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Great food and service as usual. Restaurant gets quite busy at lunch so booking recommended. Great coffee and yummy dessert on a very cold day!
Food at Checkpoint is excellent. Service is efficient and friendly. Dishes are very reasonably priced, especially for this area of town. It is always a lovely experience.
This place was a really good find in Edinburgh. Both the food and the service were excellent, highly recommended. We’ll definitely return in our next trip.
The atmosphere was great, nice and relaxed, exactly what we wanted for the evening. A nice menu too, everything sounded amazing and a good selections of drinks and cocktails
Had a great experience at Checkpoint. Went on a Sunday evening for a relaxed girls night out at around 6:30, the place was quiet and we got a table by the main window. Service was quick and the girl serving us was extremely patient and nice. We had the house white wine which was OK (not expecting much for the price) and shared the mussels with chips with my friend. Our portion was big enough for two and one of my friend's starter was more like a main (laksa noodles I think), so ask before you order :) A great experience overall, would recommend it.
Checkpoint is currently struggling with new kitchen staff. We were warned the food would take a long time to arrive and the restaurant was far from full. The waiting staff were not wrong. The sea bass and cod dishes were good and the flat iron steaks OK but the chips need some serious work. Supposedly three times cooked, they were huge - more like quarter potatoes than chips - and completely failed to achieve the light fluffiness inside and crispiness outside that normally comes with such a pampered foodstuff. The main course bowl of chickpea and squash was also huge and so heavily spiced it ended up being bland and an insurmountable trial to eat. The staff were pleasant and did provide an on the house drink when one of the mains didn't appear until five minutes after everyone else's. It could be a really nice place to eat and probably was, but at the moment it's very hard to rate highly.
Checkpoint is a really good choice for food in Edinburgh. We go there often with my colleagues because one of us is gluten intolerant and they have a good choice of gluten free dishes. Only thing is that, maybe, it can be a wee bit dark. I get the whole point of candle-lit dinners but I also appreciate seeing my food.
We went at lunch time on a Sunday and had food from their brunch menu. The food was great, really enjoyed it and the location is ideal. However, the only downside was the time it took to get the staffs attention. It took 30 minutes before the waitress had even taken our order, she seemed nice and polite enough, but it just made the lunch so much longer than needed, especially at a weekend lunch time when it's busy, I would have thought that they would have wanted to turn the tables over more quickly. After asking for the bill it took 15-20 minutes before we received it and that was only because I had to ask someone else.
We had a really good experience at Checkpoint. After changing our reservation to an earlier time mid-festival, we arrived even earlier. They were extremely charming and accommodating. The food was eclectic and very tasty and good value, as was the wine. Will definitely visit again next year!
As usual, Checkpoint was reliably good: nice coffee, good food served thoughtfully, and great staff. The actual Quandoo booking didn't come through to the restaurant, which is a little worrying (and the staff said they'd follow that up), but the waiter found us a table anyway.