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6a Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DH

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

Fabulous food, quirky and original choices, great service.

Roisin Hurst 27 August 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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Customer reviews for Spoon

4.7 (((() (based on 10 reviews)
100% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (8)
  • value (6)
  • breakfast (5)
  • lunch (5)
  • large parties (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • child friendly (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • romantic (1)
  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    Excellent food and great service. Lovely restaurant, most enjoyable!

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    Small menu but tasty. Great ambience

  • ((((( by from Glasgow

    Very friendly and nice service and good informal atmosphere.

  • ((((* by from Edinburgh

    Another enjoyable meal in relaxed atmosphere. Always great service and good value food.

  • ((((( by from Burntisland

    Excellent food. Lovely people. Great value for money. Starter of pickled herring potatoes beans for incredible. Pork belly soft filling and delicious. Cheesecake base was rather thick though and hard to break into - far too much after such huge portions! Love the decor/ambience/quirkiness.

  • ((((* by from Aberdeen

    Friendly service. Good food albeit a little costly.

  • ((((* by from Edinburgh

    I loved the atmosphere.

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    Fabulous food, quirky and original choices, great service.

  • ((((( by from Dunblane

    We were a party of 10 coming from various parts of Scotland and the staff were very accommodating as everyone arrived at different times. I liked the range of meals available and it suited those who wanted a full lunch as well as those who wanted breakfast or just a cake and coffee. Perfect for the people in our party. Two of us had the poached egg on sourdough bread with avocado and it reminded me of breakfasts in Melbourne where they tend to offer this type of meal in most cafes and bars. I also had the ginger beer which had fresh root ginger in it, you very rarely get that in restaurants.

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    Excellent service and value

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