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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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Today
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 86
    Average
  • 27
    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
Worth travelling a long way to experience.

This was our second visit to this fantastic restaurant .We went at lunch time and ordered off the set lunch menu. Since we last visited in Sepember 2013, The Kitchen has expanded thus offering a much more spacious and elegant bar where you can relax, have an aperitif , soak in the warmth and their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Hobblingchef
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North Yorkshire, England
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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North Yorkshire, England
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit to this fantastic restaurant .We went at lunch time and ordered off the set lunch menu. Since we last visited in Sepember 2013, The Kitchen has expanded thus offering a much more spacious and elegant bar where you can relax, have an aperitif , soak in the warmth and their professionalism, whilst you have the... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch today to celebrate my mum's 85th birthday. The service was faultless. We ate in a private room and were extremely well looked after. Fantastic food and meticulous attention to detail. Can't wait to go back!

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Forfar, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

My brother and his wife got us a voucher for the Kitchin for our 50th birthday. We did as advised and booked 6 months in advance, and then we waited.......boy was it worth it! We went for the Seasonal Surprise tasting menu and yes it really is a surprise as they still don't tell you what you are getting after... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Visited for lunch in summer ...one of the best lunch experiences. The food, staff, and restaurant were wonderful. I had lobster special starter I really liked. If you are in edinburgh and you can get a reservation, this is a must.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Having been last year, we thought it was the best we had ever tried. This time it was poor. Poor presentation over salted so everything tasted the same and a 45 minute wait for them to take our sweet order, lots of staff but totally ignored us. This incidentally was the alacart menu, twice the price of the set lunch.... More 

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scotland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We had a meal at this restaurant a few weeks ago,what can I say excellent. When we arrived we where shown to the very comfy bar area where we ordered our some very tasty cocktails we were then given some advice on the menu as it was our first time,also had some lovely pre starters,made feel very welcome. We opted... More 

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Glasgow
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I ate at The Kitchin on Saturday night with 2 girlfriends and it was excellent nearly all counts. The only negative was that it took the waiting staff too long to take a drinks order when we first arrived. I also feel that the piece of cucumber in my Hendricks Gin could have been cut in a nicer way rather... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We went in the evening and arrived by taxi and, it being our first visit, almost walked past the unassuming restaurant entrance. We arrived early to try out the bar and were greeted by very friendly staff. Tom Kitchen was in his kitchen which was nice to see although he didn't venture out whilst we were there so perhaps he... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I ate off the fixed price lunch menu, which was excellent and good value for money. The whole experience was brilliant, with a welcome at the door, attentive service throughout and a good atmosphere. This was our second visit and was equally as good as the previous one. Whilst the whole meal was good, we both agreed... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Our daughter gave us a £100 Voucher for this restaurant for Christmas 2013. It was valid for a year so in our minds we thought we had until last Christmas to use it and planned to go to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Unfortunately our daughter had bought it earlier in the year so it expired. I telephoned the restaurant... More 

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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 0 - 199

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?