Chop House Market Street

Chop House Market Street
Arch 15, East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8FS
  • Telephone 0131 629 1551
  • Opening times Mon–Thu & Sun noon–midnight; Fri noon–1am; Sat 10am–1am.
  • Seasonal times Festival: bar open late
  • Bar open Mon–Fri noon–1am; Sat/Sun 10am–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Fri noon–10.30pm; Sat/Sun 10am–10.30pm.
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Chop House Market Street

Little sister to the Leith restaurant stylishly set within East Market Street's row of arches.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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If the savoury aroma from the charcoal grill doesn't tempt you in, the eye-catching design will. Housed in one of the former railway arches on Market Street, this is a lesson in great use of space. Set over two floors, Chop House’s second branch is all fashionable exposed stone, slate and metal work, which give a contemporary, urban feel. The menu is well-designed too. Starters tend toward seafood, including soft squid rolled in sesame, or roasted scallops enriched with garlicky butter. As finely executed as these are though, the main focus is steak. At the heart of the menu are sharing cuts sold by the 100g, which is how the restaurant suggest diners eat. Beef is aged for at least 35 days so there’s a real intensity of flavour as the umami hit from the char is followed by the robust, gamey notes within. For afters there are palate-cleansing sorbets – the gooseberry and elderflower is definitely worth trying – or more indulgent sponges and brownie concoctions. It’s all accompanied by a wide selection of wine and craft beer, plus a small but sophisticated cocktail list.

The List's rating






Yana Thandrayen visited Chop House Market Street on 15 January 2018
  • High point: Excellent regular offers
  • Low point: Limited availability of sharing cuts
  • Notable dish: Sharing steaks
  • Average price: £11 (one course express lunch); £40 (dinner)
  • Provides: Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Soul, funk.
  • Capacity: 60 (30 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 30
  • Open since: 2016 August
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 26
  • House wine: £21.50 per bottle

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