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The City Restaurant

35 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9BE, Scotland
+44 131 667 2819
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish and chips” (93 reviews)
“pizza” (41 reviews)
“lentil soup” (12 reviews)
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Grill, Fast food, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
35 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9BE, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very good food, as always. This time also, we ate several courses that where new to us. Every time we walk away, stuffed and happy.

Thank Cahor15
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I ate here with some friends this weekend, and was seated immediately, even though it was very busy. The food was quick. I ordered the fish and chips, and it was a large portion cooked to perfection. It was reasonably priced, and the staff was...More

Thank Zach D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our meal very much. We had the fish and chips with garden peas,the fish was lovely freshly cooked. The staff were very friendly.

Thank mags17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived late in the afternoon ,not busy that day. The waiters were very polite... Ordered some cod with chips and a burger... The cod was ok,classic dish in uk The burger was a hawaian with pinapple which was a little weak on flavor...it was hard...More

Thank SteliosPro
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic restaurant in the heart of Edinburgh. Meals are piping hot, well presented and reasonably priced! Service is good! This is a family run business with over 20 years experience and it shows. Children meal deals are available and are good value!

Thank Spookymoss
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a wonderful meal at the City restaurant. I had penne piccante, my daughter had the blue cheese burger and my son had the battered cod. Three empty plates and three happy customers. Service excellent, not rushed not slow. Definitely recommended.

Thank Mitchell V
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Pre-theatre visit ahead of Miss Saigon (next door). My first time at The City Restaurant. We managed to reserve a table for 2 in the front of the restaurant/diner. Fish Chips and Mush peas for me and my wife opted for macaroni cheese. Food arrived...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 8 February 2018

It is always hard to get Gluten free Fish and Chips but to get great Gluten free fish and chips and then a choice of pizza as well in a fantastic chip shop restaurant with a sit in facility is just totally heaven. having a...More

1  Thank Jacquie C
Reviewed 4 February 2018

looking for somewhere to eat before going into the theatre we came across the city restaurant it was quite busy however we did not have to wait long we were seated down stairs in comfortable seating near the back i had the haggis supper my...More

Thank goldenglow10
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We went for brunch at noon before taking in a show at the Festival theatre next door. The welcome, table, atmosphere, food and drink were excellent. Great diner/cafe feel to the place. What made it more special is it was my wife’s birthday and only...More

Thank PathheadHibby
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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10 December 2016|
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Response from ronaldmccrindle | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can book a table. The food is all freshly made for each meal required.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9BE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 667 2819
  • E-mail
Family run restaurant in the city centre now celebrating 20 years in business and with a fresh new look and menu! Great for all parties, couples,families and small/large groups of up to 50! We are open most hours of the day. We welcome booking or walk-ins! Regards City
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