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Zara's Mediterranean Bistro

176/1 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 4BA, Scotland
+44 131 225 2333
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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International, Mediterranean, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
176/1 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 4BA, Scotland
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with family after reading some positive reviews on TripAdvisor. However after eating here we were very disappointed. We ordered a mixed grill which was for 15 pounds and we thought it would share a big portion. When it arrived it only...More

Thank Maham K
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped off at this small bistro for a late lunch and it turned out to be a great little find! Ordered 4 or 5 small sharing plates between 2 people. Tasty home-made, fresh tasting food washed down with a nice glass of their house wine!...More

Thank skimadWales
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Food could be much better. I come from Malta ... so I know Mediterranean food very well. This was nothing to write home about! ... Outdoor area was crammed and tight ... it literally felt like I was sharing the table with other guests. What’s...More

Thank Pulena
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Myself and my mum decided to eat here last night, the restaurant was busy and the only seating available at the time was outside. It was starting to rain so we asked if there were any seats available inside. We were told that there would...More

Thank Victoria E
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

The welcome was lovely, the restaurant was nice and clean. Food i found to be very average though. Having eaten at a lot of Turkish restaurants in London i have had far better food at the same or even cheaper prices. No real complaints but...More

Thank Robbie-R1
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The best fish&chip I have ever eat so far, and sammon la cream is very very delicuous. 如果來英國想嘗試炸魚薯條,這家絕對是最棒的選擇,如果不想吃炸魚薯條,也很推薦sammon la cream,且這間並沒有太多遊客,不需要排隊,就能吃到驚艷的美食,超棒!老闆人也非常友善,很棒的用餐經驗

Thank wiltonw17
Reviewed 2 August 2018

I believe that this is my first Kurdish restaurant - excellent good, very friendly staff, not quite Turkish at all, but something a little different.

Thank TempleofPeace
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

The service was poor. The served Tortellini and claming it to be Ravioli. The Tortellini and rise was undercooked. The tasted dry and out of date. They don't inform that the just want no cardpayment is provided. We NOT rekommend this place to no one.

Thank Seka B
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Food was very good, went for 4 small plates and 3 mains between 3 people, and all was good quality and cooked well. Young girl who served us was excellent, but the communication between other staff members (possible owner) left a lot to be desired....More

Thank Section112
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Lunch time meal with my Grandaughter and her friend whilst visiting Edinburgh University.We had a selection of the menu my Gdaughters friend who is a really picky eater tried everything and loved it my Granddaughter can't wait to go to Uni so when we visit...More

Thank leybrad
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 176/1 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 4BA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Princes Street and Gardens
  • Neighbourhood: Princes Street and Gardens
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 2333
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Zara's is an authentic Mediterranean bistro located in the heart of Edinburgh, Rose Street priding itself upon a warm atmosphere and relaxed ambiance. Having a consistent emphasis on fresh ingredients and a warm, friendly welcome, Zara’s has become one of the rising stars among the many Mediterranean restaurants in the Edinburgh city.
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