The Palmerston Edinburgh


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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cool, Cosy, Fun, Lively, Romantic, Traditional
Food Occasions
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Celebrations, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
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The Palmerston is a restaurant and bakery in the West End of Edinburgh serving a seasonal menu of European-influenced dishes. This cosy neighbourhood joint offers a relaxed dining experience within cosy bistro-style interiors, but its true point of pride is the quality of its ingredients, which are all meticulously-sourced from a select group of farmers, growers and fishermen. As a result, its menu is constantly changing in line with what’s seasonal, fresh and available in abundance from its suppliers.  

Because The Palmerston’s food offering is always fluctuating, which is a great thing, you probably won’t ever eat the same thing twice here. However, examples of previous dishes on the menu included things like cold roast pork with mustard, endive and tarragon to start, as well as tagliatelle, lamb ragu and parmesan. 

Main courses might feature baked hake with mussels, crab broth, saffron potatoes and aïoli or braised Texel lamb shoulder with borlotti beans, black cabbage and rosemary. Desserts are nostalgic and comforting – think lemon tart with crème fraiche, or cold rice pudding with apples and calvados. The restaurant serves a set menu at lunch of two to three courses at a very reasonable price.  

There is a dedicated wine list that champions reds and whites mostly, but also offers a small number of sparklings, roses and sweet options. The wine menu leans primarily towards European regions, in keeping with the rest of the food offering. There is also a small selection of cocktails with examples being the Spritz made with gin, sherry, orange and soda, or for something a little more punchy, there’s a Rum Highball made with rum, ginger, pear and soda. Look out for draught beers, sharing bottles, a selection of spirits and digestifs, too.

Don't forget to stop by to sample something from the bakery, available Tuesday-Sunday from 9am. 


Can you book The Palmerston?

Yes, you can book a table via the website or by ringing the restaurant.

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Who is the head chef?

The head chef is Lloyd Morse.

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1 Palmerston Place, West End, Edinburgh, EH12 5AF

0131 220 1794 0131 220 1794


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue 09:00-12:00
Wed 09:00-12:00
Thu 09:00-12:00
Fri 09:00-12:00
Sat 09:00-12:00
Sun 09:00-12:00
Mon Closed
Tue 12:00-14:30
Wed 12:00-14:30
Thu 12:00-14:30
Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat 12:00-14:30
Sun 12:00-15:30
Mon Closed
Tue 18:00-21:30
Wed 18:00-21:30
Thu 18:00-21:30
Fri 18:00-21:30
Sat 18:00-21:30
Sun Closed


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1 Review 


23 November 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Excellent hyper-local, hyper-seasonal cooking in Edinburgh's West End. The pies are outrageously good!

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