About The Cellar Door
Buzzing Scottish Bistro
I'm always anxious with a Monday night booking that we'll be alone in the restaurant. But our anniversary was a Monday - and the Cellar Door was buzzing. I think I only saw one free table. We enjoyed the Scottish slant to the menu. Our food was good and the service efficient and friendly.
A lovely Scottish themed restaurant
Nice surroundings & good food. Friendly service. Comfortable surroundings.
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.