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Michael Neave's Kitchen and Whisky Bar

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Old Town
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21 Old Fishmarket Close, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 226 4747
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 23 December 2015

Just be there for a Whisky the last week-end before Xmas. Excellent advice from their Whisky specialist who gave us an overview of the scottish production and variety.

Thank Pierre G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

Excellent evening dinner in this very unique restaurant in the heart of the old town Edinburgh, just off the Royal Mile. Food and wine very reasonable prices. Great service and busy laid back atmosphere. Well worth a visit. Great attentive staff, excellent food choices.

Thank Gordonpj
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

My fiancé took me here for my birthday because of my love for good food and whisky. Well she sure picked the perfect place! The food was incredible and the whisky selection was incredible. The staff couldn't be more friendlier and the service was impeccable! I will be recommending this place to all that I know and will certainly be... More 

1 Thank keengolfer98
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed Christmas dinner with 17 colleagues on "Black Friday". We booked v early, back in summer, & although there was no menu available at the time they sent over the previous years & assured is this years would be similar. It was & the 4 options for each course were fantastic- certainly not your usual boring Christmas fare. Booking &... More 

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Reviewed 18 December 2015

We were a group of 28 and we booked a Christmas weekday lunch for 1pm. The Festive Group Menu which we all selected from had a wide range of choices but it would appear the kitchen could not meet demand as we did not leave 430 pm. The staff were attentive and the food was good rather than outstanding. Overall... More 

1 Thank oldtravellerFlorida
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Went to restaurant couple days ago. Firstly horrid taxi journey. No fault of restaurant. When. We arrived with an older person has to go down stairs. Surprised no lift for wheelchair guests. I presume they can dine upstairs if required. Got to table. Lively layout. Amazing meal. Only couple minor points. The waiter should learn how to serve correctly. When... More 

3 Thank Ben W
Belmullet, Co. Mayo
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

Michael Neave's restaurant was recommended to us by Stay Central Apartments and it lived up to their recommendation! We didn't have a reservation but this was no problem. We were made very welcome and received wonderful attention and help in choosing whiskys to enjoy with our food. The food was top quality and presentation was superb. The service and attention... More 

1 Thank DromCaoin
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

We visited here on the fixed Christmas menu. £26 for the course and coffee and had a wonderful relaxed meal. My friend and I started with Bonnet goats’ cheese and leek panna cotta with wild mushrooms- exquisite! Whilst husband and our friend had Guinea fowl terrine with beetroot and redcurrant-perfect. Mains -Aberdeen Angus sirloin steak with dauphinoise potatoes and cherry... More 

3 Thank Pauline D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 December 2015

The quality of the service is something that becomes quite apparent as soon as you walk in the door. There’s an unflappable attentiveness that makes you feel very welcome and relaxed. The food is immaculately presented and mostly delicious, but we did have a small issue with slightly undercooked potato, on both mains, and I feel my dessert was lacking... More 

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Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk. England
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Reviewed 9 December 2015

We have been touring Scotland for 5 weeks and eaten in some fantastic restaurants including the Three Chimneys on Skye and this was by far the best meal. From the time we walked in ( midweek ) without a booking to paying the bill, it was impeccable . Drinks in the bar , served by a really helpful barman, choose... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Old Fishmarket Close, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 4747

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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