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The City Restaurant

$, British,
35 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9BE, Scotland
+44 131 667 2819
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (40 reviews)
“lentil soup” (11 reviews)
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Grill, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
35 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9BE, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 488 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

WHAT CAN I SAY! This place is amazing food is great and made from quality ingredients.. no complains from me staff cant be anymore pleasant and always accommodating i will be visiting again and possible use you guys for lunch thanks again

Thank Shuaib F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very good place for fish and chips and the service was very fast and efficient. Also, the portion is big enough to fill your tummy..recommended location

Thank Nikheel R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The service is very fast and friendly. Portions were very generous! We visited with kids, kids menu offers enough options to choose from. Thank you!

Thank Maria K
Reviewed 4 days ago

The restaurant was along the street of the place we were staying and our host suggested we try it. It was beside the city's theatre, I think and you wouldn't miss its red coloured building. The place was busy and packed when we arrived around...More

Thank Lunuel Surriane S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Diner type restaurant. We went for breakfast two days during our visit to Edinburgh. Hubby had small full breakfast 8 pound ish. I wanted a small breakfast so asked for poached eggs and toast (off menu) which was accommodated. Strangely we were charged two different...More

Thank Didley46
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a regular visitor to the City Restaurant I've visited it numerous times over the last three months and on every visit I've never been disappointed in the welcome, the service or the the standard of the food. Visiting the restaurant during the festival this...More

Thank ronaldmccrindle
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a day sightseeing in the city we were tired and flagging, I found this place on my phone so we headed there for a chippy tea. Painted bright red and looking like an American diner we swiftly went upstairs where it was clean spacious...More

Thank piscator2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

service was reasonable as it was quite quiet when we visited, our two teas arrived quite quickly but then waited 15 minutes for our mains by then tea cold when our fish suppers arrived they were very large portions unfortunately the large fish was placed...More

Thank jamb0123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both us of were getting very 'hangry' by the time we came across this place, & thankfully, we got a seat right before a large queue formed. Phew. Quick service even though it was very busy for mid afternoon / late lunch. We had a...More

Thank NarcissisticNobody
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was close to our apartment and it got good reviews. We went and the line was out the door, but we stayed in line and it moved pretty fast. We finally got a table and our waitress was very kind. The menu seemed...More

Thank Matteozk16
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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11 December 2016|
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Response from ronaldmccrindle | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can book a table. The food is all freshly made for each meal required.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 27
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9BE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 667 2819
  • E-mail
Family run restaurant in the city centre now celebrating 20 years in business and with a fresh new look and menu! Great for all parties, couples,families and small/large groups of up to 50! We are open most hours of the day. We welcome booking or walk-ins! Regards City
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