Chop House Market Street

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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.
  • Bar open Sun–Thu noon–midnight; Fri noon–1am; Sat 10am–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Fri noon–10.30pm; Sat/Sun 10am–10.30pm.
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Chop House Market Street

Fantastic steaks, beautiful cocktails and magnificent views of Calton Hill.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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There’s nothing ordinary about Chop House Market Street; from the setting in a converted arch looking out over the city, to the quality of ingredients, it's all special. The menu isn’t overly complicated – it’s based around simple dishes made with great ingredients. Well-drilled and knowledgeable staff expertly talk you through the different cuts, the best way to cook them, and the best wines to pair them with. Beef is carefully sourced, skilfully dry-aged, then cooked on a coal grill to delicious effect. Sides are strong too: onion rings are crispy outside but tender inside, and the mash with gravy has a distinctive rustic feel. For dessert, chocolate orange tart served with a scoop of burnt orange ice-cream is a delight, with the bitterness of the chocolate and ice-cream balancing the sweetness to end your meal on a high note.

The List's rating






Assa Samaké-Roman visited Chop House Market Street on 2 March 2019
  • High point: Impeccable service
  • Low point: It's not easy to get on up on those high chairs if you're wee
  • Notable dish: Ribeye with mash and gravy
  • Average price: £11 (one course express lunch); £35 (dinner)
  • Provides: Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Pop, soul, R&B
  • Capacity: 60 (30 outdoors)
  • Largest group: Flexible
  • Open since: 2016 August
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 27
  • House wine: £22 per bottle
  • BYOB: (Tue/Wed BYOB for £5 corkage)

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