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Turquoise Thistle Restaurant at Hotel Indigo

51 - 59 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3JD +44 1312680567

((((* Scottish
Main course: £12
Food spend: £19
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 17:00 - 21:30

Servers were very pleasant and welcoming. Choices were great. Can reccomend the chicken liver pate. Very enjoyable meal in a lovely relaxed atmosphere.

Helen Bowron 31 March 2016
from East Calder

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In an impressive Georgian building, Turquoise Thistle Restaurant at Hotel Indigo offers elegant Scottish cuisine and supreme fish and seafood. Expansive sash windows fill the dining room with light, and offer views out onto historic Edinburgh.

Sourcing supreme produce, the Turquoise menu spans from moreish breakfasts and lunches, through to refined dinner. Premium meat cuts are served from the sizzling grill, including succulent 35-day aged Buccleuch steaks, or grilled fish of the day from the freshest catches. Creative treats for dessert at Turquoise restaurant in Edinburgh include the Turquoise tuck shop filled with retro cakes and sweets, or chocolate and salted caramel fondant with pistachio ice cream.

An innovative afternoon tea showcases Thistle’s very own tea blend, delicious twists on traditional finger sandwiches, dainty macarons, fruit tarts and traditional Scottish shortbread. Ultra-modern cocktails and fine wines are served at the Thistle bar, which guests can enjoy in the vibrant 60’s-style lounge.

Set in a beautifully-restored hotel in Edinburgh’s New Town, the Hotel Indigo restaurant is found 8 minutes’ walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station.

Turquoise Thistle Restaurant at Hotel Indigo

51 - 59 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3JD

Contact +44 1315565577
Reservations +44 1312680567

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Customer reviews for Turquoise Thistle Restaurant at Hotel Indigo

4.1 ((((* (based on 17 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (9)
  • value (7)
  • dinner (5)
  • private dining (4)
  • trendy (4)
  • business (2)
  • romantic (2)
  • lunch (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • ((((* 12 September 2016 by Aileen Fraser from Edinburgh

    Fantastic afternoon tea staff brilliant

  • ((((* 6 September 2016 by Moyra Knox from Musselburgh

    The restaurant's atmosphere was pleasant. The staff were attentive, friendly. The afternoon tea was good and chef was happy to tweek the sandwiches to suit our needs. The staff left us to chat and stay until we felt it time to leave.

  • ((((* 25 August 2016 by Stuart Boyd from Motherwell

    Great little restaurant. Fantastic Scottish tapas. Service received was excellent and a very personal touch bringing out a surprise desert slate celebrating our 1 year wedding anniversary. This was a complete shock and a very nice touch. Good was also very good.

  • ((((* 26 July 2016 by Blair Cameron from Edinburgh

    Staff were very friendly and attentive and made experience more enjoyable. Food served was different to what was expected but still lovely

  • ((((( 31 March 2016 by Helen Bowron from East Calder

    Servers were very pleasant and welcoming. Choices were great. Can reccomend the chicken liver pate. Very enjoyable meal in a lovely relaxed atmosphere.

  • (((** 30 March 2016 by Denise List from Edinburgh

    Pleasant and attentive staff, soup could have been a bit hotter otherwise food was good. Cannot comment on service as we were the only two people in the restaurant so difficult to establish how they would cope with full covers. Great interior decor.

  • (((** 14 March 2016 by Alex Ballantyne from Edinburgh

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  • ((((( 8 March 2016 by Kimberley Barclay from Edinburgh

    Great food, great service and great value

  • ((((( 1 March 2016 by Morag Cherry from Edinburgh

    Very modern, clean, tidy restaurant, the service was good and I felt it overall to be good value for a city centre location.
    The high tea was yummy with many delicious savoury items in place of finger sandwiches.
    We had the dining room to ourselves for the whole time we were there; it's a pity it was not busier on a Sunday afternoon. We will return and are planning our next booking.

  • ((((* 29 February 2016 by Joan Ward from Edinburgh

    Very nice and comfortable surroundings. Food very nice and a bit different to the usual afternoon tea. Service very good and friendly. Toilets very clean and well stocked.

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