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The Baked Potato Shop

56 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PB, Scotland
+44 131 225 7572
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“baked potato” (102 reviews)
“vegan haggis” (15 reviews)
“tatties” (18 reviews)
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Fast food, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
56 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PB, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m glad we visited before reading the views as they probably would have put us off. As a vegetarian I was really pleased with the amount of options! The baked potato was lovely, well cooked with lots of topping!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rachaeljs92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always try to eat here when in Edinburgh, huge portions, tasty and convenient before jumping on the train. This time I was really impressed by their customer service. Jack was super welcoming and attentive.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CerianF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The guy behind the counter disappeared soon after serving us , leaving us greeting the new people coming into the shop.. it was a funny but awkward situation. We shout bye upon leaving.. no answer! The food Was pretty bad unfortunately. Amazing idea but the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sofiamC9178AA
Reviewed 14 December 2018

Used to be a tasty takeaway, but even though I was hungry , it was a huge let down. The tuna mayo was wet and runny with very little tuna and the potato tasted like the day before , heated up...!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Moira M
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

A real shame! This place used to be amazing and had a great reputation- best backed potatoes in Edinburgh! Not anymore though... The last few times I’ve been in the potatoes were watery with not much filling. A couple of times they weren’t even cooked...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Skyething
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

My coworker and I love this little place as we usually get really good potatoes and are left happy. The last couple of times we’ve been there, we’ve been served by a girl and given the driest potatoes with hardly any filling. She also failed...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jessicamgj
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Can’t say anymore. Noticed the place yesterday. Got a soup each today. Could have been a little warmer and hope they will dade our plastic cutlery for wooden. Had date flapjack thst husband loved. Definitely recommend on my small encounter

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank John B
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Was really looking forward to eating here but baked potato looked burnt but was under cooked in the middle. No vegan cheese and the chilli was far too hot. £12 for 2 baked potatoes was way overpriced. Live just round the corner but won't be...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank hans256
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Super good healthy "fast-food" where you can get baked potatoes and fillings. The vegan haggis is delicious (but note there's gluten in it for those who are intolerant, I didn't know and didn't ask unfortunately)

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank agathee2016
Reviewed 23 September 2018

This was our first place to eat after we landed in Edinburgh. We dropped off our luggage and were ready to hit The Royal Mile, but wanted to grab a bite before we started out. We ordered for two adults and one pre-teen and had...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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27 August 2017|
Response from Maria S | Reviewed this property |
The list is behind the counter. Very reasonable prices.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 7572
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