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Laila's Bistro

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

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

Lovely food and very helpful staff. Not rushed at all and thoroughly enjoyed our leisurely lunch. BYOB excellent as no corkage charge!

Caeris Gilliland 07 June 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 (53)
  • lunch (44)
  • value (36)
  • romantic (12)
  • trendy (8)
  • child friendly (7)
  • afternoon tea (6)
  • al fresco (6)
  • private dining (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • views (4)
  • business (3)
  • large parties (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((( 18 June 2017 by Richard Bussom from Edinburgh

    Very impressed. The staff was friendly and the food was really good. Stuffed vine leaves, lamb casserole and grilled salmon were all great. Atmosphere is cheerful/crowded. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Caeris Gilliland from Edinburgh

    Lovely food and very helpful staff. Not rushed at all and thoroughly enjoyed our leisurely lunch. BYOB excellent as no corkage charge!

  • ((((( 21 May 2017 by Ann-marie Graham from Edinburgh

    Been a few times & have loved every visit. Amazing food & tried most of the dishes. Great value for money & the restaurant is stunning. Brought a friend who has never been & loved it. I think the next time she is back she is going to bring her family. Was very impressed. Added bonus. BYOB

  • ((((( 1 May 2017 by Brigitte Dodgson from Edinburgh

    Very friendly welcome. Took mezze plate for 2. Very tasty and good value.

  • ((((( 16 April 2017 by Julie Smith from Edinburgh

    Love this place, never rushed out the door. Chicken Shawarma Wrap very tasty ??

  • ((((( 6 April 2017 by James from Edinburgh

    Lovely meal. Excellent service.

  • ((((( 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.

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