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Papilio Restaurant

158 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4ER, Scotland
+44 131 229 3325
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
158 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4ER, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always look forward to eating here, small and with a great atmosphere, attentive staff and varied menu. Already looking forward to my next visit.

Thank BobbyStreet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We usually eat here 4 or 5 times a year, We have yet to be disappointed. The menu has a great selection to choose from, The restaurant is just a nice size, staff are very friendly. We usually go at weekends and would recommend you...More

Thank gajam191
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my daughter and teenage son during our first visit to Edinburgh (21-22 January 2018). We stayed at Martins guest house which is nearby and an employee recommended it. The restaurant is small and drafty if you are unfortunately seated in...More

2  Thank emmalou1974
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to this restaurant four or five times and never been disappointed. The atmosphere is old school Italian bistro, small and very friendly. The two course lunch deal is great, stunning mussels followed by breaded veal in a delicious cream and spinach sauce...More

1  Thank Trippy54
Reviewed January 13, 2018

This is an area of town where coffee shops and bistros come and go and others constantly revamp themselves to be on trend. There's nothing trendy about Papilio, just good honest Italian food which is great value. The service is friendly and efficient. They do...More

Thank Kay W
Reviewed January 13, 2018

This is our favourite Italian restaurant - have been going here since it opened in 2004. Excellent service, excellent food and a lovely vibrant atmosphere. It's always the first choice for a family celebration.

Thank Tim B
Reviewed January 5, 2018

Visited Papilio's restaurant on wednesday the 3rd of january 2018, booked for myself and my husband, after reading reviews,, i had Lasagne, which came out bubbling like mount vesuvius, straight out of the microwave,, pasta was stodgy, and lasagne lacking meat,,, but will say was...More

Thank jean m
Reviewed December 23, 2017

It was nice to eat in a restaurant where the main focus is the food. The staff are helpful and friendly, always willing to give you recommendations from the menu when you ask them. The pasta dishes are wonderful. Reasonably priced and very much an...More

Thank mairead c
Reviewed December 20, 2017

This is my mother’s favourite restaurant, and the clientele tends to be older, but don’t let that put you off. Small unit, very cosy but this helps with the atmosphere. Service is excellent, food first class. Highly recommended.

Thank alex t
Reviewed November 29, 2017

Recomended by my daughters to give it a try and was not disapointed four of us in total dined and the menu was extensive, the food all arrived together and the service was wonderful , next time we visit this city papilio will be having...More

Thank JeffreyLynneT
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Gordon M
November 10, 2017|
Response from Beany6567 | Property representative |
Apologies but no. Plenty of street parking in the vicinity.
Jude P
July 6, 2015|
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Response from Ross H | Reviewed this property |
About 3 months ago a gentleman in a wheelchair was at the table opposite me, so it is definitely possible. Call and book a table and explain the situation ahead of time.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$14 - $49
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4ER, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Bruntsfield
  • Neighborhood: Bruntsfield
  • Phone Number: +44 131 229 3325
Family run Italian Restaurant since June 2004, serving a wide range of excellent Italian dishes. Children welcome (kid's portions) and Gluten Free Pasta available.
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