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Laila's Mediterranean Bistro

63 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BS, Scotland
+44 131 226 5097
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“falafel” (69 reviews)
“lamb meatballs” (34 reviews)
“mezze platter” (24 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
63 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BS, Scotland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Loved it
"Absolutely terrific food and service."
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2. Midday lunch stop
"Quick service. Staff friendly and helpful"
Helen B
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3. Beautiful food
"Everyone was catered to wonderfully"
Davina S
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1 - 10 of 981 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food tasted lovely recommend the soup of the day (lentil and dill) service was fast and helpful. Great little restaurant. Also in the film avengers.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Juleann79
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Great service, cosy surroundings and gorgeous fresh food. Definitely recommended. the garlic dip is not for the faint hearted! Would recommend the deep fried halloumi and chicken and pomegranate rice

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bradford_on_Tour
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I had the half chicken (boneless) which came with chips, some salad and sauces, and my wife had the salmon which came with mixed roast vegetables and rice. Both dishes looked great and tasted delicious. Good value for the quality of food. This is a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Boyblue5
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Went here for a late lunch with family. Service was friendly and the atmosphere was nice. The menu choice wasn’t really anything special and the food was satisfactory but not amazing. Ok value for city centre but I wouldn’t rush back.... although would be happy...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank shonan2013
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Lovely staff, cosy surroundings and great food. We stopped here for lunch, the soup was delicious, served with warm bread, perfect on a winters day. The table next to us had a great selection of dishes, all of which looked amazing If you are looking...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 28martynb
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed it meal here. I had the chicken shashlik which was beautifully cooked, tender and with bags of flavour. Lamb sausage casserole was rich and delicious. Kids were also very happy with their options of fish and chips and chicken strips. Great for a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 788stum
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Last day after a few days back in Edinburgh. We'd eaten at several of the more "fine dining" locations which were excellent but now just needed from comfort food. This place hit the spot, lovely moist chicken shashleek and a house special marinated chicken were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RRenton
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Mediterranean menu - good choice of food and delicious deserts. Very limited options on wine and beer, but you can bring your own wine and pay a corkage fee - we would probably have done that had we known

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Soozie1000
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

My friend and I arrived in Edinburgh and was lucky to find this little gem. Food was absolutely fantastic and we will recommend to anyone looking for a quality restaurant in Edinburgh. Very attentive staff and friendly.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

We had the dog with us today so we sat outside and had lunch we shared the mezze platter coffee and soft drink. Very good service and very tasty food Great place for lunch great location in Cockburn Street just off the Royal Mile Who...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MRLtd
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 5097
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An olive-grove haven, serving a delicious array of dishes from the Mediterranean and the Levant...
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