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Laila's Bistro

63 Cockburn street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BS +44 1312689332

(((() Mediterranean
Main course: £8
Food spend: £20
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 10:00 - 22:00

Food was fabulous, so good didn't want it to finish. Lovely atmosphere and staff. Excellent value for money I would be a regular visitor if I lived in Edinburgh.

Nic Nethercott 11 March 2017
from Edinburgh

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A Mediterranean haven in the heart of Edinburgh, Laila’s Bistro serves up nutritious Middle-Eastern and international cuisine in its laidback café-bistro setting. The vibrant Laila’s follows the success of owner Jamal’s previous restaurants, Hanam’s Middle Eastern Restaurant and Pomegranate Mezze and Shisha Bar.

Middle-Eastern delicacies on the Laila’s Bistro menu such as vine leaves stuffed with aromatic rice and lemon-scented chicken wings join familiar favourites like beer-battered fish with gourmet chips and Aberdeen Angus burgers, which can be topped with flavoursome extras like sun-dried tomato tapenade. For lunch, there’s a Middle Eastern mezze plate, as well as tasty shawarma and falafel wraps.

Guests at Laila’s Bistro in Edinburgh are invited to bring their own alcohol, with no charge for corkage. Smoky, Arabic coffee is served alongside a selection of pastries, and desserts include traditional baklava with saffron and cardamom, as well as a smooth caramel parfait and delectable hot chocolate fudge cake.

Laila’s Bistro is not far from Edinburgh Waverley Station. Open 7 days a week, it is just a 3-minute walk from St Giles’ Cathedral.

Laila's Bistro

63 Cockburn street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BS

Contact +44 1312265097
Reservations +44 1312689332

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Customer reviews for Laila's Bistro

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  • dinner (48)
  • lunch (39)
  • value (33)
  • romantic (12)
  • trendy (7)
  • afternoon tea (6)
  • child friendly (6)
  • al fresco (5)
  • private dining (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • views (4)
  • business (3)
  • large parties (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((( 11 March 2017 by Nic Nethercott from Edinburgh

    Food was fabulous, so good didn't want it to finish. Lovely atmosphere and staff. Excellent value for money I would be a regular visitor if I lived in Edinburgh.

  • ((((( 10 March 2017 by Margaret Wilson from Gullane

    Relaxed comfortable atmosphere with excellent service. My companion enjoyed the chicken wrap while I had Kalamari with an excellent green salad. The prices are very reasonable and there is no corkage charge for a bottle of wine. We are certainly going to return and I will recommend it to others.

  • ((((( 27 February 2017 by Jeffrey Gable from Elgin

    The restaurant was charming and the staff polite and very attentive. The food was superb and in large portions. The atmosphere was calm and warm. We would definitely eat there again.

  • ((*** 6 February 2017 by S Reed from Edinburgh

    We're disappointed with our meal, both chose gourmet burgers advertised as coming in a ciabatta and served with salad, they came in a normal bap and no salad and very expensive for what they were. Chips were very fatty too.

  • ((((( 1 February 2017 by David Burns from Preston

    So good, we've booked in again for tonight!

  • ((((* 28 January 2017 by Jill Cook from Glasgow

    Great wee eating place, staff lovely, food delicious and an interesting menu as well as huge portions.

  • (((** 10 December 2016 by M Cunningham from Edinburgh

    I have been here many times and LOVED Lailah's. However on this occasion, I had to send my salmon back as it was such a TINY portion I had been given. Give them their due, It was replaced immediately by a "normal" portion. Also I do not like an optional donation to charity being added on to the bill. Hopefully Lailah's will rethink this and ask for donations rather than putting a sum of money on to the bill.

  • ((((( 5 December 2016 by Clare De mowbray from East lothian

    We had a great night here, lovely atmosphere, brilliant staff and delicious food. None of us had been before and all of us would go back! Totally recommend!

  • ((((( 25 October 2016 by Sam Currie from Edinburgh

    Food was excellent and staff very very pleasant and friendly. A great looking restaurant and superb value for money.

  • ((((( 22 October 2016 by Claire Keddie from Edinburgh

    Good food, nice atmosphere and excellent service. Will be back

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