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The Cellar Door

Old Town · European, British
228 Reviews

About The Cellar Door

Dear diners, to reserve for groups of more than 6 people, please contact the restaurant directly.

The Cellar Door fools many with its simple shopfront in Edinburgh. Always ready with a surprise for diners at its cozy underground enclave along George IV Bridge, this restaurant boasts flavours underpinned by Scotland’s rich cultural heritage. Choose from a variety of Scottish seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes made from the freshest ingredients and complete your dining experience with a wide range of malt whiskies and local ales. Housed in a former printing press in the heart of the Old Town, this newly refurbished space promises to make customers feel right at home with its famous sense of hospitality. This unassuming gem is not one to be missed by fans of good food, good drink and a good ambience. Be sure to make a reservation to avoid disappointment!

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm


The Cellar Door
44-46 George IV Bridge, Old Town
Edinburgh EH1 1EJ

Chef's Choice



Honey Toasted Oat Rolled Goats Cheese

beetroot gel, crostini (v)

House Rolled Haggis Spring Roll

red berry compote salad garnish

Home Cured Beetroot Scottish Salmon Pickled Beets, Wasbai Cream Cheese



Chicken Supreme, Haggis Croquette, Rumbledethumps, Wishky Sauce

Veggie Haggis & Field Mushroom Burger, Salt & Pepper Fries

Scottish Rump of Lamb, Roast rosemary Potatoes, Wild Garlic Puree, Lamb Jus



Cranachan Cheesecake

Rhubabrb Creme brulee with lemon shortbread

Dark Chocolate Mousse with Galyva Soaked Strawberries

Don't miss out on a table!

Main Menu

Mothers day menu


More about The Cellar Door, Edinburgh

Operated by a dedicated team passionate about Scottish cuisine, you can almost taste the strong sense of national identity down at The Cellar Door. Located on George IV Bridge, close to the University of Edinburgh and within easy reach of many Old Town landmarks is a restaurant stocked with ingredients of unrivalled quality sourced close to home from Scottish farmers. Infused with Scotland’s culinary heritage, The Cellar Door spoils diners with classic Scottish fare like traditional beer battered fish & chips and Scottish takes on continental specialities such as the chestnut mushroom risotto. Keeping things interesting, The Cellar Door’s chefs create new dishes every day to keep customers, old and new, coming back for more.

Regardless of the occasion, for a cuppa or for a pint, The Cellar Door won’t disappoint. The restaurant’s limited-period festive menus will spice up the holiday season, with dishes like sticky Christmas pudding topped with homemade brandy ice cream and roast turkey breast that are perfect winter warmers. With a menu frequently refreshed, it’s no wonder that regular patrons will associate The Cellar Door with a range of tastes rather than any particular dish. The Cellar Door also goes beyond casual dining, also available for private events and team-building workshops of up to sixty people, in which attendees are guided by the friendly crew to create fresh batches of chocolate delights such as chocolates, truffles and chocolate-dipped fruits. The food and fun goes on all week, typically from 12pm to 9pm. If you’re up for dining experience in an elegant and quaint Old Town setting, visit this gem tucked away in a cosy corner in Edinburgh. Book in advance to secure your seats today!

228 The Cellar Door Reviews

Samantha M.a day ago · 2 reviews

Great Scottish food and excellent service. we will definitely be returning there again, Best to book a table as it was fully booked last night.

Emma D.7 days ago · 1 review

The Cellar Door serves delicious food. It’s a homely environment with friendly and attentive staff who ensure a very speedy service and make sure you have everything that you need.

Murray D.10 days ago · 1 review

Great food, atmosphere is relaxed and staff were very helpful. A gem amongst the rocks. Would definitely recommend this restaurant for a Scottish dining experience

Karen M.23 days ago · 1 review

Fantastic meal and service, small and cosy feel about the dinner I have had in a long time...will definitely reccomend to all my family and friends

Laura B.10 months ago · 1 review

The Cellar Door is without a doubt one of my favourite restaurants in Edinburgh. The atmosphere and staff are both very welcoming, and the staff extremely knowledgeable about the food on offer. I had Cauliflower Three Ways, followed by butternut squash and red pepper risotto with blue cheese pearls, followed by Highland Sticky Toffee pudding, all of which were delicious! Would highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely be returning, hopefully sooner rather than later!

kat b.2 years ago · 4 reviews

Cellar Door was pretty warm and busy when we arrived. Had to wait 5 mins for our table even though we arrived a little after our booking time but this wasn't a biggie. Our waitress was chatty and helpful bringing some ice and opening a door to help cool me down - place was pretty warm despite the high ceilings. First starter of creamed goat cheese with beetroot was good and well presented but could have done with more than one very small toast to go with it, the walnuts were crushed so finely that I've only just realised what the decorative crunchy dust was! The other starter, broccoli and cheddar soup (soup of the day) was very tasty. Mains were mushroom risotto which was plentiful but could have done with more parmesan to add flavour and salmon fillet, both were well cooked. We chose raspberry cranachan cheesecake and sticky toffee for dessert. The cheesecake had chocolate mixed into the base, a surprise, but nice, no whisky tho like most cranachans I've had whilst the sticky toffee pudding sauce was yummy, the pudding part tasted of ginger which was odd. Service was good but very quick, felt like we were in California and there was another sitting of hidden diners waiting for our table!

Kimberly D.2 years ago · 3 reviews

We had a fabulous meal at The Cellar Door! It is a bit hidden but finding it was well worth it. The food was fresh, the menu had great variety and it was a great value. We also had a fantastic picpoul wine which is a new addition to the menu. Highly recommend a meal here if you are in Edinburgh!

Lesley W.2 years ago · 1 review

Really good meal, nice to see good vegetarian dishes on the menu and we liked the Scotttish-themed dishes. The puddings were especially wonderful, and we had excellent service. There is a great atmosphere there too. If we had one suggestion it would be to lower the music volume a bit once the place filled up. Would certainly recommend The Cellar Door.

Richard V.4 months ago · 1 review

With so much choice in Edinburgh The Cellar Door is a gem. We weren’t sure what to expect when we arrived but once down the stairs in the Cellar we were welcomed with warms and smiles. The menu at first looked limited but full of amazing local choice which did not disappoint. Great place and definitely recommend.

Andy M.9 months ago · 1 review

Superb food. We came here two years ago when we visited Edinburgh as a work friend recommend and we wasn't disappointed. We had to visit The Cellar Door again. Staff was amazing, took the time to talk to you and made you feel welcome. Definitely worth a visit!

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