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Ruth's Kitchen - CLOSED

563 Lanark Road | Juniper Green, Edinburgh, Scotland
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good11%
  • Average7%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible3%
5 Dec 2013
“Best scones we ever had”
13 Nov 2013
“Shut due to lack of interest”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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Cafe, Fast food, European, International, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
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563 Lanark Road | Juniper Green, Edinburgh, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 25 reviews

Reviewed 5 December 2013

Ruth's scones and cakes are the best we have ever had! Every time we come to Edinburgh from Milan - and it happens 2 or 3 times a year - we never miss to visit Ruth's café to taste these specialities (scones, chocolate fudge and...More

1  Thank Ugo A
Reviewed 13 November 2013 via mobile

This cafe is shut down probably due to high prices, poor service and strong local competition. People obviously voted with their feet. Probably an excess of cafes in this area now.

1  Thank Jarl63
Reviewed 16 August 2013

I've been a regular at this coffee shop since Ruth took it over some years ago. Sometimes I haven't time to sit in and so just buy a tasty cake to "take away". As well as good quality tea and coffee and the most excellent...More

Thank Alison M
Reviewed 14 July 2013

Everything I went into this place I was made to feel very unwelcome. I got the impression that if you weren't a regular you were not wanted. The good is great no complaints on that front.

Thank Jimjams2
Reviewed 14 June 2013

Popped in here this morning while we took a break from walking long the Water of Leith. Received a warm welcom and loved the beautiful mismatched crockery and general ambience. We had a small cafetiere between two, a hot chocolate, a home-made fruit scone -...More

Thank J L
Reviewed 5 May 2013

I met some old friends for lunch at Ruth's Kitchen today. The surroundings and service seemed pleasant enough. One of my friends and I thought we would begin with the home-made lentil soup. The first thing we noticed that the consistency was "gloopy" - it...More

2  Thank Alison069
Reviewed 29 April 2013 via mobile

8 of us dropped in after a cold walk needing tea and cake. Just exactly what we needed. Good home cooked cakes, excellent tea with bone china cups and plates. Nothing was too much trouble, including putting tables and chairs together to make a large...More

Thank BigJock2
Reviewed 31 March 2013

We have indulged in Ruth's delicious home baking-just try the courgette cake!-on several afternoon outings but she has now turned her hand to fine dining evenings which are clearly a big hit. For £18.95 you can enjoy 3 courses of superb freshly produced dishes with...More

1  Thank 70yvonne70
Reviewed 27 February 2013 via mobile

Popped in here with the wife for a coffee and a few snacks to fuel us on a long drive to Glasgow airport. Had a latte and a mocha. Week, not enough sugar and definitely service without a smile. The 2cake/snack treats were poor too....More

1  Thank Simon Y
Reviewed 11 February 2013

Ruth's Kitchen is one of those small tea rooms that provides its patrons with a wide range of breakfasts, light lunches and afternoon teas, all prepared in house to the highest standards, I cannot imagine a better baked fruit scone! But, the best thing about...More

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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 563 Lanark Road | Juniper Green, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
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email: ruthshannon123@btinternet.com, tel: 0131 453 4343

We came across this really lovely tea shop on Sunday afternoon - did not expect to find anywhere like this in Juniper Green! The cakes were out of this world - delicious scones, lovely chocolate cake. The tea was beautifully served - not tea bags but leaf tea in a pot with a strainer and pretty cups. Daughter had a bacon, brie and cranberry toastie and rated it very highly indeed. Ruth was very friendly and helpful - even gave me the recipe for the scones! The other people in the cafe were also most enthusiastic about the cakes they had had. Definitely recommended. Their card says "specializing in home baking, freshly prepared lunches, specialized theme evenings (we saw a sign for an Indian evening), outside catering for any event".
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