(60 Reviews)
The Braid Hills Hotel 134 Braid Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH10 6JD
British, Afternoon Tea


Main course: £14
Food spend: £28

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 07:00 - 10:00, 12:00 - 16:00 & 17:00 - 21:00.

Restaurant description

Found within the Braidshill Hotel and boasting exceptional panoramic views across Edinburgh and the Firth and Forth, 1886 Restaurant follows the seasons to produce beautifully presented, classic dishes, made with premium ingredients.

With smooth wooden flooring and natural light flooding in, guests can enjoy the views through the large windows, or sit outside on the terrace. The 1886 menu might feature dishes such as cod with crushed fennel potatoes and caper salsa, or roasted loin and braised haunch of venison with celeriac purée and roast beetroot hash.

Desserts such as pear frangipane tart with vanilla ice cream frequent the list of puddings for an impeccably created finish at 1886 in Edinburgh. The cocktail list offers the perfect start to the evening, before moving on to a wine choice from the affordable, well-compiled cellar.

Decked with stained glass windows and surrounded by beautiful gardens, this Victorian building is a picture-perfect environment. Find 1886 in well-heeled Morningside, just outside the city centre.

Customer reviews for 1886
(based on 60 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (16)
  • al fresco (3)
  • breakfast (4)
  • business (3)
  • child friendly (9)
  • dinner (36)
  • entertainment (2)
  • large parties (7)
  • lunch (26)
  • luxury (6)
  • private dining (14)
  • romantic (9)
  • trendy (4)
  • value (14)
  • views (24)
  • By Tessa H from Edinburgh
    5 September 2020

    We booked online for afternoon tea. Afternoon tea is not currently available which we only found out on arrival. Not only that the hotel is surrounded by roadworks so a bit of notice of that would have helped. We ended up with a sandwich from the bar menu. But not what we had hoped for.

  • By Steven S from Edinburgh
    24 August 2020

    Had a nice meal with great service. Would definitely return again in the near future.

  • By LW W from Edinburgh
    17 August 2020

    Very limited menu although the food we had was nice. Not many COVID related measures in place (shared menus, old food still in the high chair we were given, tables not cleaned etc.).

  • By Marion L from Perthshire
    14 August 2020

    Restaurant not long re-opened after complete closure due to national lockdown restrictions, so operating with only few staff and a very limited dinner menu. However, the food served was tasty, well prepared and enjoyable. The waiting staff, Pedro and Dio, were pleasant, attentive and helpful. Thank you.

  • By Maureen L from Edinburgh
    6 August 2020

    First class service and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Loved it ??

  • By David K from Sunderland
    15 February 2020

    Very good service and staff were friendly and helpful. Vegetarian food was excellent and good choices. Main menu was very good and very good price. Well worth a visit.

  • By Sonal M from Edinburgh
    31 December 2019

    Lovely last minute afternoon tea on New Years Eve after building an appetite at one of the many Golf courses. Great views of the city from the terrace !

  • By Ceneli E from Fordingbridge
    30 December 2019

    Delicious food and welcoming service. It’s appreciated. Thank you.

  • By Craig C from Edinburgh
    20 December 2019

    Good food in pleasant surroundings with excellent service by attentive staff.

  • By Graham M from London
    17 December 2019

    Friendly and helpful staff

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The Braid Hills Hotel 134 Braid Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH10 6JD