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6a Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DH

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

Had lovely pre theatre meal. Appreciated service anticipating early payment of bill so we wouldn't be held up.
Like the relaxed, informal style. Thank you.

Jane Schonveld 02 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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4.6 (((() (based on 25 reviews)
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  • dinner (20)
  • lunch (13)
  • value (13)
  • breakfast (8)
  • afternoon tea (6)
  • large parties (6)
  • trendy (5)
  • child friendly (4)
  • romantic (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • business (1)
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  • ((((* 3 December 2016 by Alan Clark from Edinburgh

    Good quality informal bistro experience. Rapid service was particularly valuable for a pre-theatre visit.

  • ((((* 3 December 2016 by Susan Spilsbury from Edinburgh

    Lovely salmon main course and warm rhubarb dessert. Always delightful there, good food reasonably priced. Lovely atmosphere, great service.

  • ((((( 2 December 2016 by Jane Schonveld from Edinburgh

    Had lovely pre theatre meal. Appreciated service anticipating early payment of bill so we wouldn't be held up.
    Like the relaxed, informal style. Thank you.

  • ((((* 28 November 2016 by Imogen Holder from Edinburgh

    The service was very poor. Took over two hours for us to have breakfast, took ten minutes to bring some butter for toast and had to bring bill up to the counter because no one would take our payment.

  • ((((( 28 November 2016 by James Chow from Edinburgh

    Every dish on the main menu felt like it was create with love. I tasted 4 main dishes as I took a small taste from my friends plate. They were all amazing well put together. All the flavorers were well balanced, from the fish, beef, pork and vegetarian dishes were all perfectly thought out.
    Our friend who is vegetarian loved that one of the two specials were vegetarian.
    Highly recommend eating at Spoon.

  • ((((( 28 November 2016 by Julie Gray from Darlington

    We had a great time. The food was wonderful and the staff attentive.

  • ((((* 25 November 2016 by Ruth Shearer from Edinburgh

    Love Spoon. Food good, staff lovely but service ....

  • ((((( 25 November 2016 by John Adams from Edinburgh

    Nice vibe, efficient service, excellent pre-show menu

  • ((((* 21 November 2016 by ACL from Edinburgh

    Waiter service excellent but chefs slow so had to eat at gallop before pre theatre

  • (((** 15 November 2016 by Wendy Lund from East lotjian

    Marvellous food and ambiance and attentive lovely service.
    Would appreciate fresh coat of paint around esp toilets and in some places a jolly good scrub.Your lights need a good dust!!

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