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#284 of 1,788 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Southside & Holyrood
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24 Nicolson Square | EH8 9BU, Edinburgh, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my husband come to Edinburgh from Aberdeen especially to eat at this Restaurant. Quality authentic food always. My favourite dish is the Farouj Meshwi.

Thank Archi T
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favourite restaurants in Edinburgh but mainly because I love Lebanese food. The set meal has fantastic starter as you get to try lots of different small plates. BYOB so remember to take along alcohol if you want to have a drink. Area outside for dining and for shisha pipe if so wish. Service isn't the best but... More 

Thank Gingeroadonis
Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was friendly and quick but the food was disappointing. It was all quite bland and of average quality.

Thank teddy1998
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Real authentic food, very friendly staff. affordable prices. will definitely be going back. would recommend the hummus starters :)

Thank joseflinnhoff
Bradford, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Pramudya A
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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