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Gordon's Trattoria

231 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland
+44 131 225 7992
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (96 reviews)
“banoffee pie” (17 reviews)
“focaccia” (11 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
231 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

We've dined here 5 or 6 times (always at lunch time) and always found the food and service fantastic. This time we gave it a try of an evening. Again the food and service was fantastic and if you get to meet Gordon you'll have...More

Thank alan h
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went for dinner here on saturday night prior to my friends wedding reception in the castle...service was brilliant and staff were very friendly and accommodating....food was gorgeous a d would highly recommend this place.

Thank natasha b
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Called for lunch on a freezing Saturday. Lovely place. Very friendly staff. Sublime risotto. Best pizza I've had in years. If I lived in Edinburgh I'd be a regular. Tiramisu was gorgeous.

Thank andromedababe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely lasagne and gluten free carbonara served with a smile. Definitely will return. Great service with no pressure to leave.

Thank Iain D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in here after a late arrival Friday night to Edinburgh. Despite it looking like they were closing up, they welcomed us in and served us the most gorgeous food. Staff were lovely and friendly. Especially our waitress Rebecca. The food was amazing -...More

Thank Vickie M
Gordon S, Manager at Gordon's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review, it’s always so nice to see customers enjoying the service and food! We hope to see you again Kind regards Daniela

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

- suspicious mood - loud and inapropriate conversation from the staff during dinner - mediocre food - high prices - service charge (about 10% of total price), the only restaurant in edinburgh where I saw this happening - overall bad experience for a self-called "5*...More

Thank André T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is fantastic. Beautiful Italian food with friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere. The food took us back to Italy. Highly recommend.

Thank KEllis82
Gordon S, Manager at Gordon's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great to know the food reminded you of italy, thank u for your kind review, we hope to see you again soon Kind regards Daniela

Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply fabulous. We just dropped in to Gordon's, on passing. We were made extremely welcome and the food was superb. Varied menu, fair pricing, nice space and excellent service. Definitely be going here again and totally recommend.More

Thank Keith T
Gordon S, Manager at Gordon's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Keith, Thank u for taking the time to write us a review, It’s very important that my staff treat customers with a warm welcome and they give great service! It’s also important for the food to be delicious and we look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happened to end up in here by chance and what a fantastic opportunity it turned out to be. The food was amazing with excellent portion size. The owner Gordon a genial host who knows the balance of conversation and letting you enjoy your meal. For...More

Thank mfletch69
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok. So we were struggling for a booking elsewhere and wanted somewhere to sit and enjoy food. However unfortunately this was not the place. House wines were poor and pasta dishes were very greasy, disappointing and over priced. Maybe lives off its location and past...More

Thank James W
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-flavoured 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 7992
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