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Water of Leith Cafe Bistro

) #177 of 1,864 Restaurants in Edinburgh $$ - $$$ Cafe, British,
1 Howard Street | Canonmills, Edinburgh EH3 5JP, Scotland
+44 131 556 6887
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cullen skink” (48 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1 Howard Street | Canonmills, Edinburgh EH3 5JP, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our second time for lunch at this wonderful bistro. A firm favourite for our family. The staff are always extremely welcoming, especially to little children :-) The food is delicious. Well thought out for both the adults & children. The atmosphere is calm & cosy....More

Thank Gruffers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superb venue for an evening gathering of family and friends with a relaxed atmosphere. We live in the area and have visited a few times. Always pleased with the friendly service and great food at a reasonable price we enquired about hosting a birthday party...More

Thank RobbD36
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Popped into here for a quick lunch as I was seeing a client at a nearby office building, we advised the staff that we had a quick turnaround and they were very accommodating in getting our orders turned round as quickly as they could. The...More

1  Thank terryhey
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I searched online for somewhere a bit different to go for lunch with my mother that offered gluten free choices. Found this place and thought we would give it a try, well, I am so glad that we did. Waitress very friendly and welcoming and...More

Thank Cathy P
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We found this café after wondering around Edinburgh. About 20 minute walk from Princes Street. Friendly staff. Clean. We split a large hamburger with fries. Both were filled and happy for the walk. Took the bus down the street out to Britannia thanks to the...More

Thank Cindy A
Reviewed 24 April 2017

we had just spent the morning in the extensive botanical gardens when we stumbled on this gem for lunch. The owner plopped books on the table for my kids, which they loved, while my husband and I enjoyed the local art on the walls. We...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lunch with Mum and a friend this week and opted for the sweet potato, chickpea, spinach & coconut curry. Wow! Soooo tasty. Would have this every day with pleasure. Mum had her first ever Cullen Skink and was bowled over! Owner Anna...More

Thank Susan Y
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here at the end of a lovely walk along the Water of Leith. The food is fresh and delicious - we had veggie curry and burgers. Cakes heavenly. Would highly recommend.

Thank pamee2
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Popped in for coffee and cake after a trip to the Botanical Gardens and was absolutely blown away by the wonderful cakes and the marvellous service...can't recommend it enough!

Thank LancashireLass2102
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Ana and Mikel along with their team including Annabelle, produce wonderful food, fresh and cooked to order and served by friendly staff in a relaxed and friendly yet professional manner. The food is consistently very good, the Cullen skink is one of the best I...More

Thank DJWEdinburgh
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$45
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Howard Street | Canonmills, Edinburgh EH3 5JP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 6887
A bright, relaxing, licensed bistro serving great seasonal food and baking. Available for daytime and weekend evening casual dining.
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