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6a Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DH

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

Fantastic, relaxed, friendly atmosphere with delicious food. A wonderful gem of a restaurant.

Sarah Cowen 17 February 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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  • trendy (12)
  • breakfast (11)
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  • afternoon tea (10)
  • child friendly (8)
  • romantic (7)
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  • ((((* 20 February 2017 by Sarah Kaveney from Cardiff

    Great service

  • ((((( 17 February 2017 by Sarah Cowen from Edinburgh

    Fantastic, relaxed, friendly atmosphere with delicious food. A wonderful gem of a restaurant.

  • ((((( 15 February 2017 by Ryan Howe from Glasgow

    Absoultely loved it. The atmosphere was amazing when we walked in, the lighting and decorations were warm and comfy feeling. There were several diners in but it was still quiet and subdued. The service was also friendly and quick!
    Best. Meal. I. Ever. Had.

  • ((((( 28 January 2017 by Avril Veitch from Bo'ness

    Food was very creative and absolutely delicious. Quinoa salad starter was beautifully flavoured. Loved the quirky decor and staff were extremely friendly.

  • ((((( 23 January 2017 by Lika Sikorska from Edinburgh

    We had a very lovely lunch. The staff were attentive, friendly and kind. The menu was exciting and very well-priced and the overall experience was relaxing and enjoyable for both myself and my guest.
    I'll definitely be back!

  • ((((* 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.

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