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5.4 /6 Excellent 238 Reviews

The Apartment

Bruntsfield European, British £££ +100
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About The Apartment

The Apartment is a relaxed, casual, eclectic neighbourhood restaurant situated within Edinburgh's south side, close to The Meadows, Bruntsfield and Tollcross on Barclay Place. Established since 1999, this intimate restaurant is the place to go to enjoy delicious modern British cuisine and a bottle of wine in a stylish setting. Lunch is served daily with a great set menu offered at a discounted price up to 7p.m. as well as daily specials. Book ahead to guarantee a table!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 17:00 - 22:15
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:15
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:15
  • Thursday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:15
  • Friday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:15
  • Saturday 12:00 - 22:15
  • Sunday 12:00 - 22:00
The Apartment, 7-13 Barclay Place, EH10 4HW Edinburgh

Further Information

The Apartment on Barclay Place in Edinburgh’s Bruntsfield area oozes style and sophistication with its sleek, elegant but casual decor. The menu is ever changing in order to utilise the freshest and most seasonal British ingredients. Begin your meal with a starter such as pan fried pigeon breast with wild mushrooms, chestnuts and parsnip purée, or seared scallops with pickled apple and chorizo. On the main course menu, signature dishes include confit duck leg served with boudin noir - a French charcuterie blood sausage, and slow roasted vegetables.

With an extensive range of desserts including chocolate pave with sea salted dulce de lechefresh fruit and a spread of beautiful British cheeses, you won’t want to miss out so be sure to leave some room. The Apartment boasts a lengthy list of wines and champagne to suit all budgets, as well as an unpretentious cocktail menu. This Bruntsfield restaurant on Barclay Place is popular with those after a piece of casual fine dining in the heart of Edinburgh, so booking a reservation in advance is recommended.

View Group Set Menu

Available for all groups 6 or more

View Pudding and drinks list

Desserts, cheese, whiskies, all here....

View wine list

glass, carafes and bottles of lovely stuff

View August a la carte

Our a la carte menu available from 5p.m. till late every night

View August lunch

available 12p.m. till 5p.m. daily

View Pre Theatre

A three course meal for £15! Available daily


238 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 238 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: great value
Service: extraordinary
Atmosphere: excellent
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1 review so far 6
14.09.2017 08:17

We had the set lunch menu and I had the hake which was delicious washed down with a light fresh white Rioja - one of best meals out I have had in a long while.

1 review so far 6
12.09.2017 18:17

Lovely place. Bit quiet at lunch but maybe more a dinner place. Had their dessert for two people but really would have done four. Large portions!!

1 review so far 6
10.09.2017 22:07

Great dining experience! Lovely atmosphere, beautiful decor, delicious food and helpful staff. Just £12 for two courses or £15 for three - bargain for the quality of food they serve. Will definitely be coming here again.

3 reviews so far 6
07.09.2017 21:17

Food was as good as ever and the service is consistently excellent. The weekend lunch menu is excellent value. A regular favourite for Saturday lunchtime.

2 reviews so far 4
23.12.2015 13:08

Decent food, very good choice of wine. Lovely decor but I still prefer their sister restaurant "The Outsider" on George IV Bridge. In comparison The Apartment's menu had a more narrow selection and I found it difficult to choose what I wanted for a different reason to my visits at The Outsider, where I would be happy ordering anything from that menu. The staff were lovely and very helpful but with being sat at a table in the corner, I felt we didn't receive attention as often as perhaps we would have preferred. All in all, it was a good experience but maybe next time for lunch instead of a dinner for a special occasion. I think there are other places I prefer to eat in the city.

3 reviews so far 5
01.05.2016 17:32

It is years since I've been to The Apartment and it used to have a reputation for its unfriendly service and being slightly up itself in how it explained its menu. Changed days. The service was friendly and helpful. The menu was interesting and very tasty. I had a starter of duck egg and white asparagus which was lovely but personally would have preferred a different sauce to aioli. The main course of gnocchi, capers and goats cheese curd was similarly too and was a huge portion (I gave it a good go). A very enjoyable evening.

1 review so far 6
31.12.2015 11:40

We were looking for a special family dinner out to celebrate my husband's birthday and The Apartment did not disappoint. Everything about it - from the friendly welcome to the imaginative menu to the courteous service - set the scene perfectly. Our meals were excellent - perfectly presented and insanely delicious. We look forward to visiting again and sampling further menus throughout the year.

1 review so far 6
19.06.2017 12:36

I chose to visit The Apartment on the recommendation of the guests I had with me and was not disappointed. Food was very tasty and reasonably priced and waiting staff very attentive and pleasant. Our evening was somewhat spoiled by a rather noisy group of young women at the next table making conversation difficult but not a lot you can do about that.

