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The Engine Shed - CLOSED

19 St. Leonards Lane, Edinburgh EH8 9SH, Scotland
+44 131 662 0040
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Jan 25, 2015
“Fantastic place :)”
Jan 11, 2015
“Simple, decent, good value food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
19 St. Leonards Lane, Edinburgh EH8 9SH, Scotland
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

I've lived in Edinburgh all my life and only just visited the Engine Shed for the first time. I don't know what took me so long! I will definitely be back! It is a nice homely cafe and, most importantly, the food was fantastic and...More

Thank Anokhi10
Reviewed May 6, 2014

I first heard of this place when I came across their recipe book nearly 14 years ago and have wanted to visit ever since. Not often in Edinburgh and when I tried to visit once before it was closed! Made it today and the wait...More

Thank brianfromcarlisle
Reviewed May 5, 2014

We went to this restaurant/café as a family. There is a wide choice of cakes and snacks available as well the two veggie main meals of the day. However there is a range of salads and drinks on offer. The restaurant is in a refurbed...More

Thank Ian T
Reviewed April 13, 2014

What a fantastic place. Excellent wholefoods and snacks. I'm not one to search out vegetarian restaurants but this place is the exception to all my rules. Slightly off the beaten track but well worth the effort if you go there. Excellent soups. Lovely rolls and...More

Thank Paddyhibernian
Reviewed November 21, 2013

Husband and I went for a quick lunch but found ourselves happy to sit.... very warm and friendly atmosphere with excellent quality food and service to match. We had soup and quiche as well as coffee and scones, there is an abundance of cakes which...More

Thank Annie768
Reviewed October 17, 2013

This was our 1st visit and we were sorry we had eaten lunch earlier as the food looked delicious and was so reasonably priced. We had tea, scones and our daughter had vegan chocolate cake. The staff were friendly and professional and the cafe was...More

Thank CMF101
Reviewed October 4, 2013

came here for family lunch including a toddler. Good choice of veggie/vegan food - more than enough to choose from even though I'm not either vegetarian or vegan. Prices are good, place is generally bright and friendly. Water jugs freely available. High chairs freely available,...More

Thank pf79
Reviewed September 24, 2013

I have been meeting friends for lunch here regularly for a few years. Always good value with cheerful staff and large portions! Long may it continue!!

Thank Joanne L
Reviewed September 14, 2013

I visited The Engine Shed yesterday with family having read good things on TripAdvisor. I was not disappointed! It's a lovely, bright cafe with a good selection of reasonably priced food. I had couscous with roasted vegetables which was lovely although the portion size was...More

Thank Jenni S
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Welsh cousins were staying with our Scottish cousin in Edindurgh so I came over from Ireland for a little reunion. The Edinburgh residents recommended The Engine Shed as a meeting place for lunch and explained the background. I went happily, not expecting great food but...More

Thank kiltie59
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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  • Address: 19 St. Leonards Lane, Edinburgh EH8 9SH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighborhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 662 0040
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