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Restaurant at The Bonham
Restaurant at The Bonham

Restaurant at The Bonham Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.townhousecompany.com/thebonham/restaurant/index.aspx
  • Phone: 0131 274 7444
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Scottish
  • Executive Chef: Michel Bouyer
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Restaurant at The Bonham
The menu at Restaurant at The Bonham in Edinburgh is inspired by classic flavours, adapted for the modern palate by Head Chef Maciej Szymik and his team. Using locally sourced seasonal produce the dishes created are simple but elegant in style. The restaurant also offers an excellent, well-edited wine list chosen by Restaurant Manager Julie Goschescheck, to complement the dishes you will choose. Restaurant at The Bonham is characterised by sophisticated urban styling which we think you will love, whether it's business or pleasure that brings you here. Aside from some striking and dramatic art work by Tilo Stengel, we've designed the restaurant to be cool and minimal so that you can focus on the food, the company and the occasion. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We booked through Groupon, but only because l was looking for a lovely place to go on our usual saturday night dinner date. I was amazed that you could find somewhere so classy and with such gorgeous food for not a lot of money. Please don't hesitate to visit this high end, unusual dining experience. The staff are all tuned in to know exactly when to approach tables to clear off plates or take orders .. l really loved this place and you will too."
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "I dined at the Bonham in Edinburgh following the Calcutta Rugby Match. Unlike the rugby the Bonham was as good as ever. The main course of Belly Pork was excellent accompanied by a Margaux recommended by the Sommelier. I look forward to my next visit in March to dine after the rugby match."
    dined on 08/02/2014
  • "Our visit started well with drinks in the bar, although staff were initially distracted by a corporate event. Moving through for dinner, we requested the '2 courses and a glass of wine for £18.50 menu'. Orders were promptly taken and we had good wine matching advice from the staff. Starters - tasty, but two ravioli's were returned as they were cold. After much apologising two fresh and hot ravioli's were served and enjoyed. Mains - very good, with the beef cheeks and mash being particularly tasty. Couldn't manage pudding. Overall very good value for money and very tasty. Dining room looses some intimacy with staff trekking food or empty plates through to any corporate event elsewhere in the hotel. Will have to have another visit."
    dined on 04/02/2014
  • "The food and service were fantastic, would recommend."
    dined on 11/01/2014
  • "We were not sure what to expect with a meal that promised 2 courses and 2 glasses of wine for £18 each. In the end it was great value for money but that's only if you are satisfied with very small mains. Our welcome was very nice and we were offered a choice of tables with the girl pointing out a nice window table beside a radiator. My starter of crab cocktail was superb but my partners' winter soup of Butternut Squash with Amaretto didn't work. The main of Pheasant was cooked to perfection as was my fillet of Pork 3 ways. Both dishes looked and tasted stunning but were lost on their plates, just too small. At all times the service was warm and genuine. Not sure how they can make money at these prices, probably the small portions."
    dined on 01/02/2014
  • "My husband and I dined at the Bonham through Toptable on Friday 24th Jan. The servers were extremely friendly and very accommodating, explaining the menu with ease. The food came in a timely fashion, was presented stunningly and every mouthful was a total delight. Even though I initially thought the portions looked small, I was totally full by the end of the meal, and my tastebuds were having a party! An amazing experience start to finish."
    dined on 24/01/2014
  • "Have dined here a few times and always had a lovely meal. Food and service first class."
    dined on 29/12/2013
  • "Enjoyed a superb pre-Christmas lunch with friends at the always-reliable Bonham."
    dined on 30/11/2013
  • "Had dinner for 2, standard menu. Service was excellent & the dining room lovely. We were seated next to the wall which was fine but diners near us were complaining about the draft from the door (which is next to main door of hotel) My starter (mushrooms on brioche) was great, but my husband thought his steak tartare a bit average. The mains were v good, the venison a bit chewy but the slow-cooked beef was gorgeous. However, the menu said it came with mash so we didn't order any sides. It actually came with 3 bean-sized (ie tiny) lumps of mash!! Desserts were v good in parts (cinnamon ice-cream!) but rumbaba needed more syrup & millefeuille was a bit tough. Overall good, but more attention to detail would make it great."
