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USD 62 - USD 62
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European, British, Scottish, International

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Aizle sits within the appropriately named Garden Room of the Kimpton Charlotte Square – a bright, cool setting in the heart of the city. The constantly...
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most amazing meal with accompanying paring wines - worth the money . Service was excellent from all the staff without exception. We could not fault anything- this was our second visit to Aizle but first time in their new site . Light and airy...venue - wonderfulMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After eating years previously at the first location we were thrilled to be fiited in when they re opened at the Charloote Sq hotel. The food, drinks and staff were all amazing. One of the best meals of my life (pescatarian..great seafood in Scotland). But...the staff really make it, so enthused and knowledgable about their food yet discreet and efficient. Get a booking and go, I can't imagine ever being disappointed.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to Covid we had not been down in Edinburgh for a while and this was our first visit to AIZLE since they moved. This was by the best dinner I have had in years and every dish was perfection and as its a bit...of a secrete I wont go into details of the dishes. The only downslide was the strong scent from the hand sanitiser which meant we all had to leave the table to wash our hands. My advice is to take your own.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here last Friday night. We were so looking forward to visiting Aizle again and it did not disappoint. Each course was delicious and well presented. We both went for the paired drinks, one wine pairing one soft drinks pairing each complimenting the dishes...perfectly. All waiting staff were extremely attentive and we absolutely LOVE the new venue. Looking forward to returning in the not too distant future.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was excellent from start to finish and the service was also very good. However, the experience was marred by the feeling that we were dining in a dark corridor. Our table was one of three positioned well away from the main dining area,...separated from it by plants and a screen made of old doors. We were in the corridor to the kitchen so there was a steady steam of traffic passing our table. The lighting was terrible and as it grew dark outside we could barely see the food. We mentioned this to a member of staff, who plugged another lamp in but it was still terribly dark. The lack of atmosphere and darkness definitely marred the experience.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Aizle. Service was excellent and the food was amazing. Well worth a visit. Would highly recommend. Every course was beautifully presented and tasted absolutely delicious. Paired wines complimented the food perfectly.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 13 September 2021

Not really sure what to make of this but overall we wouldn’t return. The food was nice enough, the service professional and the surroundings pleasant but there was something missing. The food lacked flavour and balance, the way it was served often made it difficult...to eat, there was a lack of continuity of service with different wait staff for each course, the paired wines were really underwhelming and the sense of being in a hotel lobby made it difficult to relax. It felt like style over substance but obviously we’re in a minority here so maybe we were having an off day.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 9 September 2021

A terrific meal with beautifully presented dishes, with interesting ingredients and each full of flavour. Even the "snack" between the bread and the amuse-bouche was a work of art, with duck liver held in a sweet potato lattice, accompanied by lovely beetroot and brazil nut...bites (I will upload a photo of this!). This is far from being the most expensive tasting menu in town (even though prices jumped up at the start of September) but it is probably the best value, and, I would have thought, worthy of at least one Michelin star. (I do have a slight reservation about the cost of the optional cheese plate, which was lovely to look at and very tasty, but not much of a mouthful!). There is a very good wine list, although it would benefit from the addition of a couple of cheaper options. Staff were friendly and helpful, without being too attentive. The restaurant is set in a covered courtyard, and the tables are set well apart, so so it was light and airy, but with a degree of privacy, and has a good atmosphere. Dining at aizle really is an experience, not just a meal.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 8 September 2021

We're always looking for new food experiences and Aizle certainly was impressive. We visited on a weekend break to Edinburgh and were (wrongly) concerned that the meal might not live up to the price we had to pay. It was worth every single penny. Every...single course was delicious, presentation made each course resemble a work of art, drinks were excellent, the service was the best we have experienced in a long time, the setting was divine with a great atmosphere and we would like to know where the serving ware is from for our own house! It is one of the best restaurants we have ever been to, unequivocally the best restaurant in Edinburgh!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 September 2021

Well where do I begin the food was absolutely outstanding, should have a star the flavour of each dish was so in depth. Defo worth the bill at the end 😅. The service was also amazing, they were even so understanding about my mum falling...over and breaking their vase 🏺 haha, sorry about that. Most of all well done to the chefs, best meal I have ever had. If I had to pick at any faults, it was the way my mum was grabbed at the end of the night whilst I went to retrieve the phone I left at another bar prior to transfer the funds to pay for the meal, that was unappreciated, it let the whole service aspect down as she was very unhappy of how it was handled, she had no intention of walking out without paying for a meal. She was standing at the door for air and still within the grounds. I see where the workers are coming from however, especially in these current circumstances no physical contact should be made at all. However, besides this very good experience.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Response from Alan_SAFC | Reviewed this property |
You definitely need to book - it’s a very popular place! They will adapt menus for dietary needs - my wife is Pescatarian and they did an option for each course. They will also do veggie menu but you will need to tell them... More
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We don't have an official dress code, but most people go with smart casual. Hope to see you soon!
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Aizle is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5