Calistoga Restaurant & Sideways



70 Rose St. Lane North,


Edinburgh. EH2 3DX


Tel - 0131 225 1233


Current Holders

"Speciality Restaurant of the Year"


at Scottish Restaurant Awards


Just awarded an AA Rosette for our food.
April 2015 - Hit-listed again by The List Eating-out Guide.

One of the Finalists for the Wine Award

at SLTN Awards 2013

Owner, Gordon Minnis was on the

short-list of 12

for “Restaurant Personality of the Year”

at the Imbibe Magazine Personality

of the Year 2012.

Only Scottish nominee.




We offer, amongst other things -

  • Great Food - A choice of great tasting flavours inspired by California, all freshly prepared by our Chefs. We make all our own dishes including bread and ice cream. Our chefs also have great experience and have worked at 2 AA Rosette standard and above. Plus we now have a AA rosette of our own!


  • Great Wine - a great array of over 100 Californian wines all at just £5 above shop prices. Not only do we have wines you might not be able to find elsewhere, they are also better priced!


  • Wine Tasting Dinners - when you want them. Our Wine Tutor can give you both an educational and fun experience in the form of a tutored wine tasting before
    dinner. These are available to book at a time to suit you. Please call for more information or to book. We can also host Whisky and Beer Dinners.


  • Wine Events - we have regular wine dinners with guest speakers plus hold a monthly tasting group - "Wine Wednesday"


  • Private Dining - we have 3 rooms which are all available for private dining with no room hire charge


  • Friendly personal service - our staff have all been commended by our customers for offering good service without being intrusive. We have always employed great
    people who enjoy what they do. Our service has even won an award when Vikki won the "James Shankey Award for Service"


  • We have always been completely non-smoking - at the



  • Californian radio on air -  not your usual tunes but more interesting than the usual music you get


  • Free Valet-parking for cycles - let us look after your bikes for you



About Us

We are also the perfect location for your corporate or private events! We cater to you and offer the perfect ambiance.

Click here for more information on events

Our cooking has won several awards. Please visit the link below for a list of our awards and write-ups in the press.


Click here for more information on our awards

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