City Restaurant

Restaurant is reopening on Monday the 2nd November!

 We are also continuing to provide walk-in takeaways, click & collect, and home delivery through our partners, Deliveroo, Justeat and Ubereats.


Customer Information:

As a part of our measures to keep everyone safe we are now taking reservations up to maximum of 6 people (currently only from two households) however walk-ins are welcome as always. We have taken some tables out and added some screens to allow for safe distancing. We will be operating one way system. Our take away service with continue on one in one out basis. Menus and condiment holders will be safely cleaned between uses. Our tables and chairs will be sterilised after each use, all touch points will be sanitised frequently. Hand sanitisers will be available on each table and restrooms. Our members of staff will be wearing masks or visors. We will be asking for your contact details on arrival as per government guidelines .

We hope you are all well and we are looking forward to welcoming you back!

Restaurant Opening Hours:

Everyday 10am – 6pm

Takeaway/delivery Opening Hours:

Everyday 10am – 10pm

Click & Collect

For customer safety we’re operating a queuing and one in one out system at the restaurant. Please respect the two metre rule when queuing. We’ve also installed a screen between employees and customers.  We are looking into allowing our elderly and vulnerable customers to come in as walk-in customers in the near future.

Home Delivery

You can also order for home delivery through our usual partners:

Just Eat


  • Our regular, local breakfast spot! City Restaurant has good food, lovely service and a great atmosphere. Also have a really good range of gluten free options. Highly recommend! 😊🤩👍

    Laura G
  • This does some of the best fish 'n' chips in Edinburgh. It also does salads and cocktails. For me this is my Go To destination every Edinburgh Fringe. The service is also fast, friendly and lovely. Fish n chips with salt 'n' sauce. An Edinburgh tradition/exclusive. Enjoy.

    Wild Card Kitty
  • Honestly the best chips and the best milkshakes in the city. I used to go at least once a week as a relief from classes and now miss it more than the rest of Edinburgh now that I'm back at my regular uni

    Harold C
  • Fabulous fish and chips that I would recommend to anyone. Service is really friendly and they are quick and courteous. The kitchen is open which I love as you can see that everything is clean.

    Miriam F
  • THE only place we eat when in Edinburgh. Fantastic menu. Always hot freshly prepared food. Friendly and very helpful staff. Highly recommend.

    Steve K
  • Found this restaurant by accident on the last day of our trip to Edinburgh. The food was served beautifully and was absolutely delicious (best fish and chips I’ve ever had). Great decor and friendly service added to an excellent experience. Superb food and friendly service. My only regret it that we didn’t find this lovely restaurant sooner.

  • Love it. I go as often as I can with a friend. The service is excellent and the fish and chips are a fab, large portion. The staff are really nice. I recommend it to everyone I know.

    Maureen J
  • Great grub and great value. Real Edinburgh institution with authentic atmosphere that attracts locals and tourists alike. Always one of my recommendations to anyone wanting to sample some of the real flavour of the city.

    Claire F
  • Faultless. Wonderful restaurant, friendly staff and really good Gluten Free options. We all had fish and chips and the deserts were great as well. All round top quality food and reasonable price.

  • This family-run place is always busy, and as an Edinburgh local, it's a favourite for me for no-fuss, casual food. Friendly staff, tasty food at decent prices, and a lovely atmosphere. Recommended for comfort food and great for solo, couples, friends and families.

  • Relaxed dining. Great food, spotlessly clean and welcoming, friendly staff. Moretti on draught is an added bonus! A real Gem!

    Michele D
  • Delicious food and quick service. Large portions but excellent quality. Good value for money and very cheerful lunch experience, with that easy going feeling I like. Hands down better than chippies I’ve had previously and beating all burgers I’ve had too. Loved my visit - I will be back for more...

  • As usual the food and the service was as always first class. The food always arrives hot and appetising to look at, not just tossed on the plate! The staff are attentive when dealing with the customers and couldn't be any more helpful! It's nice to see that the City Restaurant are still maintaining their high standards!


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City Restaurant was taken over from another Italian family in 1995 by Giuseppe and Margherita Pia, a couple with many years experience running small fish and chips shops. The restaurant was an instant hit with locals and tourists, and became home for the next 25 years.

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