About The Atelier Restaurant

Welcome to The Atelier Restaurant in the heart of Edinburgh’s west end, near Haymarket. Easily accessible by train, tram or bus, The Atelier is a must visit on Edinburgh’s dining scene – highly rated amongst some of Edinburgh’s finest and most well-known eateries for fine food, fine wine in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Our guests say – and we have to agree – it’s a relaxed affair at The Atelier whether that be for an impromptu lunch, business date or leisurely evening meal. It also hits the spot for an intimate special occasion or family celebration. Let us tell you more…

159-161 Morrison Street
Haymarket
Edinburgh, EH3 8AG
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Modern European, Italian, Scottish

Hours of operation:
Festival Hours:
Lunch: Tuesday-Saturday: 12:00-14:30

Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 17:30-22:00 and Friday and Saturday 17:30-22:30

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
£25 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
0131 629 5040

Website:
http://theatelierrestaurant.co.uk/

Catering:
Bespoke catering offered.

Parking Details:
Street or hotel parking (Premier Inn, Sheraton Hotel) fees apply.

Public Transport:
Haymarket Train Station 3 minutes walk
West End tram stop minutes away
Lothian Buses on Lothian Road 5 minutes walk away
Lothian Bus number 2 - stop outside the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Maciek Zielinski

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Atelier Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Tasting Menu (21)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Lunch (13)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Cosy (11)
Business Meals (10)
Casual (8)
Outstanding Value (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Neighbourhood Gem (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Seasonal (5)
Modern Decor (5)
Authentic (4)
Healthy (4)
Group Bookings (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
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Spicy (1)
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The food was excellent and the staff wer ...

 
·Dined 6 days ago

The food was excellent and the staff were brilliant and very attentive. This is a hidden gem on Morrisons street and I would definitely recommend it as a great place to eat.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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food4
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service4
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Perfect place to meet up with old friend ...

 
·Dined on 11 February 2017

Perfect place to meet up with old friends that we had not seen for a while. Excellent friendly, relaxed environment. Staff pleasant and professional and knowledgeable about the food. The food was very tasty, well cooked and presented. A very enjoyable evening and we will definitely be back. It could easily become our go-to place when we visit Edinburgh.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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Will definitely be back here - love this ...

 
·Dined on 4 February 2017

Will definitely be back here - love this place and will be back.

Tags: Outstanding Value
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food5
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Recommended to me by a friend and I was ...

 
·Dined on 4 February 2017

Recommended to me by a friend and I was not disappointed.

Everything about the visit was first class. Beautifully presented food and a helpful friendly waitress. Will definitely be back

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Modern Decor, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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Excellent place. Good ambience, food was ...

 
·Dined on 3 February 2017

Excellent place. Good ambience, food was exceptional with great attention to detail. All dishes were delicious. Wine selection was good. Friendly service and very efficient. Will definitely book again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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food5
ambience3
service3
value5

The food was excellent and beautifully p ...

 
·Dined on 31 January 2017

The food was excellent and beautifully presented. Unfortunately the waitress was inexperienced & didn't know about the food, however she was very friendly. The bad thing about this restaurant is that it is cold. This is the third time I have visited here & each time, despite the radiator being hot & a small fan heater on, we have been cold.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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The best meal I've ever had. Incredible ...

 
·Dined on 28 January 2017

The best meal I've ever had. Incredible food. Our second visit and just as good as last time 2 years ago. Just wow.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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Advice given on choosing from the menu w ...

 
·Dined on 27 January 2017

Advice given on choosing from the menu was excellent. The service and friendliness of the staff was exceptional. We have been to this restaurant on three separate occasions and never been disappointed!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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food5
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Wonderful place, will definitely be back ...

 
·Dined on 6 January 2017

Wonderful place, will definitely be back. Delicious meals beautifully presented, good value for the quality of the food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Modern Decor, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience4
service5
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We have been here before, too long a gap ...

 
·Dined on 5 January 2017

We have been here before, too long a gap. Food fabulous and really impressed our visitors. Only gripe that it was a very cold day and weren't warm enough.

