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The Rosehip

#240 of 1,789 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
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Scottish
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43 Rose Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 225 8028
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Rosehip offers a real genuineness in their friendly relaxed service...
The Rosehip offers a real genuineness in their friendly relaxed service, with a background of vintage decor, the clinking of antique crockery and chilled out tunes. A supremely fresh high quality of rotating specials and classic main meals, there is also the generous grill menu for those who need a more hearty feed. The head chef has a flare for finding fish and meat from the local suppliers which is evident in the tasting. Of a lunch time a quick bite can be found in the soup and sandwich menu for £6.50, And the restaurant is child friendly. The bar offers the biggest selection of whiskies in the New Town, an extensive wine & spirits list and a range of Scottish bottled and draught beers. It certainly is nice to see a quality central site independent of any of the chains which are so prevalent these days. Open for a hearty breakfast from 10am-12noon during weekends, summer and festive season.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A simple, but delicious meal

A pleasant surprise to find this small and very good restsurant among Edinburgh's hundreds of places to eat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Kari G
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

A pleasant surprise to find this small and very good restsurant among Edinburgh's hundreds of places to eat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We enjoid a tree meal dinner and was very satisfied. All the food tasted so good.The staf was friendly and the prices was nice.

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toronto
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3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

My partner and I enjoyed our breakfast here - eggs with smoked salmon, a vegetarian version of the traditional breakfast, great coffees and tasty slice of carrot cake. Cozy and artsy ambiance, pleasant staff. Good option if staying at the Travelodge next door. Recommended.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant last night and we're very impressed. We had the haggis and the goats cheese starters which were generous portions, presented well and very tasty. And we had the duck and the lamb shank for mains, again very generous portions of high quality food. We couldn't manage a dessert so opted for a whisky instead from the... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

As a tastecard holder my partner and I have visited this lovely place twice now and have thoroughly enjoyed the Scottish based food, trying something different each time. The staff are friendly and make you feel comfortable in the quaint eating area which we like as it's a nice change from some of the larger establishments. We would recommend this... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The Edinburgh Brydons, Les and Paul, are very much all about town here. And as a visiting Yank, I trusted them when it was time for a wee dram, some haggis, some tatties n' neeps. The Good LIfe. The last night in Edinburgh, we all wanted something special and so it was we found ourselves in The Rosehip. It had,... More 

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My boyfriend and I went there yesterday. I ordered the butternut squash with goat cheese, it was amazing. My boyfriend took the fish and chips and unfortunately he didn't like it at all. The fish was very oily and wet, so it was not possible realise the freshness of the fish and there was still the peel on the fried... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We had Cullen skink which was nothing special and warm goats cheese. There was a whole block of goats cheese on the slate which would be appreciated if it wasn't accompanied by 3 measly pieces of ciabatta - not an exaggeration, they were 3 inches long. The haggis and fish and chips main were fine. The haggis came with "oatcakes"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We went here with a groupon voucher and would recommend it. Good service. Staff appeared to be very friendly. I ordered the seabass which was excellent lovely crispy skin . Then had a crumble for a pudding again was excellent. 10 out of 10 will be back ☺ Rhona.

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Elgin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Lunch with son - nice setting and if it had been warmer we could have sat outside on Rose Street. Service very quick and pleasant. I had soup and then pie of the day which was chicken and rabbit. My son loved the sauce but I found it rather buttery and I am not a fan of room much butter,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 43 Rose Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighborhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 8028

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 24
  • Cuisine: Scottish

Description

The Rosehip offers a real genuineness in their friendly relaxed service, with a background of vintage decor, the clinking of antique crockery and chilled out tunes. A supremely fresh high quality of rotating specials and classic main meals, there is also the generous grill menu for those who need a more hearty feed. The head chef has a flare for finding fish and meat from the local suppliers which is evident in the tasting. Of a lunch time a quick bite can be found in the soup and sandwich menu for £6.50, And the restaurant is child friendly. The bar offers the biggest selection of whiskies in the New Town, an extensive wine & spirits list and a range of Scottish bottled and draught beers. It certainly is nice to see a quality central site independent of any of the chains which are so prevalent these days. Open for a hearty breakfast from 10am-12noon during weekends, summer and festive season.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
 

Staying in New Town

Neighborhood Profile
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.