12–14 Chapel Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AY
  • Telephone 0131 667 7427
  • Food served Mon–Sat 11am–10pm; Sun 5–10pm.
  • Pre-theatre times 11am–5pm
  • Average price £12 (lunch); £21 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £9.95
  • Email
  • Website www.buffalogrill.co.uk
in association with
Birra Moretti

Buffalo offers a fresh, inviting and linger-worthy interior, superb steaks and gourmet burgers.

Eating & Drinking Guide

The 2016/17 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £5.95 (+p&p).

This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.

Having been a key landmark on the Edinburgh steak and burger scene as Buffalo Grill since 1986, loyal diners might have been alarmed by the restaurant’s recent sale in 2015. But fear not, the iconic eatery in Chapel Street (but not Stockbridge) is back with new owners, a fresh, modern interior, invigorated menu and a slight name change. Black-and-white Native American prints hang on the mellow walls in this friendly and inviting restaurant where the temptation is to linger long after your meal has finished. Reassuringly, customers regular to Buffalo Grill will recognise that firm favourites remain including their beautiful locally sourced teriyaki-rump steak served with a sublime wild mushroom and tarragon sauce. The burgers are incredibly tasty too, especially when topped with their blue Monday cheese, wrapped in a springy brioche bun and accompanied by chips. To finish delve into their divine Dime bar cake or crêpes with banana liquor. Grab one of the window booths if you can (book ahead, you have been warned) and enjoy.

  • High point: The friendly, welcoming feel of the place
  • Low point: If you're looking for über-trendy burger bars, this isn't for you
  • Notable dish: Teriyaki-rump steak with French onions, Marsala wine, wild mushrooms and tarragon sauce
  • Private dining: Up to 15 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu
  • Music on stereo: Mix from jazz to funk
  • Capacity: 45
  • Largest group: Sun–Thu 20; Fri/Sat 10
  • Open since: 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: £16.90 per bottle
  • BYOB: £2 (wine only) corkage

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