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MICHELIN 2020
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 22/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Old Town
0.1 miles from Edinburgh Old Town
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A friendly team run this smart designer restaurant, decorated in a monochrome theme. A good value set priced lunch is followed by a more ambitious à la...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Comfortable restaurant
About
AT MONO, WE FOCUS ON A COMPLETE EXPERIENCE. In doing so, we aim to highlight the relationship between raw nature, our ingredients and our cultural history. Our kitchen is run by a team of young and passionate chefs, alongside Italian foodie Joseph Crolla and his sensational front of the house team. Expect to encounter a modern fine dining in a relaxed, friendly yet professional environment. Experience a combination of traditional Italian recipes recreated in a contemporary style using only the finest and freshest ingredients from Scotland and Italy. Simplistic and natural interiors, complementing the effortless and fresh cuisine that follows the roots of culinary principles in Italy: excellent
PRICE RANGE
US$21 - US$103
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 October 2020 via mobile

Exceptional food and atmosphere This was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. I have been to a number of the top restaurants in Edinburgh and this was right up there. Particularly loved the octopus and the sweet breads. Also despite the...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 3 October 2020

We came to Mono for my partner's birthday on a late September Sunday evening. Due to Covid restrictions it, like most restaurants, was pretty quiet, however it's a lovely modern space and even relatively quiet there was a nice atmosphere. We were welcomed on entering,...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 2 October 2020 via mobile

Slightly scruffy outside belies a wonderful warm welcome, insightful, timely and gracious service and spectacularly innovative and tasty food. We had the 5 course tasting menu (one veggie, one not) with wines and were full even though the meal was well paced over 2 1/2...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 28 September 2020

Went for the five course tasting menu for two with paired wines - superb. Every dish was unique and an incredible fusion of flavours, excellently complemented by the wines. Served by an excellent waiter, Peter.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 28 September 2020 via mobile

5 ANNIVERSARY I decided to take my wife to celebrate our anniversary. That was the best decision ever! Service was very attentive but not intruding. Delicious and very well presented food. We could even follow chefs while they were making our food. Perfect matched wines,...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 26 September 2020 via mobile

The five courses along with the amuse bouches were beautiful and full of flavour. The staff were very accommodating and made the experience really enjoyable, especially considering the difficult circumstances at the moment.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 22 September 2020 via mobile

Spotted this restaurant on Tripadvisor and thought we would splash out whilst on holiday and we were not disappointed. Firstly, don’t be fooled by the upstairs setting, which looks a bit plain and is on bit of an average part of the street. We started...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 18 September 2020

An unusually quiet night to go to this restaurant, was welcomed warmly and service remained warm and attentive all night. Went for the tasting menu as a particular treat. Appetisers beautiful and set the tone for the whole meal, couldn’t stop smiling with each course....More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 18 September 2020 via mobile

High quality ingredients paired with the waiters knowledge of the food made for a great meal. My girlfriend and I aren’t seasoned fine diners but were made to feel comfortable by the waiters when picking from the menu. Well worth a visit!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 18 September 2020 via mobile

Thank you for a lovely evening. The food and service was amazing. We had a wine pairing with our meal which complimented each course perfectly. I honestly have nothing negative to say, thank you all!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mono Restaurant
    Is Mono Restaurant implementing safety measures as a result of COVID-19?
    Yes, Mono Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.
    How is Mono Restaurant rated?
    Mono Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5