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6a Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DH

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

Reliably good food and really good service

David Mckerrow 22 July 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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Customer reviews for Spoon

4.5 (((() (based on 77 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (58)
  • lunch (42)
  • value (38)
  • trendy (28)
  • large parties (20)
  • afternoon tea (18)
  • breakfast (17)
  • child friendly (17)
  • romantic (9)
  • private dining (8)
  • views (8)
  • al fresco (4)
  • entertainment (4)
  • business (2)
  • luxury (1)
  • (((** 22 July 2017 by Hilary Vandore from Edinburgh

    Friendly, efficient service, eclectic decor,reasonable pricing, limited choice in pre theatre menu.

  • ((((( 22 July 2017 by David Mckerrow from Edinburgh

    Reliably good food and really good service

  • ((((* 11 July 2017 by Bianca De leo from Berlin

    The antipasti were very good! Smoked trout was a small portion compared to the other mains that we ordered. But overall, it was great!

  • ((((( 4 July 2017 by Elizabeth from Nashville

    Everything about Spoon was fantastic. Highly recommended.

  • ((((* 29 June 2017 by Sadie Miller from Edinburgh

    Excellent friendly service. Main courses - brisket and veg curry and dessert cheese cake all delicious. Great value at £14.

  • ((((( 28 June 2017 by Roger Clarke from Edunburgh

    Spoon in friendly, relaxed, unpretentious and fun. The staff are delightful and, best of all, the food is excellent.

  • ((((* 22 June 2017 by Morven Masterton from Edinburgh

    Great last minute assistance for a large booking of 14

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Philippa Chun from Edinburgh

    Lovely waiter.

  • ((((* 7 June 2017 by Christine Wilcox from Edinburgh

    lovely food and a nice atmosphere. Good service too.

  • ((((( 28 May 2017 by Simon Tett from Edinburgh

    Great. Quick business lunch.

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