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The Cellar Door

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44-46 George IV Bridge | Midlothian, Edinburgh EH1 1EJ, Scotland
+44 131 226 4155
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“venison” (62 reviews)
“haggis bon bons” (19 reviews)
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Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
44-46 George IV Bridge | Midlothian, Edinburgh EH1 1EJ, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here last night. Way over priced for what we got. I had the lamb for my main course portions were very small. I got the 2 smallest peace of lamb on my plate. A minute later a staff member came to our...More

1  Thank 760Margaret
thecellardoor44-46, Owner at The Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are disappointed to hear you did not enjoy your recent visit to our restaurant and we appologise for this. After receiving such positive feedback about the lamb dish we were surprised to find it fell short on this occasion. Our lamb rump is portions...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just of the royal mile, among a large number of restaurants on this street. A bit more easy and simple dinner, the restaurant was airy and did not feel cramped. Setting is one floor down from the street level. We enjoyed some Goats Cheese bon-bons...More

Thank ToPi03
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went in here for dinner because the hostess was outside and asked us if we were looking for a place to eat, which we were, so we went inside. We are so glad we did! The service was outstanding. We had...More

Thank Jessica O
thecellardoor44-46, Owner at The Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon! The Cellar Door Team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here today as the owner very kindly let our Westie come in . The fish was outstanding the cheesecake was wow . The staff are so friendly and angus the Westie thanks you for his water . Will definitely return and recommend.

Thank Mollymummy
thecellardoor44-46, Owner at The Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for the review! We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and we got the paws up from Angus too! Hope to see you all (including Angus!) soon. The Cellar Door Team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by another one when we could not get in. The first time we tried here, we also could not get in. The next night we did and it was great. The staff were awesome. The food was great and the atmosphere...More

Thank Eddie A
thecellardoor44-46, Owner at The Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for giving us a try. We are thrilled you enjoyed it and we really do appreciate the great feedback. Best wishes, The Cellar Door Team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband booked this as birthday treat - the food was delicious - I recommend the steak burger one of the nicest I've tasted, the service and staff were great and I even got a candle on my dessert

Thank mkirkie
thecellardoor44-46, Owner at The Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are happy you enjoyed your birthday with us and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, The Cellar Door Team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by a friend, and did not disappoint. Food, service and staff are all brilliant.

Thank gath81
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant on a Saturday night without a reservation, but the place was understandably full, so we came back on Sunday (this time having booked a table online). The setting is cozy and tasteful, although perhaps the tables are a little too close...More

Thank claudialalla
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and presentation were very good, it’s not fine dinning or anything too fancy but it’s the honest type of nice food made pretty. The best part of this place however is the staff. Me and my boyfriend went on Saturday night, we both...More

Thank Zara C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant find. Lovely beer and cider, freindly fantastic atmos. If you like beer and cider..it is a must. Unique craft beer. Brilliant.

Thank Jose E
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
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Kimberley H
29 December 2017|
Response from AryaStrike | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kimberley Apologies for the (way too) late reply. I went there dressed casually, so I would assume there shouldn't be too much of an issue if you showed up not dressed to the nines on NYE
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Margaret A
17 July 2016|
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Response from Murf999 | Reviewed this property |
It is on George 6th bridge, so about 500m from castle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44-46 George IV Bridge | Midlothian, Edinburgh EH1 1EJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 4155
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At The Cellar Door we are passionate about Scottish cuisine. Scotland has a rich cultural heritage and a strong sense of national identity, and we believe that its food is at the heart of that heritage. From the famous to the familiar, we endeavour to put a modern twist on traditional dishes and flavours to create something new and unique. Scotland's lands and lochs provide some of the finest ingredients in the world, and we are committed to using only fresh local produce from our trusted suppliers as the starting point for our menu. Our chefs create new meat and fish dishes every day to give our customers a taste of Scotland that is truly special. We also carry a wide range of malt whiskies and local ales for the full Scottish experience. The restaurant is situated in an old printing press and has been newly refurbished to give our customers a sense of history in a warm and welcoming environment. After all, it is not only food that makes Scotland great; its hospitality is famed the world over. Whether you have travelled from Brechin or Beijing, our staff will always make you feel right at home. We are happy to cater for parties of up to sixty for private hire of the restaurant and will work with your party to create a menu that suits your tastes, budgets and dietary requirements. The Cellar Door is pleased to offer new team-building workshops, which include chocolate-making and a two or three course meal as well as a variety of group activities.
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