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The Atelier Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
West End
European, British, Scottish
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159-161 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8AG, Scotland
+44 131 629 1344
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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Pre match lunch on our way to Murrayfield

An excellent lunch with great ingredients, imaginative presentation, good service and excellent value for money

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Neil M
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An excellent lunch with great ingredients, imaginative presentation, good service and excellent value for money

Thank Neil M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This must be one of the best restaurants I've ever been to. The food is superb and amazing value for money (2 courses for £14.90 is fantastic!). The service is also briiliant. I had the lamb with lentils for a starter (delicious) and bavette steak with porcini sauce for the main course (heavenly). I'll go back to Edinburgh just to... More 

1 Thank wern
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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487 reviews
452 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 551 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Atelier is one of the best restaurants In Edinburgh, offering sophisticated, ''fine dining'' cuisine at affordable prices. Here you can have essentially a Michelin star type of experience withour paying Michelin star prices. Last time I was here I had a wonderfully cooked pigeon with deep, deep flavours in the sauce. Equally well cooked was a starter of scallop with... More 

1 Thank thoughtfuldiner
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is great for lunch for either business or with friends, with it's 2 course (£14.90) or 3 course (£17.90) lunch menu offering relatively good choice. Starters when we went were soup, lamb or salmon; mains were beef, cod or a vegetarian risotto and the deserts were all something different too. The food is delicious, not too filling but... More 

Thank Aldolara
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful restaurant, great and different food, helpful staff. We had a great time and loved every minute! Thank you!

1 Thank Elena F
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is just wonderful. Inventive and beautifully cooked. The staff are friendly and attentive without being intrusive. This is one of my favourite restaurants in Edinburgh.

Thank Alan D
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151 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Called on spec for Wednesday night dinner. Two attentive, trained, attentive staff. Interesting good quality Nouvelle cuisine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tasting menu. The combination, textures and seasonality. Served by friendly and knowledgeable staff. Will definitely visit again.

Thank foodoloco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were given a voucher for this restaurant and strangely had never visited before. Very tasty, beautifully presented lunch. Service very pleasant and helpful, pity not busier - maybe because end of month!

Thank Helen C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Given the location, and the fact that I hadn't heard of this restaurant before, (despite living most of my life in Edinburgh) I had fairly low expectations. I expected an average bistro kind of place. Not at all! The food was excellent and beautifully presented. The service was equally good and they even gave us some of their beautiful smoked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 159-161 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8AG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 629 1344

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 29
  • Cuisine: European, British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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

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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 the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theaters and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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