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Edinburgh Larder Bistro

1a Alva Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PH, Scotland
0131 225 4599
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Ranked #254 of 1,867 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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Port de Pollenca, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is easily missable from the street as it is down some steps along a large West End facade. However, definitely worth not missing this genuine and honest restaurant. It was formally one of the overworked Howies locations and they've done a lovely job with the decor and ambience. Food was honestly priced and excellent, as was the wine... More

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K_Jones_EL, Public Relations Manager at Edinburgh Larder Bistro, responded to this review

We are delighted to receive your positive comments. It is very pleasing to hear how much you enjoyed not only our food but also the service and the atmosphere at our bistro, all of which are greatly important to us in order to create a positive dining experience. Many thanks for your recommendation, we look forward to welcoming you back... More

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

When someone who not only works as a chef, but also teaches cookery for a living says "Edinburgh Larder is one of my favourite restaurants!" It makes you sit up and take notice. Creative, inspiring menus made with fresh, local ingredients are the big attraction for me. The staff are really friendly and the restaurant has a cosy "smart, local... More

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K_Jones_EL, Public Relations Manager at Edinburgh Larder Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review of our bistro, it really was a pleasure to read. From the outset we have believed that eating with the seasons is the best way for our food to taste and this passion along with exploring the best of Scotland’s natural larder can be found throughout our ever... More

edinburgh
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A wonderful welcome awaits at this friendly and very tasty eaterie. Exciting dishes beautifully served in a happy atmosphere. What more could you possibly want ...

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K_Jones_EL, Public Relations Manager at Edinburgh Larder Bistro, responded to this review

Many thanks for such a lovely review, we are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed every aspect of your time with us and we do hope you will join us again. More

Edinburgh
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I really like this place. The atmosphere was perfect for an evening with a few friends from out of town. There was a great Scottish inspired menu and the food was very good. Some interesting beers and lovely wine list. Will be back to this one

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K_Jones_EL, Public Relations Manager at Edinburgh Larder Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Guest Customer feedback is very important to us and we are pleased to read your review of our bistro. Seasonal, Scottish produce is essential to the inspiration of our menu and we are glad to hear that you liked our dishes. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, K. Jones More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Three recent visits to the Edinburgh Larder Bistro have all resulted in delicious reasonably priced meals. The option of choosing from selected items to create a set three course meal is tremendous value at £15. Produce is locally sourced and is of a very high standard. Particularly favourite dishes have included the soused mackerel with toasted rye bread, crispy squid... More

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K_Jones_EL, Public Relations Manager at Edinburgh Larder Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Guest Many thanks for such a lovely review of our bistro. We are glad to hear that all three of your visits have provided a delicious experience - my mouth is watering just reading about all of the dishes that you have sampled. As the changing of the seasons brings us new and exciting ingredients to create with, we... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We went as a family outing following recommendation from a friend. This restaurant is one of an increasing number who feature locally sourced ingredients and modern Scottish themed cooking. We started with gin cocktails which were unusual - lavender lemonade - but extremely enjoyable. The cost was reasonable also . Food was well cooked and we all enjoyed the starters,... More

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K_Jones_EL, Public Relations Manager at Edinburgh Larder Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Guest Our team greatly appreciated hearing how you and your family enjoyed your first visit to our bistro. It is our belief that Scotland contains a wealth of delicious ingredients and we love to showcase them in both the dishes we create and the drinks we serve. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us,... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Fantastic Scottish Produce food, that encourages you to try something new. A great value for money with the set menu that leaves you very satisfied.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

A bunch of us visited for Sunday brunch and all of the ingredients were of the highest quality. There's a couple of things however that have resulted in me knocking the star rating down to 4. First - we were charged £10 for toast between 5 of us. That seemed a bit much. Second - there was no black pudding... More

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Hannover
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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

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

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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Additional Information about Edinburgh Larder Bistro

Address: 1a Alva Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PH, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 225 4599
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
Cuisine: Scottish

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