Wedgwood the Restaurant

Price guide: Mid-range

267 Canongate, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8BQ

Price guide: Mid-range

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By Alison Craig, your Edinburgh expert

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#9 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Edinburgh
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
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Ambience:
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Service:
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Location:
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Value for money:
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Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Honeymooners, Seasoned travellers, Design and architecture, History, Relaxation, Romance, Sightseeing

Expert review of Wedgwood the Restaurant

The best seasonal Scottish food served in a glorious setting on The Royal Mile.

Wedgwood is owned and run by Lisa and Paul Wedgwood and they clearly love this business. A feeling that is rather infectious as you experience the care and detail with which they present and run their restaurant. To be honest, locals tend not to eat out on The Royal Mile as it is so popular with visitors, but Wedgwood is the exception. Two years ago the whispering started and now people stand and shout from the rooftops - "eat at Wedgwood, it's fabulous!" It is. The Royal Mile has good, bad and, in this case, exceptional restaurants and bars. If you only eat in one, make it this one.

Food and drink: 

Scotland's larder is the emphasis, which means you should expect seasonal ingredients of the highest standard, including wild herbs and salads which feature regularly on the menu, especially at lunchtime. On an interesting side note, Paul forages for many of these ingredients himself.

Ambience: 

Dark red walls, dark wood tables, good weight in their cutlery and crockery, fresh flowers and a relaxed atmosphere. They don't turn their tables so once you are in for the evening, whether its 7pm or 9pm you are not going to be moved on.

Service: 

Helpful, enthusiastic and friendly. If you are not sure which wine to have, ask. Wine is another passion of your host, who changes the list in accordance with what is on the menu.

Location: 

It's on the The Royal Mile, though parts of it are called Canongate, hence the confusion if you look at the address. You are surrounded by medieval houses and on one of the most atmospheric streets in the world. A few steps in any direction and you will be spoilt for what to do next.

Price advice: 

The set lunch at £10 is a steal. Starters and sweets average £6 and mains cost from £15-25.

More information on Wedgwood the Restaurant:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Scottish
Address:
267 Canongate, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8BQ
Telephone:
0131 558 8737
Website:
http://www.wedgwoodtherestaurant.co.uk
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon–Sat noon–3pm and 6pm–late; Sun 12.30pm–3pm and 6pm-late
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential

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