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The Nile Valley Cafe

6 Chapel Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AY, Scotland
+44 131 667 8200
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“wraps” (24 reviews)
“falafel” (19 reviews)
“stews” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Middle Eastern, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
6 Chapel Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AY, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We don't make it to Edinburgh very often, but whenever we do always look forward to returning to dine here. Freshly cooked food, served piping hot. Just look beyond the scruffy surroundings. Any wait for service is well worth it. Simply delicious.

Thank croc816
Reviewed 4 days ago

For £4 (in August 2018) you get a freshly made wrap with a range of veggie and vegan fillings made by the owners (looks like a family company). Ingredients are all healthy, with large and tasty falafels, broad bean salad, aubergine humous and more -...More

Thank alicem55
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We came here last year during the festival for lunch and really enjoyed the wraps, so came back this year for dinner and were not disappointed. The food is amazing - really tasty and interesting. I particularly reccommend the Fuul Mosalah, and portions are quite...More

Thank Katie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at Nile Valley for a quick lunch. The food is fantastic and cheap-as-chips. Our wraps were filled with delicious homemade falafel and ful. Would highly recommend!

Thank A-Would
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic stop-off lunch here. Friendly staff, beautiful home-cooked authentic Sudanese dishes!

Thank Mark D
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Nile Valley’s wraps are delicious, and I doubt you’ll get a better one in the whole of Edinburgh! The falafel and hummus one is my favourite, or try falafel with fuul, which is a just as good! The staff are really friendly, and service is...More

1  Thank BernieCritchley
Reviewed April 5, 2018

Their wraps are amazing and so reasonably priced considering the size and contents of them. It's really popular with students so expect a rush at lunch time and perhaps expect a rushed and hectic service at peak times.

Thank Paola T
Reviewed February 14, 2018

This place came highly recommended, and for good reason! The veggie wrap was fantastic, spicy and full of flavour. The price also is incredible.

Thank Remmy F
Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

Cannot fault the falafels and chicken, avocado, salad, toasted wrap - the best I've eaten ... ever. Also enjoyed baclava and a cup of tea to round off. However the interior could do with a bit of updating. The staff were friendly and efficient during...More

Thank grace m
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

What a bloody banger! Legend chef, opened up just for us. Was dubious looking at the menu but once the food came out we were blown away. The crispiest wings! Peanut sauce was raw sauce! Shabba! Background ting - Charlie sloth playing those sweet tunes....More

1  Thank Broxholm17
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighborhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Chapel Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighborhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 667 8200
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