    dined on 29/11/2013
  • "I dined at the Bonham on Saturday 23rd November 2013. A warm welcome followed by an excellent Gin and Tonic was a good start to the evening. I have dined here several times over the past years and the food , wine and service was as good as ever. I have no reservations in recommending this restaurant and in fact have done so in the past year."
    dined on 23/11/2013
  • "I booked this table on Saturday for a table that evening. Got my confirmation that everything was booked. My phone ran out of charge so it was 5:30 before it was charged up again and I picked up a message from the Bonham hotel saying they were fully booked and I did not have a table. I was very unhappy and called the hotel and restaurant several times but the phones were not answered. I would not recommend either the hotel or Top Table following this experience"
    dined on 27/10/2013
  • "The food did not match the reputation the Bonham has for quality, perhaps we arrived on an "off night" (on a Saturday?). The waiting staff did not understand the menu and we had drinks added to our bill incorrectly."
    dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Not the first and definitely not the last time we visit this lovely restaurant, fabulous food, great wines, and friendly professional service. Never let's me down when we want to be a bit spoiled!"
    dined on 04/10/2013
  • "I love to lunch a "boozy snooze" here as it is great . The menu was varied and something for all tastes. 4 of us seated at a table with lots of space . You never feel crowded when eating - and the ambience lovely and relaxing. Food as always excellent - could have chosen all dishes for main! Beetroot and caramelised walnuts risotto was delicious, and the chocolate dessert amazing ! The staff as always attentive yet not intrusive."
    dined on 31/08/2013
  • "Very lovely restaurant. The Boozy lunch not on Fridays though! Menu exciting Food small portions but very delicious. would recommend you buy side dishes to share. Check wine list before ordering as 1 glass of Sauvignon Blanc was £13! More than the 2 course lunch Will go back - still 1 of my favorite lunch time venues."
    dined on 23/08/2013
  • "The boozy snoozy deal at the Bonham is a long standing deal that epitomises value for money without a drop in standards. The menu choices were excellent, service just right and the relaxed but classy surroundings continue to make this one of my favourite places to dine. Hard to fault."
    dined on 04/07/2013
  • "Very lovely place to relax on a Saturday lunch it will last till 5 pm if you want to. Food delicious. interesting menu Busy a bit noisy but could cope! Will be back Afternoon tea going past looked fab Think might be expensive for dinner house wine yum"
    dined on 22/06/2013
  • "Enjoyed the starter (duck parfait) and main (pork) - both well presented and tasty. We ordered dessert as an extra (as availed of the £18.50 for 2 courses & a wine deal) and was a little disappointed with this - I had the frangipan pie and was a little dry and not all that tasty"
    dined on 14/06/2013
  • "Have had late lunch at tha bonham several times and the service and food has always been 1st class. Highly recommend."
    dined on 25/05/2013
  • "LOvely location but not as luxurious as I expected. A comparitively small menu but food very well presenr=ted and the staff, while really quite young, were friendly and observant. Might have liked a little bit more food on my plate and would I go back? - I guess not. Not memorable enough for me to return."
    dined on 30/03/2013
  • "The staff went out of their way to accommodate allergy needs (gluten and dairy free) and had prepared a subset of the menu in advanced suitable for the person with the allergies. The ambiance was fantastic and the food was just as good. The service was impeccable. Highly recommended and would definitely go back."
    dined on 16/03/2013
  • "I was very excited to treat my other half to a fine dinner at the Bonham Restaurant. Unfortunately it did not meet up to its past reviews. Firstly their was no music playing therefore you could hear all the other tables conversations, thankfully the service was a delight and when asked they turned it up. We ordered the Scollops each which are at a hefty price of 12.00 pounds a plate, they came out smelling of bad fish and tasted so poorly we had to send them back. The Overall Ambience and starter really hindered our evening, however the service was fantastic and handled everything with grace. Unfortunately we wont be going back anytime soon"
    dined on 01/02/2013
  • "The Market Menu has been discontinued and the A La Carte menu is more affordable. The food was amazing as always, especially the mushroom, egg and jerusalem artichoke starter. Absolutely delicious. Keep up the good work"
    dined on 28/01/2013
  • "We went to Bonhams for our daughters 20th birthday. The front of house gentleman - sorry did not get his name - was exceedingly helpful. Despite not really making a fuss about it being a birthday they produced 5 glasses of fizz with their compliments - a super gesture. Great food and very good value"
    dined on 11/01/2013
  • "I took my husband to The Bonham for a surprise birthday treat. I booked the TopTable offer (yes i know I'm a cheap skate!;-) but believe you me, you would not have thought so because the meal was as good as any I have had in 5 star restaurants! The quality, taste and presentation, were all excellent and best of all were the surprise additional excellent 'amuse bouche' type dishes that were included in the price paid. We were given a very romantic table by the window. Would definitely recommend this restaurant for a romantic meal for two or for a good meal out with friends!"
