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First Floor, 77b George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3EE
  • Telephone 0131 226 3000
  • Food served Sun–Thu noon–10pm; Fri/Sat noon–10.30pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Fri noon–6.30pm
  • Average price £17 (set lunch); £25 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £17
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Stylish upmarket seafood restaurant in George Street's bustling dining scene.

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Cadiz is an attractive first floor restaurant with picture windows looking down to busy George Street, clubby leather seats, a marble-topped bar with high chairs for perching and lots of pictures of fish and fisherfolk on the walls. A versatile layout means it’s just as suitable for catching up with friends as it is for dinner à deux. It’s Mediterranean-inspired, but really that means fish in all its glory. Small plates like fried squid, padron peppers and whitebait make for good sharing starters, while larger plates feature simply presented dishes like whole lemon sole, sea bass and langoustines. These are sweet and juicy, smartly grilled and drenched in garlic butter, but they’re let down a little by nondescript skinny fries: when a dish is this simple, every element has to pull its weight. Friendly staff manage larger tables with ease and there’s no doubt Cadiz is a cut above the standard George Street fodder. Desserts are pretty, as are cocktails, and perhaps that’s the key: here it’s as much about a great night out as it is about a great meal.

  • High point: Lovely environment to meet with friends
  • Low point: Sharing the loos with the downstairs restaurant breaks the spell somewhat
  • Average price: £17 (set lunch); £25 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 16 covers
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 66
  • Largest group: 22
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 16
  • House wine: £19 per bottle