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187 Great Junction Street, Edinburgh EH6 5LQ, Scotland
+44 131 554 5537
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  • Excellent93%
  • Very good5%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“pork cheeks” (12 reviews)
“oysters” (10 reviews)
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European, British, Fusion, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
187 Great Junction Street, Edinburgh EH6 5LQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice decor inside and chilled vibe with ambient music. Friendly service and broad menu section. We ordered French Toast, which was delightful and fluffy texture with lots of fruit etc

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Arjun S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Aurora is a unique and interesting eatery. I have been for brunch and dinner (not on the same day I hasten to add!) The brunch is fresh and tasty. I had eggs benedict on beautiful bread. For our evening meal the food was really delicious...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank corruscate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across the cute little venue when at a gig at leith Theatre having not known anything about it. I’m not surprised to see that it’s so highly rated on trip advisor as the food was incredible and the service was good too. Also super...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank samanthat654
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such flavoursome dishes, would so recommend. We had the wild mushrooms, beef ragu and the pheasant with sides of campfire potatoes and cauliflower "bites". The atmosphere is quite special, with there only being a few tables in the restaurant (so make sure to book in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bigtam_402
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It seems I like small independent restaurants with focussed cooking and Aurora ticks these boxes. Go visit.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank claytoneats
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice surprise in a bit grotty Great Junction Street. We had soup and eggs, best I thought was the Cullen skink, not as creamy as sometimes but very tasty. My friend had eggs Benedict which included a generous six slices of bacon....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank chocsEdinburgh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a remarkable restaurant serving the most delicious food. It’s very casual but the quality of the food is amongst Edinburgh’s best. Great staff too!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Eightytwenty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this one by accident when it popped up on instagram as having a special offer for their tasting menu. We were offered a 5 course tasting menu, full of seafood. Overall it was a very enjoyable experience, the food in the main was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank JanWard85
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have just had the best breakfasts in this little restaurant. We had to wait for a table but it was well worth it. Staff were so friendly but the food was incredible. I had the French Toast and we also had the Veggie Breakfast...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank lois67wilson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely, small, perfectly formed restaurant, with delightful staff and delicious food. We all loved the food - including for two of the group enjoying their first oysters, which were so fresh and tasty. The food was sublime - great flavours, beautifully presented, with good...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank ThePughs14
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Chloe R
November 27, 2017|
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hello Chloe! Yes, we are dog friendly!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 187 Great Junction Street, Edinburgh EH6 5LQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 554 5537
  • E-mail
Aurora is a small cafe-restaurant in the heart of Leith. Join us for breakfast, lunch, or just a coffee break - or book the venue for your dinner party! CLOSED ON MONDAYS TUESDAY 9am - 5pm WEDNESDAY 9am-5pm THURSDAY 9am-5pm FRIDAY 9am - 11pm SATURDAY 9am-11pm SUNDAY 9am-5pm Licensed restaurant Dogs welcome
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