First Floor, 77b George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3EE
  • Telephone 0131 226 3000
  • Food served Mon–Thu & Sun noon–10pm; Fri/Sat noon–10.30pm.
  • Pre-theatre times £18.95 Mon–Fri noon–6.30pm
  • Pre-theatre price £14.95
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A stylish upmarket addition to George Street's dining scene.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Opened in the summer of 2016, Cadiz is housed in the previously unused space above its more casual sister Café Andaluz. They’ve done a great job of creating an elegant bar and restaurant: the lighting is soft, colour palette blue with natural wood and exposed stone, and there’s also a cosy mural-covered room that can be hired. You could just as happily sit at the marble-topped bar tables shucking briny Cumbrae oysters and sipping cocktails as move to the comfortable leather seats for a meal. The food is a fusion of Scottish, Spanish and Mediterranean dishes but mainly sticks with faultless, if familiar, dishes such as fried calamari or grilled prawns. The main menu is split in to small and large plates, the latter ranging from grilled sea bass enlivened by a lemon and green olive sauce to fish and chips with delicious minty pea purée. There’s a short list of puddings, the standout of which is the crème catalane which arrives at the table ablaze, the flames caramelising the sugar topping.

  • High point: Lovely setting and seriously good drinks list
  • Low point: Pity there are not more ambitious seafood options
  • Notable dish: Cumbrae oysters
  • Average price: £14.95 (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
  • Music on stereo: Jazz, soul, lounge music
  • Capacity: 66
  • Largest group: 22
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 19
  • House wine: £19.95 per bottle