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24 Nicolson Square | Eh8 9bu, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 667 9919
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“hummus” (55 reviews)
“shawarma” (29 reviews)
“mixed grill” (42 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
24 Nicolson Square | Eh8 9bu, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ordered for home delivery so I cannot comment on the restaurant facilities but we happily over ordered so much that I feel well able to comment on the food. Absolutely delicious - every bite. They have a twist on baba ghanoush that is tahini...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Earlier for tea today I went to Beirut. Expecting nothing too big I entered the restaurant and was suprised by the very Lebanese atmosphere. Me and my family were welcomed by this guy outside and were led into the restaurant. We got seated very quickly...More

Thank Geri H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten here many times and the food is great and we would normally have rated 4. Last night when we paid our bill we were given £10.00 too little in our change. When we pointed this out to our server she grabbed the...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

We popped into the take away with a sleeping toddler in the pram and baby on our lap. The man who served us was really friendly, helpful. We had chicken wraps , mine was chargrilled , zesty and fresh and my husband enjoyed his Shwarma...More

Thank Lucy T
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Such an amazing Arab restaurant.... been coming here for years and never had a single bad experience. The staff are very friendly and have always looked after me and my family also when I was pregnant they made sure everything was appropriate for me.... they...More

Thank Rania O
Reviewed April 6, 2018

RATS IN THIS RESTAURANT! BE CAREFUL! REALLY UNHYGIENIC! If I could I would give it 0 stars. I went for dinner with my friends when we spotted a rat running behind the bar. The tall skinny guy told us that it was a mouse. A...More

8  Thank alexpeters0808
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Tasty food, good service, nice location in the heart of old town, car park available. Must try the bread and humus!

1  Thank zhirong
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Disappointing hummus + chicken starter and also deep fried minced lamb croquette. Both very dry. Another monced lamb in flatbread dish was ok bit toooo salty. Maybe i should have tried a main course dish. Generous portions so 2* up to 3.

Thank Sheumais_dha
Reviewed March 25, 2018

My last review in 2013 was very favorable: great food, good value, good service. In 2018, Beirut remains the same and has continued it's high standards. Don't fix what isn't broken! We will be back again.

1  Thank Rollingcrock
Reviewed March 15, 2018

Great place, is easy to find (and one reviewer saying not in a safe area is not true - the locale is well lit, clean and handy for buses, car parking or walking to compared to some places in a capital city). Very good choice...More

Thank Gonelocal
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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June 20, 2017|
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Response from Peter B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay, yes you can take your own wine / beer
July 6, 2016|
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Response from Yosef N | Reviewed this property |
Plenty available both meat and vegetarian. If you give a notice in advance, gluten-free bread could be provided. Hope this answers your question
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Nicolson Square | Eh8 9bu, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighborhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 667 9919
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