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Despite a few quirks, this split-level restaurant generally offers satisfaction with its trendy mix of whitewashed walls, wood, glass and metal, while the food mixes flavours from around the globe. Grilled skewers served with pitta bread and apple coleslaw are one of the better things on the menu, but also expect an eclectic line-up taking in the likes of seared chilli and ginger beef salad, spiced lamb burgers, or memorable goats’ cheese and pumpkin pasty with kale, roast beetroot and baby potatoes. There are also some more cheffy ideas ranging from steamed sea bass with asparagus, radish and salsa verde to Asian-style twice-cooked pork belly with honey-mustard pears, while desserts could feature aromatic plum tarte Tatin with ginger ice cream. The main downside of this restaurant is wildly erratic service – although outstanding Castle views help to make amends.


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    Lunchquest Edinburgh :: The Outsider | Lunchquest Edinburgh

    The Outsider is a well-established restaurant on George IV Bridge. It famously polarises opinion, with some considerable splenetic venting, particularly about the service, apparent from the briefest of web searches.

    I’d never previously visited, and had heard just about as many good news stories as bad, from first hand accounts, so approached with my usual impartiality.

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  • Address: 15-16 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH1 1EE
  • Telephone: 0131 226 3131
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-11pm

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