It always feels a really discovery, slightly off the usual routes, small, intimate, nicely spaced tables.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Private Room, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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Hogmanay dinner with friends. We had the ...

 
·Dined on 31 December 2016

Hogmanay dinner with friends. We had the Hogmanay dinner which was 6 delicious courses. All imaginative and served with humour and attention to detail. Will certainly return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food5
ambience4
service3
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New Year's Eve! Very important to get to ...

 
·Dined on 31 December 2016

New Year's Eve! Very important to get to the street party on time! Restaurant 15 minutes late clearing previous customer. Restaurant full with 7 course tasting, very nice food, unfortunately we didn't clear out on time and missed the street party - £50! Seemed harassed and short of time for so many courses and more than one sitting. Food was interesting but service fell short.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food5
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We had tasting menu on Hogmanay. It was ...

 
·Dined on 31 December 2016

We had tasting menu on Hogmanay. It was very busy, but food and service were really good and we didn't feel at all hurried. We'll go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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food5
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value4

Fabulous food. Lovely staff. Great wine ...

 
·Dined on 28 December 2016

Fabulous food. Lovely staff. Great wine menu. Need I say more. Great place for a catchup.

Tags: Open Kitchen, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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food5
ambience4
service5
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Amazing food with surprising combination ...

 
·Dined on 24 December 2016

Amazing food with surprising combinations. Very small restaurant with limited seeting so reservation is advised. Absolutely worth it!

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Don't usually write reviews but consider ...

 
·Dined on 24 December 2016

Don't usually write reviews but considering the food and service wanted to highlight this restaurant food was fantastic so was the service

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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This is my third visit and certainly won ...

 
·Dined on 17 December 2016

This is my third visit and certainly won't be my last. The food is amazing and beautifully presented. The Staff are so friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Would thoroughly recommend it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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service5
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Dined with a party of 5 and we were all ...

 
·Dined on 14 December 2016

Dined with a party of 5 and we were all very impressed with the food. We ordered 5 different entrees and we were all very impressed with the flavor profiles of each dish. We were also equally impressed with the appetizers as well. Service was attentive and our server was very pleasant. Would recommend for anyone looking for very creative dishes.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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Really cosy & intimate. Food was fantas ...

 
·Dined on 10 December 2016

Really cosy & intimate. Food was fantastic with a complimentary amous bouche. Faultless.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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Lo encontré buscando buenos restaurantes ...

 
·Dined on 3 December 2016

Lo encontré buscando buenos restaurantes en TripAdvisor, y las fotos de los platos tenían muy buena pinta

No nos equivocamos, el sitio es pequeño pero muy acogedor, perfecto para parejas. El servicio fue fantástico, nos atendió una chica que nos ayudó con la elección del menú y el vino. Todo estaba exquisito incluyendo los postres, además fueron rápidos y atentos

Muy buena relación calidad/precio

Sin duda volvería, totalmente recomendable

Tags: ocasión especial, Cocina creativa, Menú degustación
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food2
ambience4
service4
value1

Very expensive for what is provided, foo ...

 
·Dined on 3 December 2016

Very expensive for what is provided, food is attempting to be gourmet but suspect quality of ingredients doesn't match chef's aspirations. Beef was lacking in taste which for Scotland is unforgivable.

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food5
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Very relaxed meal. Excellent food and va ...

 
·Dined on 26 November 2016

Very relaxed meal. Excellent food and value for money

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Casual
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food5
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Outstanding food, creative use of cocoa ...

 
·Dined on 25 November 2016

Outstanding food, creative use of cocoa and chocolate. Very friendly service.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Modern Decor, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Tasting Menu, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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food5
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We have been several times before and ea ...

 
·Dined on 19 November 2016

We have been several times before and each time the food has been excellent and interesting. Staff are friendly and informative. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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food4
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service4
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Nice small restaurant with very good foo ...

 
·Dined on 19 November 2016

Nice small restaurant with very good food. Perfect place meet up.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food5
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Excellent food and service a new jam on ...

