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Turquoise Thistle

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££ - £££, British
51-59 York Place | Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH1 3JD, Scotland
+44 131 556 5577
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (8 reviews)
“soup” (5 reviews)
“pastry” (3 reviews)
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Scottish, British
££ - £££
51-59 York Place | Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH1 3JD, Scotland
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

Our party of 6 were well looked after. Some shared starters and we were provided with extra bread for patty. Didn't notice time between courses because we were busy chatting and in no hurry. However, staff were pleasant and helpful. No complaints about food.

Thank Jenny2349
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We went to the restaurant using our taste card prior to going to the theatre. The waitress serving us was clearly quite new but was absolutely lovely and seemed very genuine. The food however was pretty poor and unimaginative. I would imagine much of the...More

1  Thank Neil C
Reviewed 23 March 2017

As the title suggests, I was disappointed that we could not sit in the restaurant area. We didn't get an explanation why. The service was a bit on the slow side. The food was good, we had the tapas. The sitting area was poor and...More

Thank EgyptAndSummer
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Had a meal at indigo via tastecard on Sunday evening just gone. Arrived early and restaurant area was shut. Informed them we had pre booked , opened up the area and had the room for ourselves. Didn't need to use the tastecard , cheaper to...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Went for pre theater meal last night with four friends.after waiting ages for first course the soup came cold so sent it back waited ages again then came back still Luke warm, at 7 45 our main course still hadn't arrived this was from 5.00pm.When...More

Thank Janice B
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The tapas menu looks inviting. The prices are competitive. The food, however, is straight from one of the major frozen sources (Bidvest, 3669, etc.) and so if it all passes through the deep frier or the microwave. It gets a poor from me and hence...More

Thank Andy810
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had dinner here our first night in Edinburgh and it was just fine. Not fancy but good wholesome food. Breakfast covered all the bases including fresh cooked eggs. Breakfast is not included with the room.

Thank JudgeT
Reviewed 14 September 2016

See my revue of the Indigo Hotel ,Edinburgh, the hotel is clean and lovely decor, pleasant staff who where on site at the time of our visit

Thank Charnocktraveller
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Experienced the best afternoon tea ever here last year & just returned with my mother yesterday & daughter today - exceptional! Great staff, lovely ambiance & superb tasty bites. Love the tiny croissants & other savoury breads - vegetarian option so much nicer than the...More

Thank Mel W
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We were the only diners . Staff were excellent, food was excellent too and good value for money. Would recommend to others.

Thank Debbie H
Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to
malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton
have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a
mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village
found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything
but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street;
even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and
art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Scottish, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51-59 York Place | Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH1 3JD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 5577
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Relax in our vibrant lounge bar over a cocktail before dining in our Turquoise Thistle Restaurant. Savouring some of Scotland’s favourite dishes and drinks with a contemporary twist. For something special join us for afternoon tea or pre and post theatre dinner.
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