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Smoke Stack

#215 of 1,796 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Broughton & Calton
Bar, British, Scottish, European
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53-55 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RJ, Scotland
+44 131 556 6032
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with the other half on Wednesday night for a meal before we headed to the Playhouse to see Jack Whitehall. Didn't know what to expect as we'd never been but we knew they did steak and the pictures looked awesome and that was all we needed to know. We opted for the nachos as a starter with chilli... More 

Thank raf2468
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a family meal in the week between Christmas and New year 2016. Excellent food, friendly helpful staff, nice chilled vibe - would recommend.

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Thank nickhH1920BN
Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My title says it all really, we stayed at the Ballantrae on Albany street and found Smoke Stack - querky looking but a very attractive menu. Ventured in and was seated by very friendly staff, looked at the menu in more detail and went for the Steak Sandwich - perfectly big portion, steak cooked to perfection (medium/pink) and incredibly tasty!... More 

Thank BenWad
Halstead, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant when looking for somewhere to eat near the stand comedy club. Friendly staff and lovely food , would highly recommend the ribs and had the biggest bit of cheesecake!

Thank LK260316
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellant service and food on our visit. Will return and tell frI ends to visit next time they are visiting Edinburgh

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Thank janettef2017
Dingwall, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dropped in on way to theatre and it was the 1st time I had ever tasted a taco which was a smoked beef taco on special board and then Eton mess cheesecake after, both absolutely delicious and very friendly staff

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Thank ElaMac2014
bigforbesy, Owner at Smoke Stack, responded to this review

thanks for your kind comments - must get the kitchen team to make Tacos as a special again !! More 

Fife, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends' day out. Great place to meet up for brunch. Excellent menu and fabulous food. Beautiful breakfast. We all had something different, each deliciously tasty. Will be back again soon.

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Thank cb552017
bigforbesy, Owner at Smoke Stack, responded to this review

Fab review, thanks. We are very proud of our brunches, glad you enjoyed it More 

Fife, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go for dinner to this place, as it was in very close proximity to the Edinburgh Playhouse, and we are glad we did. The food was outstanding, the waiting staff couldn't be more helpful and the prices were very reasonable for Edinburgh. Will definitely visit this place again, and would highly recommend.

Thank RJM84
bigforbesy, Owner at Smoke Stack, responded to this review

Thanks for the review - as you say we are just 2 minutes walk from the Playhouse or the Vue cinema at Omni centre. Perfect for before or after a show/film More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was seated in the front window, at a tiny table squeezed into a tiny nook. The table had been set for two but there is no way two people could eat at the table comfortably. The waitress then barked at me midway through my order interrupting me about specifying what burger I would like, then rudely leaned across me... More 

Thank Gordon D
bigforbesy, Owner at Smoke Stack, responded to this review

Gordon - really sorry to hear you had a bad experience, as the vast majority of our reviews demonstrate this is very unusual. We don't book the table in the window - it is for walk ins only - some people want to sit there when the restaurant is empty but others don't like it all. It's a bit of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food and amazing service. Popped in for lunch with some old friends and was greeted by lovely staff and a delicious cocktail. Starter was yummy and our fillet steak was amazing. Close to the train station, the Smokestack is the perfect place to escape the crowds and go for a delicious meal. Big shout out to Viola for being... More 

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bigforbesy, Owner at Smoke Stack, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words - will let Wiola know !! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$56
Bar, British, Scottish, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53-55 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 6032
Established in 1996, Smoke Stack has been serving the discerning meat eaters of Edinburgh the finest Scotch Beef fo nearly 20 years. We also have a range of burgers, salads and sandwiches, healthy kids menu, an Express Menu for lunch or pre-theatre dining and a brunch menu at the weekends with waffles, traditional breakfasts, fresh smoothies etc. Why go anywhere else?

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Broughton & Calton

Neighbourhood Profile
Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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