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Turquoise Thistle

#1,007 of 1,872 Restaurants in Edinburgh
££ - £££, British
51-59 York Place | Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH1 3JD, Scotland
+44 131 556 5577
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (8 reviews)
“soup” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Scottish, British
££ - £££
51-59 York Place | Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH1 3JD, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 May 2013

We found this restaurant on Trip Advisor when looking for somewhere we could get pre theatre dinner on a Saturday. Don't be put off by the fact it is part of a hotel... It feels very independent of the hotel. The welcoming staff took our...More

Thank HelenFranklin
DominicKutschera, Manager at Turquoise Thistle, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2013

Hi Helen. Thank you for taking time out to review your dinner at Turquoise Thistle. We strive to be an independant restaurant rather than be simply branded a 'hotel restaurant' so I am very happy that you have picked up on this and complimented this....More

Reviewed 3 May 2013

This is the second time we have bought a deal for this lovely hotel. This time round I orderded the white onion soup to start (which to be honest was a bit salty) and then for the main i ordered chicken with a leek dumpling...More

Thank ILOVEEdinburgh
Reviewed 1 May 2013

Had an its is on deal for 2x steaks and 2x innis and gunn for £24 (half price) The steak was so tasty! And for rump steak it was really good quality, not overly fatty. Service was perfect, the waitress and waiters were very attentive...More

Thank Jess H
Reviewed 29 April 2013

Good food but little choice what we recieved tho was really nice and surroundings very pleasant shame its a bit out the way from city centre itself.

Thank steve m
Reviewed 24 April 2013

Visited recently for afternoon tea.What a lovely elegant place to spend an afternoon.Staff were friendly but professional.The restaurant itself is small but modern and comfortable.Once we were shown to our table we ordered a glass of champagne and our waiter explained what would be served...More

Reviewed 19 April 2013

I purchased a voucher deal for afternoon tea and Turquoise Thistle and can 100% recommend this. I went along with my friend on the Friday bank holiday in March and we were greeted by a very nice server, I wish I had gotten his name...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 13 April 2013

My daughter and I had a most wonderful lunch in the Turquoise Thistle last Monday. Food was superb and the service by friendly efficient New Zealand server was top class. Will definitely visit on our next trip to Edinburgh.More

Thank fran08
DominicKutschera, Manager at Turquoise Thistle, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2013

Hi Fran. Thank you very much for taking the time out to review your lunch at Turquoise Thistle. I am very happy to here you really enjoyed both the food and service. We strive for top class food and top class service and glad this...More

Reviewed 12 April 2013

We visited the Turquoise Thistle for afternoon tea and I can honestly say the quality and variety of options were the best the 4 of us had ever had. The chef really knows how to make shortbread (almost as good as my Gran's, which is...More

Thank ren_nz
DominicKutschera, Manager at Turquoise Thistle, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2013

Hi Ren Thank you for taking the time out to review your afternoon tea at Turquoise Thistle. I am delighted that you are calling this visit the best you have ever had. The Chef's pride themselves on the homemade shortbread, but as you have said,...More

Reviewed 7 April 2013

Just had a scrumptious afternoon tea in this lovely refurbished Hotel Indigo. I got a deal so it was excellent value. Excellent staff and very helpful. Sandwiches are open and more imaginative than most places. Really lovely presentation on platters too, rather than cake stand!!...More

Thank j7jpc
DominicKutschera, Manager at Turquoise Thistle, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2013

Hi. Thank you for taking the time out to review your Afternoon Tea at Turquoise Thistle. I am glad you enjoyed the food and service and the excellent value for money on the deal you purchased. We strive for excellent service and top quality food....More

Reviewed 26 March 2013 via mobile

Best meal I've had in years and fantastic customer service thank you to the staff and chef our trip to Edinburgh was made perfect through you're hard work!More

Thank Jorobinso
DominicKutschera, Manager at Turquoise Thistle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2013

Hi Jo Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to Turquoise Thistle. I am very happy that you enjoyed both the service and the food. I will pass this onto both waiting staff and to the chefs! Hope to see...More

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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