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The Edinburgh Larder Bistro

1a Alva Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4PH 0131 268 0236

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Main course: £14
Food spend: £28
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 22:00.

Lovely meal & good service. Bought bread that was on sale - very nice too.

Moira Turner 25 April 2014

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Championing the best in Scottish produce, The Edinburgh Larder Bistro offers wholesome bistro cuisine. A cosy, homely dining room is offset by a bright and airy conservatory, where guests can sample a range of Scottish malt whiskies.

Sourcing the finest ingredients from trusted, local suppliers, The Edinburgh Larder restaurant works closely with premium fishmongers, farmers and growers. A creative menu at The Larder Bistro includes dishes like roast pheasant and pear with winter vegetable crush, mulled wine-glazed chicken liver parfait, or a decadent dark chocolate tart with boozy ice cream.

Behind the bar, delicious botanical drinks brewed in Scotland are served alongside wines from artisanal vineyards, a specialist whisky selection, and cordials made in house. Hot drinks at The Edinburgh Larder include fine Eteaket teas, and rich, freshly-roasted coffee from a local supplier.

Offering a taste of the Scottish countryside, The Edinburgh Bistro sits just 3 minutes’ walk from the shopper’s haven of Princes Street.

The Edinburgh Larder Bistro

1a Alva Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4PH

Contact +44 1312254599
Reservations 0131 268 0236

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Customer reviews for The Edinburgh Larder Bistro

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  • dinner (18)
  • lunch (14)
  • romantic (10)
  • value (8)
  • large parties (6)
  • private dining (6)
  • business (5)
  • trendy (5)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (2)
  • child friendly (2)
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  • ((((* by from Edinburgh

    A nice overall experience - good decor, excellent food, moderate service.

  • ((((* by from Edinburgh

    The food was very good, likewise the service. Is a bit pricey for lunch though.

  • (((** by from Edinburgh

    Fabulous! Great atmosphere, good service if a little slow, but we didn't mind that to be honest as we were happy to chill and chat. Food was superb.

  • ((((( by from EDINBURGH

    Lovely meal & good service. Bought bread that was on sale - very nice too.

  • ((((* by from Edinburgh

    Used a voucher and as such had limited choices 3 starters and 3 mains that said food was good and service attentive

  • ((((* by from Edinburgh

    We dinned at lunchtime and only had soup, sandwich and cake. The soup was cauliflower and Arran mustard and it was lovely the sandwich was smoked salmon and my cake was chocolate and beetroot which were all very good. Would definitely go back for dinner to try some more of their food.

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    Lovely surroundings. Great food.

  • ((((* by from Edinburgh

    Loved the rustic and decor. Lunch menu had some interesting dishes. Very much enjoyed the hot smoked salmon and horseradish pate although the walnut bread was good it didn't taste much of walnuts.Ginger burnt cream and cinnamon tasting biscuits were delicious. My companion enjoyed the celeriac soup.
    However the service could have been a little friendlier..We had to ask for butter, then a knife for it and neither request was greeted with much enthusiasm. Coffee for companion came with hot milk not the cold requested. Again this was replaced but lack of warmth or smile very evident.
    I loved the food and decor but a friendlier warmer welcome would lift the ambience enormously

  • (((** by from Edinburgh

    we had a great time on saturday! although the service was on the slow side it made up for it with great smiles and friendly banter, so no problems there.

    The food was lovely, but i found that both my starter and main were over salted, and cold. the starter's meat showed evicence of having stood under the hot lamps for a while (the meat became dark red and dry, very distict). However it tasted good.
    The main was also on the cold/barely luke warm side but we had waitied a long while and my colleagues was piping hot, so there must have been something off with the timing of the dishes in the kitchen. again slightly oversalted in places (and i like my salt), but overall the taste was good and there was enough, no doubt!

    I really enjoyed it and will go back, but those little things let me to think the value was not as great as last time i ate there.

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    Lunch was very good - excellent value for money

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