The Outsider

British, Modern European·

SquareMeal Review of The Outsider

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.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - Under £30
British, Modern European
Dark and moody, Quirky, Romantic, Unique
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Great views
Special Features
Vegan options, Vegetarian options


Are there vegan options?

Yes, there are some vegan options on the menu.

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How do I book?

To book a table, please call the venue.

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Is there outdoor seating?

No, there are no tables outside.

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15-16 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh, EH1 1EE

0131 226 3131 0131 226 3131


Opening Times

Mon 12:00-22:00
Tue 12:00-22:00
Wed 12:00-22:00
Thu 12:00-22:00
Fri 12:00-22:00
Sat 12:00-22:00
Sun 12:00-22:00


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