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Fig Tree Bistro

8 St. Marys Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SU, Scotland
+44 131 556 6963
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible11%
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“pancakes” (8 reviews)
“lemon chicken” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 St. Marys Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SU, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Revisited after some six years and it was a happy meeting again: friendly and helpful staff and excellent vegan food. Cool and easy atmosphere everywhere. Felt very welcome and at ease. Hope to return sooner!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Hetty44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just off the Royal mile. Enticing from the outside and welcoming in the inside. We ordered a vegan chickpea curry and a panini with curried halloumi, pesto and tomato. Both dishes were fresh and extremely tasty. We loved them. Good value for money too. Definitely...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AlMcFet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first place we ate at after arriving in Edinburgh on an early Sunday morning and we fell in love with it -- we ate breakfast there 4 days in a row! What a quaint little establishment this is! It's quiet and, once...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rainbow chicken salad was amazing. Great wee place, cool decor and friendly staff. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank HughestheDaddy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Atmosphere was nice but service was lacking. Food came out fast, we ordered the lentil soup, fish and chips and the lamb shish. Soup was delicious and so was the lamb shish. My aunty and cousin both had the fish and chips, I wouldn't have...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KaterinaAndr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great veggie fry up and I'm not even veggie, and the eggs florentine that my wife had were delightful, sat out in the garden area , in the winter sun, lovely!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tcampapril
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Good food and a very nice garden at the back of the restaurant, a good place for a stop while exploring the Royal Mile

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Chris T
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Just hopped in for some tea and coffee. Enjoyed te chocolate brownie and the zuchini lime pie which was smilling to us in the front window. Nice place, near the Royal Mile (but not filled with Turists), good service, delicious cake.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank obstinati
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We were three, came for brunch. Had the soup of the day, the salmon omelette and the eggs Benedict. Then the brownie and the carrot cake. Everything was simply delish, the service was nice, the bread was good as well, properly toasted. Fresh garnish salads....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Costanzzz
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

During the Edinburgh Fringe good restaurants with space are hard to find. The atmosphere and food on here were exceptional and we weren’t made to feel rushed. Lovely surroundings too, including a courtyard. We will be back next year!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Leximum
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 St. Marys Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 6963
Friendly neighbourhood Bistro in the centre of Edinburgh Old Town, with a family orientated feel. Encompassing Turkish, Mediterranean and Scottish cuisine serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Come and enjoy our courtyard garden, perfect for sitting out in on a lovely day.
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