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Edinburgh Larder Bistro - CLOSED

1A Alva Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PH, Scotland
+44 131 225 4599
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
25 Aug 2016
23 Aug 2016
“A big loss”
Restaurant Hours Closed
British, Scottish
££ - £££
1A Alva Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PH, Scotland
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

I shared a meal here with friends on a Saturday night. The restaurant sits below the street and has a mysterious quality to it, as not much is visible from the outside. The atmosphere on the inside, however, has a rustic, romantic feel to it....More

Reviewed 21 July 2013

This place was suggested as a bistro with good Scottish food with a twist...and that is what it was....I had beetroot and orange soup and their special of the day....a chicken and broccoli pastie while ofthers had the mint and pea fritters. The salads are...More

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 9 July 2013

We booked for lunch and found the menu to be really rather intriguing. There were two or three courses for a set price with a good choice. For two courses it was £11.95 or for three courses it was £14.95. I chose to have a...More

Thank Finenance
Reviewed 8 July 2013 via mobile

You don't have to be fancy to be yummy. The restaurant is unpretentious as is the food. We got there very early so we largely had the restaurant to ourselves. I had the duck for an appetizer and it was tasty. I had the steak...More

Thank Evertg
Reviewed 4 July 2013 via mobile

After shopping one afternoon, we went for lunch and the food was decent yet slightly overpriced. The lamb was good!

Thank Cathyclark_
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Had a birthday lunch with my sisters and nieces which was very nice but the food was great although we had a few kinks along the way. We were a party of 6 and were able to keep our table all afternoon - it was...More

Thank MariaW36
Reviewed 27 June 2013

My partner was very excited to discover a native herb in her dumplings that we had never heard of before. In fact every part our meal was a hit. Thank you larder bistro!

Thank nigilius h
Reviewed 25 June 2013

I went here last night and it was brilliant ! The waitresses are really friendly and the food is awesome ! Seasonal and fresh, it has tons of foraged greens and leaves and was delicious! I had mussels and then the fish of the day...More

Thank bckpackr
edinburghlarder, Public Relations Manager at Edinburgh Larder Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2013

Hello, We're so glad you enjoyed your mussels and the fish of the day, and pleased to know that you felt it was a good value for money. I will make sure to let the staff know you enjoyed the food so much. I know...More

Reviewed 24 June 2013

A relatively new bistro opened by the same folks who have Edinburgh Larder in Blackfriars St. The focus is on high-quality local ingredients from local suppliers. Have been there twice and have had excellent food each time. Highly recommendedMore

Thank IanS157
edinburghlarder, Public Relations Manager at Edinburgh Larder Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2013

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It's so nice to hear that you've enjoyed the Bistro both times you have visited. Our suppliers are very important to us, so we're glad that you enjoyed their produce. :) We hope...More

Reviewed 24 June 2013

The Larder was a great recommendation. My boyfriend and I had our first anniversary during our holidays in Scotland. Knowing that, he’s searched the web for a good restaurant with a decent atmosphere. Of all the places, He’s got a recommendation for the Larder on...More

Thank Marta P
edinburghlarder, Public Relations Manager at Edinburgh Larder Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2013

Hi there, We're so glad you chose to come by and visit us at the Larder Bistro! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening, and the atmosphere. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in Scotland. Thanks for taking...More

West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
industrial Britain had their most desirable
neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes.
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citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$8 - US$25
British, Scottish
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1A Alva Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 4599
  • E-mail
"Fresh, bright, and delicious" The Edinburgh Larder Bistro on Alva Street at the west end corner of Prince’s Street, with its light interior and conservatory, is the ideal place to enjoy seasonal, Scottish food! The Edinburgh Larder team works closely with local farmers, fishmongers, fruit, vegetable and drinks suppliers to bring you the best of local Scottish produce. With a regularly changing seasonal menu and daily market specials, you will experience the delicious flavours of the Scottish countryside.The buzzy atmosphere of The Edinburgh Larder Bistro is the perfect ambience to unwind as you clear your plate of daily specials and menu favourites, and quench your thirst - try one of the incredible botanical drinks produced in Scotland (Edinburgh Gin and Pincer Vodka are our favourites!); Scotch malt whiskies; or Scottish brewed beers. There's a range of carefully selected wines and fizz - we specialise in sourcing interesting bottles from small artisan vineyards, and we make our own cordials, and serve Edinburgh-based Artisan Roast coffees and Eteaket teas.
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