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Edinburgh Larder Bistro

1a Alva Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PH, Scotland
0131 225 4599
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Ranked #281 of 1,859 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: Scottish
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: "Fresh, bright, and delicious" The Edinburgh Larder Bistro on Alva Street at the west end corner of Prince’s Street, with its light interior and conservatory, is the ideal place to enjoy seasonal, Scottish food! The Edinburgh Larder team works closely with local farmers, fishmongers, fruit, vegetable and drinks suppliers to bring you the best of local Scottish produce. With a regularly changing seasonal menu and daily market specials, you will experience the delicious flavours of the Scottish countryside.The buzzy atmosphere of The Edinburgh Larder Bistro is the perfect ambience to unwind as you clear your plate of daily specials and menu favourites, and quench your thirst - try one of the incredible botanical drinks produced in Scotland (Edinburgh Gin and Pincer Vodka are our favourites!); Scotch malt whiskies; or Scottish brewed beers. There's a range of carefully selected wines and fizz - we specialise in sourcing interesting bottles from small artisan vineyards, and we make our own cordials, and serve Edinburgh-based Artisan Roast coffees and Eteaket teas.
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Local ingredients, creatively combined and prepared. Atmosphere and staff match the class of the food.

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Ventured here after recommendation from Cafe in Blackfriars. Excellent tasty cooking, great welcome, very interesting menu with unusual options, good drinks list. I have no qualms in paying a chef to provide this standard of food. However I thought, for the money, there was far too little on the plate. The opposite of the Blackfriars Cafe where value for money... More

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Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Had a meal with friends here. Service, food and ambiance really lovely from start to finish. The food is very different and interesting, and cooked to perfection.

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Lovely staff. Visited for lunch. Cosy for bad weather and wintry days, but a basement for those who prefer something less subterranean on lovely days. Having said that there is good light in some parts never the less, so not completely without natural light. Some of the flavours sounded like they might not work, but the flavours were subtle and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We visited this restaurant with a couple of friends on a wet and gloomy evening, and upon entering, we were greeted with candles, warmth, atmosphere and very welcoming customer service. As a vegetarian I still had plenty of choice, and the whole menu was full of original and quirky dishes. At every visit to the table, the waitress interacted with... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

What a lovely place? Tasty, interesting, beautifully presented food. Nice wine too. Very pleasant, knowledgeable staff and lovely decor. Will be back!

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North Somerset
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great decor and after such great reviews we were really looking forward to our evening.. We came here on a Tuesday evening which is great as they offer their pre-theatre menu all night. I chose from this but my partner from the main menu.. Now its very rare that I come across a menu where nothing really grabs me, usually... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is a must - outstanding food and lovely service. Exquisite and sublime define this experience to a T. Just Do it.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I have eaten lunch at Edinburgh Larder twice in the last two weeks, and I also ate here a few years back when it first opened. The atmosphere is very cosy, and the food is superb. If you are a picky eater, this place may not be for you. But if you consider yourself a bit of a foodie, you... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were lucky enough to get the last table available and were so glad we did. The service was fast professional and friendly. The food was wonderful. Really great flavours- for entree I had the ham and duck egg which was perfectly cooked. My partner had a delicious rabbit terrine. My partner choose the pork belly for the main which... More

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