The Cellar Door

23 reviews

44-46 George The IV Bridge, EH1 1EJ

Old Town, Edinburgh

Cuisine: Scottish, Modern, Traditional

Most popular offer available for 2 people today

  • £16
    £16 for 2 courses on early dinner menu

About The Cellar Door

  • Food: 4

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Good pre theatre deal

    Went early evening on a Friday before going to The Festival Theatre which is just one street away. Welcomed on arrival by very pleasant waitress (Giulia). We both had the smoked salmon starter which was beautifully presented and delicious my friend had the fish and chips which was very good I had the mushroom risotto,the flavours were lovely but rice a tad overcooked. We had a cheese platter to share at a supplement of £7.95 because it was not on the pre theatre and it was very small portions of cheese and oatcakes for the price but that was the only negative so yes I would go back again.
    - dined in restaurant 10/11/2017
  • Food: 4

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 4

    Value: 4

    Great find

    Would never have found this place if not for this website but so glad I did. Delicious food, friendly service and great value. Will be back.
    - dined in restaurant 28/08/2017

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.

Menus for The Cellar Door

The Cellar Door News & Videos

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.

Read more »

Reviews for The Cellar Door

23 Reviews