(221 Reviews)
6a Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9DH
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Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Spoon
(based on 221 reviews)

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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)
  • By Edith W from Edinburgh
    25 August 2019

    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.

  • By Jane O from Edinburgh
    24 August 2019

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

  • By Chris H from Edinburgh
    23 August 2019


  • By Nancy M M from Edinburgh
    22 August 2019

    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.

  • By Louise B from Edinburgh
    21 August 2019

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

  • By Susan D from Edinburgh
    21 August 2019

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

  • By Amanda H from Edinburgh
    20 August 2019

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

  • By Gordon C from Edinburgh
    17 August 2019

    Never disappointed as service food wine and value all excellent every time we go

  • By Chris P from Edinburgh
    17 August 2019

    All vg.

  • By Peter B from Livingston, West Lothian
    17 August 2019

    5x Big breakfast great start to day out at Edinburgh festival

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6a Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9DH