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The Spence, Edinburgh
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Scottish

The Spence

9.1/10
75
39 Saint Andrew Square, EH2 2AD Edinburgh
Scottish
Average price £46

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MICHELIN Guide's Point Of View

Until 2017 this was the Royal Bank of Scotland, and the restaurant now occupies what was formerly the banking hall. All the grandeur is here, from ...

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Restaurant menu

Last update: October 2023
Chef Jonny Wright
Dietary optionsGluten free, Locally-produced, Nut allergies, Organic food, Vegan dishes, Vegetarian dishes
Scallop crudo
£23
Ponzu, wasabi
Townhouse shrimp cocktail
£16
Spicy marie rose, avocado
West coast crab crumpet
£18
Spiced butter, pickled cucumber

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Reviews

9.1/10
Excellent75 reviews
8.9/10

Food

9.1/10

Service

9.5/10

Ambience

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What diners said about this restaurant:

Good value for money
Short waiting time
Moderate noise level
  • M h.2 reviews

    14 November 2023

    9.5/10

    Great restaurant in a magnificent banking hall. Good service, exceptional food. Right in the city centre: the cannons boomed out for the King's birthday as we strolled in from the Scottish National Gallery - one of the great little galleries of the world.

  • Tracy H.2 reviews

    2 November 2023

    8/10

    This place is beautiful! It has a great buzz and in spite of its opulence, it has a fantastic relaxed feel. The wait staff are lovely and knowledgeable. The food is okay but doesn’t live up to the beauty of the surroundings.

  • Maia S.

    Maia S.1 review

    14 October 2023

    10/10

    10/10 best service, food, ambience. A MUST GO

  • Luís C.

    Luís C.10 reviews

    3 October 2023

    6.5/10

    I can’t understand how this restaurant got placed in the Michelin guid, if you take out the space this is just an average restaurant that tries to be upscale. The space is gorgeous and accommodating but the service is quite average and very far from this standards. The food lacks in flavors, for example you can’t advertise a truffle dish and present it without any truffle or even flavor of it and still charge the premium for it.

  • Charles S.4 reviews

    1 October 2023

    8.5/10

    Gorgeous interior, great service. Food very good to excellent. Our only issue was the loud music, which was poorly chosen for this level of restaurant and so loud it disrupted conversation.

  • david p.5 reviews

    29 September 2023

    10/10

    The food was amazing. The service even better. Isabella was fantastic. We couldn’t recommend this restaurant more.

  • Jill K.6 reviews

    12 September 2023

    10/10

    Lovely so enjoyed the atmosphere and the food They were a little late searing us to the table but explained why, kept us informed and gave us a complimentary drink. Loved this place

  • Isabel S.1 review

    9 September 2023

    10/10

    The place it’s amazing!!! The food it’s delicious and the price I right. Definitely a must in Edimburgo!!

  • Toby W.9 reviews

    1 September 2023

    9.5/10

    Tiny portions. We both had a main and a side dish. When we finished we went across the street and ate again! 130 pounds for what was basically 2 starters. We limit ourselves to 2000 calories a day!

  • de Beyer K.12 reviews

    1 September 2023

    10/10

    Excellent food in a fantastic location with perfect service.

  • Giuseppe C.

    Giuseppe C.8 reviews

    9 August 2023

    10/10

    Super

  • Mirko j.10 reviews

    4 August 2023

    9.5/10

    Good food and a very beautiful setting in a former bank. Nice cocktails and comfortable service.

  • henry l

    henry l1 review

    19 July 2023

    7/10

    Food was disappointing, everything else was great

  • Luis G.

    Luis G.2 reviews

    18 July 2023

    10/10

    Excellent food and great service.

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Opening time
Open today

Monday
07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
08:00 AM - 10:00 PM

How to get to the restaurant

39 Saint Andrew Square, EH2 2AD, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Public transport

Edinburgh Waverley

Additional information

Located in the heart of Gleneagles Townhouse

Features

British, , , , , , Breakfast, Brunch, , , Fine Dining, Good for groups, Romantic, , Gluten free, , , Organic food, Vegan dishes, Vegetarian dishes

Services

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, All day dining, Bar, Cocktail Bar, , , Open sunday, Private Dining, , , , ,

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