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Calistoga Restaurant

#400 of 1,825 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
New Town
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70 Rose Street North Lane, Edinburgh EH2 3DX, Scotland (Between Castle and Frederick)
+44 131 225 1233
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Open now
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went there with a large group of people for a birthday. We were pleased with the reception and that they accommodated for such a large group (17 people). The service was fine but a few of us were unhappy about the food Firstly, it felt like the swordfish and the sea bass were over seasoned. The swordfish was manageable... More 

Thank Jiffry S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner here last night with 5 friends. Had heard good things about the restaurant so had been looking forward to it for a while. Sadly it didn't live up to expectations. I chose poached pears for a starter but they were like bullets and had an overwhelming taste of cloves but not of any wine in which I thought... More 

Thank Craig I
Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really like this restaurant & should definitely visit more often. There's always a good choice of each course & I've never had a bad meal here. The prices are very reasonable too. I visited with 2 friends on Saturday at lunchtime & we could have 2 courses for £11 or 3 for £14 then £2 for sides. Between us... More 

Thank karens3006
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited early on a Saturday evening with a few friends and had an excellent, great value meal. As our meal was booked for 5.45 pm we were able to choose from the lunch set menu. We all had lovely mac n cheese to start then a variety of main courses. There is not lots of choice on the set menu... More 

Thank Silla999
Cramlington, England, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took quite a bit of searching on Google maps to find exactly where this place was. But definitely worth it. Californian menu very tasty, and good wine too. Worth going back next time we're in the city.

Thank Chris W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have previously written a review for here, last time it was just the two of us. This time it was a works lunch, 16 of us... If I tell you that there was no difference in the great service we received as a couple to this time, and to say I was impressed by this is something. The food... More 

Thank WoodyJane
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away in a side street this was a place I'd found on a voucher deal. Atmosphere was a little lacking but the food more than makes up. Amazing prices for fresh, beautifully cooked food. Brilliant selection of wines and decently priced. Well decorated and lots of memorabilia and wine information to take in. Friendly owner. Would return

Thank JMcGrady
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

A bit difficult to find but you could also say this restaurant is a hidden gem. It has a lovely atmosphere and great tasting food which was presented nicely but not overly fussy. The waitress was very friendly and attentive without being too intrusive. She gave us good advice on the Californian beers she thought we'd enjoy most and they... More 

Thank Rona M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Works Christmas lunch, food delicious, a wide range of wine choices, service very friendly and a great time had by all. Thank you.

1 Thank SCD69
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Had an impromptu meal here with colleagues. All were very impressed by the food - I had Partridge which was excellent. The owner (I think) served us and explained that he selects the wines himself. The 2 we had were both excellent and good value. Particularly liked the fact they kept our water glasses filled all the time rather than... More 

Thank Jonathan W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$44
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Rose Street North Lane, Edinburgh EH2 3DX, Scotland
    (Between Castle and Frederick)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 1233
A unique dining experience in Scotland's only Californian restaurant.
Speciality Restaurant of the Year at Scottish Restaurant Awards, holder of an AA Rosette for food, plus numerous nominations for wine awards.
Wine Tasting dinners a speciality and available to book whenever you want.
A hidden treasure in the heart of central Edinburgh.

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Staying in New Town

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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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