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Diners' Choice: Best Service restaurants in Edinburgh/Midlothian

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best service in Edinburgh/Midlothian? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of SEN Vietnamese Dining restaurant
4.8
4.8 (941)
£26 to £40
Vietnamese
Newington
About the restaurant
Welcome to SEN. We look forward to your visit and serving you soon!
Top review
friend
Dined 2 days ago
Always a joy. One of the best and friendliest wee restaurants in town. My friends were very impressed.
A photo of The Cheese Lounge restaurant
4.8
4.8 (203)
£26 to £40
Wine Bar
Edinburgh
About the restaurant
At the Cheese Lounge, we want to show you how best to enjoy our cheese: paired with the perfect wine and shared with great company. Warm and relaxed, the Cheese Lounge is the perfect place for lunch, dinner, or even to just enjoy a good glass of wine.
Every Wednesday evening we host a wine and cheese tasting event led by our wonderful team, tickets can be purchased via the events section on our website.
For private function enquiries please contact enquiries@mellischeese.co.uk
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 24, 2024
Very different eating experience. Was most enjoyable
A photo of The Cavaliere restaurant
4.7
4.7 (685)
£26 to £40
Italian
Edinburgh
About the restaurant
A family fan restaurant for nearly 50 years, the Cavaliere is famous for our daily fish specials, home-made fresh pasta, our log-fired pizzas, with our tasty Italian style bread, you’ll be spoiled for choice.We have an extensive wine list all personally selected from the vineyards of Italy. We are a second generation family run business – with a strong ethos at heart, to provide excellent food and wines with service to match.
We are proud to provide an authentic Italian dining experience.
Top review
AstridM
Dined on May 27, 2024
We really enjoyed our meal, everything was delicious and the portions were very generous. Staff was super friendly and helpful.
A photo of Sora Lella Vegan Roman Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (810)
£25 and under
Vegan
Edinburgh
About the restaurant
Ciao belli! We look forward to welcoming you to our charming little restaurant in the heart of Edinburgh. We are passionate about providing an authentic taste of Rome, made vegan. From traditional pastas such as carbonara and cacio pepe as well as delicious authentic pizzas, we are sure that you will find something you love when eating with us.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
The food was amazing, and the ambiance was overall Nice:) great price quality
A photo of Allanton Inn restaurant
4.8
4.8 (111)
£26 to £40
Scottish
Duns
About the restaurant
Sourcing and showcasing local and seasonal produce are the primary focus of the Kitchen team at the Allanton Inn. The Borders is rich in a wide variety of produce from local land and waters, and we are proud of our connections with local farmers where quality is allied to best farming practices.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
Have dined at the Allanton Inn many times in the last few years and it's always been brilliant, lovely food, lovely people, lovely restaurant.
A photo of Merchants restaurant
4.8
4.8 (52)
£26 to £40
Scottish
Old Town
About the restaurant
Back after more than a two year closure following the George IV Bridge in late 2021, Merchants has undergone a full refurbishment. Merchants serves Scottish cuisine in one of the most bustling areas of Edinburgh. Braised shin of beef, haggis and seared seabass are some of the dishes on an ever-changing menu, and the restaurant is happy to try and cater for any specific dietary requirements. Situated at 17 Merchant Street, Merchants Restaurant is proud to use fresh, locally sourced produce in its dishes. Historic Edinburgh Castle is a nine-minute journey on foot and Greyfriars Kirkyard a mere two minutes walk.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
First visit to Merchants and it was amazing. Beautifully decorated and wonderful food all served by very professional staff D Definitely recommend
A photo of Umai Sushi & Ramen Kitchen restaurant
4.7
4.7 (333)
£25 and under
Sushi
Edinburgh
About the restaurant
Umai aims to provide a simple, fresh and authentic food, delivered in a friendly and professional manner.
Umai: quality, deep traditions and a rainbow of the freshest ingredients.
We are here, to make YOU smile!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 25, 2024
Amazing fresh food probably one of the best places for Japanese food in Edinburgh
A photo of Tapa restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1355)
£26 to £40
Spanish
Leith
About the restaurant
Tapa offers the tastes and flavours of Spanish cuisine to diners in the Leith area of Edinburgh. It is set up in a former warehouse on the cobbled street of 19 Shore Place, just moments from the Water of Leith and 15-20 minutes from the city centre by car, bus or taxi. The tastefully decorated interior brings back memories of Iberia, creating a warm and sociable atmosphere that accentuates the pleasure of eating at Tapa.

The restaurant’s menu consists of innovative and more varied Spanish Plates. Combining the best of what Scotland and Spain has to offer. Our drinks menu boasts a collection of premium wine and beer perfect for pairing with appetising lunch and dinner options – here, too, the vineyards of Spain dominate.

**PLEASE NOTE: Discount Vouchers or Gift Vouchers are not valid to be used on bookings booked directly from the OpenTable website. Please phone us directly on (0131) 4766776 to make any booking with a voucher.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Lovely selection of dishes at an extremely reasonable price. Attentive staff who did not rush us out a plus!
A photo of The Black Grape restaurant
4.8
4.8 (341)
£26 to £40
Tapas / Small Plates
The Royal Mile
About the restaurant
The Black Grape - a new small plate restaurant located on Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Expect small plates, wine & good times in a stunning setting. This custom designed wine bar & restaurant is the ideal setting for intimate date night dining, drinks with friends or a quick snack as you people watch in the heart of the city. Our menu is a gastronomic tour de force with inspiration from around the globe. One thing unites all our dishes however - bold, punchy flavours and plates that are perfect for sharing. In addition to a 40 seater restaurant the Black Grape also has a cozy wine & cocktail bar - expect a carefully curated selection of drinks soundtracked with the best funk & soul.
Top review
KatharineB
Dined 6 days ago
Such a great place. Everyone was very friendly and the food was amazing.
A photo of 3 Blind Mice restaurant
4.8
4.8 (170)
£26 to £40
Pizzeria
Old Town
About the restaurant
Experience Pizza like never before! At 3 Blind Mice, we provide exceptional pizzas, sides and salads alongside the perfect frosted pint, the finest wines, or fabulous cocktails, all served by our amazing team. So, if you're looking for pizza excellence in a spectacular setting, we think you'll enjoy it here.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Staff could not have been more helpful, turning a table for two into a four at the last minute. The food was excellent, we all loved the anchovy pizzas and the non pizza dish as well. The restaurant was clean and well looked after, they even charged our phone for us.
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