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The Grain Store

30 Victoria Street | 1st Floor, Edinburgh EH1 2JW, Scotland
+44 131 225 7635
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Scottish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
30 Victoria Street | 1st Floor, Edinburgh EH1 2JW, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Agree with other reviewers here, if you are in a hurry, you may want to go elsewhere. I do, however, think this place is worth a visit. Silvia our waitress was delightful and really knowledgeable. We were looking for a red which would go with...More

1  Thank Jefftm
Reviewed 2 days ago

We actually had had reservations at another restaurant, but when my son saw pidgin on the menu, we decided to cancel our other reservations and eat here. We were so happy we did- one of the best meals I had eaten in a long time....More

2  Thank mjfitzp01
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good looking restaurant at first, but do not let looks deceive you unless you’re ready to spend your entire night here. The only excelent thing here was the price, that was at least 2x higher than what it should be. After a starter and a...More

Thank Kolya G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch with great tempest beers, the food is very good and well presented. The staff is hilarious and very helpful, will come again.

1  Thank Viciminty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised by this place. Food was to a very high standard. Scallops cooked perfectly, beautifully tender venison and an oozing chocolate fondant. Service was top notch. Classic decor, very cosy. Highly recommend it.

2  Thank Marcus W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came for lunch with my son and daughter who were home for Easter. Really good menu, freshly prepared, beautifully presented, delicious! Just right for lunch and excellent value for the quality of food.

1  Thank Morrable
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a meal for 4 here and I can say that the food is exceptional. Many different tastes and textures on the plate. Serving Team were very friendly and helpful. Portion sizes not too big so you do not leave feeling bloated. Meal for...More

2  Thank GrandPoohbaH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were after a late dinner on the heels of a ghost tour and the place we'd planned to eat at had apparently closed early... so we wandered into this restaurant after asking some people who were leaving if the food was good (they raved,...More

1  Thank Nancy R
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Hadn’t been for a while-but had an absolutely wonderful birthday lunch for husband ! Food as fresh , delicious , high quality and beautifully presented as always ! Lovely selection of choices from carefully developed menu. Very friendly warm atmosphere and service in this romantic...More

1  Thank Monda1
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

A really cool place with wonderful old town Scottish feel and excellent food located right off the Grassmarket. The Apple Tart dessert was to die for. Would totally recommend this place while in Edinburgh. Be sure and make a reservation ahead of time!

1  Thank Sarge2211
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
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Lynn W
12 January 2017|
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Response from Paul M |
sorry you may have got a few replies, trip advisor thought i was a robot
7 August 2016|
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Response from Gster73 | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for late reply I would recommend reservations Friday evening during the months of August and December
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 48 - USD 79
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Victoria Street | 1st Floor, Edinburgh EH1 2JW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 7635
  • E-mail
Fantastic cuisine in Edinburgh's most romantic and atmospheric restaurant, situated in the historic Old Town, enjoy as the relaxed and friendly staff welcome you to this hidden gem.
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