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Forage & Chatter

££ - £££European, British,
1A Alva Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PH, Scotland
+44 131 225 4599
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“liver parfait” (32 reviews)
“hake” (64 reviews)
“bbq pork” (25 reviews)
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1A Alva Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PH, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 894 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was given a voucher as a birthday gift for forage and chatter and I cannot thank the person enough. What a fabulous all round experience. Food was superb, staff were excellent and the atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming . I have eaten in many...More

1  Thank Cuzack01
Reviewed 5 days ago

My 23rd Bday lunch with my partner. The staff are brilliant, chatty and helpful. The place its self has a hole in the wall vibe, you could easily walk past it. The food is BRILLIANT, they have an excellent lunch menu. I had Pork Belly...More

Thank Harri L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ate here for the first time on Saturday and had the most perfect evening. The staff were all very warm and friendly, the atmosphere was spot on and the decor was totally in keeping with the whole experience. The restaurant is broken up into different...More

2  Thank SPR999
Reviewed 1 week ago

The meal was good and there was a good buzz in the restaurant. We started with a deep fried dough ball - delicious, very light and not at all greasy. my friend had two starter salads and was very pleased with her meal. I had...More

1  Thank hilarymunro
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at Forage & Chatter is to die for. It was absolutely amazing and top notch; it honestly felt like we were in a super fancy restaurant despite the casual air. The ambience of the place was so warm and cozy; it felt very...More

1  Thank David J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Forage and Chatter as a part of a lovely weekend in Edinburgh and once again,Tripadvisor served us well. The welcome was warm and happy,with a superb gin and tonic,and we then had a mackerel starter,and I had pork jowl...both were beautifully prepared and...More

2  Thank Alexs257
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the atmosphere. The food was brilliant with excellent flavor. The owner stopped by the table to check in with us and was pleasant. This restaurant deserves its rating on trip advisor. Do not hesitate to book!

2  Thank nikkip07
Reviewed 1 week ago

How annoying - I can't think of a single negative thing to say about this restaurant and I like a good moan! Exceptional food in terms of taste, presentation and creativity (and vegetarians really well catered for) and fabulous service, pleasant yet unpretentious surroundings, good...More

2  Thank Gillian T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We planned our last night in Edinburgh with our best meal. The decor, service and food were perfect! The wait staff brought out a surprise to each table that was so good several other tables ordered more. I don’t want to spoil with more details,...More

1  Thank Cmkat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch. Welcoming staff and well presented tasty food. Small gripe, portions on the small side. Will return.

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
industrial Britain had their most desirable
neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes.
Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest
citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind
grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel
crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and
sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
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Questions & Answers
28 March 2018|
Response from Guy C | Reviewed this property |
Yup! I’m gluten free and had no problems. Other allergies and sensitivities (there was a few in our party) were handled superbly.
16 January 2018|
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Response from Mark P | Reviewed this property |
I would say so as there were high chairs visibly available when we visited (although not actually in use)
15 January 2018|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think there is an internal room which would suit 10 please ring and find out. The back but I think could also accommodate you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$46
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1A Alva Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 4599
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A dining experience offering locally sourced Scottish cuisine, hidden in Edinburgh's West End. A fantastic menu, using foraged items from Edinburgh and local meats & fish to produce the very best dishes.
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