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Water of Leith Cafe Bistro

52 Coburg St, Edinburgh EH6 6HJ, Scotland
0131 555 2613
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Ranked #7 of 1,842 restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were looking for a place to eat on a lazy Sunday afternoon and decided to use the Trip Advisor app and noticed this was quite highly rated and ranked. It is a bit out the way and finding parking was a small nuisance but other than that, we found the place was comfortable and pleasant. Can't say much for... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Would highly recommend this Café. A decent range of options from coffee & cake, light snack through to 3 course meal. All served by friendly, attentive staff. Oh and the food, sublime.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I don't understand why this restaurant has a high ranking,the food there is rough and raw,and very far from the city.不明白为什么评分这么高,这家食物不管是味道还是摆盘都很不精致,简直可以称得上难吃, 而且地址非常的偏。最后的起司蛋糕还不错,但总体是失望的。

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I really like this cafe. Its bright and cheerful with lots of welcoming touches like books, games, toys for the children and gallery pictures, and also handcream and emergency sun cream for kids. We had brunch of croque monsieur and toasted bagel with cream cheese & smoked salmon, served with a lovely salad. The food was really fresh and tasty... More

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Cheshire, England
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A super late lunch here after seeing the Royal Yacht which is not so far away. A quirky neighbourhood place, very friendly and informal, lots of veggie dishes, my cullen skink was delicious. My son's steak was not all that tender but that's the only criticism, otherwise a real find, thanks Trip Advisor.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Organised Dinner for group of friends. Great atmosphere and we were made really welcome by the owners. Excellent food. Will certainly return.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Thank you for making Friday the 20th a very special night for us all in the Leith team and more importantly for Alison who is retiring after many wonderful years as a midwife. The food, ambiance, and service was fantastic. The attention to detail leading up to the night and menu suggestions all superb. Totally absolutely recommend a visit to... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

As always Ana and Micka over delivered in service, atmosphere and culinary expertise! We has a wonderful meal for 20 of us last Saturday night. The evening started off with the sun shining, fizz on arrival and it just got better from there on in. The food was delicious, such fresh ingredients and so well cooked and delivered with style... More

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edinburgh
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is probably my favourite place in Edinburgh for a lunch or a coffee and a cake. It is a bit off the beaten track but well worth the effort! The owners (one of which is the head chef) as well as all the staff are very friendly and accommodating and the food is always excellent. They have a few... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Thank you so much to Ana and Micka for a wonderful Saturday night birthday party at the Water of Leith Café Bistro. The food (as always) was delicious and the atmosphere was just what we were looking for. The staff could not have been more attentive with Ana and Micka in particular happy to meet every request as our party-size... More

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