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$$ - $$$European, British,
47A Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DY, Scotland
+44 131 220 2111
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (44 reviews)
“pigs cheek” (7 reviews)
“mussels” (43 reviews)
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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
47A Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DY, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 551 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little bistro restaurant - we had dinner here prior to the Saturday night show. Great seafood - the Monkfish in Parma ham, and the baked Sea Bass & prawns in ginger sauce were magnificent!

Thank Carl L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Busy restaurant on the lesser known Thistle Street but has a great menu. Last visited about two years ago and remembered the fabulous Sea Bass I had. Could not resist and ordered the same again, stunning with potatoes and seasonal veg plus extra side of...More

Thank Lakesman95
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I wanted lamb while we were in Scotland, and we got it here---large shank nicely done with barley and a spicy sauce . The spinach salad we shared before our main course was one if the best I've had--there were pistachios in it and a...More

Thank 50milerider
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Friends who live in Edinburgh had booked Iris for our evening meal. We met a couple from America on the next table who made some recommendations. We all had great food, the service was friendly and welcoming. We would recommend this restaurant to everyone and...More

Thank Joanne C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

There were 7 adults in our party and we all agreed it was one of the best meals we had eaten in a long long time. The prices were fantastic for a restaurant set in the centre of Edinburgh and I really don't think the...More

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Superb cuisine with a winning combination of fresh good quality ingredients, simplicity of presentation, and a modern twist on old favourites. Everything prepared in-house. Relaxed atmosphere and fantastic staff. Enjoyed the winning sorbets today!

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Took a friend & my mum to Iris today for their first visit. They loved it, as everyone tends to do! We enjoyed some delicious food - carrot soup, Brie & pork carpaccio followed by salmon and chicken served with their amazing sauté potatoes. Always...More

Thank McAnnie1
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic lunch this weekend at Iris. It was our first time there and the location is excellent. The staff was attentive and kind. We decided to try the menu. The mussels were incredible and the pork carpaccio as well. For the second...More

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We visited here to celebrate our anniversary. We were bitterly disappointed! Food was very mediocre, mains of monkfish tail were tasteless and served in a pool of unflavoured water. Definitely not worth the £16 each we paid for them. Best part was the £20 bottle...More

Thank holidaylady001
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We went before a concert at the castle. Great service and food. Good range of food and very reasonably priced. We very pleased with our visit. Side portions are enough for two.

Thank Yorkfamilyuk
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47A Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 220 2111
  • E-mail
Tucked away on Thistle Street, Iris has been a welcome addition to the Edinburgh restaurant scene. This chic little bistro - with its designer wallpaper, banquette seating and rough stone walls – has an intimate, cosmopolitan vibe, and is popular with a discreet and sophisticated creative crowd. The modern European menu is guaranteed to impress, we love the roast duck breast with fresh raspberries and Drambuie; chicken supreme stuffed with langoustines served with a garlic and herb buerre blanc; and the roasted quail with spicy potatoes served with an orange and rocket salad. Ideal for stylish working lunches, and informal evening meals, Iris also has an extensive wine list with up to 17 bottles for under £20.
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