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6a Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DH

(((() British
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25


Chris 03 September 2019
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

4.4 (((() (based on 201 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (147)
  • lunch (106)
  • value (93)
  • trendy (67)
  • large parties (47)
  • breakfast (42)
  • afternoon tea (39)
  • child friendly (35)
  • romantic (22)
  • views (16)
  • private dining (14)
  • business (10)
  • al fresco (7)
  • entertainment (7)
  • luxury (1)
  • (**** 3 September 2019 by Gill from Edinburgh

    Very disappointing. Limited menu, high prices, simple pizza arrived cold. It was replaced but we'd finished our mains before our daughter's replacement meal arrived. No offer of reduction in price till we asked, then were told they could take it off the bill 'if we wanted'. My drink not served as described. Not good enough, very unlikely to go back.

  • ((*** 3 September 2019 by Joy from Edinburgh

    Lukewarm soup .. had to go back ... very basic salad costing £8.50 .. no dressing and poor value

  • ((((( 3 September 2019 by Amanda from Edinburgh

    Fabulous food, quirky and appealing decor, excellent service. When I’m back in Edinburgh I’ll be booking again...

  • ((((( 3 September 2019 by Chris from Edinburgh


  • ((((( 1 September 2019 by Jane from Edinburgh

    Great atmosphere with very friendly staff, the menu has lots of interesting choices at good prices and the food is delicious.

  • (((** 28 August 2019 by Edith from Edinburgh

    Have been here a few times as it is convenient for festival theatre. Service always good and friendly. Portion sizes vary greatly peat smoked haddock was over cooked and small one day, whilst a few days later a antipasti starter I had as a main course ample. My husband's mushroom risotto looked like grey gloop with a large lump of goat's cheese on top. The presentation could be better.
    Having said all that food it very tasty and that is what counts.

  • (((** 26 August 2019 by JW from Edinburgh

    Interesting pleasant retro decor but don’t think the dead flowers and grease spotted menus added to the style. Ladies toilets also need a pick me up. Food was okay but for the price, lots of other better restaurants. Was very busy, so obviously popular, and sorry I didn’t enjoy it more.

  • (((** 24 August 2019 by Nancy from Edinburgh

    We enjoyed a glass of wine and the salmon fillet served with beetroot for an early dinner. Our table was by a large front window looking out at Nicholson Street.

  • ((((( 23 August 2019 by Susan from Edinburgh

    An excellent tasty meal with many choices. service very friendly and quick.

  • ((((( 22 August 2019 by Louise from Edinburgh

    I love the atmosphere in Spoon, friendly, relaxed, easy. The pecan and salted caramel cake was amazing.

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