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55-57 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DB, Scotland
+44 131 662 4493
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea bass” (13 reviews)
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British, Scottish, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
55-57 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DB, Scotland
Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Eaten here several times pre theatre. Food is the best I have ever had and what good value. Lovely waitress. Will always eat here when I visit Edinburgh!

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, visited here for dinner prior to attending a show at the Kings Theatre in Edinburgh. We arrived late (due to traffic) however the restaurant were so lovely about this. The décor is beautiful and indeed the food is superb. Starter and main courses were...More

Thank Cymraes66
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We booked a table via OpenTable app as we the reviews were good. It was Saturday night and our booking was for 21:15. We booked the table probably 30 minutes before and as we arrived we were told that the restaurant has closed the kitchen....More

Thank Magda B
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Decided to try this restaurant for lunch, we chose the lunch set menu which was at a really good price. High quality food, really good portions and great skills went into the meal from the chef. All I can say..... Yum Yum Yum!!!

Thank Claudia P
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Spent an evening with family, enjoying the new menu, which was simply fabulous. From my first taste of Haggis (accompanied by a delicious chilli jelly), and followed by succulent beef cheeks- the presentation, and taste, was divine. However, the best was saved until last: the...More

Thank Helen G
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Friendly service and consistently good food - highlights include rabbit ravioli and a modern (unpretentious) haggis main course. Incredible desserts.

Thank Dofragi
tatp, Owner at Sylvesters, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and for being our 200th review! We do hope to see you again!

Reviewed 16 February 2017

Food was superb. Rabbit ravioli had subtle taste. Haggis main was the best I've had and rhubarb trifle was excellent. Amazing value for money.

Thank goranb65
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We went here for Valentine's Day dinner and it was an absolute treat. Great range of local craft beers and many, many wines, fantastic friendly and attentive service, simple but charming decor that made you feel comfortable to eat and chat and relax... now let's...More

Thank Bobby C
Reviewed 11 February 2017

My daughter recommended this restaurant as it is run by a husband of a friend of hers. When we went in it was quite quiet for a Saturday night but it is away from the city centre. There was only one waitress working but the...More

Thank Kathleen_as_23
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I was in with 4 friends last week and had a superb meal here. The food is really good and excellent value - you would pay so much more for this in the town centre. There is a great wine selection and the waitress was...More

Thank johnsaundersjames
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55-57 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DB, Scotland (Formerly Pink Olive)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 662 4493
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Sylvesters restaurant is positioned in the heart of Edinburgh, close to many tourist attractions such as Greyfriar's Bobby, Chamber's Street Museum, The Meadows, The Festival Theatre and Edinburgh University at George Square. ​If you want to catch up with some old friends, to relax with colleagues after a morning of hard work, or to celebrate a special graduation within walking distance of the McEwan Hall , Sylvesters is the perfect venue for a delicious, relaxed meal. We are open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.