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Picnic Basket

Southside & Holyrood
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31 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
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6:45 am - 3:15 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:45 am - 3:15 pm
Dining options: Breakfast
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Cannae whack the portions

Truly fabulous wee sandwich shop with a superb range of breads and rolls and a really fresh tasty and interesting range of fillings! Now I'm a fussy git and I like what I like and I like it just so. Tuna mayo has to be wet but not sloppy with no dry hunks, egg mayo has to be chunky and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2015
Callander, United Kingdom
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Callander, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Truly fabulous wee sandwich shop with a superb range of breads and rolls and a really fresh tasty and interesting range of fillings! Now I'm a fussy git and I like what I like and I like it just so. Tuna mayo has to be wet but not sloppy with no dry hunks, egg mayo has to be chunky and... More 

Thank Darthgill
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is definitely the place to go if you would like to get a tasty sandwich. A wide variety of choices, everything I tried was just yummy, fresh, well presented and to a reasonable price Staff is very friendly and in general it beats Subway or any other place that serves sandwiches in town.

Thank Eugene N
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Your typical coffee/sandwich shop which serves good, affordable 'on the go' food. They have a wide range of bread for you to choose from which is a plus point when compared to other sandwich shops in Edinburgh. Seats are limited, only 2 in fact, so avoid lunch time if you want to dine in.

Thank PengYong
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I visit Edinburgh 3 or 4 times a year and found this little gem a couple of years ago - I now make sure I head there whenever I am in the City and have never been disappointed. Food always great and never a long wait, even when busy at lunch times...would highly recommend to anyone in the area!

Thank Nick G
Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A tiny little deli on west nicolson, this place is most definitely worth a visit for the hungry traveller. Large array of sandwiches to choose from with plenty of different breads and fillings to create your perfect lunch. The baguette I had was exceptional - light, fluffy and fresh, with a generous helping of salads and crisp smokey bacon. The... More 

Thank tlfern
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I go here a lot because it is close to my university. The food is great and good value for money. The women who works there is so friendly, it's just the guy that I find so rude. The customer service from him is just awful, I used to visit most days and have yet to see him smile. He... More 

Thank Jadecasey
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Regularly go here. Staff recognise regulars and remember orders. Great turkey, brie and grape. Not cheap, but not expensive and very much worth it.

Thank Clare M
Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

I found Picnic Basket when looking for somewhere to eat before 7am in a squall on a bank holiday. The owner let me in early even though she hadn't gotten her deliveries yet. The place is no frills and no seating. Put the service is local, friendly, and the food is excellent. Bakery rolls with made to order eggs, bacon,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighborhood: Southside & Holyrood

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen


Open Hours
6:45 am - 3:15 pm
6:45 am - 3:15 pm
6:45 am - 3:15 pm
6:45 am - 3:15 pm
6:45 am - 3:15 pm

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Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighborhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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