This restaurant has ceased trading.
- Telephone 0131 332 3864
- Food served Mon–Thu noon–2pm, 5.30–10pm; Fri noon–2.30pm, 5.30–10.30pm; Sat/Sun noon–4pm, Sat 5–10.30pm, Sun 5–10pm
- Average price £12 (lunch); £18 (evening meal)
- Website www.buffalogrill.co.uk
This review is taken from the 2015 edition.
The Buffalo Grill has been in business since 1986, which means they’re doing something right by anyone’s standards, let alone those of the ever-changing Edinburgh restaurant scene. Both the original in Chapel Street and a younger sister in Raeburn Place retain a cosy, lived-in feel and reliable menu which keep the regulars coming back, even if they do stick to what they know. As the name suggests, it’s heavy on steaks, burgers and other American favourites. The burger is generous with chargrilled bite; asking if you want it medium or well done is a nice if novel touch these days, and inspires confidence in the quality of ingredients. Lesser carnivores shouldn’t be put off as there’s a varied selection of chicken, fish and veggie dishes, with a lively jambalaya a highlight. It’s BYOB only at Chapel Street (don’t forget as it’s a bit of a walk to the off licence) while Raeburn Place is fully licensed. However that’s really the only difference between the two, both offering the same menu and friendly service come rain or shine.
- High point: Neighbourhood restaurant that feels reassuringly familiar
- Low point: A saucer-sized serving of nachos feels a little mean
- Notable dish: Bacon & Swiss Melt Burger
- Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions
- Music on stereo: ecletic mix of chill out, jazz, rock/pop
- Capacity: 45
- Largest group: 24 (10 on Fri/Sat)
- Open since: 1999
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
- House wine: £13 per bottle
- BYOB: £1 corkage (wine only)