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The Engine Shed

19 St Leonard's Lane, Edinburgh EH8 9SH, Scotland (Holyrood / Scottish Parliament)
0131 662 0040
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Ranked #210 of 1,900 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Neighborhood: Holyrood / Scottish Parliament
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Troon, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Having just discovered this most amazing place (good food, reasonable prices, great service) only to learn it will be closing in March 2015 because of lack of funding from Edinburgh council. This restuarant/cafe not only provides training etc for people with learning disabilities but has a bakery and also makes tofu.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We are vegetarians, and just discovered 'The Engine Shed (vegetarian) Cafe' today for the first time. It is a surprise to walk up the unprepossessing stairway and walk into such a spacious cafe with such a warm atmosphere. Food is tasty and staff friendly. They bake their own bread, make their own tofu. All splendid. My partner and I looked... More 

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West Lothian, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Great value, tasty lunch. And a very big thank you to the very helpful staff who not only found the document that fell out of my husband's pocket but posted it back to us. Highly recommended.

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Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Fantastic vegetarian wonderful food great place to eat with family easily to park and value for money is amazing !!!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I have been coming to Edinburgh over past 3 years, Daughter is in Uni from Australia. She lives near the Innocent track/bike tunnel that was the train line to the Engine Shed. Daughter and I eat here often. The food is tasty, flavoursome, healthy, generous serves, very affordable for uni students. We also buy their tofu which is organic. (Tofu... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I cannot praise the Engine Shed highly enough. Every time I go I'm reminded why I love it so much. The food is simply outstanding - I'd even go as far as to say the best vegan food in Edinburgh at present - and the generous portions suit me just fine. The last time I was there I had the... More 

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Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I have been a few times now and am never been disappointed. Good location close to the Commonwealth Pool and Salisbury Crags. The building is a converted Engine Shed, hence the name. A short walk takes you to the Innocent Railway, which runs through a tunnel - watch out for bikes! Food excellent, leaning towards salad and vegetarian, but there... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

First ever visit and i can assure you i will be back food and service are excellent i would ask everyone to visit at least ones

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Salalah, Oman
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125 reviews 125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I've lived in Edinburgh all my life and only just visited the Engine Shed for the first time. I don't know what took me so long! I will definitely be back! It is a nice homely cafe and, most importantly, the food was fantastic and plentiful at a very reasonable price. The fact it is a social enterprise and you... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I first heard of this place when I came across their recipe book nearly 14 years ago and have wanted to visit ever since. Not often in Edinburgh and when I tried to visit once before it was closed! Made it today and the wait was well worth it! Had the crepes with leek and mushroom with a lovely rocket,... More 

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Address: 19 St Leonard's Lane, Edinburgh EH8 9SH, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 662 0040
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Holyrood / Scottish Parliament
Cuisine: Vegetarian

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