The Grain Store

Address: 30 Victoria Street, Edinburgh, Eh1 2JW, Scotland
Telephone: 0131 225 7635

- Expensive

3.8

Great Scottish food and rustic charm in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle.

The Grainstore has been on the Edinburgh restaurant scene for years and it is rightfully as popular as ever. Their emphasis is on Scottish food and, from their own home-baked bread to their gamey delicious mains and sweets from heaven, they do what they do, very well indeed. This first floor eatery consists of a number of small vaulted stone walled cellars which gives a unique and cosy atmosphere. It's got wooden floors, and the layout is higgelty piggelty with alcoves all over the place; as far away from the minimalist world as you can get.

Not viable for disabled access, do bear that in mind.

 

 

Food and drink
3.6
90%
Service
3.8
90%
Food and drink
3.6
90%
Value for money
3.4
90%
Ambience
5
90%
Location
4.7
90%

Food and drink

Scottish produce is the specialitiy. Lamb, beef, venison, game, whichever is in season at the time, seafood and seasonal veg too.

Recommended dishes

It's game every time for me. It's something us Scots do well. Venison is low fat, high protein and when cooked well - you will be hooked. Try the cheese too, it's a lovely selection.

Ambience

Ambience is reason enough to go to The Grain Store. Stone-walled and candle-lit with fresh flowers: it sounds clautrophobic but it's not. There is history in these walls, and you can just feel it.

Service

Casual, laid back, can be slow, but relax and enjoy it.

Location

On a first floor in Victoria Street, one of the best streets in Edinburgh for guddling about; it runs between The Grassmarket and George IV Bridge, next stop The Royal Mile.

Price advice

Dinner is expensive. There is no other way of putting it with main courses starting at £14 then the prices hike to £22 and up to a mighty £30. Lunch is a good deal though at two courses for £11.50 or three for £15.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Foodies
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • No fuss
  • History
  • Design and architecture

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