Explore Harden's - The restaurant guide created by you for you

survey result

For 25 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. This year diners have submitted over 60,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK.

Summary

Paul Wedgwood's “very special” spot, just off the Royal Mile, provides “faultless cuisine, with service to match”; the “only quibble is related to the size of the restaurant (small)” and its basement setting (“slightly sterile”). Top Tip – “the incredibly low-price lunch menu is Edinburgh’s special treat”.

£58
Exceptional
Exceptional
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“A little gem, just off the tourist trap which is the Royal Mile”; thanks to the “unusual combinations of ingredients” and “ridiculously good-value lunch menus”, Paul Wedgwood’s cuisine attracts nothing but praise, even if it is slightly “let down by being served in a cramped and slightly sterile basement”.

£57
Exceptional
Exceptional
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“A real find” just off the Royal Mile; Paul Wedgwood’s “intimate” venture wins pretty much universal acclaim for “creative” and “interesting” cooking alongside “lovely” and “informed” service.

£56
Exceptional
Exceptional
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Have you eaten at Wedgwood?

Owner's description

Wedgwood the Restaurant is the vision of owners Paul and Lisa Wedgwood’s perfect night out. It is this concept that has inspired every aspect of the beautifully intimate restaurant, nestled in an historic building on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. From the carefully curated wine list to the innovative menu, the warm and friendly service offered by their team to their extensive whisky collection. Diners are invited to relax, indulge in a glass of something bubbly and some canapes before enjoying the laid back gourmet experience offered by Paul and Lisa. Diners can be safe in the knowledge that they won’t be rushed or hurried along as the table is theirs for the whole night.

Regular travels around the world inspire both the food and award-winning wine list. Wedgwood is renowned for its eclectic menu, peppered with foraged wild herbs and leaves and some more innovative dishes always reflecting the seasons and what can be locally sourced. Diners can expect to see dishes such as Paul’s signature Scottish lobster crème Brulee, Isle of Mull Cheddar bread and butter pudding and Venison with its own haggis bon bons on the menu.

Recently refurbished, the light and bright restaurant pays homage to the history of the Royal Mile building blending original features with modern design and comfort and a Scottish twist.

In 2015 Wedgwood the Restaurant won SLTN’s Wine Award and also featured in the Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants list of 2015 with them commenting:
“The dynamic young chef Paul Wedgwood and his wife, Lisa, have created something very special among the tartan gonks of Edinburgh’s touristland, to show visitors the joys of Scottish food.”

Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions,
No
Yes
10 pm
267 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BQ
Opening hours

Last orders: 10 pm

The 2017 Harden's Guide

2016 Hardens Restaurant Guide

"User friendly in price, size and outlook"

Financial Times

What social media is saying