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Smoke Stack

53-55 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RJ, Scotland
+44 131 556 6032
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Steakhouse, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
53-55 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RJ, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The people at Smoke Stack are awesome—friendly and fast with the food. We had the bap sandwich and the full breakfast. Both meals were delicious and filling. Our drinks were a mocha and a cappuccino, which were also lovely. I would definitely return to this...More

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Smoke stack is one of our favourite restaurants in Edinburgh. Would particularly recommend the fish and chips or the club sandwich. The staff are lovely too!

Thank Lauren G
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of many eating establishments on Broughton Street, popped in for quick lunch; ordered meat burger and veggie burger. Good service and nice food.

Thank Douglas E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Smoke stack was a great find. Food was lovely and great flavours. Staff were very attentive and fast service

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Thank 158eve
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited early evening yesterday and had an enjoyable experience. We had requested a table away from speakers/music on booking and, on arrival, this was confirmed and double checked that we were happy with our table. Throughout the meal, our service was good and attentive...More

Thank Jane F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as part of a group of 9. Upon arriving, I immediately apologised as our group was 6 minutes late. The response from the manager was ignorant and rude, however I ignored as I was looking forward to the meal. The group then sat down...More

Thank barryharker
bigforbesy, Owner at Smoke Stack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I have spoken at length to my manager who was in charge that day and the other staff to clarify what happened. When you said you were late my manageress said that she was making a joke with you about being a few minutes late,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in Edinburgh looking for something to eat around 3. This was near our hotel. Don’t be scared off by the hipster decor. Food and service were great. My mum had the soup of the day which was delicious . Prawn cocktail was refreshing. Beef...More

Thank gshman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Upon arrival our service was excellent. However, there were a number of factors that let it down. - advertise serving vegan food, yet no soya milk - staff attitude ranged from generally being snooty to blatant rudeness - A member of our group wanted to...More

Thank Kirsty L
bigforbesy, Owner at Smoke Stack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kirsty, I am sorry you had a negative experience but must take issue with a couple of your comments. We do not advertise serving vegan food, the only mention of the word vegan in any of our menus/websites etc is that our veg burger is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was here for breakfast with a bunch of people. Menu was quite limited, asked if we could get scrambled egg without the salmon, was told no. Would have liked dairy free option for coffee (since its advertised they do vegan options) but no dairy free...More

Thank mary d
bigforbesy, Owner at Smoke Stack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Mary There is another review from your group and I would like to take similar issue with a couple of your comments We do not advertise serving vegan food, the only mention of the word vegan in any of our menus/websites etc is that our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I spent 7 days in Scotland and i was lucky enough to find this gem early on. The servers were so friendly and the food was more like something i would find in an upscale restaurant. I'm not a "photograph my food" kind of person,...More

Thank samayun6675
bigforbesy, Owner at Smoke Stack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your lovely review, glad you found us

Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to
malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton
have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a
mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village
found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything
but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street;
even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and
art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The
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Cameron B
11 May 2018|
Response from bigforbesy | Property representative |
Sorry we serve all our food on plates
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$56
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53-55 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 6032
  • E-mail
Established in 1996, Smoke Stack has been serving the discerning meat eaters of Edinburgh the finest Scotch Beef fo nearly 20 years. We also have a range of burgers, salads and sandwiches, healthy kids menu, an Express Menu for lunch or pre-theatre dining and a brunch menu at the weekends with waffles, traditional breakfasts, fresh smoothies etc. Why go anywhere else?
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