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Gardeners Cottage

1 Royal Terrace Gardens , London Road , Edinburgh , United Kingdom, EH7 5DX
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Opening Information

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10am – 2:30pm
(Brunch to run 7 days during August)
Lunch: 12pm – 2:30pm
Dinner: 5pm – 9:30pm (Until 10.30pm during August)

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Business Lunch
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
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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.

Cuisine: Scottish, Brunch, Fine Dining, Tasting Menu
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Found the portions extremely small for the price paid, service was amazing and flavour were incredible

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Delicious food in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Extra thanks for accommodating the children. Great value too. Would definitely recommend.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 February 2019

We waited for a while at the entrance before being spoken to by someone and had to wait again before being brought to our table. Food service was very very slow. 5 courses over 3hours+ (And we are fast eaters so sat at the table with empty plates for a while before being served again). Servers didn’t explain what was served and was dismissive. First course was just normal tasting pasta and forth course cheese (minimal amount and extremely thin slices of not very extraordinary cheese) and normal oat cakes that I could have bought from tesco! Standards have definitely dropped in comparison to my last visit here a year ago. Definitely would not recommend it at all now for the price - poor service and just mediocre food.

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

Great place and great service.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

A bit of colour or some pictures on the wall would make for a more welcoming atmosphere, but the staff and food were still excellent.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

Absolutely delicious ! Lovely people in the kitchen and serving us . Felt the love

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

Excellent food and fabulous but unpretentious service and atmosphere

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

Delicious food, great service, and a peculiar setting that works well.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

muy bueno todo, la comida excelente, la atención y el ambiente.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

Once we found the cottage, we thoroughly enjoyed the flavors of the delicious dishes that the staff carefully prepared using very imaginatively fresh local ingredients.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

We all enjoyed our dinner It is at the upper end price wise But for a treat worth it

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

Visiting the GC is always such a pleasure! Food and drinks are amazing, the location is beautiful and the staff outstanding. It is definitely a restaurant to be visited when in Edinburgh. Thanks again for keeping the standards high, we will be back very soon!

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

Excellent bit of grub. Highly recommend

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Visited On Friday, 01 February 2019

Dishes were served too fast (barely had finished the previous one when next one arrived). Communal tables way too small.

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Visited On Thursday, 31 January 2019

Excellent service and food quality. Room was a bit too cold for us. My wife's veg dish was very inventive and she enjoyed it, but the plate was cold so she had to eat it quickly.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

Food was lovely. Service pretty good. Ambience is nice, but it’s cold. Overall however, very overpriced. Therefore would not recommend to someone again.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Thanks for a great meal.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Quirky restaurant, superb food and wine. Tasting menu was fantastic. Will definitely be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Quirky restaurant, superb food and wine. Tasting menu was fantastic. Will definitely be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Best food we have eaten in a long time! Perfectly matched with wines!

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Food was fantastic, lovely staff and top tunes. What more could you ask for!

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Beautiful food, great chef and service.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

All round, simply excellent! A firm favourite and an easy stroll along London Road from Leith walk or the east end of Princes Street / Queen Street. Well worth it

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Visited On Friday, 25 January 2019

Very impressed by the kind and considerate service

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