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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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12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 110
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  • 32
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  • 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
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We went for lunch with the wine package and had what can only be described as a heavenly meal. From the start to finish everything was a delight on the tastebuds and the wines definitely complimented the food. Tom must be proud of all of his staff as they all provided an excellent service. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Janice S
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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

We went for lunch with the wine package and had what can only be described as a heavenly meal. From the start to finish everything was a delight on the tastebuds and the wines definitely complimented the food. Tom must be proud of all of his staff as they all provided an excellent service. A special thank you to our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We hade the "Classic Kitchin Surprise Tasting Menu" and it was close to the best thing I ever have eaten.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a one michelin star restaurant in the converted bonded warehouses in Leith. The chef Tom kitchin uses Scottish fresh Scottish produce to produce a really exciting an unsusual menu. It is not cheap but we had the set menu for lunch which was delicious. The waiters are knowledgeable and attentive without being obtrusive or pretentious. They explain the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We had the seasonal tasting menu which was perfect from start to finish. Memorable dishes were certainly the seafood and the grouse which were exceptional. Even the cold consomme was so full of fresh flavours. It is nice to see the owner working in the kitchen still and the work which went into each dish easily justifies the price charged.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were celebrating a family event and hoped 'The Kitchin' would live up to expectations . It did with aplomb . What makes a great meal? Excellent staff, fresh ingredients cooked with inspiration . People who do what they say, so that two vegetarians weren't disappointed; relaxed atmosphere and great wines. This was just into game season and my grouse... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It's easy to see why The Kitchin is one of the top restaurants in the UK. We had the seasonal lunch. Everything was so full of flavour and beautifully presented. The restaurant has been recently refurbished and is lovely. Where else would your handbag get it's own stool? All the staff were lovely. A special shout out to Finlay our... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

From the moment we stepped in, the staff made sure that we had everything we needed. They were extremely accommodating with dietary requirements. The courses were amazing and the extra consommé and flat breads were fantastic! Definitely worth the trip!

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I was taken here for lunch for a birthday treat and absolutely loved it. The interiors are gorgeous with reference to Scotland but very elegantly done (we loved the wallpaper and fluffy seats in the bar!). We had the excellent value set menu and started with drinks which came with amazing crisp breads with a blue cheese dip - so... More 

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Armadale, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Fab, fab, fab - my favourite restaurant. I've been 4 times over the last couple of years & can't recommend it highly enough. Beautiful newly refurbished restaurant, great staff (especially Robert & off course chef Tom) and the most fantastic food. When I there in Feb we had the opportunity to meet Mr Kitchin in the kitchen of The Kitchin,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We had a truly wonderful meal here on August 28th. The staff were fantastic, friendly and attentive without overdoing it from the moment we arrived. We had the 7 course seasonal taster menu and we devoured each course, it was delicious and beautifully presented. Tom was in the kitchen and checking the orders as they left, we had a great... 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 199
  • Cuisine: British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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