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Monteiths, Edinburgh,

Monteiths

4.7
4.7
1840 reviews
£26 to £40
Scottish
Due to licensing restrictions Monteiths cannot accept children under the age of 5 at any time. Children aged 15 & under can be admitted until 6pm. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Monteiths bar & restaurant is nestled in a fairy-lit close in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. The award winning venue is located just off the historic Royal Mile and combines chic cocktail bar with intimate restaurant. A favourite of locals and visitors alike, Monteiths is a must for relaxed dining and innovative cocktails.

Monteiths is by the team behind the White Horse Oyster Bar, Chop House Leith, Market St. & Bruntsfield.


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2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Scottish, British, Modern European
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    0131 557 0330
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

Experiences

  • Sunday Roast

    £24.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Sunday roast is back at Monteiths - book now to reserve your roast - limited availability

What 1,840 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Romantic

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Scottish

  • Edinburgh

    Best Ambience

  • Edinburgh

    Romantic

  • Edinburgh

    Scottish

1,849 Reviews
  1. Jasev

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food in a very nice, cozy but cool ambience. The smoked haddock starter was simply spectacular. A bit on the pricey side.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner and loved the ambiance of the restaurant. The salmon was beautifully cooked. Our servers were very attentive. A lovely time for our last meal in Edinburgh.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the restaurant disappointed only having 2 scallops for the price of the starter. Main course was really nice but presentation messy and mismatch on the plate, venison loin was amazing and well cooked. Dessert was delicious

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good, not too fussy. Drinks excellent. Service was a little slow, but overall experience was very nice.

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  5. Connor

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dinner here in March 2024. We had the pork belly, mushroom and goats cheese wellington and orange sticky date pudding and were very happy

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  6. LucianaS

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, friendly staff but the smell of fresh paint kind of jeopardised the dinner

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  7. BillM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Monteiths was fantastic..the people were very friendly and the food was outstanding! Thank you very much for a great time !

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  8. HazelG

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, wonderful historic venue. Staff were excellent

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  9. MichelleK

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service, ambiance, and drinks! We thoroughly enjoyed everything from pre-dinner drinks to post-dinner coffee. Our service was attentive and warm, and each dish we had was amazing.

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  10. LisaA

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely flavour packed food with obviously best quality ingredients.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Food, service and surroundings - all stunning. Will be back.

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  12. SarahB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and excellent service. Will definitely be back

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  13. davidb

    Lancashire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    very nice place in character with the royal mile haggis was amazing starter

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  14. EmmaM

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal in Edinburgh. A little hidden gem. Must go

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food service and atmosphere. Make sure you book. Ox Cheek main was beautiful

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  16. LauraC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding, could not fault a single dish! We were waiting on our starter for longer than we had hoped, but after this the service picked up and all other dishes & drinks were served within good time. The ambience is lovely - a very chilled and relaxed atmosphere with dimmed lighting. I highly recommend this restaurant for couples or friends.

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  17. BrettW

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food and service. Couldn’t fault the place. It was our best meal in Edinburgh

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  18. 50Haggis

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is unreal at Monteiths... I honestly couldn't recommend it more. The team and ambience are fantastic too... Worth every single penny.. Cant wait to come back!

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  19. TessS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Couldn't fault anything. Everything was amazing! Would definitely recommend.

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  20. LesleyK

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very ambient with Great food and lovely staff .

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  21. RobinD

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Hadn’t been in a few year. Food and wine was good as always. Very nice to be back

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  22. JulieMclachlan

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and overall compliments to the chef for fantastic food, Will deffos be back

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  23. Gillski

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An outstanding meal in a great restaurant with terrific ambiance. You will not be disappointed if you book Monteith's, the service was excellent as were the Tiramisu Cocktails. I'll be back!!

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  24. Xoxj

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A must visit when in Edinburgh, food is always amazing and such nice romantic ambience!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food served by attentive, polite staff in atmospheric surroundings.

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  26. StevenH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been going to Monteith's for years but only ever for drinks so decided to have dinner and it was outstanding! The food was some of thr best I've ever eaten and the service as always is friendly, warm and just overall amazing!! Will always be a regular for drinks but now also for food! Thank you!

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  27. jorgep

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food great atmosphere

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  28. DavidL

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been here twice before several years apart and it remains outstanding. I had the scallops to share with my other half, and the venison, whilst she had the fillet steak. Cooked to perfection; the sauces, the seasoning. Everything was just lovely. Despite spending the whole day laughing and chatting together, we were silenced during our meal how much we were enjoying our food. Staff were polite and welcoming, and attended us well without doing the usual waiting until your mouth is full before asking how the food is! The cocktails were nice, as was the wine we had with dinner. I spent £150 on the venison, steak, the scallops, a side of chips, two large glasses of wine and a cocktail. Definitely the upper end of what I'd be paying for a date; I didn't regret a penny. I couldn't recommend Monteith's enough. Such a gem of a place. Thank you kindly to all the staff for making us welcome and comfortable, and especially the chefs for such excellent food.

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  29. AlanP

    London

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding friendly service in a very pleasant setting. Very good food and nicely varied menu Great location in the Old Town

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  30. SarahB

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Was ok, a little underwhelming for the price, wouldn't rush back, cocktails were better than the food

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great ambience, delightful staff! Would happily return.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We stumbled on this wee gem. Great food, fantastic friendly service by the staff and the meal was just as good. We would recommend Monteiths to anyone looking for great food with a fantastic vibe.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience. Was very much out of our budget but we wanted an experience of wonderful, freshly cooked meal. We’d had so many gastro pub meals in a row in Edinburgh that we clearly microwave meals and we looked for something high end. And we had the most stunning meal!

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  34. MarkB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really tasty. Great drinks and friendly service.

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  35. RichardL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely superb evening - excellent food and excellent service

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  36. JaiL

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful food in a wonderful setting. Very glad to have chosen this restaurant for a last night in Edinburgh.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down one of the best meals we had during our entire stay in Edinburgh. All the dishes we ordered were delicious. The haggis starter (best haggis we had, no comparison!) and venison main are a must.. The ox cheek is also amazing. The service was great, and the ambiance was delightful. Highly recommend this adorable little restaurant. It will not disappoint!

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  38. HarryE

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here with my girlfriend for a steak. She ordered a cosmopolitan drink which she enjoyed very much. I ordered a lime grass mule drink which I would say was very disappointing as it tasted watered down and when I took the massive chunk of ice out there was very little drink. for 11 pounds that is unacceptable and it didn't even taste good. This was forgiven when we received our two rib-eye steaks one with the white sauce and one with the peppercorn. We both agreed that this was the best steak we had ever eaten in our lives. Perfectly cooked with amazing taste and texture. I would go again but get another drink this time.

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  39. EdwinG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food and drinks so much! Great service!!

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  40. GaryC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We used to go to Whiski Rooms for haggis, but no more. We ate there twice in one week and we had the best haggis, along with pork belly, monkfish, chocolate mousse… We used to pop in just for drinks, but this is now our go-to place. Great job, all around!

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FAQs

Monteiths is rated 4.7 stars by 1840 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Monteiths

61 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    The Royal Mile
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Scottish, British, Modern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Pay on the street.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Patio/Outdoor Dining
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