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6a Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DH

(((() British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Efficient fruendly service
Delicious food
Nice view out over the street

Daphne Loads 24 December 2016
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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  • child friendly (7)
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  • ((((* 8 January 2017 by Ruth Bowen from Edinburgh

    We enjoyed a light lunch here - 2 adults and 2 children. Relaxed and informal, nice menu. Not a specially child friendly menu but my daughter enjoyed smoke salmon and scrambled eggs from the breakfast menu. Great coffee too.

  • ((((* 5 January 2017 by Magda from Edinburgh

    Great venue, tasty food and friendly service. Relaxed but somehow elegant at the same time.

  • ((((( 31 December 2016 by Ian Inglis from Edinburgh

    What a fantastic experience! We were running 35 minutes late and we were met by a cheery no problem attitude. So welcoming! But we were going to the ballet and time was tight. We only had 45 minutes to eat and the restaurant was full. We ate in 40 minutes. The waiting staff and chef bust a gut to meet our demands. What a rewarding experience!!!

  • ((((( 24 December 2016 by Daphne Loads from Edinburgh

    Efficient fruendly service
    Delicious food
    Nice view out over the street

  • ((((( 23 December 2016 by Anne Rarity from Edinburgh

    Interesting menu with a range of options to suit most tastes. Quirky, retro decor.

  • ((((( 22 December 2016 by Alasdair from Edinburgh

    Spoon is a constant favourite. This was a pre-theatre trip (it's ideally located for the Festival Theatre) so we had the pre-theatre menu. That meant excellent chicken broth to start for me followed by an unusual and very nice mushroom and barley bolognese. My girlfriend had partridge, cod and sticky toffee pudding (with which I helped out a bit), with no weak links. Bottle of Schiehallion beer for me, glass of pinot grigio for her. Service at Spoon can occasionally be a little on the leisurely side, but last night it was very prompt, even though the place was as busy as I can recall seeing it. The whole experience was first rate.

  • ((((( 21 December 2016 by Ryan Smith from Glasgow

    Quirky decor, quick service, great food and perfectly located if you're heading to the festival theatre.

  • ((((( 18 December 2016 by Ruth Foster from Edinburgh

    Delicious pre-theatre meal, very reasonable price and helpful information about gluten-free options

  • ((((( 16 December 2016 by Julia Macleod from Edinburgh

    Lovely vibe & staff, and the food was delicious!

  • ((((* 11 December 2016 by Elina Cottyn from Edinburgh

    Friendly staff, quick service, nice dishes (I had the waffles with bacon)

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