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Summary

In a 19th-century house kitted out with long communal tables, this self-consciously sustainably minded four-year-old, run by chef-owners Dale Mailley and Edward Murray (ex-Atrium), achieves high marks across the board.

£48
Good
Very Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

There's a “great social dining experience” to be had at this tiny 19th-century venue, which features communal tables and a “varied” local/seasonal menu; it has made quite a splash since opening in 2012, and some reporters had their best meal of the year here.

£47
Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

This “extraordinary” spot, near the A1, has made quite a splash with its “unique” formula – “a beautifully crafted menu of fresh and seasonal produce”, served in a “tiny but authentic” space; service is at communal tables, so the ambience “can rather depend on who you sit next to!”

£42
Good
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“You can’t be fussy – you get six courses, and no choice”, all served at communal tables, at this “quirky” yearling, near the A1; it’s been a smash hit though – service is “passionate”, the style is “sociable”, the food – from the “finest produce” – is “earthy” and all-in-all it’s a “genuinely new and interesting” venture.

£41
Exceptional
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Mon 10 pm, closed Tue, Wed - Sun 10 pm

Gardener’s Cottage Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Gardener’s Cottage Restaurant in EH7, Edinburgh by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Gardener’s Cottage restaurant.
Murray B
Quirky yes but absolutely superb. Having a ...
Reviewed 7 months, 23 days ago

"Quirky yes but absolutely superb. Having a top class lunch on the friendly communal tables with good wine whilst watching the snow outside gave a warm glow. Enhanced by the turntable playing vinyls plucked from the stack just added to the experience. Might not appeal to everyone but did to us."

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Charlotte L
An otherwise accomplished lunch was ruined ...
Reviewed 8 months, 10 days ago

"An otherwise accomplished lunch was ruined by the fact that someone had burnt the tarts before service - a strong smell of burnt tart does not make for an enjoyable atmosphere! But food was good and service professional and friendly (and apologetic!)"

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1 Royal Terrace Gardens, London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5DX
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