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110 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 3JF, Scotland
+44 131 225 3297
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
110 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 3JF, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A little glitch with the OpenTable reservation meant we had to wait at the bar for a few minutes before we could be seated. No matter, bc the food was fantastic and the mussels are the best I've had anywhere! Highly recommend!

1  Thank Rakdoo
Reviewed 4 days ago

Came here for lunch on 13th September and boy we were surprised, unassuming on the outside, comfortable on the inside, menu not too overwhelming and reasonably priced. Great staff very knowledgeable, and seemed to understand the need to promote local produce, attentive without being pushy.More

Thank johnrawlinson
Simon M, Manager at Element, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good day johnrawlinson We are pleased that you enjoyed our food and service, all of our food is cooked fresh and mainly from local produce, so our staff are proud to recommend the food they most enjoy. Hope to be seeing you in the near...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Because of a very rainy day and evening, managed to limit choices to a few pubs on Rose street.From the outside it looked clean and inviting. I was not disappointed. Had duck nuggets for a starter and the pork belly for a main. Both were...More

Thank marco_polo2K
Simon M, Manager at Element, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello marco_polo2K We are delighted that you chose us for your rainy day shelter, and even more happy that you enjoyed your experience here, we hope to see you in the near future, hopefully under sunnier circumstances.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Absolutely great experience: great food and atmosphere! But most of all: THE SERVICE! Very positive experience, everything flawless and they just seemed to read our minds ;-) Big thanks!

Thank izapyzaa
Simon M, Manager at Element, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good day izapyzaa Thank you for visiting us and we appreciate you had a great experience. We hope that you are going to visit us soon and give us the opportunity to read that mind once more.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Element restaurant is nearby the Walter Scot's monument, just 2 streets away, on a road full of coffee shops, pubs and restaurants. All these other places were looking too small, narrow, like a bus station waiting for transport.We were looking for a decent place...More

1  Thank Lili_Stela
Simon M, Manager at Element, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good day Lili_Stela, Thank you for taking the time to give us such a nice review and in such good detail, We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit and found everything you were looking for in your dining experience, and we hope that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic place. Lots of atmosphere and great good. Came recommended to us and would recommend to any one. Suggest you book as it was very busy on Saturday night. Food very good. Had a great evening.

Thank Andy B
Simon M, Manager at Element, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good day Andy B We are so delighted that you enjoyed your visit, and loved the food, I do hope you had a happy birthday celebration. Hope to see you with us in the near future.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happen to come across this place along Rose Street. Gem of a place, friendly staff, great food and ambience. Must haves - flat iron steak done pink, beer battered haddock and full pink of Guinness.

Thank Jimmy C
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Good day Jimmy C Thank you for your kind words, maybe in the future you will get a chance to try our other must have -Element burger with chips. Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called into this bar on our way back to the train station on a Saturday evening a few weeks ago. Loved the place from the minute I walked in. The barman was so helpful (I think he was Australian or South African). He made me...More

Thank Gems G
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Good day Gems G, We are very pleased you had a great time in our bar, and enjoyed the drinks made by Lenny, we do appreciate guests ordering off the menu for our bar team are trained in all kinds of classic cocktails. Hopefully next...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent bar for both food & drinks. Great ambience & staff. A frequent, favourite for us whenever we're in town.

Thank Karen L
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Greetings Karen L Thank you for a lovely review and we hope that your frequency wont drop any time soon, as we are looking forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is second time we have dined here. And I would say was better than I remembered. Although we did have a little wait but it is peek season. The food is superb. I had the traditional burger with haggis. Must admit haggis a little...More

Thank Polo4171
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Good day Polo4171 Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit, and we are hoping to see you in the future.

Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street
is only half one, since buildings only line one side.
But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views
are from Princes Street as a result. From here you
look onto expansive and decorative public gardens
beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s
Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old
town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look
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24 October 2016|
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Response from chunkysharp | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Element is a smart bar & eating place, therefore, I think they mean don't turn up in jogging bottoms & a t shirt. Smart/casual is fine, when I visited lots of tourists where there and they wern't exactly dressed up to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$68
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 3JF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Princes Street and Gardens
  • Neighbourhood: Princes Street and Gardens
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 3297
  • E-mail
Tucked away just off Princes Street in amongst the boutiques of Rose Street you will find Element. The bar has long since established itself as the perfect place to eat, drink and relax right in the heart of the Edinburgh.

Whether you’re sampling a local beer or cocktail in the bar after work or enjoying a lazy weekend lunch in the restaurant, our staff will ensure you feel welcome in our home from home.
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