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The Edinburgh Larder Bistro

1a Alva Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4PH

(((() Scottish
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
Main course: £14
Food spend: £28
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 22:00.

Lovely meal & good service. Bought bread that was on sale - very nice too.

Moira 25 April 2014

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Perched on the west corner of Princes Street, The Edinburgh Larder bistro offers cuisine inspired by the rich, bountiful produce sourced from the Scottish countryside. Guests can enjoy the bright, airy dining room, or relax in the tranquil conservatory. As well as sourcing ingredients from trusted local suppliers, The Edinburgh Larder bistro offers a range of interesting Scotch malt whiskies, Scottish-brewed beers and artisanal, locally-roasted coffees and loose leaf teas.

The Edinburgh Larder Bistro

1a Alva Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4PH

Contact +44 1312254599

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Customer reviews for The Edinburgh Larder Bistro

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  • dinner (18)
  • lunch (14)
  • romantic (10)
  • value (8)
  • large parties (6)
  • private dining (6)
  • business (5)
  • trendy (5)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (2)
  • child friendly (2)
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  • ((((* 18 June 2014 by Sean from Edinburgh

    A nice overall experience - good decor, excellent food, moderate service.

  • ((((* 6 June 2014 by Cathy from Edinburgh

    The food was very good, likewise the service. Is a bit pricey for lunch though.

  • (((** 1 June 2014 by Tamsin from Edinburgh

    Fabulous! Great atmosphere, good service if a little slow, but we didn't mind that to be honest as we were happy to chill and chat. Food was superb.

  • ((((( 25 April 2014 by Moira from EDINBURGH

    Lovely meal & good service. Bought bread that was on sale - very nice too.

  • ((((* 24 April 2014 by Jim from Edinburgh

    Used a voucher and as such had limited choices 3 starters and 3 mains that said food was good and service attentive

  • ((((* 1 April 2014 by Lavinia from Edinburgh

    We dinned at lunchtime and only had soup, sandwich and cake. The soup was cauliflower and Arran mustard and it was lovely the sandwich was smoked salmon and my cake was chocolate and beetroot which were all very good. Would definitely go back for dinner to try some more of their food.

  • ((((( 3 February 2014 by Nicola from Edinburgh

    Lovely surroundings. Great food.

  • ((((* 30 January 2014 by Sandra from Edinburgh

    Loved the rustic and decor. Lunch menu had some interesting dishes. Very much enjoyed the hot smoked salmon and horseradish pate although the walnut bread was good it didn't taste much of walnuts.Ginger burnt cream and cinnamon tasting biscuits were delicious. My companion enjoyed the celeriac soup.
    However the service could have been a little friendlier..We had to ask for butter, then a knife for it and neither request was greeted with much enthusiasm. Coffee for companion came with hot milk not the cold requested. Again this was replaced but lack of warmth or smile very evident.
    I loved the food and decor but a friendlier warmer welcome would lift the ambience enormously

  • (((** 6 January 2014 by smith from Edinburgh

    we had a great time on saturday! although the service was on the slow side it made up for it with great smiles and friendly banter, so no problems there.

    The food was lovely, but i found that both my starter and main were over salted, and cold. the starter's meat showed evicence of having stood under the hot lamps for a while (the meat became dark red and dry, very distict). However it tasted good.
    The main was also on the cold/barely luke warm side but we had waitied a long while and my colleagues was piping hot, so there must have been something off with the timing of the dishes in the kitchen. again slightly oversalted in places (and i like my salt), but overall the taste was good and there was enough, no doubt!

    I really enjoyed it and will go back, but those little things let me to think the value was not as great as last time i ate there.

  • ((((( 2 January 2014 by Peter from Edinburgh

    Lunch was very good - excellent value for money

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