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The Grain Store

30 Victoria Street | 1st Floor, Edinburgh EH1 2JW, Scotland
+44 131 225 7635
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“venison” (69 reviews)
“tarte tatin” (12 reviews)
“roe deer” (14 reviews)
Opens in 26 min
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European, British, Scottish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
30 Victoria Street | 1st Floor, Edinburgh EH1 2JW, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Above storefronts on Victoria St you could easily miss this place. It is worth finding! Great lunch in a cozy old world atmosphere, highlighted by smoke darkened walls. Absolutely splendid lunch local specialties, we pieced a series of small plates together and were not disappointed....More

1  Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here to celebrate my birthday and we weren't disappointed. We had a bit of everything, but I would specifically like to recommend the seared pigeon starter and the venison main. They were both excellent. I also found the service to be top class.

1  Thank Johan L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the grain store for an anniversary meal with my wife after seeing it in the guardians top ten restaurants in Edinburgh. We went for the 3 course lunch menu and we were very pleased with our choices. Very friendly staff and good atmosphere

1  Thank Grant154
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is a true jewel in the city. Delicious food with the freshest ingredients. Staff readily and cheerfully accommodated special dietary requirements. Explaining what they could offer and adjusting options to an individual's preferences. Excellent wines too.

1  Thank Wayfarer29
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant to help celebrate my wife's birthday. We had stumbled across this little gem a few days earlier and were pleasantly surprised. We were greeted by a waitress who noted that we had been there a few days ago and pointed towards...More

2  Thank Darryl C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So we initially popped in last minute for the set lunch menu but it was fully booked....disaster!!! However he managed to squeeze us in for dinner the same night and gosh I am glad he did. The ambience was fab, very quaint and welcoming. To...More

1  Thank ShadyM89
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Very good food and wine, was not disappointed having read previous reviews. Had an amazing piece of beef and the wine was so good I took a picture of the label so I can try and get it for home. The service was spot on,...More

1  Thank 2212red
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Our daughter was relocating from Edinburgh, having worked there for almost two years. During this time, as a family, we had the opportunity to dine at The Grain Store on a number of occasions, all of which were memorable and special. The Maitre 'd, Paul,...More

1  Thank Edward O
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We ate here last night, every dish was delicious, 2 starters were seared pidgeon and poached lobster, 2 mains were saddle of venison and wild mallard, 2 desserts were chocolate fondant and a creme brûlée. Couldnt fault anything, nice friendly service as well, will definetly...More

1  Thank tattieheid
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Enjoyed lunch at this great wee restaurant on a Friday during the fringe. We were seated at the window overlooking Victoria Street and served some lovely warm bread with salted butter, a good start. We chose from the FP menu, this really is good value...More

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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Lynn W
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sorry you may have got a few replies, trip advisor thought i was a robot
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Response from Gster73 | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for late reply I would recommend reservations Friday evening during the months of August and December
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$48 - US$79
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Victoria Street | 1st Floor, Edinburgh EH1 2JW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 7635
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Fantastic cuisine in Edinburgh's most romantic and atmospheric restaurant, situated in the historic Old Town, enjoy as the relaxed and friendly staff welcome you to this hidden gem.
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