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Laila's Mediterranean Bistro

63 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BS, Scotland
+44 131 226 5097
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“falafel” (61 reviews)
“lamb chops” (43 reviews)
“mezze platter” (18 reviews)
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, European, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
63 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BS, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Met up with friends over from Muscat. They suggested this restaurant and we were not disappointed. The food was lovely and the staff are extremely helpful and friendly. Can't fault anything

Thank Helenekiernan
Reviewed 5 days ago

Returned to Laila's after a visit a few years ago. We had the soup and grilled salmon special. The soup was fine ... good flavour. The salmon was overcooked and fairly tasteless. A bit disappointing for £16 even accounting for its location just off the...More

Thank C Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hadn't heard of Laila's before stumbling upon it while visiting Edinburgh. I'm so glad we spotted it. We were welcomed by friendly staff members, all of whom had warm smiles on their faces. The atmosphere was inviting and comfortable. I loved the colorful cushions...More

Thank RosannaTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing and definitely recommend a visit. Tried the stuffed vine leaves and then the spiced tuna which was all delicious and their homemade chilli sauce was so yummy.

Thank LauraG44
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chicken schwarma had god texture and flavor, also good hummus. Very friendly wait staff. Prices are reasonable enough, especially for a place a half block off Royal Mile.

Thank SeattleRoger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for lunch, Sat outside in the sun to watch the world go by Fabulous service, great food and a lovely place to visit Will return and recommend to my friends Thank you

Thank michael d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Place is cozy, staff is lovely and the food is great. We had soup and chicken sandwich which were filling after long city walk thourgh Edinburgh castle and center.

Thank Marija D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, sympathetic staff, a real find. After having a mediocre lunch in a Grassmarket pub, we were looking for something different and hopefully better for dinner and stumbled upon Laila's, and we were glad we did. The Mediterranean food was well-prepared, interesting and flavorful....More

Thank John L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bring your own beer or wine if you plan to drink. No corkage fee. Dine inside or out. Great location to dine outside and watch the colorful street traffic.

Thank repoocat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was very good and the staff friendly. However, my daughter ordered a dish because it came with bulgar wheat, but when it arrived there was brown rice on the plate with no explanation or apology. This is a Bring Your Own Booze restaurant....there's...More

Thank Tony M
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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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