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The Outsider Restaurant

15-16 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EE, Scotland (Cowgate)
+44 (0)131 226 3131
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Ranked #515 of 1,849 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $30 - $45
Neighborhood: Cowgate
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Changeable menu with options unlike many other apparently set menu from a corporation pubs in Edinburgh. The foraged greens salad was wonderful and the staff attentive.

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Scotland
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We ate here with some trepidation after seeing that some 20% of the reviews were very negative. Thankfully we did not experience any the issues mentioned in the poor reviews. We had a warm welcome which was perfunctionary rather than fawning. The food was excellent as was the wine. There was 5 in our party and we are all in... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I have been here many times over the years and thought we would return for a pit stop driving through Edinburgh. The food was good, as were the waiter and waitresses. The supervisor however did not seem to be having a good day, his interaction with us impacting on the experience

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Have been here before and loved it so came back for another visit but felt let down this time. The chunky healthy lines we loved came without part of the dish. The venison that was ordered came very rare, it took quite some time to be reserved cooked to medium then came back with part of the dish missing too.... More

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Tervuren, Belgium
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110 reviews 110 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

A full Friday night, but nearly an hour waiting for the main course. Waitresses were over stretched coping with this busy restaurant at prime time. Food was excellent, but i had to keep attracting the waitress attention for drinks and paying the bill was a bit if an epic. A few more staff and a maitre d kind of character... More

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Edinburgh
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Modern feel inside with a slightly off putting exterior which is black and looks closed at first sight. However step inside and you will be met with a warm welcome and if you are lucky a table at the back overlooking the old town and the castle. Service at lunch was quick and the food was well cooked and presented... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A delightful dinner in a modern restaurant, the starter of pigeon breast was particularly good. An excellent place to take family or business colleagues if you are trying to impress. The views of Edinburgh castle round off an excellent meal.

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Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A great lunch. Delicious tasty food. Staff were particularly good as we were eating later than most other customers.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I note from many reviews the concerns about service. True there can be small gaps but it's not of any major concern. If you like waiting staff over your shoulder and asking if everything is ok every 5 mins, this place isn't for you. The restaurant has a very nice feel to it, modern but with hints of contemporary and... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Visited this resturant for lunch on the recommendation of my daughter and I must say it was very nice I had beef skirt ciabatta with fries I really enjoyed it. The service was good, Well worth a visit

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