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Iglu

2b Jamaica St, Edinburgh EH3 6HH, Scotland (New Town)
0131 476 5333
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Ranked #509 of 1,836 restaurants in Edinburgh
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Scottish, British, Gastropub, Organic
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: New Town
Description: Located in a back street 10 mins walk from Princes Street away from the tourist prices. Award winning Scottish food with French and Italian influences. Iglu is famous for using wonderful local produce, much of it being organic and bought directly from artisan producers.We are rated as one of the best places to eat Scottish food in Edinburgh - and there is pretty tough competition - most of the others charge a lot more! Our food has featured in the Michelin guide, we won gastropub of the year, best sunday lunch and many other awards! We think it is great honest food maximizing the flavours of the high quality produce.Cosy and relaxed Iglu is in the historic World Heritage Site Edinburgh New Town. There is a street level bar with real stone walls, Black Isle organic beers on tap (Iglu was the first place in Edinburgh to put them on tap)hand crafted Scottish oak tables and bar tops. There are Oak holders for glass Demijohns contaning hand made Scottish fruit liquers.You can eat in the bar which can seat twenty people here or in the dining room upstairs which seats up to thirty people.Service for us is important - we try and be there for you but not overly attentative. I hope you enjoy your time at Iglu - and tell the world about us! Charlie
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Small comfy restaurant. Interesting menu using mainly Scottish ingredients. Delicious venison, gooseberry fool and yummy chocolates with thyme. Charming and friendly service.

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Randalstown, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

What an enjoyable evening. Excellent food and friendly service meant that we had a really good time when we dined here with friends. The menu offered great options and and we were delighted with the wine we chose. The really outstanding part was the warm welcome and the comfortable atmosphere. We will definitely return.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Iglu's been on the radar for a long time, promoting 'ethical eating' and plain, good-quality food. We went here on a Groupon voucher, out-of-date, but honoured (to the credit of the management). The food was excellent; potato pakoras which were really spicy rosti and coli a soft batter; followed by fish & chips and the 'pie of the day' (beef... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We visited this place as part of a whisky tasting we decided to do. The staff was welcoming from the beginning. They were incredibly nice. We had dinner and all of their options were organic, which I thought was great! I ordered the carrot, lemon, and thyme soup, lamb chop, and lemon cake for dessert. It all was wonderful! I... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I booked this restaurant because they offer a private scotch tasting after dinner. The restaurant is charming and intimate and how excited was I to find out that their menu is not only organic, but gluten-free! I was finally able to get my fish and chips! Hooray! Their food is amazing, service impeccable and the evening was completed with a... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled upon this small restaurant . The service was great and the food was absolutely amazing. Situated away from the main areas but well worth a visit.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We went to dinner on Friday night, and were the first couple through the door at 7.30. The place filled up around 8.30 so we totally beat the rush. Service was excellent, informed and attentive. The food was delicious, and given it was virtually all locally sourced and organic, it should come as no surprise it was a little more... More

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Food just georgeous. Tasty. Like you'd make at home if you had the time, energy and talent. Good wine and whiskey too. Good atmosphere. Good "hum". We'll certainly be back next time we're up. Best meal in Edinburgh for a while - or indeed anywhere actually.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The night we went only the downstairs was open. We had a table by the window, which was nice. The tables across from the bar appear crowded and not conducive to a nice dinner. Food was good, service ok as only one server/bar tender for the room. Worth stopping in if near your hotel.

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Edinburgh
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74 reviews 74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Went for a late lunch,was so much better than I thought it would be. Service great,amazing beer on draught,and food fresh as a daisy,my fish in a herb batter was awesome. Would have got a 5 out of 5 but they had run out of haggis so my wife had to order a different starter.

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