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6a Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DH

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Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

I like this place. Lots of light and room and we were left alone to enjoy our chat and food. My dish - a sweet potato gratin- was truly excellent.

Sue Macfadyen 19 May 2017
from Edinburgh

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A funky blend of casual cafe and modern restaurant, Spoon in Edinburgh Old Town draws diners in with its inventive menu of Scottish and European recipes, freshly made cakes, and simple style.

Wholesome, healthy recipes feature throughout the Spoon menu, with plenty of gluten-free and dairy-free options. Regional flavours are showcased in dishes like Scottish asparagus with lemon and chilli mash and romesco sauce, and there are fresh seafood options such as chargrilled herring fillet with fennel, watercress and lemon. Exotic tastes from overseas can be found in dishes like the saag aloo with coriander and lime yoghurt, while the sides range from patatas bravas to a selection of Scottish cheeses.

There are a great selection of freshly made cakes to enjoy throughout the day at Spoon Edinburgh, while the concise wine list includes bottles from the old and new worlds. Brunch is also a popular option here, with crowd pleasing choices ranging from rolls with sausage, egg and black pudding, through to toasted waffles with bacon, blueberries and maple syrup.

Moments from the Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Spoon offers pre-theatre menus, while Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station is only 10 minutes' walk away.


6a Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DH

Contact +44 1316231752

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  • ((((( 23 May 2017 by Lorna Hutton from Cockermouth

    Great place to eat

  • ((((( 20 May 2017 by Sue Churchill from Berwick-Upon-Tweed

    We were looking for somewhere close to the Festival Theatre for a pre-theatre supper and a friend recommended Spoon. We were not disappointed. The staff were welcoming and friendly, the environment was delightfully bohemian and the food delicious. We very much appreciated the vegetarian options, and my Cabernet Sauvignon was superb. We will be coming back soon for lunch. Thankyou.

  • ((((( 19 May 2017 by Sue Macfadyen from Edinburgh

    I like this place. Lots of light and room and we were left alone to enjoy our chat and food. My dish - a sweet potato gratin- was truly excellent.

  • ((((* 14 May 2017 by Claudine Parkinson from Edinburgh

    We had the two antipasto sharing platters which were both lovely & plenty to feed the three of us. Service was great. Only negative was it was quite noisy, just with peoples voices so it was difficult to hear each other. Not sure what they could do about that-more soft furnishings maybe to absorb it? Otherwise was fab, love all the quirky mismatched furniture & crockery too.

  • ((((( 14 May 2017 by Jessia Barker from Edinburgh

    Food was tasty, well cooked and arrived promptly which allowed us to go on to the theatre in plenty of time, and they coped well with last minute addition of a baby, who they provided a seat for and offered to assist us in any way the could.

  • ((((* 13 May 2017 by Lunchlady from Edinburgh

    Lovely cinnamon and star anise tea.

  • ((((( 13 May 2017 by Louise Peterkin from Edinburgh

    I really liked Spoon! Great tasty food and a relaxing ambience. Quirky, vintage style decor and friendly and accommodating service. Would go back in a heartbeat.

  • ((((( 13 May 2017 by John Adams from Edinburgh

    Great atmosphere, good staff, straight forward good food

  • ((((( 12 May 2017 by Isla Fraser from Edinburgh

    Food, atmosphere and service was delightful. Our waitress/server was so friendly and professional - we did not catch her name, but thank you. Will be back again.

  • (**** 10 May 2017 by Fiona from Edinburgh

    Disappointing overall. Service was very laid back to say the least. Good choice of starters and mains. We both chose main of fresh mackersl salad with shredded beetroot, sour cream and barely cooked plain boiled puy lentils. The portion was miniscule. The overall meal was lacking in flavour and tase.We had to ask for bread.

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