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4.7 /6 Excellent 17 Reviews

Zara Mediterranean Bistro

Old Town Turkish £££ +100
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Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:00 - 22:30
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 22:30
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 22:30
  • Thursday 11:00 - 22:30
  • Friday 11:00 - 01:00
  • Saturday 11:00 - 01:00
  • Sunday 11:00 - 23:00
Zara Mediterranean Bistro, 176 Rose Street, EH2 4BA Edinburgh


17 Reviews

4.7 /6 Excellent 17 Reviews
Food: delicious
Service: extraordinary
Noise: mute
Atmosphere: entertaining
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: cheap
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1 review so far 6
05.02.2017 18:20

Really good range of dishes, all very tasty and well cooked and presented. The Bistro has only just re-opened after being refurbished. A really good dining experience.

1 review so far 6
29.10.2016 10:06

Excellent service, excellent Food. Really good choice of wines Just what we need when we go out for a meal. WE'll be back!! Very soon !!

1 review so far 6
01.09.2016 18:51

Lovely, attentive and helpful staff. Great food. Good variety. The only problem being that my online booking didn't reach the restaurant so they weren't expecting us. However they went out of their way to accommodate us. Great night. Will be back.

1 review so far 6
18.07.2016 14:47

I visited this restaurant when it was the turkish kitchen situated just around the corner, now it has moved onto Rose street and changed it's name to Zara. I worried it might not be as good as I remembered but I was wrong. It was excellent, food to die for, very friendly staff and service and will be returning very soon.

1 review so far 3
18.02.2016 06:24

My wife and I were extremely disappointed but I'm going to give it a middling review: 1. It was closed on a Monday and a Tuesday evening when we wanted to go, even though the opening hours state that it should have been open. 2. I booked yesterday online and given my experience in 1., I decided to phone to check. I had an extremely rude response. I would have cancelled the booking had I not had a Living Social voucher. 3. I arrived and again thought the man was rude although he did improve as the evening went on. 4. I enjoyed my food and although my wife enjoyed the starter, the main didn't really inspire. We ordered meatballs for her main and it was primarily a lot of vegetables with only a tiny number of meatballs. 5. The atmosphere was spoiled somewhat by an argument going on between the man and his daughter in the kitchen! Overall, had I not had a voucher, I wouldn't have gone. The food was reasonable, but it wasn't great and not really worth the price we would have paid.

2 reviews so far 6
04.02.2016 19:19

I've been before and wanted to go back. The food is amazing, so tasty and freshly prepared. My friend & I were there last night and it was buzzing. Great atmosphere and the staff are so friendly.

3 reviews so far 6
13.05.2016 14:28

The three of us very much enjoyed the meze menu - two of us having three hot dishes each and one a vegetarian platter. They were all absolutely delicious and beautifully cooked.

2 reviews so far 4
21.03.2016 14:37

Nice food and service in this informal restaurant. It would have scored 5 but Turkish restaurants usually have loads of veggie options and we were a wee bit disappointed at the limited veggie main course options and the wine £5.45 a glass was a bit pricey too.

1 review so far 5
04.04.2017 19:21

Attentive staff and enjoyed the food and wine. Small but was quiet so not a problem. It was a little cold but the heating was turned on for us with no need to ask. I will return.

2 reviews so far 6
07.03.2016 23:51

Fantastic friendly staff who couldn't do enough for you.The food was delicious, and reasonably price. Small intimate atmosphere. Would highly recommend to anyone want to try Turkish cuisine.

1 review so far 6
21.04.2016 08:46

I am so lucky to have found this little gem in rose street with my family, Fantastic restaurant, food amazing, staff friendly, over all experience 6!

1 review so far 4
19.09.2016 10:55

The staff in this restaurant were really lovely. The service was excellent. The food however was ok. The portion sizes were good enough but for Turkish food for me the flavour was lacking.

3 reviews so far 5
29.07.2016 12:38

Very nice wee restaurant in a very handy place when you're in town. Tasty dishes on offer too. The service was very good as well.

1 review so far 5
15.06.2017 08:11

Very enjoyable meal especially good aubergine with feta cheese vegetarian dish service was good. Shame falafel was not home made but overall an enjoyable meal

6 reviews so far 4
22.03.2017 10:45

Very friendly, cosy restaurant with good meze menu as well as main meals from the grill. Some dishes better than others but overall good and reasonably priced.