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The Kitchin

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78 Commercial Quay | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6LX, Scotland
0131 555 1755
Website
Today
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 1108
    Excellent
  • 173
    Very good
  • 84
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Fantastic

This was our first visit to The Kitchin. We had the most amazing experience, the food was absolutely delicious and could not fault the service. Loved how you could see the kitchen in operation along with Tom Kitchin himself supervising. All in all The Kitchin certainly was the ultimate fine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
SharonBrogan
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Hawick, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
Hawick, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to The Kitchin. We had the most amazing experience, the food was absolutely delicious and could not fault the service. Loved how you could see the kitchen in operation along with Tom Kitchin himself supervising. All in all The Kitchin certainly was the ultimate fine dining experience for us, we will return .....

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Edinburgh
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I'm struggling to remember a better meal. Everything about our visit was perfect. The food was superb, every course beautifully presented, well balanced and delicious - fantastic cooking, with the goings on in the kitchen clearly visible (a zen-like calm seemed to be the pervading atmosphere in there). We asked the sommelier to match a glass of wine to each... More 

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Edinburgh
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Went to The Kitchen last Saturday for a special birthday meal with a couple of friends. Our first visit. Truly exceptionally friendly and courteous helpful staff. Tom Kitchen supervising and also came out and greeted us as we had drinks before going to our table, very personable indeed. Cocktails superb. Service, highly attentive but at the same time totally unobtrusive.... More 

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Wow we have just returned from another visit to the Kitchin restaurant - the whole place has been restyled and a great venue has now been improved upgraded and re-invented whilst still retaining the original charm and ambiance - I am a lover of good food however this isnt good its fabulous - Tom must be well on his way... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

When I visit my daughter in Edinburgh we try to eat out somewhere special for lunch or afternoon tea. She has eaten here several times but this was my first visit to Kitchin. We really liked the extended restaurant space with a good view of the food preparation area with Tom Kitchin himself supervising. We opted for the 3 course... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I took my Dad here for lunch as a birthday treat, our first visit to a starred establishment. The restaurant is very stylishly decorated and the staff were welcoming although it would appear they are discouraged from overly interacting with the diners for although the service was excellent and unobtrusive it was also a bit impersonal. It is obviously not... More 

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Edinburgh
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We were given a gift of a voucher for the set lunch menu with wine. We have visited Castle Terrace - the sister restaurant to the Kitchin - a few times and yes, the Kitchin has exactly the same high standards. The staff are welcoming and efficient, the sommeliers knowledgeable the dishes and the wines were explained to us and... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Incredibly tasty food and cocktails pre dinner. Really interesting to see the kitchen working during the meal including the man himself! Loved the little map telling you where your food comes from. Service excellent, perhaps a little more attentive and knowledgable than I'm used to but then this was a very special treat.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to The Kitchin. Our children booked and paid for this as a present for my husbands 60th Birthday. We had the most amazing experience, the food was absolutely delicious and could not fault the service. We got to meet Tom and some of his chefs by invitation to the kitchen. All in all The Kitchin... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I visited the kitchin some time ago and never left a review, I was having lunch before master chef auditions, I had a set 3 course lunch and it was fantastic, beautiful seasonal produce, excellent flavours and combinations as you would expect from tom, the staff and service I received was second to none, there was a very large table... 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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