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The Cellar Door, Edinburgh
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The Cellar Door

44-46 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EJ Edinburgh
Average price £37


The Cellar Door

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Taste of Scotland - 6 Course Tasting Menu

£49 per guest
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Taste of Scotland Vegan- 6Course Tasting Menu

£49 per guest
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Restaurant menu

Last update: October 2023
Dietary optionsGluten free, Lactose intolerance, Locally-produced, Nut allergies, Vegan dishes, Vegetarian dishes
Homemade soup of the day
Fresh bread
Haggis parcel
Potato puree, pickled neeps, smoked bacon jam
Beetroot carpaccio
Blue murder mousse, pickled brambles, walnuts, rocket
6 course vegan menu- taste of scotland £49
This preset menu includes: First course + Second course + Third course + Fourth course + Fifth course + Sixth course

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The Cellar Door, Edinburgh
The Cellar Door, Edinburgh
The Cellar Door, Edinburgh
The Cellar Door, Edinburgh
The Cellar Door, Edinburgh
The Cellar Door, Edinburgh



Very good91 reviews











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What diners said about this restaurant:

Fair value for money
Short waiting time
Moderate noise level
  • John W.1 review

    4 November 2023


    Tremendous food and the service in the main was excellent however only one member of the staff let a fantastic team down. We would definitely return and recommend the dining experience.


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  • Alfred Owen B.4 reviews

    2 September 2023


    Review forWaitress : slow and lack service,look depressed and stressful. Show face Review for the food : cheap and poor quality food ingredient , presentation horrible. The 4th course is Tomato with cream sauce. Seriously tomato as 1 of the course. £49 six course: No worth Wine pairing £30 no worth for all new world wine. And Red wine Malbec from Argentina is oxidation Will never ever return. Highly not recommended,if you choose to go ,Good luck for you. Your mouth will hate you,your pocket will hate too.


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  • Roman B.1 review

    25 August 2023


    Completely bad service, orders didn’t come or at the wrong time. Too many people to serve at one time. And the he staff was not able to handle the mistakes. Food was tasty except the vegetarian risotto, but barley warm. Cave! Tourist nap trap.

  • Elisa S.1 review

    23 August 2023


    We were very pleased with the food. The service was truly outstanding. The hostess and servers were kind patient attentive and accurate despite a full house. They were truly professional. We had a very nice evening!!

  • Valeria G.1 review

    19 August 2023


    Ambiente claustrofóbico. Restaurante num porão, mesas muito próximas. Cobram a água, o quê é incomum aqui na Escócia. Foi o único restaurante em q fui na Escócia onde a água é cobrada. Outro fato incomum e desagradável é q a taxa de serviço já veio na conta. Na viagem de 20 dias pela Irlanda e Escócia, almoçando e jantando diariamente em restaurantes, foi a única vez q me impuseram o valor da gorjeta. A comida é ok. Mas, valor não vale o preço. Restante muito caro pelo q oferece. Não indico.

  • Ewen M.1 review

    19 August 2023


    Birthday meal before Edinburgh Tattoo. Great food and service, a tiny bit on noisy side but can’t fault people having a good night out ????????

  • Mike T.1 review

    17 August 2023


    Enjoyed most of our food, starter each and then my wife had trout which she said was good and I had the venison...very tough to cut even with a steak knife and very chewy , I didn’t enjoy it at all. Staff were busy and efficient.

  • Huw D.

    Huw D.4 reviews

    9 August 2023


    We really enjoyed both the tasting menu and the accompanying drinks flight. Food was excellent and the wines well matched. Would definitely come back next time we are in Edinburgh!

  • Huw E.1 review

    8 August 2023


    Nice restaurant, good friendly service food average, expensive meal for the quality

  • Lesley R.1 review

    5 August 2023


    Tasty food, friendly and efficient service plus a buzzing atmosphere. We had a great time sampling the taster menu with the wine pairing and felt it was great value for money too. Would definitely return and recommend to others.

  • Paul S.1 review

    26 July 2023


    Good service, food average. Prices ok however £4.95 for a bottle of water is OTT. Our table was next to the upper level so our eye level view on one side was the feet of the couple at their table, inches away. Overall it was ok but unlikely to return.

  • Kyle M.1 review

    19 July 2023


    Excellent service and quality of food. If you're in Edinburgh make sure you go here. £123 for 3 course meal 1 cocktail, 2 beers and 1 whiskey and includes 10% gratuity.

  • Sally S.1 review

    19 July 2023


    We made a reservation based on the reviews. The service was terrible. This was the 1st time a server placed water glasses on the table and did not bring any water for the entire meal. My Risotto was so crunchy and undercooked it had to be sent back. The best part of the evening were the cocktails. Overall not worth the money and frustration

  • George B.1 review

    19 July 2023


    We enjoyed excellent and friendly service here as well as an interesting and delicious tasting menu.

  • Pam A.1 review

    15 July 2023


    This was our first visit to a great little restaurant, fabulous food, wonderful atmosphere, and lovely staff who made us feel welcome! Thank you, we’ll definitely be back! ????

  • Gerhard H.2 reviews

    14 July 2023


    Excellent menue containing a whole range of scottish specialties excellent, inzteresting food with competent wine selection accompanying plus friendly service - great evening!

  • Mike F.1 review

    12 July 2023


    The food was excellent and the wait staff were attendant to our needs. The restaurant was quite noisy (thanks to a group of over-indulged fellow Americans), so our host was careful to place us where we have a conversation where we could hear each other. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

  • GAYLE M.1 review

    28 June 2023


    Good food, but limited menu. We did not do the tasting menu.

  • Shannon M.1 review

    15 June 2023


    The food was delicious, it was a pity the service was slow, although we did have a big table. They were very friendly and we got a discount due to the slow service.

  • Kristoffer S.

    Kristoffer S.1 review

    10 June 2023


    This restaurant was in fact in a cellar, therefore the windows did not provide any view to mention. I sat by a staircase and had to kick in the door to the toilet. But the staff was very attentive and helpful. The food was good as well so overall a good grade.

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Opening time
Open today

04:00 PM - 09:15 PM
04:00 PM - 09:15 PM
04:00 PM - 09:15 PM
04:00 PM - 10:00 PM
04:00 PM - 10:00 PM

How to get to the restaurant

44-46 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EJ, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Additional information

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About the restaurant

Situated on the historical George IV Bridge, The Cellar Door is an independent family run restaurant.

Focusing on fresh, local and modern cuisine we are passionate about delivering great food, drinks and service in a relaxed atmosphere.

Whether you fancy a drink in our upstairs bar or a meal downstairs come and enjoy "the experience"

Our signature Taste of Scotland tasting menu encaptures exciting dishes for Meat, Vegetarian and Vegan lovers as well as Gluten Free and other dietary requirements.

"Our signature Taste of Scotland menu is an exciting modern take on the nation's culinary heritage. Our classic menu showcases the best local meat and fish, while our vegetarian and vegan menus offer a creative twist on traditional dishes. We also offer choices for gluten-free and other dietary requirements."


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