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The Painted Rooster

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Big breakfasts, tasty lunch menu, homemade soups, freshly baked cakes & good coffee. On top of that original PIEROGI dumplings handmade in our kitchen.
US$6 - US$21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Cafe, British, Healthy, Scottish
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here by chance as we walked by. Three of us had bagels and they were the best we’ve had. Friendly staff and speedy service.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 10 April 2022 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Stopped off for a light snack and coffee. Really enjoyed our visit and will definitely be back next time we're passing.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 8 April 2022 via mobile

Highly recommend this place if visiting Edinburgh. Excellent value for money, amazing service, lovely setting and last but not least, gorgeous food. Our meal consisted of Croque Madame, Morning Breakfast Bagel, and raclette of sausage. Just delicious!

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 5 April 2022 via mobile

Thought we would pop in and have some breakfast. Staff are really friendly and the food was amazing all cooked fresh and can safely say this was the best breakfast we have ever had would use it again and did 3 times during our visit

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 26 March 2022

Adorable little restaurant with funky chicken themed decor, varied menu, and delicious food. The service was prompt and careful. We dropped in for lunch on holiday in Edinburgh - Rosie didn't expect to be able to have gf, but was able to have a gluten...free Scottish breakfast with hot wilted spinach and bacon that was coeliac friendly. Clara had haggis pierogi which was delicious - a fun introduction to haggis and actually her favourite taste of haggis that trip, with the strong flavour tempered by having little bites of haggis in the pierogi dough with lovely whisky sauce. There was complementary water flavoured with cucumber and ice - very fresh.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 23 March 2022

Very nice little cafe/restaurant. Good variety of freshly prepared meals to choose from. high-quality food and the staff couldn't have been nicer. Slightly on the pricier side, but I know this is normal for Edinburgh's west end, so pricing seems fair for the area. Not...sure where the handful of bad reviews come from as they seem pretty alien to the experience my friends and I had at the restaurant. It's quite telling that the percentage of good reviews vaastly outnumber the few bad ones.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 23 March 2022 via mobile

I have took many friend and family to this restaurant. The experience every time is fantastic. The food and service is amazing more than you would expect for a small café ,restaurant could not highly recommend this place more to anyone . If your looking...for grate food and friendly staff this is the place to go as everything is freshMore

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 22 March 2022

Unfortunately, I had a very unwelcome and uncomfortable experience at the painted rooster. As soon as we arrived the staff ushered us upstairs where we had to set our own table. We were served stone cold Lattes which strangely angered them more than us! The...food was nice but the staff treated us as kids and we felt as though we were being spoken down upon right from the start. When we proceeded to check out, we were overcharged! They were very moody when we asked to not pay the service charge which frankly, was not deserved. One staff member proceeded to say “If you can’t afford to eat here, don’t ***** come!” I was shocked and embarrassed. If that wasn’t bad enough, she then proceeded to chase my friend outside the restaurant and shout as if she was a naughty child in detention! I will not be returning. Ever. Shame as the food was very pleasant :(More

Date of visit: February 2022
The Painted Rooster, Owner at The Painted Rooster, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2022

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. Please accept our apologies that you had such unpleasant service with us, I also wanted to let you know that the waitress who served you no longer works for us. I hope you will give...More

Reviewed 15 March 2022

Great breakfast and a wide variety of fresh and traditional stuff to choose from. Very good quality. I think any sort of oatmeal/porridge would suit the menu really well. If you are willing to ignore the rather grumpy staff and the basement character/location of the...place, give it a shot!More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 12 March 2022 via mobile

Great breakfast Homemade food, delicious! Had haggis with poached eggs and Scottish breakfast Recommend the place to anybody visiting Edinburgh

Date of visit: March 2022
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Pao D
30 July 2020|
Response from mariolak173 | Property representative |
Yes we are open now, you can book the table by writing to our email
Jean H
20 May 2019|
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Response from juliew671 | Reviewed this property |
I am really sorry but I don't know the answer - best contact the restaurant direct. Good luck!
1 April 2019|
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Response from melsytravels | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is mainly based underground - worth noting a fantastic space with beautiful food and such friendly service! They did have one or two tables on the street level from memory.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Painted Rooster

Yes, The Painted Rooster offers takeaway services.

Yes, The Painted Rooster is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Painted Rooster is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5