Chez Mal

Chez Mal
Malmaison Edinburgh, 1 Tower Place, Edinburgh, EH6 7BZ
  • Telephone 0131 468 5000
  • Opening times 9am–1am
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 9am–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Fri 7–10am, noon–2.30pm, 6–10.15pm; Sat 8–10.30am, noon–2.30pm, 6–10.15pm; Sun 8–11am, 12:30pm–4pm, 6–10pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Thu 6–10.15pm; Fri/Sat 6–7pm
  • Pre-theatre price £19.95
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Birra Moretti

A modern, stylish restaurant offering a sophisticated, varied menu and a huge range of drinks.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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The Malmaison hotel brand is known for its modern, vibrant styling, an aesthetic reflected in the smart, clean lines of its restaurant. The compact fixed-price seasonal menu should appeal to most, but steak aficionados in particular may wish to venture onto the considerably lengthier à la carte. Starters include rich, deeply flavoured chicken liver mousse with truffle butter, exceptionally good and well worth turning a blind eye to the calorific consequences. Sirloin is just one of the 28-day aged beef options among the mains, presented pink and yielding, although it may be prudent to be sparing with the powerful peppercorn sauce. Meanwhile, the Chez Mal burger is well-seasoned and suitably satisfying. Desserts are far from an afterthought; both sticky toffee pudding and Seville orange marmalade steamed sponge are perfectly light, moist and free of gloopiness. Service is efficient, the wine list tops out at under £50 and there are myriad additional drink options available from the smart bar next door.

The List's rating






Steve Morton visited Chez Mal on 6 February 2018
  • High point: Meat-lovers should find much to enjoy here
  • Low point: Tables a little tightly packed
  • Notable dish: Chez Mal burger, Ayrshire bacon & Gruyère cheese, pommes frites & burger relish
  • Average price: £19.95 (set lunch); £25 (dinner)
  • Private dining: 4 rooms, capacity 8–65 people
  • No. overnight rooms: 100
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Sophisticated lounge music
  • Capacity: 64 (40 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 44
  • Open since: 1994
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 32
  • House wine: £20 per bottle