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Iris

$$ - $$$European, British,
47A Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DY, Scotland
+44 131 220 2111
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (45 reviews)
“garlic fries” (7 reviews)
“pigs cheek” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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47A Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DY, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 585 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I found this lovely little restaurant on Open Table and it sounded interesting, so I booked it for myself and two friends for dinner. What a wonderful find! There was only one hostess/waitress, and she couldn't have been more efficient. A very welcoming atmosphere, and...More

Thank chissis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very good food and good service but it is not really a pub setting, it is on a nice quiet cobblestone streeet

Thank jefe8
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had lunch here recently. Service was excellent and the meal was well presented and most enjoyable. Excellent value for money - especially at lunchtime. Would definitely recommend Iris.

Thank Douglas19Ed
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Visited with two friends for lunch. There is a fixed price lunch menu - two courses for £15.95. But I chose from the a la carte menu which worked out slightly more expensive. I had the butternut, pecan, and ricotta parcel starter and the gingered...More

Thank mariongEdinburgh
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

The service was friendly and helpful but the table was sticky despite us being an early evening booking The starters were very poor. The pig cheeks sat on a watery base of root veg and lentils. The dish lacked seasoning. I still cant work out...More

Thank davidhampshire2014
Reviewed March 21, 2018

We went here for a family meal on the recommendation of a friend and were not disappointed. The food was cooked to perfection & the menu was varied so everyone was happy! Very friendly service at a reasonable price. We would definitely return.

Thank Lesley T
Reviewed March 17, 2018

The notice on the door said 'Chef Required', which was a bit concerning, as we had enjoyed a great meal here, about 3 months ago. We needn't have worried. Once again the menu was varied and the food delicious. The staff were as friendly as...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed March 12, 2018

Visited Iris for the first time we all had fish I ate the salmon which we all enjoyed, a little on the expensive side and you need to order potatoes etc as extra, had an enjoyable meal would return.

Thank family52
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

I went with friends on Saturday 10th March for a late afternoon lunch. The staff were very friendly and attentive . The food was delicious and very good value for money. Drinks were reasonably priced. I loved the decor and the quiet atmosphere. Definitely worth...More

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Read the reviews and had to visit. Young lady on front of house was lovely. She obviously knew about the menu and was very helpful. The meal did not disappoint and was thoroughly enjoyable. We had the lunchtime menu which was very good value for...More

Thank Geoff M
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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$24 - $33
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47A Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighborhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 220 2111
  • E-mail
Description
Tucked away on Thistle Street, Iris has been a welcome addition to the Edinburgh restaurant scene. This chic little bistro - with its designer wallpaper, banquette seating and rough stone walls – has an intimate, cosmopolitan vibe, and is popular with a discreet and sophisticated creative crowd. The modern European menu is guaranteed to impress, we love the roast duck breast with fresh raspberries and Drambuie; chicken supreme stuffed with langoustines served with a garlic and herb buerre blanc; and the roasted quail with spicy potatoes served with an orange and rocket salad. Ideal for stylish working lunches, and informal evening meals, Iris also has an extensive wine list with up to 17 bottles for under £20.
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