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The Kitchin

78 Commercial Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6LX, Scotland
+44 131 555 1755
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
78 Commercial Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6LX, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to The Kitchin to celebrate a 40th wedding anniversary. The evening was amazing as was the food. As it was a special celebration, we were invited into the kitchen to meet the chef. We enjoyed the entire experience from the cocktail through to...More

Thank twotumbleweeds
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was intrigued to try this place; heard a lot, always busy but did have reservations over high prices, it figured you get what you pay for; Or actually, you don’t. £90 for lunch each with pairing wines - by no means reasonable. The food...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The whole experience was amazing from start to finish. The waiting staff and sommeliers were welcoming, helpful and informative and were not at all patronising or aloof. The food was incredible and the additions of the soda bread loaf, the pre dessert and the millionaires...More

Thank JoStansbridge
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our second visit to the Kitchin and it didn't disappoint! £33 for the three course lunch menu is a fantastic offer, especially when you consider all of the additional touches - fresh, warm sourdough, amuse bouche etc. Along with the exceptional service. The...More

Thank jeni24g
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Four of us had a lazy lunch here on Wednesday past. The set lunch menu plus wine package. Without going into detail it was absolutely excellent from start to finish. Tom was there too. Just to point out the dish of the day was my...More

Thank Petenjan99
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had fun. It was festive. The waitstaff were all about 18, tops, and one — sweetly, strangely, casually — used my bread plate, (it was in use) without asking, to put the top of someone else at the table’s scallop shell on. They were...More

Thank frozenkugel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food excellent. We had taster menus. Very flexible as i did not eat meat. Each course was more surprising and delicious than the last. What a great experience. Service was exceptionally good and friendly. We were taken into kitchen to meet Tom who was a...More

Thank CaraBaggio
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As you would expect, the food was outstanding, but the service was phenomenal too, striking the perfect balance between attentiveness and leaving you alone to enjoy your meal. Staff were friendly and extremely helpful; everything has been thought out carefully to ensure the best experience,...More

Thank chameleon64
Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us decided to dine here to celebrate a 60th birthday. We had the private dining room and had the Taster Menu,with wine. The experience was excellent. The knowledge of the staff was excellent, they were pleasant and helpful, willing to accommodate all...More

Thank glj001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just WOW . Stunning lunch with excellent service. Every single dish was perfect. Looking forward to our next visit in June.

Thank Violet K
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Questions & Answers
4 January 2018|
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Response from ciube80 | Property representative |
Children of the age of 5 or more are very welcome.
6 July 2017|
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Response from kthorne7 | Reviewed this property |
Don’t be ridiculous
17 May 2017|
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Response from ciube80 | Property representative |
I would advise a minimum of 2 and a half hours.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Commercial Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6LX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Leith
  • Neighbourhood: Leith
  • Phone Number: +44 131 555 1755
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The Kitchin presents modern British seasonal cuisine influenced by French cooking techniques and an appreciation of the best quality ingredients available from Scotland's fantastic natural larder. The restaurant’s philosophy ‘From Nature to Plate’, is a true reflection of Tom’s passion for the finest, freshest Scottish seasonal produce and the cooking at the restaurant reflects Tom’s training under some of the world’s best chefs blended with his own Scottish heritage.
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