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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

Wonderful food and very cordial wait staff.

Jim Duncan 22 September 2016
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 (40)
  • lunch (34)
  • value (28)
  • romantic (11)
  • trendy (7)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • al fresco (5)
  • child friendly (5)
  • private dining (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • views (4)
  • business (3)
  • large parties (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

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

  • ((((( by from Larkhall

    Friendly welcoming service.
    Excellent baba ganoush, fried haloumi, chargrilled lamb chops and chargrilled chicken with pomegranate rice.
    Great window seat for people watching.

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    Wonderful food and very cordial wait staff.

  • ((((( by from Glasgow

    Love the Meze curry

  • ((((* by from Bo'ness

    Fabulous food, lots of options and reasonable prices. Laila`s Bistro has a lovely atmosphere and I can`t wait to go back to try different dishes.

  • (**** by from Livingston

    Great food and surroundings. All round enjoyable dining experience ??

  • ((((* by from Edinburgh

    Nice relaxed and friendly restaurant. We just had mezes this time but my favourite dish there is the lamb chops

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    Lovely little bistro with very friendly and personable service. Food is excellent. Highly recommend

  • ((((* by from Calgary, Canada

    We enjoyed our dinner. The food was piping hot and very tasty. The prices were reasonable and the atmosphere was warm and comfortable. We plan on returning tonight!

  • ((((* by from Edinburgh

    Great food, prices and staff

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