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#280 of 1,789 Restaurants in Edinburgh
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Southside & Holyrood
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24 Nicolson Square | EH8 9BU, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I first visited this lovely place five years ago. It's got better! Food, service and atmosphere were all excellent. Just come back from a great night with my daughters and partner. Hope to be back soon.

Thank Alison H
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Lots of foods, large portion, and excellent dish, especially the chicken, it's very tasty... And also great setting.

Thank Pramudya A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food is extremely delicious. Its one of the best restaurant in Edinburgh I have ever been. I strongly recommend this place for those who want to taste middle east cuisine.

Thank Zeynel a
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place had a romantic mood, great setting. Food very tasty, well presented. I would highly recommend to friends visiting the city.

Thank Dayana_Ariffin
Reigate, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Middle East and Turkish restaurants are now fairly common in most cities but the food here was very authentic and had great choice for veg and non-veg. The main problem is that you can easily get carried away by ordering too much but luckily our waiter stopped us from doing so. We had a hot and cold meze made up... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastiskt service och de bästa lammkotletter jag någonsin ätit!!! Fantastic service and the best lambchops I have ever eaten!!! Do not miss this, and don't forget to bring your own wine!

Thank Cecilia M
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a mix of starters. Lots of food nice large portions,each dish was exceptional . Note it is bring your own wine. Lovely mix of diners . The food was fantastic.

Thank debs086
Cannock, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We try and eat at this restaurant when we are in Edinburgh for our annual Fringe visit. Again, this year it did not disappoint. The staff are very friendly and helpful in fitting you in during the busy time of the Fringe. Like most restaurants in Edinburgh at this time, you cannot book but we were accommodated very quickly. The... More 

Thank TallBloke68
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant food and exceptional service. Staff are also very polite and attentive. Also the best shisha I have had at a restaurant. Would recommend everyone to try this place out you won't be disappointed.

Thank Tonny4424
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled across Beirut it as we were looking for something to eat. Service was a little slow but we didn't mind as it was BYOB so we were happy to enjoy our drinks whilst we waited. Food was delicious, very fresh and authentic. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank MichaelNot

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Halal, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
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: 0131-6679919

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Southside & Holyrood

Neighborhood Profile
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 Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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