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The City Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Family run restaurant in the city centre now celebrating 20 years in business and with a fresh new look and menu! Great for all parties, couples,families and small/large groups of up to 50! We are open most hours of the day. We welcome booking or walk-ins! Regards City
US$6 - US$26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Grill, Fast food, British, Scottish
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews fish and chips burger lentil soup black pudding pancakes ice cream pie festival theatre chip shop all day breakfast pre theatre comfort food scottish food great place to eat large portions quick service take away
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I contacted The City Restaurant by email requesting to book a table (we were going to Festival Theatre next door to see Les Miserables) and got a very speedy affirmative. We arrived earlier than we thought but this was not a problem for them. Very...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank fistc7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I contacted The City Restaurant by email to book a table and I got a fast affirmative. We actually arrived early but this was not a problem. Great service, tasty meal with generous portions. Just what we needed before a night at the theatre. Highly...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Philip L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Next door to festival theatre, food was excellent and reasonably priced. I had breaded fish and chips, the fish was melt in the mouth. Service was fab. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Caroline R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beside a theatre and on other side of the road surgeons hall are CITY RESTAURANT beautiful With charm and lovely atmosphere service of staff FANTASTIC and Food also really good we visit it more then once and deliver each time yes i can really recommend...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Oliensunny5644
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty good food, nice atmosphere, reasonably priced, nice selection of burgers and other "American Food".

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank tigger949
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

the fish and chips is bad and even worse than those you could buy for 💷6, although it costs 10+. Not worth it.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank chy2017
Reviewed 11 January 2019

We had dinner with the family (two teenagers) and we had Fish & Chips, Bangers & Mash, Macaroni Cheese and a burger and were all very satisfied with the food. Price was good, drinks for everyone. Reasonable waiting time for the dinner and fast response...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Matt E
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Early lunch before long drive home. Heard from across the road (the Royal College of Surgeons no less) that there is good haggis here! So I ordered it even when the breakfast menu has just closed. A soda later, haggis came with neeps and tatties...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Hyenaoffal
Reviewed 31 December 2018

Had lunch here and my wife thoroughly enjoyed her battered haddock. I had pasta carbonara and it was good -- the mint chocolate milkshake was far superior to my wife's vanilla shake although both were quite good.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Toothsc
Reviewed 30 December 2018

Booked for a birthday breakfast. What a delight. Fresh cooked, excellent range/choice, and attentive staff. Clean and lovely atmosphere. Menu for other meals (in addition to breakfast) looks great. Prices good for real food, not 'fast' tasteless stuff, real good food.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 247Nicola
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Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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10 December 2016|
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Response from Someoneatedi | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply. Sure, you can. It takes time to cook some dishes. It depends on what you order, I suppose.
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