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The Kitchin

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78 Commercial Quay | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6LX, Scotland
0131 555 1755
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Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 196
    Very good
  • 101
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  • 31
    Poor
  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Faultless - ideal for a formal meal or celebration

A lovely meal with nothing to fault, very attentive faultless service and lovely food. Cocktails were fab although not sure Negronis are improved by Champagne - must be about the only thing you could say that for! Everyone enjoyed every course, cheese board was a highlight and a good selection... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

A lovely meal with nothing to fault, very attentive faultless service and lovely food. Cocktails were fab although not sure Negronis are improved by Champagne - must be about the only thing you could say that for! Everyone enjoyed every course, cheese board was a highlight and a good selection. Wine list is central London prices but par for the... More 

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Edinburgh
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We are fairly regular visitors to The Kitchin and it is by far the best restaurant in Edinburgh. Complete perfection every time, food, staff and drinks are just heavenly. The set lunch is extremely good value for money and is served in a Saturday too. Our favourite place for the perfect dining experience.

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4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We booked a table for late lunch on sat. We called on the day morning and luckily we could get a table. The Resturant is surrounding by old rail and there are few restaurants around the kitchin. We ordered two set lunch and half dozen of oysters. The oysters were not in the menu but I would highly recommend to... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Popped in for lunch and eat from the table d'hote menu. Tried the cannelloni of sea trout and half lobster (£15 supplement), both excellent. Hake and veal for mains, the fish perfectly cooked. The gooseberry soufflé for desert, lovely - something I would definitely seek out again. The decor in natural wood and stone is soothing (almost an extension of... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland
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3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Booked a late lunch for our 10th wedding anniversary in June. Enjoyed every minute, food was fabulous and service was great. Our booking was for 2pm, but we weren't rushed and had time for 4 courses and coffee. It was very relaxed, hope to visit again soon!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The review for this restaurant is very critical, as it is a Michelin star establishment which commands high prices and also very high expectations. I have visited the restaurant twice within six months, for lunch and dinner: The food: 5/5 simply incredible. The concept is great, seasonal organic food from Scotland, traceable on the map. Amazing ideas, flavors and presentation.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Quite simply the best restaurant in Edinburgh. I've been fortunate enough to to dine in a number of Michelin star restaurants and even a 3 star on the odd occasion, and the Kitchin is right up there. The service from entering the - newly renovated and extended - restaurant is first class. The service during the meal itself can not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We attended to celebrate our son's graduation and this place did not dissapoint from the moment of booking til ordering a taxi at the end of the night. Online booking very smooth, a courtesy call on the morning of the visit, the greeting on arrival, cocktails in the bar all excellent. We opted for the classic tasting menu at a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Kitchen lived up to its reputation. My wife is a chef and her expectations are clear...the staff and food at the Kitchin met or exceeded all of them. Excellent service, Scottish farm to table philosophy, fresh ingredients, careful but not too embellished presentation, and a sommelier that knows his wine list to the tee -as an Italian wine connoisseur... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wow, what a place. Absolutely blown away by the experience from start to finish. We dined here with clients during a 2 day visit and it was simply stunning, which is high praise indeed considering we all work in the high end food retail industry! Firstly the surroundings and atmosphere of the place are perfect, a relaxed yet smart air... More 

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Additional Information about The Kitchin

Address: 78 Commercial Quay | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6LX, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 555 1755
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
Open Hours:
Tuesday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 199
Cuisine: Scottish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 78 Commercial Quay | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6LX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: 0131 555 1755

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 199
  • Cuisine: Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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