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Papilio Restaurant

158 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4ER, Scotland
+44 131 229 3325
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
158 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4ER, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Papilio today and took advantage of their 2 course lunch menu for £10.50, a good deal considering starters are around £5 and main menu dishes are mostly upwards of £12. The staff were very courteous and made sure we were taken care of...More

Thank Si_Dev_1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today with friends who had been before . Lunch time deal was fantastic. Good choice and food tasty. Lobster ravioli and sea bass authentic and fresh. This is a real local find - will now return on a regular basis. Restaurant was buzzy and...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are visiting from Australia and we're catching up with family. We came upon this restaurant and managed to get a table for 4 , it was mid week. Superb service and the waiter thanked us for coming and explained the menu...More

Thank a_boath
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We nearly just turned up but were glad we phoned up an hour before we wanted to go, as several people were turned away once we were there. It's quite an extensive menu which can sometimes mean that the quality isn't comparable with the quantity,...More

Thank GaryW14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food. Carbonara excellent. Good service. Wine list a problem. £16 house wine gave my partner a headache. Nothing after that less than £22 and those were recongisable £6 bottles of wine. Need to improve quality of house wine and look again at range of...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of visiting Papilio’s when we were visiting Scotland for the week from the US. My husband had the Pizza Fiorucci and I had the Spaghetti Bolognese. These were both quite delicious meals and they came in large servings! The atmosphere was...More

Thank kflucks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had 2 dinners in this restaurant during our stay in the city. It serves italian traditional dishes, we tasted seafood tagliatelle and pasta with figue on the first night, while salmon and fried calamari, aubergines gnocchi on the second dinner. Desserts are fine as...More

Thank Fulvio972
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A ‘proper’ Italian restaurant - go here before you go to any large or small chains! We had a light supper before a theatre, so some simple food, but this was good and the wider menu looks good. Very friendly and good service.

Thank NDMEdinburgh
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

I come here almost weekly and must say hands down it’s the best Italian in our town. Goodness, I could be a poet... ha! The food is always fresh and cooked to perfection and the staff are friendly and warm. My favourites are the Pompei...More

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We were staying in Bruntsfield and had read previous reviews of this restaurant, all very convincing - so off we went. And it was worth it. From the very friendly reception by Moses to the wonderful food, we thoroughly enjoyed it. We started with a...More

Thank J M
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Questions & Answers
Gordon M
11 November 2017|
Response from Beany6567 | Property representative |
Apologies but no. Plenty of street parking in the vicinity.
Jude P
7 July 2015|
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Response from Ross H | Reviewed this property |
About 3 months ago a gentleman in a wheelchair was at the table opposite me, so it is definitely possible. Call and book a table and explain the situation ahead of time.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$46
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4ER, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Bruntsfield
  • Neighbourhood: Bruntsfield
  • Phone Number: +44 131 229 3325
Family run Italian Restaurant since June 2004, serving a wide range of excellent Italian dishes. Children welcome (kid's portions) and Gluten Free Pasta available.
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