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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
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Monday, 20 August 2018

Absolutely fantastic. The food was so delicious and matched by atmosphere and service. I would highly recommend a meal at the Gardeners Cottage on your stay in Edinburgh.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Check pricing of food and drinks carefully

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

Great place. Friendly, interesting food, nice atmosphere.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 August 2018

Disappointed by first course of bread, rapeseed oil and bird feed!!!!

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

Brilliant evening : enjoyable banter with our fellow guests, excellent food both in terms of quality and quantity. Wine price starting at £35 though was a bit of a stinger on top of the £60 fixed price for the meal.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 August 2018

Wonderful dinner and evening!

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Visited On Saturday, 18 August 2018

Fantastic food!!! Lovely environment. Will be going back to have the taster dinner.

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

Relaxed, friendly service. Loved being so close to the noise & clatter of the kitchen & the quirky atmosphere provided by the record player & battered vinyl collection. Wonderful, fresh food. Perfect

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

Very generous, thanks.

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Visited On Thursday, 16 August 2018

this was the best meal i had in edinburgh!

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

Everything was delicious and creatively plated. Each course was a flavor explosion, including the wine. We've already recommended The Gardener's Cottage to several friends. Thank you for a lovely first night in Edinburgh!

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 August 2018

The food is amazing and although we were a little surprised with the concept at first, it turned out to be a very good surprise ! The staff is really nice. I highly recommend the place.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Beautiful meal. If you care about great food, warm service, and a unique dining experience with a thoroughly developed vision and sense of place: don't miss it.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Chairs are uncomfortable! But loved the entire experience!

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Four of us arrived expecting so much more but it was not to be. Shared tables can work well but given the prices they were squeezing too many people to a table. The tables would have been comfortable with eight, but ten has us squeezed in. Also we arrived to an empty table and got placed at the cool, breezy end. Requests to move to the other end initially met with ‘those spaces are allocated already’ when no choice as to specific place was offered. And then they moved us two spaces along rather than to the other end meaning the couple who arrived last got squeezed in between us and the wall. The food ranged from nice to interesting to not to our taste and presentation of the food could have been better than just heaped on our plates. Our verdict on departure was that the very high cost of the meals was not reflected in what we ate.

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Visited On Monday, 13 August 2018

God mat, bra men lite snålt tilltagna viner i vinpaketet, mycket trevlig personal och bra stämning.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

What a gem! We enjoyed a wonderfully casual evening and had the tasting menu with the recommended wines to accompany each course. The food could not be faulted and was skilfully cooked and beautifully presented. Each course was delicious and individual. We will be back, and hope that you continue to enjoy your deserved success.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Not putting the cost of the menu on the menu is unforgivable. I don't know what was happening with the lights but the flickering compounded by teeny tiny type made it pretty hard to read the menu.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Felt too close next to guests next to me. Bit more space if possible? Excellent flavours, perfect portions, great coffee. Full of character

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Perfect spot for lunch

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Wines good but pricey

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

A really unique and enjoyable experience. Particularly loved watching the chefs at work

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Lovely meal, well presented and matching wines were excellent. The only downside in my opinion is that 10 seats to a table is too many and leaves very little elbow room, reducing to 8 would be much better. Jim

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Food was uninspiring.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

Reasonable food but didn’t meet expectations based on recommendation. Small volumes of wine (with paired selections)

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