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The Outsider Restaurant
The Outsider Restaurant

The Outsider Restaurant

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15-16 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EE, Scotland
+44 131 226 3131
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Local from Edinburgh

I’ve been here for lunch quite a few times, and a lovely romantic dinner. It’s never disappointed. The atmosphere is delightful - try to get a table near the back if you can for the views alone.

The food is full of subtle layers. I’m particularly fond of their steak ciabatta, which seems to light up every tastebud I have.

Prices are very reasonable, and it’s a good size so you should manage a table even at lunch.

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Local from Edinburgh

Really nice food and also just a great chilled out vibe here. Good views of the castle too.

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London

Decent modern Scottish bistro with a welcome fish bias. But really the view makes up for any weaknesses.

Recommended for:FoodiesHistory Buffs
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Singapore

I went here with my colleague for dinner. I had fish and my friend had lobster. We both found our food good, and reasonably-priced. The ambience is great. I also enjoyed the building interior with its high windows.

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San Jose

Only has dessert here , but will come back for sure . Food looks selections ,busy restaurant. ,great ambiance

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Local from Edinburgh

Friendly bustling restuarant with views over the castle. 2 course set lunch very reasonably priced.

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Local from Edinburgh

Usually a great buzz. And there are great views to the Castle. Popular throughout the year.

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Lovely quirky restaurant with great views of the Castle and a very interesting menu.

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Local from Edinburgh

Good quality and quite affordable. Service usually quick and while waiting you can stare out at the castle!

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This is a great restaurant on George IV Bridge, so near the Castle. The food is always good here, service can be a bit ropey because they are always busy. Definitely worth a visit but book first to avoid disappointment.

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London

Excellent food, excellent service and ask for a table close to the rear of the restaurant so you can get the excellent views of Edinburgh Castle. This books up quick so reserve in advance.

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Menlo Park

Fantastic restaurant in the old city. I was brought here by local friends. The interior is airy and modern. The menu is very creative - featuring lots of seafood prepared on interesting ways, as well as steak, pasta and more. Part of the menu is hand written each day, and full of interesting ingredients - my poached grey sole came with sea aster - an edible flower that grows on the Scottish shore. Great ambience and good wine list.

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Local from Edinburgh

Great scottish and british cuisine, great atmosphere. Be sure to make a reservation especially if wanting a table at the back of the restaurant with a stunning view of the Edinburgh Castle

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Cambridge

Had several meals there when I lived nearby and it was a welcome addition to the restaurant scene. Popular at weekends, worth booking ahead.

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A restaurant right in the old town. The ambiance is totally lovely and super romantic, with dim lights on the wall and candles on the table. There is a loft area and several tables along the windows have great view of the Edinburgh Castle. I ordered whole sea bream and it was outstanding. The skin was crispy and the meat was tender and flavorful. Came with the fish was a simple potato and arugula salad with sesame seeds. It was a great experience and highly recommended.

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Local from Edinburgh

Great food, great service, great views

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Local from Edinburgh

Good for lunch and a view of the castle you don't often get...

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San Juan

Great! Don't miss out on desserts, Chocolate and Expresso pave. Yummy!!

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