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Laila's Bistro

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

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

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!

Clare De mowbray 05 December 2016
from East lothian

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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
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  • dinner (43)
  • lunch (37)
  • value (29)
  • romantic (11)
  • 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)
  • (((** 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

  • ((((( 21 October 2016 by Alasdair Martin 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.

  • ((((( 22 September 2016 by Jim Duncan from Edinburgh

    Wonderful food and very cordial wait staff.

  • ((((( 18 September 2016 by Linda Brown from Glasgow

    Love the Meze curry

  • ((((* 27 June 2016 by Marion Stewart 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.

  • (**** 14 June 2016 by Serena Ezzi from Livingston

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

  • ((((* 8 June 2016 by Linda Orton from Edinburgh

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

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