Frontier Restaurant

This restaurant has ceased trading.

Frontier Restaurant
8 Gillespie Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4HS
  • Telephone 0131 228 1145
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 5–10pm; Sat & Sun 10am–10pm.
  • Seasonal times Closed Dec 25 & 26.
  • Food served Mon–Fri 5–10pm; Sat/Sun 10am–10pm.
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Frontier Restaurant

Great American cooking in Tollcross, with burgers, hotdogs and other favourites for carnivores and vegetarians.

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From the owners of Mums Comfort Food, Frontier is their American cuisine outpost in Tollcross. With a saloon-like feel, the décor is sparse with leather banquettes and sheepskin rugs draped over chairs. King of the starters is buffalo chicken wings doused in a moreish marinade, served with ranch dressing. For mains, the ‘Quentin’ is a succulent hot dog covered with treacle bacon, cheddar cheese and English mustard, dished up with hand cut fries and ruby slaw. Burgers are six-ounce beef patties chargrilled with all the standard embellishments, plus the more unusual options of basil and blue cheese. Aside from all the meat, they’re also making a concerted effort to expand their vegetarian offering with a sweet potato and black bean burger and a crisp halloumi ‘notdog’. Fill your boots and wash it all down with a couple of Frontier craft ales (from Belhaven), a frozen Margarita or a milkshake.

  • High point: Great American cooking and tipples
  • Low point: Bird art not to everyone’s tastes
  • Notable dish: Buffalo wings and Quentin hotdog
  • Average price: £15 (lunch); £15 (dinner)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 28
  • Largest group: 28
  • Open since: 2014
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £15.95 per bottle