    dined on 20/10/2012
  • "We had a good experience at the Bonham with excellent food and service"
    dined on 23/12/2012
  • "We had a wonderful lunch at the Bonham. It's been a while since I ate at the restaurant and wished I had been back sooner. There was 7 in my party and everyone was extremely satisfied with their meal and the attentive service."
    dined on 23/12/2012
  • "We took my elderly father to The Bonham for a festive lunch to spoil him. He was very impressed with the quality of the food and the portion sizes were perfect for all of us. The service was good and friendly."
    dined on 11/12/2012
  • "A group of for adult females on trip to Edinburgh for one night. Thoroughly enjoyed the professional exquisite experience. Desert was not what we expected hence reason for 4 stars rather than 5. Definitely recommend however and would call again in another visit. Thank you."
    dined on 01/12/2012
  • "This is the second visit and on both occasions the food reaches towards Michelin standards, really wonderful for this slightly out of centre hotel & restaurant in the Georgian bit of Edinburgh. Nice ambience in restaurant area especially at night and he menu is exquisite and brilliantly presented at these prices, recommended utterly."
    dined on 03/12/2012
  • "Food was beautiful and well priced. Only quibble was poor service once we had finished and wanted to settle up. Prior to that service had been excellent. They did get busier as the night wore on, but that shouldn't excuse their eventual inattentiveness."
    dined on 23/11/2012
  • "Been twice now and have had a wonderful time.Excellent service and outstanding value with the market menu.The staff are lovely and very attentive but not intrusive.We really like the ambience and its a great place for group bookings too."
    dined on 16/11/2012
  • "great food and good service.fantastic value 3 course meal on top table deal."
    dined on 16/11/2012
  • "Very relaxed evening eating good food. The Toptable deal was excellent value for money."
    dined on 21/10/2012
  • "Had food from the Market menu. One of us had the squid, which was delicious, but could have done with at least one more piece of squid. Portion size on the starter was very small. The duck was great tasting. The main of the butternut risotto was one of the best we had tasted. A great night out."
    dined on 07/10/2012
  • "Dining room impeccably set out with fresh table cloths, linen napkins and sparkling glassware. The special lunch menu was the choice of all 12. The food was prepared, cooked and presented very well but was just a little sparse. Extra bread was quickly produced after asking. Helpings perhaps 15% larger would have been easily consumed. That apart, the lunch was very good, the staff never pressing to hurry us along (so why the 1200 hrs start?). We drank 6 bottles of the house wine which was of a good quality and we sat for almost an hour after coffee and sweets nattering away - always a good sign of a good place to eat. Individual cost of £34 (incl tip) made the meal very good value. The toilets were immaculate and smelled fresh and airy."
    dined on 06/07/2012
  • "a great find in west edinburgh - after walking around in the rain it was lovely to sit by a window and enjoy good food. tomato soup was particularly yummy, with the mains coming a close second best. attentive waiters in relatively empty restaurant"
    dined on 18/05/2012
  • "Restaurant at The Bonham, Edinburgh. Lovely dining room,we had a table at a window with a view. Service and food was excellent. We ate from the market menu which has a limited choice of 3 starters,3mains and 3desserts but the quality and taste was excellent and good value. A la Carte menu was much more expensive to choose from if you did not like any of the 3 set choices. Enjoyed the free extra touches such as bread and dip, sample glass of chefs' soup and selection of mini cakes with coffee."
    dined on 22/04/2012
  • "2nd visit to The Restaurant at The Bonham & again the experience was excellent. The service is 2nd to none & the food is excellent."
    dined on 06/04/2012
  • "Lunch at the The Bonham Restaurant is a leisurely affair with a good value table d'hote menu and excellent friendly and efficient service. At £20 per head it is difficult to find fault but a minor criticism is that the red wine option included in the price is far too light to hold up against the meat based main courses. A smart location and well worth the visit."
    dined on 10/03/2012