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 Mon–Fri noon–6.30pm
  • Pre-theatre price £17
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A stylish upmarket seafood restaurant in George Street's bustling dining scene.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Cadiz is the more upmarket version of its informal downstairs sister, the ever-popular Café Andaluz. Bare stone walls and wooden tables combine with dark teal décor featuring stylised images of lobsters to create a fresh, welcoming atmosphere. Tables set into the windows make for some prime people watching, but there are also seats at the bar and some more tucked-away areas for those who prefer to be less visible. So far, so George Street. But does the food live up to the surroundings? Happily, yes. They might not break any new ground, but the cooking is consistently as good as you’d hope for; what emerges from the kitchen is a series of well-cooked and beautifully presented fish and seafood dishes. Golden crispy battered fish and chips comes with a satisfyingly minty pea puree; sea bass fillets are served with crushed new potatoes, braised fennel and a tomato and roast pepper salsa. Starters cover the familiar bases from juicy grilled king prawns with smoked paprika aioli to crispy chilli-fried squid. Service is slick and unhurried; food is brought out quickly but they are happy to leave you to chat with friends over another bottle of wine or coffee and dessert.

The List's rating






Claire Ritchie visited Cadiz on 16 March 2018
  • High point: Consistently delicious dishes
  • Low point: More information about provenance would be welcome
  • Notable dish: Half lobster with garlic butter and skinny fries
  • Average price: £17 (set lunch); £26 (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: Inaudible tunes
  • Capacity: 66
  • Largest group: 22
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 19
  • House wine: £20 per bottle