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Forage & Chatter

1A Alva Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PH, Scotland
+44 131 225 4599
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1A Alva Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PH, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After traveling through Scotland for ten days, we wanted to spend our last night in Scotland celebrating our anniversary at some place special. Forage and Chatter did not disappoint. Truly the wait staff is special. Pleasant, knowledgeable and courteous.The cuisine was also outstanding. For starters...More

1  Thank Kathy T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked before we left for our trip. It was either a 6:30 time slot or not until 8:30. I picked 6:30. When we arrived there were only two other couples in the main dining room and then us. We were taken to a spot up...More

1  Thank lovetolearn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hidden off the Western end of Princes Street this is a gem. The restaurant itself is tardis like with very attractive accommodation. The food is naturally inclined and adventurous. Wine list well structured and fair. Worth the effort.

1  Thank Robert J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This charming restaurant is tucked away below street level on a corner of a residential street. Once inside, however, the atmosphere is amazing! Romantically lit with, what seemed like, hundreds of candles and beautifully arranged and furnished, there is an outside covered area also which...More

1  Thank simonbn3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiance and I celebrated his birthday here and it was sublime. The food and service were both exceptional and the prices are very reasonable for such high quality plates. We enjoyed it so much that we came back the next day for lunch! The...More

2  Thank Christie Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a meal last night at Forage and Chatter. The food was amazing and the staff went above and beyond to ensure we had a great night. Can’t recommend this restaurant enough. Go and enjoy!

2  Thank leetogsy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service in this centrally located restaurant on Alva Street. Very good value in a delightful courtyard setting. The spelt risotto and halibut were delicious 😋

2  Thank Maverijk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sometimes as a vegan you can feel like the picky one of the group, but the waiters, waitresses and chefs couldn’t have made it easier for me!! The food was DELICIOUS, staff were all so friendly and efficient - I have already recommended this place...More

3  Thank Eilidh W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, serviceminded staff, rustic surroundings and romantic atmosphere. We loved it here and will be back whenever we visit Edinburgh again. We will be sure to recommend our friends and family to visit this restaurant!

2  Thank Victoria H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very very good& cousy place to spend anniversary or just eat good in wes end Edinburg. All was taken care, all pre ordered things worked out as planned. Frienly staff with smile. Tasty food& good choises of wines. Everything was with reasonable prises & tasty...More

2  Thank Risto T
West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
industrial Britain had their most desirable
neighborhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes.
Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest
citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind
grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel
crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and
sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
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Questions & Answers
March 28, 2018|
Response from Guy C | Reviewed this property |
Yup! I’m gluten free and had no problems. Other allergies and sensitivities (there was a few in our party) were handled superbly.
January 16, 2018|
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Response from Mark P | Reviewed this property |
I would say so as there were high chairs visibly available when we visited (although not actually in use)
January 15, 2018|
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Response from Xidos | Reviewed this property |
Yes - we had eleven diners
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $46
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1A Alva Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 4599
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A dining experience offering locally sourced Scottish cuisine, hidden in Edinburgh's West End. A fantastic menu, using foraged items from Edinburgh and local meats & fish to produce the very best dishes.
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