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6a Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DH

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  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
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Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

The atmosphere is calming. The decor is delightfully quirky. The food is delicious. The service is very good. The lamb is particularly good. There is a fine choice of wine.

Philip 19 March 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

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  • ((((* 16 May 2019 by Mike from Edinburgh

    Excellent location. Interesting decor. Tasty food. Friendly service. Would prefer no background music.

  • ((((( 19 March 2019 by Philip from Edinburgh

    The atmosphere is calming. The decor is delightfully quirky. The food is delicious. The service is very good. The lamb is particularly good. There is a fine choice of wine.

  • ((((( 19 March 2019 by Amy from Edinburgh

    We received a friendly welcome when we arrived. The service was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our 3 courses. My sister and I had exactly the same for starter and main course. Our wine choice was influenced by our waitress’ advice and I am glad we did seek it as the wine was delicious and complimented our dishes well. We really enjoyed the tasty cauliflower and sweetcorn fritters with the yummy Dahl. I thought the main course of sea bass was cooked beautifully and I just devoured it. I loved the chilli and garlic mayo and my sister loved the Thai potaoes. A very scrumptious dish, thank you. The brownie I had for dessert was good but for me the fish had trumped the chocolate!

  • ((((( 25 February 2019 by Clare from Edinburgh

    We had a lovely pre theatre meal on Friday. We all had the pre theatre menu and chose the fish which was delicious. We had a good table in the window. Service was good and helpful.

  • ((((( 20 February 2019 by Emma from Glasgow

    Good food, good drinks, great value, friendly and efficient service. Lovely atmosphere.

  • ((((* 13 February 2019 by Sarah from Edinburgh

    Breakfast and coffee was great although service was quite slow. Great location for festival theatre.

  • ((((( 12 February 2019 by Gillian from Edinburgh

    Wonderful food in a great setting. The service is excellent and it is a lovely experience dining at Spoon.

  • ((((* 12 February 2019 by Angela from Ripon

    Ambiance-very relaxed and friendly
    Food-varied but accessible menu, good value

  • ((((( 10 February 2019 by Tracey from Perth

    Querky surroundings. Delicious menu with unusual combinations (beef and beetroot goulash - strange but delicious) and really lovely helpful friendly staff. I LOVE Spoon!!

  • ((((( 25 January 2019 by Keith from Grangemouth

    A very pleasant bistro with a rather unusual menu, we had the pre-theatre menu which was ideal and very good value. It is an ideal venue if you are going to The Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

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