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East Finch, Edinburgh, Midlothian

East Finch

4.7
4.7
279 Reviews
£25 and under
Southern
A beautiful new restaurant and bar nestled in the heart of Edinburgh city centre.

East Finch combines the love of two of our most favourite American destinations, NYC & New Orleans.

A varied selection of plates inspired by the rich cuisine of New Orleans and the South United states. Heavy influence from classic Cajun and Creole with a modern twist. Delicious rich Gumbo, Poboys stuffed to the brim and chicken waffles that will blow your mind are a few of our favouties.


Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Southern, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–1:00 am Sat, Sun 11:00 am–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    0131 357 3730
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 279 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

280 Reviews
  1. james

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They are closed down. It would have been nice if someone told us before we walked all of the way there.

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  2. RobynG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it, amazing food and drinks - a fabulous place, will be greatly missed!

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  3. TinaB

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food brilliant service. Will definitely return and can highly recommend

    1 person found this helpful

  4. EvaW

    Stuttgart

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tolle Atmosphäre, sehr relaxtes und freundliches Team und das Essen sehr lecker.

    1 person found this helpful

  5. CarolineP

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most amazing fried chicken I have ever eaten. Service with a smile and we’ll definitely be back!

    1 person found this helpful

  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really tasty brunch! Lovely service as well - highly recommend

    1 person found this helpful

  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a great place o would highly recommend it to all.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    It's busy season I know, but the food took way too long. The Cajun hummus, poppers and corn were good, along with the waffle and chicken.

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  9. ChrisL

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Disappointed. The food we ate was good…the menu was good. The time to serve was poor. Two hours wait for a main - being told several times it was on the way in 2 mins. Kitchen clearly unable to keep up with orders - chef standing at the table next to me with customers enjoying a shot during service?!?

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  10. JPot

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was brilliant - on the usual pricy side for Edinburgh (especially during the fringe) but it was worth it. The service was really great - our waitress was really friendly and was doing her absolute best to manage in a stressful situation, she kept us updated as much as possible. The problem was the time - it took two hours to get our mains. The waitress did explain the staff shortages in the kitchen to us, and none of this was her fault - she was excellent. It was just an exceptionally long wait.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Attentive but laid back. Really enjoyed our visit.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really amazing food, drinks service and overall vibe. Loved it, can’t wait to come back

    1 person found this helpful

  13. Tendaho

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lots of promise but food let it down a bit. Corn starter was cold and not as described and chef had gone mad with the salt seasoning in the prawns. Will give it another chance though

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  14. Owain

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Great Food. Will be back again. Had the corn and chicken wings for starter and then had the chicken waffles and gumbo for mains. Amazing! Cocktails were also really enjoyable.

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  15. Beaker

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Edinburgh! Make sure to have the grasshopper cocktail and fried chicken

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  16. JemmaM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend east finch! Staff are lovely and food is so tasty! Great wee place!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little place with interesting food, outstanding cocktails and perfect service.

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  18. Emma

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my friends had such a good time at east finch for my birthday. The staff are amazing and make great drinks

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  19. Davo

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional from start to finish. Incredibly knowledgable and friendly staff, excellent cocktails and delicious, good for the soul, food. Don’t hesitate to visit.

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  20. PaulineC

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great meal , very tasty . The prawns were a bit over cooked but apart from that everything was really lovely

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  21. AlexanderK

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our 5th visit to East Finch. Brilliant t place with great food and drinks. Staff are amazing.

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  22. MissTraveller

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I visit New Orleans frequently so my bar was set high. Unfortunately East Finch did not exceed my expectations for authenticity in taste. However food was flavoursome. Some dishes were a little too salty for my liking but overall we did enjoy our evening. I recommend the corn for starters, it was delicious. Staff were very friendly and attentive. I think if I went again, I would just order a different main dish.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic place. Loved the ambience but we did have a drunk, loud table behind us which was off putting. Would have been nice if the staff had asked them to be a bit more considerate as the noise and ambience was perfect after they left

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  24. Jinty

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Last minute booking on Saturday. Looked at the menu and saw lots of gluten free options so booked online for lunch. However when we arrived were told by lovely waitress that they serve a brunch menu until 5pm. She said she would bring menu and let me know what I could have and if the options did not suit she would be happy to ask the chef to make me something from the dinner menu. I had the jambalaya from the brunch menu with a side of tater tots (which was massive, definitely for sharing) my friend had the sausage and egg muffin with three large hash browns. All the food was delicious. Will definitely be back to try the dinner menu and the cocktails soon. Open Table you maybe want to have both menus on your link to East Finch to prevent any confusion in the future.

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  25. Nemesis

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is great - authentic cajun food with a menu that changes often enough to make it well worth a visit every month or so. They actually have andouille sausage and menu items like jambalaya and gumbo. Nice decor, good cocktails, friendly staff, and it's a handy location.

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  26. PeterC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service with a smile. A great experience. 👍

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Didn’t expect to sit in the sun filled picture window. Hot and Bright. Service was great and the food also. I had Duck Jumbalaya!! Great Flavor!!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very polite staff. My girlfriend asked for something that they didn’t have in the menu and they said we don’t have this here but nonetheless we can prepare it for you. I truly appreciate that

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  29. PippyN

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Josh and his team are so passionate and invested in the welfare and happiness of customers as well as they are the food, dining at East Finch is an absolute joy.

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  30. MaggieB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff so helpful, knowledgeable on the menu & friendly ! Food fantastic & drinks menu superb!!

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  31. fbbb

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent as always great service and good drinks.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. And worth the money. Cocktails were just okay not worth the price probably. The individual servers were all really nice, but the actual service wasn’t great. It was very slow in terms of taking drink orders, and a bit disjointed in relation to how the food came out. Also would have liked to know ahead that the food just comes out once it’s ready. We ordered with the intentions of the small plates first and then the large plates. Might have been our mistake that but worth mentioning. Was so nearly perfect, really loved it overall and food was exceptional.

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  33. KirstyR

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service. Cocktails were great and food was brilliant.

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  34. ConorM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food that is different from Edinburgh's norm. Very friendly, helpful staff. Excellent cocktails. Great Ambience I've been many times.

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  35. KeHall

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit

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  36. DonnaJ

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was original and absolutely delicious. I was delighted to find a Cajun restaurant in Edinburgh. I’ll definitely tell my friends about and make a return visit.

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  37. JamesS

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff, food and music. Excellent spot! Chicken waffle is insane👍🏻

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  38. Jack

    Edinburgh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food. Friendly and chatty staff. Very nice cocktails. It can be quite loud for food after 730pm on AC Saturday night.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Chicken Waffles on the menu is a good choice.

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  40. GordonB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A cosy and welcoming atmosphere. The food was amazing. A unique find - southern food with a topical drinks menu to match. Makes me want to visit New Orleans even more than I did previously.

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East Finch is rated 4.7 stars by 279 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Google Map for East Finch

Hanover Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH2 1EE

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    New Town
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–1:00 am Sat, Sun 11:00 am–1:00 am
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Southern, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine
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