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Smoke Stack

#220 of 1,782 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Broughton & Calton
Bar, European, British, Scottish
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53-55 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RJ, Scotland
+44 131 556 6032
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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203 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had dinner with friends on a Saturday night and the place was nicely busy with a good atmosphere. I've been coming here occasionally for years and it's always been very good. Steaks were seriously tasty and the banoffee pie was great. Very good unfussy place to eat in a great central location.

Thank 94009007
Skipton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

23 of us visited this great restaurant and had a fabulous evening, friendly staff, quick service and a great atmosphere in our own space. Everyone enjoyed their food and they were happy to let us bring our own celebratory birthday cake. All in all a great night out.

Thank josephine S
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78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a find.First time we have been here and certainly wont be the last.Only minutes walk from the Edinburgh Playhouse this small little premises provides friendly and efficient staff , great service and great food for reasonable prices bearing in mind its location in the capital.If you ever intend going then I would suggest that you book a table so... More 

Thank MacPScotland
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tasting food in a relaxed setting. Very good value for money, particularly the express menu. Fast efficient service with a welcoming smile. Would recommend a visit for some tasty meals. Elderflower cocktail was very good. Give it a try.

Thank Groggington
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went looking for another restaurant to have breakfast and came across the Smoke Stack. Menu looked good so we decided to give it a try. We found very quickly that we'd made a good choice, friendly staff, good food and coffee meant we were highly impressed. Was delighted to see that my coffee arrived at the same time as my... More 

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Fort William, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would rate this higher if it served a pie. What my photo shows, and even the "filling" does not represent a pie in any form I know. The rest of the meals were really good. Every one enjoyed what they had. The desserts are huge. Nice surrounds, good service, nice staff,small rooms but found it quaint and rugged. Nice.... More 

Thank foster1605
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

1. I guess the only dryness of patty in the burger made me give 4 instead of 5. 2. The patty wasn't juicy but was okay. 3. I liked the crispy bun and irregular fries. 4. The price was a little expensive cuz I was in the UK.

Thank Haneul B
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Had lunch at Smoke Stack on Broughton St. Had a Very nice burger with blue cheese, bacon and great chips. Service speedy and friendly. Reasonably priced. A very nice lunch

Thank rcalbion
Orlando, FL.
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My friend and I visited this restaurant on our first night in Edinburgh because it came highly recommended from a neighboring pub. We had an AWESOME experience and counted it as our best meal while in Edinburgh. Our server's name was Taylor and he rocked it! We pretty much went with his food reservations and they were on point. We... More 

Thank chriswick614
Penicuik, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I always enjoy a meal at the smoke stack, food is excellent, the service is very good and there is always a nice atmosphere, well worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$56
Bar, European, British, Scottish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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
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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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 top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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