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$$ - $$$European, British,
47A Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DY, Scotland
+44 131 220 2111
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (45 reviews)
“garlic fries” (7 reviews)
“pigs cheek” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
47A Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DY, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 580 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We went here for a family meal on the recommendation of a friend and were not disappointed. The food was cooked to perfection & the menu was varied so everyone was happy! Very friendly service at a reasonable price. We would definitely return.

Thank Lesley T
Reviewed 5 days ago

The notice on the door said 'Chef Required', which was a bit concerning, as we had enjoyed a great meal here, about 3 months ago. We needn't have worried. Once again the menu was varied and the food delicious. The staff were as friendly as...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Iris for the first time we all had fish I ate the salmon which we all enjoyed, a little on the expensive side and you need to order potatoes etc as extra, had an enjoyable meal would return.

Thank family52
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with friends on Saturday 10th March for a late afternoon lunch. The staff were very friendly and attentive . The food was delicious and very good value for money. Drinks were reasonably priced. I loved the decor and the quiet atmosphere. Definitely worth...More

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Read the reviews and had to visit. Young lady on front of house was lovely. She obviously knew about the menu and was very helpful. The meal did not disappoint and was thoroughly enjoyable. We had the lunchtime menu which was very good value for...More

Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I were looking for a restaurant that hadn't been taken over by a London chain. As we walked past, we saw (& liked) the menu. It was quiet (only 6pm) but we went in anyway! So glad we did. The food was...More

Thank Savlon108
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

We visited on Saturday night. Edinburgh was packed due to the rugby but the restaurant although busy had a very relaxed vibe. The ambience was great. The food even better. All of us chose different items and all were really good. I had the goats...More

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Went last night with friends after a day visiting Edinburgh. What a superb restaurant. 3 of us had monkfish & we have never had such large portions. The other in our party had sea bass which he said was super. Whilst you have to pay...More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

I was treated to lunch today. We were not rushed and enjoyed very tasty food and a nice bottle of Chilean Sauvignon. I went for main course and pudding. Delicious.

Thank DAKellas
Reviewed 19 January 2018

delicious small menu of good chlices beautifully prepared. Lovely friendly service. Beautiful décor. altogether a great experience.

Thank Elizabeth W
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$25 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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