish and veggie options are always there, and the puddings finish it of perfectly (obviously with a glass of dessert wine which is of a great value). Be back definately.

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·Dined on 6 February 2017

Booked this restaurant for my girlfriends birthday!! What can I say absolutely incredible find! From the moment we walked in it was amazing ! Staff so friendly ! Amazing and affordable wines and the food was next level. A small menu that just sings of the quality of the chef and produce, it's a kind of "don't worry we are good at this let us just do our thing" ! Amazing amazing place will definatley be back !

Tags: Modern Decor, Fit for Foodies, Molecular Gastronomy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on 5 February 2017

Excellent value for money in a fantastic restaurant. Great accommodating staff. Definitely recommend this place.

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·Dined on 4 February 2017

The food was incredible. We had the lamb and the beef cheek was brilliant. The staff were friendly and welcoming. Will definitely go back

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 4 February 2017

Excellent lunch menu, innovative and tasty food, very good value

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 4 February 2017

Found this restaurant almost by accident but lucky we did. Excellent meal before a resounding victory at Murrayfield. Steak Tartare starter was simple and different - heavenly and a full array of flavours. Hake in fish broth was light and simply divine. Welcoming and friendly staff and great service - the type that is not in your face but attentive to your needs. Will definitely be back

Tags: Modern Decor, Casual
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·Dined on 3 February 2017

Superb food. Good choice. Excellent service

Overall great experience .hope to be back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on 28 January 2017

Unfortunately it was a cold night and I'm not sure the restaurant has a decent heating system as there was a little electric fan on floor but still cold.

Starters were very good but steak main wasn't anything special. Had a steak last week at the Wee Restaurant which was to die for and the steak at New Chapter wasn't a patch on it.

Service slow initially, we must have sat for 30-40 minutes before getting our starters. Mains and desserts came out quickly and everything was piping hot and freshly cooked.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 28 January 2017

A family lunch was the occasion and New Chapter delivered its very high standards as ever - the food was wonderful - hake was a real standout. Service was friendly and efficient. Superb value for money. This is a real gem of a restaurant - never fails to please.

Thanks again New Chapter!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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·Dined on 26 January 2017

Came here on TripAdvisor reviews for dinner and we weren't disappointed .

My colleague had a big steak and I had rump lamb. Meats were tender, juicy and just melted. Steak and chips were just straight forward good steak and good chips. Rump lamb was served with squash, kale and the sauce was extremely flavoursome.

Will definitely come back on my next visit.

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·Dined on 25 January 2017

Excellent fish and seafood for me, seafood melted in mouth, cooked to perfection. Partner had steak and it was cooked exactly as he had requested. Would return to the restaurant and would recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on 24 January 2017

Birthday dinner. Staff were super nice, food was incredible. I definitely recommend this place, such a relaxing and gorgeous place.

Will be going again for sure.

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·Dined on 21 January 2017

We visited during a trip to Edinburgh for my husbands birthday on Sat night. We arrived 15 minutes early as we don't know the area and there isn't much around it so we went in to say we were early, the man who greeted us was fairly friendly but quite shocked/abrupt and said they had no bar area to wait at. This seemed fair apart from we were stood next to two empty tables for 2 at the entrance. I happily asked if theres anywhere nearby to go for a drink, as we were happy to, and he asked us to give him a minute. He came back and said he could actually seat us on one of the empty tables, this was great and we were happy with it but I can't believe we are the only people to arrive early in a city people often visit for weekends. It all worked out ok in the end, just a bit of a shame to get the reaction we did when we had read so many good reviews, but I do acknowledge we were early. The only other downside was the we ended up being sat by the door which is quite separated from the main tables in the restaurant, felt a bit crammed in & didn't get the atmosphere, however it did feel like a private area to ourselves as the other table stayed free. There was one other table right next to the bar which we saw one couple move from due to the cold are where the door kept opening and another couple of sat there spent most of the time looking like they were quite chilly too. Having said that, the food was amazing, I had the steak and chips then chocolate pudding which were both delicious. My husband had the scallops and then the fish dish which he said were really nice and then the ice cream for dessert. At the end I paid the bill and quickly realised I should have checked the receipt as we suddenly realised I had been charged for a bottle of prosecco instead of a glass, they quickly corrected it and gave me a refund. I would definitely recommend this restaurant, just don't turn up early and make sure you check the receipt! I'm sure these were one offs and we would go back.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Modern Decor, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 21 January 2017

The Food was out standing. But it came to fast from we got to the rasturant til we had eaten the main was 45 min little bit sad

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on 20 January 2017

The food was absolutely amazing. Reasonably priced. Nice and attentive service.

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·Dined on 19 January 2017

Really nice restaurant and great value definitely worth a visit!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 18 January 2017

Food was great ,fantastic service , excellent value for Money

never lets you down consistent Service and food

Tags: Special Occasion, Private Room, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 17 January 2017

Innovative cooking served in a pleasant relaxed ambience

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 14 January 2017

Yummy herby dip with bread. Parmesan and Jerusalem artichoke soup was delicious.

Lemon verbena panna cotta and granita wood sorrel with blackberries- earthy, tangy and a great finish to an enjoyable evening. My third visit and I will come back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 14 January 2017

Excellent lunch menu. Everything beautifully cooked and presented. Waiting staff friendly, helpful and not overly intrusive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 13 January 2017

New Chapter is very good indeed. It's nicely appointed (a huge improvement on its predecessor on the same site) and the service is nice and friendly. My main course of beef cheek was as good as it comes, but the scallop starter was even better, very special indeed. Prices are reasonable, and it is great that the have a good range of quality wines in half litre carafes.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Family Style, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 10 January 2017

Great restaurant and the plates we tried were all Fabulous . The quality of the ingredients was excellent and we appreciated the mix of the ingredients. Would definitely recommend and would return to this restaurant ! Great place for a date , everyday dining or a small gathering with friends . It is a little pricey but the food is 5* .

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 7 January 2017

Great meal, with excellent service. Best scallop starter I've had in ages!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on 5 January 2017

Superb food, that looked amazing. Great service. Excellent value.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on 30 December 2016

Went for NYE, it was a great experience. A little rushed at the end, because they were backed up. The staff made every attempt to work through it though.

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·Dined on 30 December 2016

Beautiful food and lovely wine. I had the slow cooked beef cheek which was like butter to cut. Beautiful!

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on 30 December 2016

This is a nice restaurant with good food, a reasonable choice of food and wine without being too big , attentive but not intrusive staff. The place is split across two floors, the upper being one large room and the main restaurant. The slight negative was that our table was near the kitchens and felt a little like being in a corridor.

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·Dined on 23 December 2016

The food was amazing was slightly disappointed by the beef as was hoping it to be more tender.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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