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6a Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DH

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

Excellent menu Excellent service and huge thanks for accommodating our request for a shared table despite eating at different times .

Marjory Stephens 10 March 2017
from Kilsyth

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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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Customer reviews for Spoon

4.6 (((() (based on 49 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (38)
  • lunch (29)
  • value (24)
  • trendy (15)
  • afternoon tea (13)
  • breakfast (13)
  • large parties (12)
  • child friendly (10)
  • romantic (7)
  • views (4)
  • private dining (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • business (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((* 10 March 2017 by Jacquie Roberts from dundee

    Very cheerful, perfectly flexible and convenient pre-opera restaurant. Menu always interesting.

    Could benefit from better sound-proofing as it is sometimes difficult to hear companions at the same table

  • ((((( 10 March 2017 by Marjory Stephens from Kilsyth

    Excellent menu Excellent service and huge thanks for accommodating our request for a shared table despite eating at different times .

  • ((((* 10 March 2017 by Emma Waite from Edinburgh

    Lovely tasty dishes, friendly and speedy pre-theatre service.

  • ((((* 7 March 2017 by Marilyn from Edinburgh

    Lovely tasty quinoa salad

  • ((((( 26 February 2017 by Hannah Oliver from Edinburgh

    Lovely staff, fresh healthy food,
    Lovely decor

  • ((((( 26 February 2017 by Ian Watson from Edinburgh

    As usual we had a very good lunch and look forward to our next visit!

  • ((((* 25 February 2017 by MS CLARE O'DONNELL from Haddington

    Great food, served quickly for pre theatre dining. Good value too.

  • ((*** 23 February 2017 by Carolyn Agnew from Fife

    Quite a cool cafe with nice window table. Food was good but all overshadowed by slow service and inattentive & disinterested staff. Disappointed. Had heard good things and planned to visit for a while

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Karen from Doncaster

    Great food amazing service . Loved it . Good choice pre theatre menu was good value with 3 courses for £18 .

  • ((((* 20 February 2017 by Sarah Kaveney from Cardiff

    Great service

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