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The Kitchin

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78 Commercial Street | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6LX, Scotland
0131 555 1755
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12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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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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Reading, England
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have eaten at many really good 2 star restaurants, but Kitchin is up there with the best of them. From the moment we arrived to the minute we left we experienced excellence in both service and cuisine. The ambience at Kitchin is classy but relaxed, perfect for enjoying the meal. We chose the Classic Tasting Surprise menu with matched... More 

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Thank jafergusonuk
Newbury, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A taxi straight from the Fringe cost around £11/12. We were a bit early, so we all enjoyed a cocktail while we waited for our table during which time Tom Kitchin himself came out to welcome his guests! The food was exquisite - couldn't fault it, and the service was excellent. The wine list was high quality and also high... More 

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Thank Diana C
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I recently visited Edinburgh with my new husband and friends. I love food and so The Kitchin was on my list of things to do. All of the staff were amazing and the food was outstanding! Tom Kitchin's motto 'From Nature to Plate' is clearly visible in both the taste and presentation of his food. We were visiting as part... More 

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Thank Robyn D
Kelty, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply wonderful lunch, every single course was fantastic. Warmly welcomed, looked after very well by friendly staff. Restaurant is always extremely busy which is wonderful to see. Food and service top notch. Our overall favourite in Scotland. Looking forward to next visit. Thanks to all for a fabulous afternoon. 😄😄

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Thank fifefoodie k
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Kitchin was absolutely superb in every way. The service was completely faultless. The one thing that stood out to me in the restaurant itself was being able to see Tom Kitchin working in the kitchen. It is very reassuring that he sees himself as a chef first and a businessman second. The food was excellent and the wine pairing... More 

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Thank DG1996
Edinburgh
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with friends and sampled the tasting menu with wine! It was fabulous!! We all changed parts of the menu for other things which was no trouble for the waiter. We even had a picture with Tom himself. Such a lovely even and we'll definitely be back.

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Thank Mcdonald79
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cant top this place. We had the tasting lunch menu and it was just hands down the best meal I have ever had. The service was absolutely fantastic and the staff were so attentive to our every needs. The food speaks for its self and was just amazing. Would 100% visit again. Fantastic to see a local business using local... More 

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Thank graemes413
Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best Michelin star restaurant we have dined in out of the 4 to date (by Feb 2016). The restaurant décor is absolutely beautiful, the staff are so attentive, discreet and you're not getting stared at, but they know when you look up and need them. We had surprise tasting menu with matching wines. The sommelier was late during one... More 

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Thank Lisa M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the set lunch menu which for a Michelin star restaurant doesn't break the bank at £29.50 for 3 amazing courses! Of course extras and drinks are more than you'd pay elsewhere but the quality and service justifies this! Go on treat yourself... Book ahead though as it is very popular, so if you want a weekend booking you're looking... More 

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Thank DotBlackwood
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply put..... Best restaurant I have ever been to. And I don't say that lightly. I'm fortunate enough to eat quite regularly at the best (and most "famous") restaurants in London and around the world.... And The Kitchin beat them all hands down. It felt completely authentic, unpretentious and uncontrived. The clientele was diverse, interesting and eclectic. People were there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$199
Cuisine
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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?