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.
  • Average price £11 (one course express lunch); £33 (evening meal)
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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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Edinburgh's second Chop House – a sister to the Leith original – anchors the row of independent shops and cafés at the New Waverley Arches. The interior is a real treat – a chunky metal frame sitting inside the arch’s curvy glints of granite and stone. On entry there’s a hit of bitter charcoal – don’t think family BBQ though, this is something altogether sexier and more sophisticated. Service is brisk and confident: well-drilled staff recite cuts and recommended cooking temperatures. Starters are sharing (mostly fishy) bites – tempura prawns, crispy squid – but of course the meat takes top billing here. Sourced mainly from Shaw’s of Lauder and Hardiesmill then dry-aged in house for 35 days, there are four cuts: rump, sirloin, ribeye and fillet as well as larger sharing cuts like chateaubriand. And it’s pretty damn near perfect – cooked exactly as it should be, properly seasoned, with a smoky crust. Sides are strong (but with only a sauce included, the bill will mount up if you go mad for the chips). The perfect place for a seal the deal steak.

  • High point: That steak
  • Low point: Thumping bass you can feel through your feet
  • Average price: £11 (one course express lunch); £33 (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

Reviews & features

Not on the High Street

1 Nov 2016

Take a stroll along East Market Street's Waverley Arches, Edinburgh's newest eating and drinking quarter

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