Best Edinburgh Pre Theatre Menus

The best Edinburgh pre-theatre menu offers the chance to treat yourself before the main event.

We love the Edinburgh theatre scene, but no night at the theatre would be complete without a delicious pre-theatre supper. The ideal pre-theatre menu should be short, sweet, and stress free, leaving the performance for the stage. It’s also a good opportunity to treat yourself to a luxury meal for less, as restaurants compete to put bottoms on seats at this early stage of the evening.

Here are some of our favourite Edinburgh pre-theatre supper experiences.

 

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Tucked into a small corner of a cobbled lane just off George Street is this gem of a restaurant, overseen by award winning Scottish chef Neil Forbes. As the name suggests, the atmosphere is that of a Paris café, and the food more than lives up to the Gallic surroundings, as you can read in our full review. Theatre goers will love the ‘Café Classics’ as a pre-theatre option at a very reasonable £18 for two courses or £23.50 for three courses.

 

Address: 34 Northwest Thistle Street Lane, Edinburgh EH2 1EA
Tel: 0131 226 2211
Website: Cafe St Honore

Near: The Assembly Rooms, New Town Theatre, Ross Open Air Theatre

 

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Established in 2013, Field is still somewhat of a new kid on the block on the Edinburgh restaurant scene, but being recommended in the Michelin guide three years running doesn’t happen by chance. Field’s pre-theatre menu is simple but full of finesse, with focus on Scottish ingredients like mackerel fillet, and is an utter steal at two courses for £13.95 or three Courses for £16.95.

 

Address: 41 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DB
Tel: 0131 667 7010
Website: Field (Southside)

Near: Festival Theatre, Pleasance Theatre

 

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For a touch of whisky-infused elegance, you can’t beat The Dining Room at 28 Queen Street – the New Town HQ of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. The Menu Du Jour makes an ideal pre-theatre supper option, with three courses at £21.95.

Naturally the cask-strength whisky for which the Society is famed is very much on the agenda, but with other drinks on offer, including an extensive wine list, you’ll love this place even if Scotland’s national drink isn’t for you.

Address: The Scotch Malt Whisky Society 28 Queen Street Edinburgh EH2 1JX
Tel: 0131 220 2044
Website: The Dining Room

Near: Playhouse

 

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As you’ll see from our full review, we were bowled over by One Square. Because it’s placed part way up the Lothian Road this restaurant couldn’t be more perfectly situated for a pre-theatre supper – it overlooks the Usher Hall and is a stone’s throw from the Lyceum and Traverse theatres. The atmosphere is one of modern luxury, offering diners two courses at £15.50 and three courses at £19.95.

 

Address: 1 Festival Square Edinburgh EH3 9SR
Tel: 0131 221 6422
Website: One Square

Near: Lyceum, Traverse, Usher Hall, Filmhouse

 

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Set in a converted warehouse on Thistle Street, Fisher’s in the City has long been a firm favourite of ours. Although fish and shellfish obviously take centre stage, there are plenty of other choices. The set pre-theatre menu features home-cured chargrilled salmon gravadlax and Scottish crab, chilli & garlic linguine, and is a snip at just £18 for three courses.

 

Address: 58 Thistle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1EN
Tel: 0131 225 5109
Website: Fishers in the City

Near: The Assembly Rooms, New Town Theatre, Ross Open Air Theatre

 

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We would say that Bia Bistrot, run by husband and wife team Roisin & Matthias Llorente, is a hidden gem, but because of critical and public acclaim their fame has spread far beyond the restaurant’s Morningside location. A comfortable but simple atmosphere lets the outstanding food do the talking with the only mystery to us being how (and why?) the delicious locally sourced daily set menu is still priced at a bonkers £11 for three courses.

Bia is some way out of town, but offers a very simple route to the King’s theatre or Cameo cinema if you don’t mind a walk.

Address: 19 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5DP
Tel: 0131 452 8453
Website: Bia Bistrot

Convenient for: King’s Theatre, Cameo Cinema

 

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One of our favourite bistros, L’Escargot Blanc serves authentic French dishes in a relaxed setting in Edinburgh’s West End. The pre-theatre menu offers two courses for £14.90, either starter and main course or main course and dessert and their sample menus features favourites such as moules marinere and rabbit a la moutarde. As well as the main restaurant, Bar a Vin, on the ground floor, offers a selection of delicious sharing platters.

The restaurant is a short walk up the Lothian Road to The Usher Hall, Lyceum, Traverse and Filmhouse.

Address: 17 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4QW
Phone: 0131 226 1890
Website: L’Escargot Blanc

Convenient for: Lyceum, Traverse, Usher Hall, Filmhouse

 

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Situated at the top of Leith Walk, Pomegranate is a vibrant Middle Eastern restaurant serving a pre-theatre menu of 3 mezze dishes for £13.20. The mezze style of dining is ideal for sharing because of the option to share small dishes and with such an interesting and tasty selection you’ll be spoilt for choice.

The restaurant is primarily bring your own bottle and although there’s no charge for corkage there is a 50p charge for recycling. If you forget to bring your own bottle don’t panic, because wine is only a short walk away at the mini supermarket just round the corner.

Address: 1 Antigua Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3NH
Phone: 0131 556 8337
Website: Pomegranate

Convenient for: Edinburgh Playhouse

 

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