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The Blackbird

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££ - £££, British,
37-39 Leven Street, Edinburgh EH3 9LH, Scotland
+44 131 228 2280
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (27 reviews)
“chicken” (13 reviews)
“pie” (6 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
37-39 Leven Street, Edinburgh EH3 9LH, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here 3 times for food and loved it every time . Food always freshly prepared and quick service . Nice little beer garden aswell . For pub the food is amazing and prices reasonable. Will be back soon .

Thank Margaretg672
Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit and they are so welcoming. Avocado on toast with 2poached eggs and chilli jam was fab (even had gluten free bread) At only £6 this is a bargain. 12 noon and the place was buzzing. Will be back.

Thank kaimurray500
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a couple of friends in July. Really terrible food: We had some bread (dry, tasteless) and dips (I don't even know what the dip was - I think it was hummous but didn't taste of anything) and a chickpea an coconut curry. This...More

Thank JimmyGEdin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lovely cocktails However when we ordered a gin they didn't ask what type of tonic we wanted They put in draught tonic and then the barman was rude when said would have gone for bottled and didn't offer to change so had to...More

Thank Roxy131162
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a perfectly nice place to have a drink and staff are lovely. Our meal was not. Pre cinema visit we chose a spicy vegetable curry - with a shared side order of bread - curry came without rice or any other side. Curry...More

Thank ob298
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Went to blackbird a few weeks ago with a group of friends for brunch for my birthday. I had to Change the booking quite a few times in the lead up with people cancelling and others joining and staff were very understanding and obliging. Food...More

Thank Louise N
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Went for tea before a festival show had two small plates with a few side dishes. All very good. Staff friendly and sensible pricing for Sauvignon Blanc. Friendly staff and good service.

Thank broonie03
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Stayed in Edinburgh for quit a few months a few years ago and we made this place our local, the staff are very friendly and the food was really good.

1  Thank Mikey0022
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

One dish out of 3 was nice but the other two were disappointing. Made the waitress aware that the rare steak was med-well she just ignored the complaint. No apology. No discount. Mistakes with dishes happens and wont turn me off but won't bother going...More

1  Thank Sophiesive
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The beer garden is nice and the drinks were good, now the important part. We were asked how we liked the meat, both for a burger and a rib eye steak, and we said rare, almost bleeding. Then, they brought both really well done. When...More

Thank Gorka P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37-39 Leven Street, Edinburgh EH3 9LH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 228 2280
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