Harden's survey result
“The menu is fixed and you sit at one of three large tables with others” at this quirky venture, which occupies a stone cottage in Royal Terrace Gardens. You get what you’re given from a mystery tasting menu on which sustainability is to the fore, with many of the ingredients grown by Charlie the gardener. On practically all reports the food is well-rated, and they must be doing something right having this year now opened The Lookout (see also).
“Quirky, but absolutely superb”, is the generally agreed verdict on Dale Mailley and Edward Murray’s sustainability-minded venture: “a lovely concept” where guests eat a top-class, set menu with good wine at long friendly, communal tables in an old stone building in Royal Terrace Gardens – an experience “more casual and laid-back” than most restaurants serving food of this quality.
“Completely original, full of life, soul and glorious seasonal food” – “You have to share tables (which is not for everyone)” at Dale Mailley and Edward Murray’s “intimate” and “friendly” sustainably-minded venture (“enhanced by the turntable playing vinyls plucked from the stack”), in a small, stone building in the middle of Royal Terrace Gardens. In mid 2017, they opened a new spin-off, Quay Commons – a Leith bakery.
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.
The Gardener’s Cottage is a restaurant in Royal Terrace Gardens at the foot of Calton Hill. Built in 1836 the cottage, which was originally home to the gardener, has been transformed into Edinburgh’s home for seasonal cooking and social dining. Seated at long communal tables our guests can enjoy weekend brunch, an a’la carte lunch menu, or an inventive, set seven course dinner menu, using only the best seasonal, local produce.
Delivery, Take out & Mail order
July 2020: While The Gardiner's Cottage remains closed, they are continuing to offer "The Gardiner's Cottage at Home", check out their website for more information. https://www.thegardenerscottage.co/.
|Wine per bottle||£22.00|
Gardener’s Cottage Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Set lunch is a bargain - maybe it was a bit too interesting and challenging today! Jerusalem artichoke starter and salsify main might be a bit too much for some. service is marked down - 2 waiting staff today - one great, the other couldn't be bothered."
1 Royal Terrace Gardens, London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5DX
|Monday||12 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Saturday||10 am‑9:30 pm|
|Sunday||10 am‑9:30 pm|