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Water of Leith Cafe Bistro

1 Howard Street | Canonmills, Edinburgh EH3 5JP, Scotland
+44 131 556 6887
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Ranked #16 of 1,916 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Cuisines: French, British
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We booked the restaurant exclusively for a birthday party for family and friends on Saturday. We were delighted with the excellent service we received from Ana and her team. The menu which we had jointly planned worked really well and Mikael was praised for his delicious food by all of our friends. Ana created a relaxed,informal atmosphere but was also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Went for lunch on Sunday with family and friends. Relaxed atmosphere, quite a few families with younger children. The venue has been many different restaurants over the years but this is definitely the best. Very good quality food, didn't make it to pudding but the various cakes looked great. For 7 of us , 2 corpses and some drinks it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Yes, at its new location in Canonmills it's even better now, and an immense improvement on the previous restaurants at this address; a really fine addition to an interesting neighbourhood. Buses 8, 23 and 27 pass the door, and the 13 and 36 pass nearby, so leave the car at home and enjoy a pleasant glass (or more) of wine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Restaurant is a great place for lunch and I would like to go back there for dinner one night. Excellent food, presented very well and tastes delicious!!!! Good choice of different dishes and very reasonably priced. Staff warm and friendly. Will definately go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We recently had a large lunch party (17 of us) at the much loved Water of Leith Cafe Bistro and cannot recommend it highly enough. The food was delicious - it always is - and we were all served at the same time by the efficient and cheerful staff. They deserve high praise. It was an amazingly successful party and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Been lots of times and always leave feeling very satisfied! Would definitely recommend for a lovely casual dining experience. Very reasonable and always something on the menu to suit ever taste. Can't wait to go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

The best food in such a casual and welcoming place! Been several times and the food is always outstanding! Recommended to many people and will again! Can't wait to return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Fabulous meal yet again , never been disappointed food and service exceptional as always , great will be back again and again and again . So good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great food, always an interesting menu and very friendly staff! Food is always of the best quality. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

One of the highlights of living in Edinburgh is being able to dine regularly at the Water of Leith Cafe Bistro. We were afraid the atmosphere and standards would change when the Bistro moved from Leith to Canonmills but our fears were unfounded. Ana and Mickael have once again created a tasteful ambience which blends perfectly with their great food.... More 

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Additional Information about Water of Leith Cafe Bistro

Address: 1 Howard Street | Canonmills, Edinburgh EH3 5JP, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 556 6887
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Cuisine: French, British

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