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The Kitchin

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78 Commercial Street | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6LX, Scotland
0131 555 1755
Tue - Thu 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

It is a beautiful restaurant. If you are not fancypants yourself (I admit, I am not) the attentiveness of the staff can come across as giggle-inducingly obsequious. Everything you put in your mouth is extremely delicious, only beware. Squeamish or plain eaters will baulk at posdibly at least one of the painstakingly thought out morsels. I myself could probably manage... More 

Thank Val P
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933 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were greeted by Tom Kitchin himself on arrival at this beautiful restaurant. The decor and service is exceptional. We were seated and immediately served with wonderful crispbread and a salmon and crowdie cheese spread. We were then given our very own loaf of the most fabulous sour dough bread served with wonderful butter. We were given a wonderful amuse... More 

Thank susanwalsh
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited for lunch today. After several visits to the kitchin we have nothing but good things to say. It is not possible to fault the food, drink or service you receive when dining.

Thank Luke C
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What an excellent set menu can be had here at lunchtime.And we were told it is rare for the Master Chef not to be in the kitchen.Every mouthful a joy. We had course matched wines, well worth it,some wines we've never had before.

Thank Jennifer P
London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Sublime food, wonderful service and the most beautiful interiors. My clients were super impressed and we had a lovely afternoon.

Thank Cornelia6845
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Kitchin is beautifully decorated with a relaxed atmosphere and is not at all pretentious. Staff were welcoming, very attentive and knowledgeable without being overbearing. We enjoyed the set lunch menu with matched wines. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The highlight for me was the heavenly almond and plum souffle with vanilla ice-cream - a dessert to die... More 

Thank happyjam_11
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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were so looking forward to this experience and it mostly delivered with one or two little niggles. We arrived early for an excellent pre-meal cocktail and select our menus. I went for the Seasonal Surprise tasting menu and my other half chose the Classic Surprise tasting menu - the idea was that we may swap some of it between... More 

Thank Sooz0702
north east
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and i ate here one evening, 2 different tasting menu's but both with the same fabulous result. Had the wine paring also and so pleased we did. Superb and knowledgeable service and it all moved at just the right pace. It was everything we hoped for!! Treat yourself, its well worth the visit.

Thank walNorthEast
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely fabulous. Probably the best dining experience I've had. We were extremely well looked after by the very attentive staff, and the food was to die for. Thank you

Thank Bronwen N
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Given the rave reviews and the difficulty in booking we really thought this to be a splendid meal from a top chef. But our lunch was only average... the cod in the starter was a bit wet; grouse a bit overdone.. left before third course.. had coffee elsewhere.

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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
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Commercial Street | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6LX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: 0131 555 1755

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?