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Sponsored by: Checkpoint

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Plenty of vegetarian options
1. Plenty of vegetarian options
"I had the vegan breakfast, would recommend 👍"
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2. Amazing brunch
2. Amazing brunch
"I think I can honestly say it’s the best breakfast I’ve ever had!"
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3. Interesting evening menu
3. Interesting evening menu
"Lovely menu not the average boring standard stuff!"
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Fresh, locally sourced menu with a large influence of cuisine from around the globe. Excellent wine/beers and cocktails served until late. Comfortable, relaxed service with plenty of room for large groups. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
$5 - $17
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
European, British, Italian, Contemporary, Healthy
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Good food, easy people, good-vibes space, prime location. Brilliant introduction to Edinburgh, just off the plane.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank mcs530
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Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Three of us went for food and a few drinks on a evening out in Edinburgh. We had booked to ensure we got a table, and were welcomed to a busy but not crowded restaurant. Nice environment with lots of candles, and friendly and efficient...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We sat at the bar, and had terrific burgers and hard cider. The service was not fast, but it it was friendly. We’ll go back.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Booked for early evening dinner during the festival with friends. The bar offers a good selection of drinks however I would recommend not to order Prosecco as they use small glasses that are filled to the brim. There is a good choice of food. All...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Stephenley
Reviewed 6 days ago

Noisy, dirty, food ordered, one dish came, no sign of the other, after asking the waitress said it would be a further 10 mins so we said forget it.... They did bring it eventually and didn't charge us but it was inedible. The claim they...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank BethW1713
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time here yesterday here. Just had a snack and a cappuccino. Great staff good price. Will come back again

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank OliviaMunro
nikw2016, Owner at Checkpoint, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much! Look forward to seeing you again soon then.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for Sunday brunch during the festival and it really wasn't worth the wait. The restaurant wasn't that busy, but the service was awful and the food average at best. We waited over 30 minutes to place our order, having tried to get the...More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank acjjonesy
nikw2016, Owner at Checkpoint, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are really sorry that we let you down when you visited, and can only apologise. We’d had a tough Festival weekend and had a couple of our kitchen staff leave us short over the weekend. There’s no excuse for bad service but just want...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrible service, no one bothered clear any of the empty glasses or bottles from the table, minor issues. The main problem came after waiting an hour for our main courses after our starters came within 15. I can only imagine there was an issue in...More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank Cjwalker6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here as we were staying round the corner. Menu had no real surprises but the did everything very well. I would rate the creme brûlée’s excellent. Staff wonderful helpful chatty but not in your face. Well worth a visit and excellent value.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank DominicanBillyBob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal with extended family. Relaxed atmosphere and very good service. Between us we had all the burger varieties from beef to vegetarian and we’re all happy (although there was some competitive behaviour over the individual bowls of ketchup! This tension was alleviated...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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January 26, 2019|
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