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Cafe Marlayne

76 Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EN, Scotland
+44 131 226 2230
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“steak” (32 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
76 Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EN, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Meet a friend visiting from Spain, we didn't have a table booked but where seated immediately. Both our meals were really good and my friend highly recommended the cakes. Happy to recommend and will be visiting again.

1  Thank martika50
Reviewed 1 week ago

Book in advance if you can - numerous people had to be turned away at lunchtime on a Saturday because this place is sooooo good. Venue Quite small but pleasingly bijou - and probably quite romantic in the evening. Tables are a bit too close...More

Thank JaffaCakeater
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great choice of meals in this lovely little restaurant. Great atmosphere. Good selection of drinks. Love written menus, food was an absolute joy throughout. Steak cooked to perfection and staff couldn’t have been more helpful. amazing meal!

Thank Chiefgoat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here last weekend after a gap of seven years. It was great seven years ago and was just as good this time around. Excellent food, friendly staff and no complaints at all. So nice to eat in a restaurant in a busy city which...More

Thank PELIZ30
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch at both locations. They do a really nice job putting together a creative, well executed, mid-range meal. Service is focused and helpful. A great value. Close enough to the Playhouse to dine before a show easily,

Thank David B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a our second visit after a friend recommended. Very good food - excellent quality dishes, great flavours. Good wine at reasonable prices. Highly recommend. You need to book.

Thank Minty47
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Came here for lunch when the Festival was on. I hate being rushed so was pleasantly surprised when I called to book the table for the Saturday that we could have it for 2 hours. It was a set 3 course lunch and great value...More

Thank mrschef67
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch with my daughter. Cosy wee place . Brilliant set lunch at a great price. The mussels excellent as were the other dishes.Service friendly and prompt .

Thank 21annef
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

If I wasn't invited to this restaurant I would never have known it existed. This is a small intimate rustic French restaurant that serves a small set menu at a very reasonable price. The food is excellent and just full of flavour. The Toulouse sausages...More

Thank bucfamily
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Amazing lunch, lovely atmosphere and food was gorgeous. Fantastic lunch menu and fantastic price. Staff very friendly and helpful. Only criticism although a small intimate restaurant it is difficult to hold a conversation due to the acoustics but the food makes up for that. Totally...More

Thank gilhoolyp
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 2230
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