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12–14 Chapel Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AY
  • Telephone 0131 667 7427
  • Food served Mon–Thu 11am–9.30pm; Fri–Sat 11am–10pm; Sun 5–9pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.buffalogrill.co.uk
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Buffalo serves delicious burgers and steaks in a contemporary and cosy interior.

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Established in 1986 but under new ownership since 2015, Buffalo is an American-style restaurant offering delicious steaks and burgers seven days a week. The cosy, snug atmosphere aims to make you sit back, relax, and just take your time with your meal – and time may be needed as the portions are extremely generous. The build a burger option on the lunch menu is an interesting option, allowing you to create your dream burger, including toppings and sides, for a reasonable price. Scotch beef from Tweeddale in the Borders, dry-aged for 35 days, is cooked with respect and goes very well with a pint of local beer. As far as the décor goes, the portraits of Native American leaders and the beautiful prints transport you directly to the heart of Texas. Buffalo is a great place to hang out, with pleasant and accommodating service which will make you want to return.

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Assa Samaké-Roman visited Buffalo on 29 January 2019
  • High point: Balmoral burger is a must for meat lovers
  • Low point: Some call the booths cosy, others say tiny…
  • Notable dish: Delicious, substantial burgers
  • Average price: £10 (set lunch); £25 (dinner)
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access
  • Capacity: 45
  • Largest group: Sun–Thu 20; Fri/Sat 14
  • Open since: 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
  • House wine: £19 per bottle
  • BYOB: £4 corkage (Wine only)

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Scottish beef is firmly at the heart of the city's steakhouses and burger bars, and though the trend for the latter seems to have gone off the boil, there are still plenty of places fighting the good fight against the chains. With options to suit almost…

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