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Gordon's Trattoria

#142 of 1,808 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town
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231 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland
+44 131 225 7992
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to this lovely restaurant as part of a 10 strong Birthday party and had some of the nicest Italian food you can imagine and a service second to none. The restaurant is located on the royal mile and only a few minutes walk from the castle I had Focaccia for starters followed by a main course of half Scozzese... More 

Thank jpm74
Windsor, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sheltering from the rain, found this little gem of a place. Lovely good, great staff. Well worth a visit.

Thank ElizaP33
The Woodlands, Texas
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located right on the Royal Mile, the food will not disappoint at Gordon's. A family-run restaurant, they take great pride in the preparation of their food. They serve on the patio till 10PM, but don't sit down 15-20 minutes before as they will start cleaning up around you. If the weather is nice, grab a pizza, a pint and enjoy... More 

Thank Cody M
Carlow, Ireland.
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63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Four of us arrived in on a cold evening to be welcomed by 2 lovely waiters who could not have been more attentive. The choice of food was quite extensive and there was something to tempt everyone. True Italian flavours were through every course and we enjoyed soups, pates, caprese, pastas and lamb - all of them equally delicious. Really... More 

Thank Maria F
Hayward, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in Edinburgh for 3 days and this was hands down the best food we ate. Very attentive servers, great customer service, fabulous food. With an "open kitchen" style, we were able to watch the chef in action...absolutely amazing to observe his skills. Authentic food, welcoming atmosphere, outside/inside seating. I highly recommend!!

Thank Life-in-the-North
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walking in the streets of Edinburgh on the Royal Mile and trying to find a restaurant that is going to satisfy your appetite is tough. Well this restaurant saw us outside looking at their menu on the door with confusion on what to do. They literally opened their door to us, asked if we are hungry... we were. And then... More 

Thank Brian G
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stumbled across this restaurant on the Royal Mile. Only there for a weekend but ate there twice it was so good. Fabulously attentive waiter, will even help you decide from the amazing choice. Don't miss this place. For where it is situated it was not only delicious but great value for money too.

Thank FWG_11
Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went looking for good Italian food and we weren't disappointed. Service was fantastic and food was authentic and delicious.

Thank Trevor M
Kingston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here as we were wondering around the royal mile. Had steak with their roast potatoes, it was cooked to perfection couldn't ask for better. Then desert was banoffee pie this was so delicious. The staff was all very nice and attentive even though they were very busy at the time. Price wise it is to me moderate priced and... More 

Thank bwaitt
Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The owner & chef greeted us on the patio and offered us the menu but after bringing us our drinks he thoroughly asked our preferences on sauces spices meats fishes etc. then then took the menus out of her hands and said not to worry he would prepare exactly what we were wanting. And he delivered!! WOW! He is a... More 

Thank Heather G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 7992

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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