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

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Local from Edinburgh, UK

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

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London, UK

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

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Singapore, 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, California, USA

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

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Local from Edinburgh, UK

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

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Local from Edinburgh, UK

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, UK

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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Mero, Dominica

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, California, USA

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.

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Local from Edinburgh, UK

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, UK

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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London, UK
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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, United Kingdom

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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