Foresters Guild

40 Portobello High St, Edinburgh EH15 1DA

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 40 Portobello High St, Edinburgh EH15 1DA
  • Cross Street: ,
  • Cuisine: English | Pasta | Steak | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner | Late |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Staff: Foresters Manager | General Manager
  • Phone: 131 669 2750
  • Features: Full Bar, Sunday Brunch, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Smoking Area, Takeout Available, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Beach Huts | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Bar | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Beer Garden | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Street Tables | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Tuesday
Bar | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Beach Huts | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Beer Garden | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Street Tables | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Wednesday
Bar | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Beach Huts | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Beer Garden | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Street Tables | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Thursday
Bar | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Beach Huts | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Beer Garden | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Street Tables | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Friday
Bar | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Beach Huts | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Beer Garden | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Street Tables | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Saturday
Bar | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Beach Huts | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Beer Garden | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Street Tables | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Sunday
Bar | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Beach Huts | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Beer Garden | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Street Tables | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 03, 2020
Hannah R.

The server Hannah was great : )


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 03, 2020
David h.

Great food staff could not do enough will always cone back


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2020
Michelle M.

Great wee place. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Food was great too


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2020
Alex M.

Cannot fault. A safe, warm experience during this time. Thanks Foresters!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 30, 2020
Pamela R.

First time eating out since lockdown, so was looking forward to a good experience. Wasn’t disappointed. All social distance and sanitising procedures in place, but this didn’t take away from the relaxed and cosy atmosphere. Great food and coffee and friendly attentive service.Will be back soon.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 25, 2020
Avril C.

Very attentive & welcoming staff. Great atmosphere in the beach hut & looking forward to a return visit!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 24, 2020
Calum F.

As a regular customer at the restaurant I recommend it as a great place to eat. The staff are friendly and helpful.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 23, 2020
Anne M.

Great food, lovely place to sit in and staff very friendly and helpful.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 5/10
Jul 21, 2020
Jim D.

Visited on 20 July. Booked beforehand and was given a two hour slot. We stayed longer without any issue because it was not too busy, probably because it was a Monday afternoon. The booking process is very easy. Ordering was also very easy using the app and the service was quick and friendly. I don't think regulars will notice much change except no one sitting/standing at the bar. I would say the way you order now is better than fighting your way through at a crowded bar so I hope they keep this change. Was very nice to be back and have the place open again. Did not have food on this occasion but the restaurant area was busy. One small thing, not a complaint just an observation. On the app you use to order 1. You cannot order half pints. 2. With shorts it forces you to add a mixer. No mixer is not an option and neither is water so if you want whisky meat or with water you cant do that on the App.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 20, 2020
Murdoch M.

Great service


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 20, 2020
Mark T.

Excellent service, friendly staff. Very clear with the new guidelines in place. Will definitely be going back again soon.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 19, 2020
Dylan C.

Great customer service!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2020
Jamie B.

The meal and staff were excellent. Got tested when arrived and felt so comfortable it’s at 10 from my wife and myself


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 04, 2020
Lisa G.

Great staff.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 29, 2020
Mark C.

Good food, but limited menu currently.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 24, 2020
Nathan A.

Was great to be back! Good to see they taking precautions on entry with temp checks. Staff were super friendly and service was speedy. Great day and will defo be back!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2020
John M.

Didn't have food hence the 0 but the menu is impressive. I would make the entrance/exit format clearer perhaps by way of signage but otherwise the set up felt organised and safe.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 02, 2020
Angela T.

Staff very pleasant. Glasses have been badly scratched And not nice to drink from. Have been told they were getting replaced however this was 2 years ago.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 29, 2020
Carol B.

Great service x


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 5/10
Jul 27, 2020
Irene J.

Great service. Wine and prosecco expensive for a local bar.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 27, 2020
Sandie W.

Pleasant and efficient staff. COVID-19 peventative measures welcomed and it felt that Foresters made an effort to welcome and please customers.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 23, 2020
Stuart F.

Was very good, bit of a muddle over order. Not a problem given what we are going through. Over all was a good experience.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 23, 2020
Graham D.

Well done to all the staff for making our evening as ‘normal’ as possible. Great food as always and very friendly and professional staff.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 22, 2020
michael d.

great staff very helpful nice drinks glad to be back


Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 04, 2020
Martin I.

Our table at the door was too close to the those coming and going under Covid guidelines. Could do with entry and exit doors that are different.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 31, 2020
Robert D.

No dogs please