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38 St. Marys Street | Midlothian, Edinburgh EH1 1SX, Scotland
+44 131 557 5754
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Contemporary, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
38 St. Marys Street | Midlothian, Edinburgh EH1 1SX, Scotland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Lovage
1. Brillaint meal and service
"Fantastic presentation. The service was spot on too"
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2. Amazing food and service
"Food was definitely better than in certain Michelin star restaurants"
Louis P
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3. Lovely Staff, Incredible Food
"excellent food; all set in the wonderful setting of Edinburgh old town"
Alistair W
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1 - 10 of 321 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived 15 minutes early so there was no bar to sit and have a drink before our meal. We had to leave and return at the time of our booking. However, it was worth it as the food was delicious, duck dumplings, gazpacho, hake,...More

Thank David M
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

One of the best restaurants, discovered quite by accident, at which I have ever dined. My dining partner is a seasoned professional connoisseur of fine dining in America, much more knowledgeable than I, and he was blown away. A small number of tables on a...More

1  Thank Street-Mtg-Planner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really amazing food..wanted to lick plate after every course. Kind and friendly service. Highly recommended.

Thank mazmack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its clear that the meals are made with actual love, because every bite is intoxicating and better than the previous. Really cosy restaurant on Marys Street, very relaxing place to eat, great music playing as well. The bread is wonderful.

Thank gemmap00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Phenomenal experience at Lovage while dining with my husband and in-laws during the Edinburgh fringe. Often eating out involves stress and discomfort for me as I’m both gluten and dairy free. Lovage was very gracious about my dietary restrictions and ensured my food was safe...More

Thank Lindsay G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovage is a really amazing restaurant and it outperforms some better known Michelin restaurants - the food is of amazing quality and the staff could not do more for you. I booked a private dinner here in the back room for 19 ( no mean...More

1  Thank Ruth066
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last meal in Edinburgh before returning home in the morning. Wow Scallops for me and cheese soufle for my partner as a starter, vv good Mains risotto and the duck equally as good Chocolate mouse to share for pud Never had Romanian wine before but...More

Thank CyclingManBeds
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a superb meal at Lovage. The dishes are really well prepared and served. We all had different main courses and each one was of a very high quality. We would have no hesitation in returning.

Thank David M
Reviewed 11 August 2018

The meals are delicious, and innovative. There is a good atmosphere and excellent service. We look forward to another visit.

Thank Orlando253
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Do NOT be fooled by the exterior. We were staying across the street at the Travel Lodge. We could look out our room window and see Lovage but thought nothing of the place from our vantage point; however, my husband checked with Trip Advisor and...More

Thank ohioan1
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Questions & Answers
Zoe B
6 January 2018|
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Response from Zoe B |
Thanks for clearing that up, it really shouldn’t be labelled under vegan in dietary requirements of thats the case, it should be removed.
Benjamin B
23 December 2017|
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Response from Lovage R | Property representative |
Please visit our website. Currently we have the festive menu available. Regards, Lovage
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$53
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 St. Marys Street | Midlothian, Edinburgh EH1 1SX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 557 5754
  • E-mail
Located in the heart of Edinburgh, just a stone's throw from The Royal Mile, Lovage Restaurant is the design of the two chefs team Lukasz and Bartek Jedrejek. "Our philosophy starts in our kitchen, where we use quality local produce combined with imagination and passion to create dishes that you want to talk about, you want more of and you will come back for. "
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