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Summary

£63
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “lovely neighbourhood joint, with good fish and seasonal ingredients” and “friendly staff”, is “just the kind of place you want around the corner from your house”. Chef Maciej Szymik gives good-quality Scottish ingredients a modern European treatment, and now offers a similar standard at Otro, a spinoff brasserie in the West End. Top tip: “there’s a marginally dingy basement, so avoid that when you book”.

Summary

£63
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It’s always a pleasure to dine” at this “beautiful restaurant, slightly off the beaten track in glorious Edinburgh” – the “contemporary décor” is matched by “sublime, beautifully cooked” modern European dishes, which benefit from chef Maciej Szymik’s “very different presentation”. “Staff are welcoming and attentive”. There’s now a sibling brasserie in the West End, Otro.

Summary

£63
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It’s always a pleasure to dine” at this “beautiful restaurant, slightly off the beaten track in glorious Edinburgh” – the “contemporary décor” is matched by “sublime, beautifully cooked” modern European dishes, which benefit from chef Maciej Szymik’s “very different presentation”. “Staff are welcoming and attentive”. There’s now a sibling brasserie in the West End, Otro.

Summary

£65
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A super find in Edinburgh”, set where New Town and Canonmills meet; from the “great deal at lunch” to the innovative use of Scottish produce, the food – by ex-Harvey Nicks Forth Floor Restaurant chef Maciek Szymij – is “always A1”.

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New Chapter Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of New Chapter Restaurant in EH3, Edinburgh by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of New Chapter restaurant.
Nick P
On a windy Edinburgh evening it was jammed ...
Reviewed 8 months, 16 days ago

"On a windy Edinburgh evening it was jammed to the windy rafters and staff where sharming but suffering a bit. That didn't seem to affect the quality of what came from the kitchen, on the time it took. Some really classy and hearty flavours with almost a bit of Michelin-style flair. Though don't let that put you off"

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Charlotte L
Popular restaurant, but maybe they need to ...
Reviewed 10 months, 27 days ago

"Popular restaurant, but maybe they need to take one or two ingredients out of every dish to make them more successful. Duck with sweetcorn and girolles was well presented, but the sweetcorn overpowered everything on the plate.We strongly objected to the 'alcohol upselling' after EVERY course, and the waitress trying to tell us how to taste wine - just embarrassing. There are so many better options in the city. Will not return. "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £25.00 £32.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£11.30 £22.50 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.00
Filter Coffee £2.80
Extras  
Service 10.00%
18 Eyre Pl., Edinburgh, EH3 5EP
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm

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