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“Great place to get the laptop out!”
Review of rocksalt

rocksalt
Ranked #860 of 2,505 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $6 - $11
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place to get the laptop out!”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

This place has got a great feel to it. I regularly will work here on my laptop and enjoy the coffee. The staff are friendly and service is always excellent.

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Quite nice but pricey!”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

I've visited Rocksalt quite a few times over the last year, and generally like the food (salads especially). Sometimes I think the service could come with a bit more of a smile, and sometimes I've been disappointed (avocado that's solid or rotten is not edible!). Have found when I've mentioned my food wasn't something I could eat, it was pretty much ignored. Today I bought a takeaway soup (£2.50), small wrap (£1) and a slice of crispy cake - which came to £5.35, meaning the wee cake was £1.85, quite a lot for some rice crispies and a bit of chocolate! Meal deal is fine, but anything else adds up pretty quickly...

  • Visited August 2013
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Scotland
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Food fine-dreadful attitude to disabled lady”
Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Not a regular haunt, but was out and about in Leith and stopped here for lunch. Missus had Salad and I Soup. Food was actually very good and the Backlava was excellent. All was superb until the guy asked the disabled lady to put her scooter outside despite the rain. She had to go out and basically get carried back in!!! Another customer asked what the problem was to be told the scooter was causing an access issue. No such thing. Loads of baby prams inside. What was the difference. When asked again, the guy running the place basically said that it was his cafe and it was up to him. They need to sort out the attitude. Won't be back for this reason.

Visited June 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Poor service - average food”
Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Have been regular customers of
Rocksalt since it first opened and hoped that the new owners would keep up the standards set by Calum and his team. Unfortunately we continue to be disappointed - the new owners have not got the experience or personality to run a local place of this style. Family lunch today and had to ask for our coffees after waiting for over
15 mins, one of the mains was not as requested but let that go as couldnt be bothered waiting even longer, the chunky chips were more rotten potatoe than edible and the unsmiling owner showed no interest as usual. We always try to support local businesses and persevered with Rocksalt hoping they would grow into it but finally we admit defeat and wont be going back again.

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Cumbria, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“nice for an early breakfast”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

fairly good service, locally sourced food, they were happy to take an order for the kids that was not on the menu. the bacon and sausage was overcooked for my liking but the children thought not, and i loved the thick cunks of toast - homemade from a local bakery! cost - farly reasonable. Opened at 8am which was fab so we could have an early start to our day in Edinburgh.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Lucy J
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