Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10am – 2:30pm
Lunch: 12pm – 2:30pm
Dinner: 5pm – 9:30pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10am – 2:30pm
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
About Gardeners Cottage
The Gardener’s Cottage is a restaurant in Royal Terrace Gardens at the foot of Calton Hill. Built in 1836 the cottage, which was originally home to the gardener, has been transformed into Edinburgh’s home for seasonal cooking and social dining. Seated at long communal tables our guests can enjoy weekend brunch, an a’la carte lunch menu, or an inventive, set seven course dinner menu, using only the best seasonal, local produce.
Wonderful evening - amazing food and lovely service. In my personal top five to date.
We had the most special and lovely meal here on our last night in Edinburgh. I’d recommend it to anyone.
We had a lovely evening. The food was outstanding as were the matched wines. The staff were friendly and relaxed but extremely professional and knowledgeable. Thank you.
The soup was incredible!
Exceptional on all accounts...food amazing....defimately be back . Thank you for a great experience .
Wonderful place for a special and unique dining experience. My sister and I took my mother to the gardener's cottage for her birthday and she was thoroughly impressed. The food was very different to what you find in other restaurants, fresh ingredients bought on the same day really stood out on the plate, well portioned and served in a timely manner. The staff were exceptionally polite and had a great sense of humor. Some very lovely wines to compliment the excellent food. The vibe is very warm, old-fashioned and spacious. Will return for sure. thank you all.
Unbelievable service! Amazing food.
Very enjoyable. Will go back again.
Loved our mid-week dining experience at the Gardener's Cottage celebrating a friend's 40th birthday. We loved the set up with the long dining tables and communal dining experience. It was a homely environment - the record player topped it off. On to the food - we have nothing but praise for the chefs. The food was delicious and each and every ingredient used complimented one another and was so flavoursome. We had the 5 course taster menu @ £40 which was great value for money and very satisfying. I'd put the food at the Gardener's Cottage on par with some of the best fine dining places I've eaten at. We have already raved about this place to colleagues and friends and they're booking up to get a taste for themselves. We will definitely be back and look forward to a different seasonal menu!!
We had an excellent lunch and enjoyed the occasion very much.
Would like to have shared the table with more groups (we felt oddly split up).
It was our first time at Gardener's Cottage and we were all delighted with the food, atmosphere and service. We enjoyed seeing into the kitchen and the vinyl selection excellent.
As always a cosy ambiance, delicious food and lovely service. ONly thing was - we were hungry an hour after our full breakfast. Maybe add toast as an option or a second egg?
Wonderful Lunch for Mother’s Day. Would have been good if there was an alternative to the fish course as not all the family liked fish but we should have just asked as the chef was very accommodating.
Heavenly! A sublime mother’s day Brunch with delicious food, gorgeous bottle of cremant and great company in lovely surroundings. Brilliant service. Thank you so so much
What a delightful dinner. They were super helpful. I was pregnant and so there were certain foods I needed cooked well done and some cheeses to avoid, all of which was swiftly handled. My boyfriend dislikes cheese and was given a delicious alternative rather than miss out on the cheese course. Really fantastic service. It is a little cosy and I wonder if they could do one or two less covers in order to give everyone just a bit more elbow room but all in all a wonderful experience and I would definitely recommend to anyone!
Food was delicious and service was very friendly. Thank you!
We had a great night, the food was incredible and the service was friendly, knowledgable and warm. Will definitely be back next time we are in town. Thanks to everyone.
The food was delicious (expensive compared to what we’re used to but it was a treat for a birthday) and service was fine but we found the drinks so expensive for what they were
Wonderful food and great atmosphere. Will be sure to visit again when in Edinburgh!
Fantastic wine pairings
We enjoyed our visit😊 only comment is that it is not the warmest of spaces so a little boost of heat pre service might help the early diners