(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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Recommended for

  • 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 Lesley S from Edinburgh
    17 August 2019

    Good food, good service and good ambiance.

  • By Paul T from Edinburgh
    15 August 2019

    A quirky venue of some appeal. They were busy, but it was at the 40 minute after ordering point that we asked what was happening. All 4 dishes were as bland as can be. (It takes some doing to make Cullen skunk bland, but conclusions can be drawn). Dissppointing

  • By JW W from Edinburgh
    15 August 2019

    Interesting pleasant retro decor but don’t think the dead flowers and grease spotted menus added to the style. Ladies toilets also need a pick me up. Food was okay but for the price, lots of other better restaurants. Was very busy, so obviously popular, and sorry I didn’t enjoy it more.

  • By Gill C from Edinburgh
    15 August 2019

    Very disappointing. Limited menu, high prices, simple pizza arrived cold. It was replaced but we'd finished our mains before our daughter's replacement meal arrived. No offer of reduction in price till we asked, then were told they could take it off the bill 'if we wanted'. My drink not served as described. Not good enough, very unlikely to go back.

  • By Joy G from Edinburgh
    14 August 2019

    Lukewarm soup .. had to go back ... very basic salad costing £8.50 .. no dressing and poor value

  • By DUPUIS Noémie D from Lille
    11 August 2019

    Good experience for a typical sunday brunch !

  • By Carol W from Cirencester
    10 August 2019

    Booked as we were at the fringe and felt we may be unable to get a table on speck. Service okay- nothing special, food tasty but very expensive for what we had. Tables were rather ‘rough’ - bit of an excuse for shabby sheik, very much more shabby than sheik . This applied to much of the furnishing. Nice location and very light inside.Tickets in desperate need of a makeover.

  • By Alistair L from Edinburgh
    5 August 2019

    We booked lunch for during the Edinburgh Fringe. We ordered 2 salads, and were eventually served 35 minutes later - after asking them several times what was happening. They did apologise, but claimed they were very busy, which they weren't. When we mentioned to one waitress that we were not impressed, she stated "these things happen", ie "it's happened and I don't care."The salads were ok, although one was very salty and appeared to have been sprinkled with salt as there were grains of salt on the plate.

  • By Neil M from Edinburgh
    1 August 2019

    Relaxed atmosphere with good service. Reasonable range on menu and quality of dishes good.

  • By Nari L from Cambridge
    31 July 2019

    Great service and wonderful home cooked meal!!!

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