The Refinery - Edinburgh

4.1
22 reviews
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£25 and under
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Contemporary European
Top tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Lunch
  • Bar Seating
Perfectly located in the heart of Edinburgh, The Refinery is the newest addition to the city's thriving drinking and dining scene. A simply stunning setting combining industrial sophistication with Scottish comforts. Day or night, from business breakfasts to long dinner dates, The Refinery St Andrew Square is your escape from the everyday.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary European
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 - Midnight
Friday: 8:00 - 01:00
Saturday: 9:00 - 01:00
Sunday 10:00 - 19:00
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Phone number
0333 210 0017
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine
What 22 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
4.2
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on 23 May 2018

Très bien une belle soirée et restaurant nouvelle génération!

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5.0Dined on 17 May 2018

We met here because the refinery has a large space for dining and it’s got a good vibe.
We sat upstairs and had a great view of St Andrews Square on a sunny day.
Perfect.
The menu caters for all and has vegetarian and vegan options.
My friend ordered the halloumi burger with a vegan roll.
The order came and it wasn’t a vegan roll,so it was changed without any fuss.
What made the visit special was the great service by Richard.
Many thanks.
We will be back!

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5.0Dined on 11 April 2018

Excellent service. Good quality food and prices. Starters, mains & drinks for 5, for £160!

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4.0Dined on 20 March 2018

I really like the Refinery for lunch. love the healthy salads, you often just get boring healthy food in most restaurants. Service was a little slow on that day and don't find the staff on entry that friendly.

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5.0Dined on 14 March 2018

I was out with friends for a birthday lunch
The service was very good and the foood was outstanding as well

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3.0Dined on 27 November 2017

Would have been good if my booking via Open-tsble had got as far as The Refinery!

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4.0Dined on 10 October 2017

Excellent restaurant in a great location. Food was really nice and the service was excellent

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4.0Dined on 2 October 2017

I really like the Refinery. I've been a few times and it's great for drinks and food. Good place for lunch. I really enjoy the salads. It's not very often you can go out to eat and get tasty healthy food that is not boring. I like it for drinks and evening too.

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5.0Dined on 11 September 2017

Had a lovely birthday meal, the cocktails and food were very yummy. James made an extra effort and had a candle and lovely desert brought over which was a nice touch. Thanks again Hun xx

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4.0Dined on 28 August 2017

So good to have the Refinery on my doorstep - close to work. I've been a lot of really great lunches. You often have to book but open table is good and really handy. Good menu and love that it's really spacious.

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3.0Dined on 17 August 2017

Great view and friendly service, problem with my meal was quickly resolved.

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4.0Dined on 17 August 2017

It was my first visit to The Refinery.
My friends and I very much enjoyed the occasion
Both the food and the service were first class.
I will certainly eat there again

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2.0Dined on 16 August 2017

reservation through opentable was not recorded by restaurant but we were able to get a table anyway. food ok, very expensive, and poor value for money. would not wish to use restaurant or opentable again.

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3.0Dined on 9 August 2017

It was my 4th visit to the Refinery since May and on this occasion the noise level
was so high we could not hear our conversation. We appreciated being moved upstairs to a quieter area.
Is it necessary to have such loud music and could the volume be turned down ?
Service was very good and food good value for money.
Kind Regards,
M. S.

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4.0Dined on 27 July 2017

Vibrant atmosphere, modern surroundings. Both service and food were very good esp scotch egg starter !

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4.0Dined on 19 July 2017

Small selection of really good food. Good cocktail selection. Very friendly staff who gave you time to eat without feeling rushed.

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5.0Dined on 19 July 2017

Great restaurant for a girls get together. Very good service and excellent food. Really love the smoked chicken salad. Will definitely return soon!

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2.0Dined on 27 June 2017

Food was cold and not appetising. Poor value for money

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4.0Dined on 12 June 2017

A very good vacation brunch meal. It was our first day in Edinburgh and the Refinery was just down the block on the lovely St Andrews Square. We enjoyed our meal and pleasant conversation from the staff. The food was creative, good and right sized.

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5.0Dined on 26 April 2017

Great central location. Modern decor and feel, excellent service and good food

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5.0Dined on 26 April 2017

Amazing warm staff. The decor has been done very thoughtful. The food quality and portions are value for money. The staff will also guide you about this which is good as wastage is save as I honestly and truly admired and most places will see how much money they make. Nice lively music. Would definitely recommend for food and drinks. They have got nice options for alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.

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4.0Dined on 2 March 2017

My sister and I had a lovely lunch. We were well looked after by our waiter who was attentive and also knowledgeable re the wines. Once we had eaten we took our last glass of wine upstairs. The view across the square is lovely - really enjoyed the people watching

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