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.
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- afternoon tea (43)
- al fresco (7)
- breakfast (45)
- business (13)
- child friendly (39)
- dinner (167)
- entertainment (8)
- large parties (50)
- lunch (117)
- luxury (1)
- private dining (17)
- romantic (28)
- trendy (75)
- value (107)
- views (23)
23 November 2019
Clean, bright restaurant. Pleasant, helpful staff. Nice food. Not a lot to complain about here.
21 November 2019
It is a very good restaurant which offers value for money. The food is high quality with a varied menu, the staff are efficient and friendly and the fittings and furnishings wonderfully eclectic.
16 November 2019
Lovely, chilled out dinner. Staff were excellent about my million allergies and didn’t make me feel like a freak which is always a pleasant surprise when eating out. Thanks Spoon.
2 November 2019
We all loved our visit. Welcome and service was super, food we had was lovely, we will definitely be back. A wee hidden gem. ??
24 October 2019
It was amazing very warm, accommodating grear teas, hot chocolate, brownie and scones
18 October 2019
So lovely! Unique vibe, well spaced tables so it didn’t feel too crowded. The food was incredible, and the starters were really good sized.
12 October 2019
Lovely restaurant environment. Good staff. Great menu. Quality food.
11 October 2019
Restaurant was very nice. Service was excellent including offering advice and samples of wine to choose from. Food was excellent, and sped up when we were running out of time before the theatre performance. Excellent overall. Would definitely recommend and revisit.
10 October 2019
Beautiful setting and lovely considered menu and drink selection.
21 September 2019
Easy, calm atmosphere with lovely food. Ideal for pre theatre as Festival Theatre is opposite.