1 review so far 5
05.03.2016 12:05

We had a lovely evening! Food and service were both excellent, and we weren't rushed to release the table - particularly appreciated on what was obviously a busy evening for you. Our only (minor) criticism would be that noise levels were high, although I had requested a quiet table, but we appreciate that there was something on at the King's. The Apartment is excellent value, and we'll certainly be back!

2 reviews so far 6
06.07.2016 07:58

My son and I arrived at 5pm on a quiet Tuesday summer evening. Staff (the main man) was running around rearringing a few tables and chairs in preparation for the usual busy evening to come. Service was friendly and efficient as always. The menu is excellent but my son and I can't resist a good steak so once again the flat iron steaks (medium rare) topped the bill and for the fifth or sixth time in a row they were superb. Crusty bread and olives for starters and plenty of time to relax and enjoy a coffee to finish. Looking forward to our next visit and maybe one day I'll try something different.

1 review so far 6
25.11.2016 10:46

Excellent food and very friendly service. I had the halloumi skewers with sweet potato fries (didn't really need the fries because the skewers were so filling but boy they were good) - the beetroot coleslaw accompaniment was especially good and the dressing on the salad with nuts and seeds added a nice zingy freshness to the plate. I was too full for pudding but my friends had the ginger and pear upside down cake which was praised very highly. My extra strong decaf coffee was delicious as well. The restaurant was lively and had a good atmosphere and the staff looked after us very well. I can't wait to go back.

2 reviews so far 6
09.05.2016 09:12

The Apartment is one of our favourite places! Last night we had the steak, which is always brilliant, but we always go for the great flavour matchings in their menu, which changes often and never disappoints. The atmosphere is just so cool and relaxed, a perfect date night but also great for dinner with friends!

1 review so far 6
29.04.2016 10:28

Delicious food served at this small, friendly restaurant in Bruntsfield. My friend and I both had the set menu at £12 for 2 courses and weren't disappointed. We both started with hummus, baba ganoush, marinated feta & garlic crostini which was very tasty. She then had spaghetti with clams, mussels, prawns, chilli, lemon, white wine & garlic while as a vegetarian I was delighted with the wild mushroom, goats curd, sun blushed tomato & chestnut risotto. We finished off with coffee and were more than happy with the level of service received. Thoroughly recommended and will definitely be returning.

1 review so far 2
18.09.2017 10:22

Good morning. My girlfriend and I visited The Apartment last night for dinner. After being barked at by the waitress to see if we were ready to order drinks, we then ordered our main courses. My girlfriend was underwhelmed by the fish of the day, which although well-cooked, came with a less-than-desirable slimey skin, and the new potatoes waxy and dry. I, however, chose the pork chop, and was hugely disappointed. When given the large steak knife, I had no idea what was to come, but it seems it was entirely necessary in order to eat one of the driest and tasteless pork chops I have ever had the misfortune to consume. I sincerely hope that was just an unusual occurance in a restaurant that otherwise has a lovely ambiance and a promising menu. I will not be returning.

1 review so far 5
25.12.2015 23:28

We thoroughly enjoyed our family outing to The Apartment everyone's meals looked and tasted delicious.lots of sharing and tasting going on. It certainly made us want to return to try out some other dishes. The cocktail list looked good too.so much to be tempted by.

1 review so far 6
18.06.2017 08:22

We experienced exceptional, friendly service. Creative menu focused on locally produced ingredients. Couldn't have asked for a better end to a busy day exploring Edinburgh. A fairly casual, yet romantic setting with outstanding value to satisfy a broad range of appetites. Well worth the short distance from city centre, and expect to leave well satisfied knowing you have just experienced some of the best that young Edinburgh has to offer.

2 reviews so far 6
23.11.2015 16:12

Reasonably busy for a Thursday evening but the staff are excellent . My son and I have similar tastes food wise so the small starter of mixed olives was followed by a "flat iron steak" done to perfection and washed down with a bottle of Innis & Gunn. With food and service of this quality it is best to book in advance to save disappointment.

1 review so far 4
07.08.2017 08:48

The Apartment is a great restaurant with a really nice and relaxed vibe, whilst remaining classy and elegant. The staff are also extremely friendly and welcoming, however I was really disappointed with my main, there was no sauce or flavour and it wasn't a good piece of fish.

1 review so far 5
04.06.2016 07:13

My second visit here in less than 2 months. First time had the supper menu and this time had the skewers - food excellent! Amazing tasting big green olives to start too. Beautiful bread and best ever olive oil to dip in! Preferred my tiramisu cheesecake not in a glass, and also preferred to eat it with teaspoon that came with my tea rather than the huge spoon that was provided. Would def go back again

1 review so far 6
01.11.2016 08:06

The atmosphere, ambience, and food were all excellent. We went before the theatre and found it very well priced for the high standard of food. The service was excellent and i would like to have stayed longer, had we not have needed to get away a bit sharpish for the show. I will definitely go back. Now my favourite restaurant in Edinburgh.