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6a Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DH

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

Enjoyed the atmosphere, delicious food, welcoming, efficient and helpful staff

Ellenore 19 November 2018
from West Ferry (Dundee)

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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 159 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (119)
  • lunch (89)
  • value (76)
  • trendy (54)
  • large parties (44)
  • afternoon tea (34)
  • child friendly (32)
  • breakfast (30)
  • romantic (18)
  • private dining (13)
  • views (13)
  • business (9)
  • entertainment (6)
  • al fresco (4)
  • luxury (1)
  • ((((( 19 November 2018 by Ellenore from West Ferry (Dundee)

    Enjoyed the atmosphere, delicious food, welcoming, efficient and helpful staff

  • ((((( 4 November 2018 by Michael from Middlesbrough

    Enjoyed the food, good value.

  • ((((* 3 November 2018 by Anne from Edinburgh

    The food was very good and the service was excellent. Some of our party were held up in traffic and the staff managed to serve them very quickly so we could make it to the theatre on time. My only complaint, which I should have raised at the time, was that a service charge was added to the bill. We were a party of 9. My understanding was that a service charge only applied to groups of 10 or more.

  • ((((* 2 November 2018 by Diane from Stirling

    Great food & great service. Would like to see special change more y.

  • ((((* 2 November 2018 by Vicky from Edinburgh

    Great pre theatre service

  • ((((* 22 October 2018 by H from Edinburgh

    Love the atmosphere of Spoon, staff friendly and efficient.
    Food has always been fantastic every time I have visited, simple and tasty.

  • (((** 22 October 2018 by Marilyn from Peebles

    The Spoon is a quirky, lively restaurant conveniently situated opposite the festival theatre. The staff are pleasant and helpful - but really rushed at busy times. The food was excellent and very tasty. My only quibble is the shabbiness of the ladies loos - the collages of old magazines on the inside of the doors was quirky and interesting a few years ago, but is now past its' best and needs sprucing up. Otherwise, this is our restaurant of choice for a theatre visit and we love the buzz and good food above all. Thank you

  • ((((* 22 October 2018 by Janet from Edinburgh

    Tasty food and cheerful good service

  • ((((* 20 October 2018 by Natalie from Edinburgh

    Great service from the lovely ginger haired lady and good food. Great pre festival theatre show venue.

  • ((((( 17 October 2018 by Angie from Rheinfelden

    Jederzeit wieder. Leckeres frisches Essen.

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