About The Refinery
Better deal than the original offer
We booked 3 courses for £25 but on arrival we had a choice 2 courses for £15 or 3 courses for £20. The starters were all lovely and the mains were tasty even though my salmon only came with peas and a sauce; which on the plus side meant I had room for dessert. The fruit crumble was a massive portion and lovely. Drinks were expensive, glass of wine over £8. Would recommend this deal and have already done so.
Great food & service
Dinner for 2 from set menu. Good value 3 courses for £25. Service friendly.
Bit of a loud/rowdy atmosphere towards the end of the evening but didn’t ruin things for us as we were left upstairs with no rush to leave, despite booking saying our table might be needed back after 2 hours. Would definitely pay another visit.
Stylish dining in the city centre
Part of the Drake & Morgan bar group, The Refinery is a stylish dining hub overlooking St. Andrew Square in the heart of the city. The vibe is both laidback and glamorous, so think intimate low lighting, wooden walls and furry cushions. At The Refinery, contemporary comfort food is served accompanied by experimental botanical cocktails by specialist mixologist Fabrizio Cioffi, aka ‘The Gardener’. His creations use ingredients from the restaurant’s very own cocktail garden, which includes British plants and species from Fabrizio’s hometown of Napoli. If you are looking for a relaxed yet sophisticated spot for an elegant meal or a special date, then this is where to head.
Contemporary cuisine and creative cocktails
At The Refinery, you can choose between modern mains, burgers, sharing boards, salads, sandwiches and flatbreads. Menus might change, but expect mains along the lines of the sea bass with wilted greens and beurre blanc; the roast lamb rump with mash, samphire, cherry tomato and shallot & currant salsa; the bangers and mash with red onion gravy, and for veggies, the pearl barley risotto with watercress, asparagus & vegan pecorino.
Burgers choices could include the buttermilk chicken burger with chipotle mayonnaise, the 60z haggis burger with Scottish beef and rocket & dijon mayonnaise, and the Halloumi burger with hummus, red pepper and flat mushroom.
Fascinating artisan cocktails to sample include the Seal Maiden with Selkie Gin (Old Poison), peach liqueur, lemon, peach bitters & egg white and the Makeshift Greenhouse with Whitley Neill gin, yellow chartreuse, maraschino, kiwi, kaffir lime & celery bitters.
City centre transport links and attractions
The Refinery is a handy five minute stroll from both Princes Street and Edinburgh Waverley. Given its central location, this would be a great spot to dine before heading to the Edinburgh Playhouse or the Vue cinema. If you are driving, paid parking can be found a twelve minute walk away on Greenside Row.