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$$ - $$$European, British,
47A Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DY, Scotland
+44 131 220 2111
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (45 reviews)
“garlic fries” (7 reviews)
“pigs cheek” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
47A Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DY, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 571 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

delicious small menu of good chlices beautifully prepared. Lovely friendly service. Beautiful décor. altogether a great experience.

Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here with family just before New Year’s Eve we all 100% recommend iris the food was great service excellent and decor superb give it a try you won’t be disappointed

Thank Jamespb1971
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been dining at Iris for many years, and visited again last night. The food, once again, was superb and the service excellent. This little restaurant has never disappointed, and remains one of our favourites in Edinburgh. Bravo Iris!

Thank why-not-have-a-go
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second visit to this wonderful restaurant that we originally discovered by accident. Staff were fantastic and food on both occasions was faultless . Would recommend this restaurant without a doubt .

Thank luckycouple2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a lot of ambiance and great for couples who want a nice relaxing place with smart dress code

Thank accepted_planet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for lunch with my wife, professional and welcoming when we entered. Duck was really good, pheasant with cabbage and bacon was fantastic. Wine reasonably priced, would definitely eat here again.

Thank 542stig
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met up with friends for dinner; appetisers were fantastic, mains good all round, deserts delightful, service prompt.

Thank Tom J
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Booked for an evening meal and wasn’t disappointed, meals were beautiful. Starters of scallops and main of monkfish were excellent. Service good and staff very attentive. Definitely return

Thank Pandaman2008
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Excellent Food in a cosy environment. The staff are very pleasant. We chose from the set menu with a handful of choices for each course. Very centrally located. Recommended

Thank dcollins6
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Dined here for lunch on a busy Saturday afternoon and lingered to chat but the staff were patient and didn't hurry us in any way. The three course lunch menu (£18.95) was excellent value and had choices to suit everyone. We opted for pea and...More

Thank Gill68
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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: 47A Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 220 2111
  • E-mail
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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