 
·Dined on 12 November 2016

Excellent food and service a new jam on the Edinburgh restaurant scene

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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Visited a number of times before in the ...

 
·Dined on 29 October 2016

Visited a number of times before in the evening. This time was for lunch. Same fantastic standards of service and food. Great value and will definitely keep returning.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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food4
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value3

We had a very enjoyable dinner with good ...

 
·Dined on 22 October 2016

We had a very enjoyable dinner with good food , ambience and service. A litle cramped as large party was placed next to us in the back room and the waitresses had to force their way past us to get to them. The food was good but a little sparse. Particularly the desert. An error was made on the bill where the desert was charged twice.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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food4
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service5
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Very nice and cosy restaurant, with frie ...

 
·Dined on 21 October 2016

Very nice and cosy restaurant, with friendly service and good food. Definitely worth a visit!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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Good food and outstanding service makes ...

 
·Dined on 18 October 2016

Good food and outstanding service makes this restaurant one I would return to on a regular basis. I also like the decor and the fact we could chat without loud music or noise. Slightly more expensive than average for lunch but you get what you pay for and the quality of the ingredients and cooking still make it good value for money in my view.

Tags: Modern Decor, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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Great place, ambiance for the evening wa ...

 
·Dined on 15 October 2016

Great place, ambiance for the evening was really nice , good service , food was excellent . Staff were very friendly and helpful as they explained everything on the plate and anything else you would wish to know. Highly recommend for lunch or diner. Excellent.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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The food was excellent and imaginatively ...

 
·Dined on 8 October 2016

The food was excellent and imaginatively presented.

The service was personal and friendly.

The ambience was "OK" but not up to the other standards - could do with more privacy from the bustling Morrison St.

Tags: Romantic
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food5
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On a previous visit to Edinburgh we foun ...

 
·Dined on 5 October 2016

On a previous visit to Edinburgh we found The Atelier, and have returned each time we are again in the city. Consistently excellent food, presentation and service, and for a very reasonable overall price.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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food4
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service5
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Enjoyed our evening. The food and atmosp ...

 
·Dined on 30 September 2016

Enjoyed our evening. The food and atmosphere was excellent.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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Excellent restaurant, well-located as we ...

 
·Dined on 28 September 2016

Excellent restaurant, well-located as well. Not inexpensive, but the food was really lovely as was the service. Definitely plan on returning.

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good quality food although small menu se ...

 
·Dined on 24 September 2016

good quality food although small menu selection, excellent service, recommended

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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The positives are definitely the food, w ...

 
·Dined on 23 September 2016

The positives are definitely the food, which was inventive, delicious and very attractively presented. We also enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant which is small with a nice buzz to it. The service was very friendly with staff working hard to ensure that you have a pleasant dining experience.

The time between each course was very long though. A lot of people had ordered the taster menu on the evening we were there and it was clear that the kitchen were struggling to keep up with orders; staff were having to apologise for delays throughout the evening. We personally prefer a leisurely meal to a rushed one so initially were not too worried but after a 3.5 hour meal (we arrived at 7.30) we ended up leaving before the last course had been served, to take our taxi home. A shame that it ended in a rush as it was really a lovely meal.

I would recommend but just be prepared for slow service if it is a busy night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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food5
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A delicious innovative kitchen, friendly ...

 
·Dined on 17 September 2016

A delicious innovative kitchen, friendly service and good wine. Very recommendable!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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Excellent. Would highly recommend. Well ...

 
·Dined on 17 September 2016

Excellent. Would highly recommend. Well worth the visit. A hidden gem.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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food3
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service4
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Rather dingy interior in unprepossesing ...

 
·Dined on 16 September 2016

Rather dingy interior in unprepossesing street.Plenty of empty tables on a Friday lunchtime.Bread was neither toasted ,fresh nor properly dried so gave the impression of being stale.Looked like rye but didn't taste of anything.Served with an emulsion of oil and vinegar -nasty!Tiny starter served on a huge plate.Lovely cod but something very bitter on the plate.Decided to skip desert and go to somewhere where the food is less stylised and more tasty.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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