The Cellar Door

61 reviews

44-46 George The IV Bridge, EH1 1EJ

Old Town, Edinburgh

Cuisine: Scottish, Modern, Traditional

About The Cellar Door

  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Great food

    Definitely go back food and service fantastic great prices.
    Kate Bradley - dined in restaurant 20/08/2021
  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5


    Excellent lunch and no issues with getting a table despite my booking having disappeared. Food was delicious but the service was exceptional. We were made very welcome and staff went above and beyond. Fabulous. We'll be back for sure.
    mo cordner - dined in restaurant 17/07/2021

Atmospheric Scottish restaurant in Edinburgh Old Town

Tucked away under George IV Bridge, The Cellar Door is a welcoming Scottish restaurant. Once a printing press, the split-level dining room is decorated in a jaunty style with feature lighting and a sleek set of designer stairs leading to the mezzanine. Look out for the 21st century take on the mounted stag head.

Beautifully presented Scottish produce

Seasonal Scottish produce is at the heart of the constantly evolving menus at The Cellar Door. From Shetland mussels and Scottish salmon to crispy, oat-caked haggis bon bons and 21 day-aged rib-eye steaks, the menus owe much to Scotland’s farmers, fishermen and game keepers.

Dishes like the beer-battered fish and hand-cut chips are simple but done well. Other choices, such as the venison steak with barley risotto, roasted carrots, carrot purée and a red wine jus have been finessed that little bit more.

Desserts such as cranachan and cheesecake or sticky Highland toffee pudding continue to fly the Saltire until the end of the meal. A short but select range of whiskies means diners can finish in fine Caledonian style.

Old Town transport links and attractions

The Cellar Door is on George IV Bridge in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town and convenient for The Royal Mile, National Museum of Scotland and Edinburgh Festival Theatre. Several bus services run to and from Princes Street from right outside the restaurant. The nearest train station, Waverley, is a ten minute walk. Limited pay parking is available on the street.

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8 Dishes From The Cellar Door Edinburgh that will make you want to eat Scottish

The Cellar Door Edinburgh makes Scottish produce their focus. Their menus, which change to suit the seasons, feature Shetland mussels, Scottish salmon and haggis bon bons, owing much to Scotland’s farmers, game keepers and fishermen. The pride in Scottish cuisine continues to the dessert section, with options like Cranachan and sticky Highland toffee pudding, with a short but carefully considered whisky selection available for diners who want to end their meal with a dram.

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Reviews for The Cellar Door

61 Reviews