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The Outsider Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Old Town
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15-16 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EE, Scotland
+44 131 226 3131
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Odense, Denmark
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136 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Price/quality ratio is off the scale. It was a wonderful meal in a minimalist and interestingly designed interior with a gorgeous view! I recommend the rabbit pie - absolutely a delight! Very kind and smiling personnel too and a good, easy-going vibe. Timing was perfect! Wanted to stay there all day!

Thank AndersChoy
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Table booked for 7.30pm we arrived at 7pm for drinks,to be shown to our table,but told, we couldn't order food till 7.45pm...bearing in mind you only have the table till 9pm, ok I understand the kitchen can get busy,but we wanted bread as a starter,which we still couldn't order till 7.45pm...food was ok,nothing special,very dark,waitress seemed shy,but again unfriendly, on... More 

Thank Sian W
Wincanton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited The Outsider on the recommendation of our son who we were visiting in Edinburgh and we would echo his recommendation. The first table we were offered had a draught but upon a request we were politely and courteously moved to another table with wonderful views of the castle. The menu offered plenty of choice and when the food was... More 

Thank AndyF2001
County Durham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Helpful and efficient staff made us feel welcome and we had table offering fabulous view of city skyline. Good range of options on lunch menu and very reasonably priced. 3 of us had main course, dessert and coffee with carafe of wine which came in at total of just under £60. We all enjoyed our choices. I had salmon with... More 

Thank Margaret G
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am a local and when I have visitors to Edinburgh - without hesitation - this is the first restaurant I book. I am always proud to bring friends here as the food - service and atmosphere never fails to disappoint. The Manager, Eddie, is a top class chap and runs a great restaurant. What more can I say!

Thank Mary S
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98 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have reviewed this restaurant quite a few times and here I go again. I really love this restaurant, and love to visit as often as I can even though I live in Glasgow. Returned again last week for lunch and again, it was lovely. Lunchtime was busy as usual, great atmosphere and no loud background music, with lovely views... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When did restaurants stop giving out doggy bags??? And it's nothing to do with the type of license they have. This restaurant is not a take away restaurant.

Thank eridley0
Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lunch menu was very pleasing and is served until 5pm. The waiting staff were pleasant but didn't seem too happy. They served us quickly enough (possibly forgot our bread but not sure if we were entitled to it! Most other tables had the very nice looking bread!), but then our lunch seemed to take a long time to be brought... More 

Thank CarWa007
Sao Paulo, SP
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped for a late lunch on a Sunday and enjoyed it very much. The dishes are well served at a good price. Try the rabbit pie and the seafood!

2 Thank Ccocito
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant was highly recommended but we were v disappointed .Besides the food being average we thought service was awful.One young girl handling the whole area of tables,we couldn't catch her eye to order or to get the bill they definitely need to improve their service and train staff better.

Thank SFM60

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $24
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15-16 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 3131

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

Neighborhood Profile
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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