Michael Neave Kitchen and Whisky Bar

21 Old Fishmarket Close High Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1RW


Main course: £14
Food spend: £26

Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday: 12:00 - 15:30 & 17:30 - 22:00.

Restaurant description

Championing the best of the Scottish larder, Michael Neave Kitchen and Whisky Bar offers creations from one of Scotland’s most promising young chefs: named runner-up of Young Scottish Chef of the Year. Offsetting the rich, luxurious menu, a sleek minimalist dining room is set over 2 floors.

A finalist in Young Chef of the Year 2010, Neave brings innate passion and flair to his menu. Sourcing the finest produce from the Scottish countryside, enjoy dishes like Perthshire roe deer with carrot & lavender purée, or North Berwick lobster & crab ravioli. Elegant twists for dessert include Victoria plum soufflé with pistachio biscotti.

As well as a knowledgeably compiled wine list, Michael Neave restaurant in Edinburgh offers an excellent selection of whiskies, rare gins and estate rums. Guests can also enjoy drinks out on the champagne terrace during warmer weather.

Looking set to pave the way to an illustrious culinary career, Michael Neave Kitchen is firmly on the map of foodie restaurants in Edinburgh. Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station is a 7-minute walk away.

Customer reviews for Michael Neave Kitchen and Whisky Bar
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Recommended for

  • breakfast (3)
  • romantic (185)
  • entertainment (25)
  • private dining (141)
  • views (2)
  • value (286)
  • al fresco (11)
  • large parties (60)
  • luxury (155)
  • afternoon tea (9)
  • child friendly (7)
  • lunch (428)
  • dinner (421)
  • business (145)
  • trendy (113)
  • By Jim B from Edinburgh
    17 November 2018

    Excellent quality meal at a very reasonable price with friendly service. Small issue with one dessert slightly over cooked was swiftly resolved.

  • By Susan M from Hawick
    17 November 2018

    Very enjoyable lunch. Good service. Restaurant quite noisy on this occasion.

  • By Janet C from Edinburgh
    14 November 2018

    Unfortunately, there was only one other table for two dining that evening, so felt a bit soulless. Could not fault the meal. As the restaurant was so quiet, we expected to be served fairly quickly, but we actually waited a very long time for our starters, about 30 mins. Staff were very friendly and efficient, just puzzled about the wait for our first course.

  • By Elizabeth P from Edinburgh
    13 November 2018

    Excellent restaurant with lovely staff. The food was beautiful as always, especially the sticky toffee souffle. Definitely worth searching out

  • By Ken T from Edinburgh
    13 November 2018

    Great food, great service,great value.Who could ask for anything more!?

  • By Mike H from Edinburgh
    3 November 2018

    The food was excellent and lived up to the expectation. I would suggest that the prices are good given venue and location and this is a must for a treat or special occasion. There is limited seating so it is never going to be 'too busy' that you cannot hear your table's conversation, there is also a nice recess which looks like it could accommodate 12 for some private dining.

  • By Joanne S from EDINBURGH
    2 November 2018

    Fabulous venue, quality food and attentive staff

  • By Andy F from EDINBURGH
    1 November 2018

    Fixed price lunch - a sensibly restricted choice of interesting dishes. Everything met or exceeded expectations. Excellent value.

  • By Martha F from Edinburgh
    27 October 2018

    Tired from walking about all day, my husband and I, and a friend, stopped in ahead of our reservation time for excellent cocktails. The staff were accommodating to our two changes in earlier and earlier dining times. The restaurant is not large - making one feel special and well attended to - and it was beautifully "done up". The large salmon ravioli starter (split 3 ways) was wonderful, as were our dinners of halibut and mussel risotto, venison saddle in bacon with carrot puree, and lamb rump with potatoes and greens. Having not had enough, we then split desserts: apple tart, chocolate mousse, and my new favorite dessert - sticky toffee soufflé. The very best dinner on a 16-day trip around Scotland (and we had some excellent dinners). It is unfortunate that I am now over 3,000 miles away.

  • By Gillian S from Edinburgh
    27 October 2018

    It was really lovely, I booked it for my friends 40th and it was a really special day! The staff were amazing and the food was absolutely delicious.

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Michael Neave Kitchen and Whisky Bar
21 Old Fishmarket Close High Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1RW