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The Kitchin

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78 Commercial Street | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6LX, Scotland
+44 131 555 1755
Tue - Thu 18:30 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:15 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 22:30
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I went for a lunch with paired wine. The ambience and great staff are certainly a credit to the establishment. The meal itself had a few things that did not meet our expectations but the taste was truely delicious. I had the beef bavette as a main which I know is not a top cut and can... More 

Thank FionaRB
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a delightful birthday lunch here today with my husband. A true taste of the best of Scotland. I was on a mission to try "Spoots" (Razor Clams) and was not disappointed when I had them for my starter. From the moment we arrived, to the moment we left, the food was first class, the service was faultless....every member of... More 

Thank Lindyreid
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We returned to The Kitchin after a little over two years, having last eaten there just before its extensive and rather brilliant refurbishment designed by Michaela Kitchin, wife of the celebrated chef Tom Kitchin; Tom and Michaela are joint proprietors. (Michaela is a hospitality professional who worked at Dubai's Burj al Arab.) The Kitchin has maintained a Michelin star for... More 

1 Thank Andrew K
St Helier, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our 3rd visit to The Kitchin and once again we had a wonderful experience from the moment you arrive until you leave. We like the professionalism of the staff and the fact that nothing is a problem, makes you feel properly spoiled. We chose from the Al a carte menu this time and thoroughly enjoyed the food which... More 

Thank Ann M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful food with very attentive, professional staff. Excellent sommelier and wine pairing with the seasonal menu. A wonderful evening.

Thank OliverBinns
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had the most amazing dinner experience from start to finish. From the warm and friendly welcome from all the staff to the decor and ambience of the restaurant itself. The staff are very knowledgeable about the food as in from where it is sourced and how it's prepared. We will definitely return and would highly recommend it.

Thank fiona c
United Kingdom
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some aspects of the dinner we had at the Kitchin were excellent - the amuse bouche and the desserts in particular were delicious. But our main courses were served on unwarmed plates. By the time each ingredient on every plate had been introduced and its provenance explained, the food was tepid. Why do they do this? It makes little sense... More 

3 Thank Arrivinghopefully
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583 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 505 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is only the third Michelin star restaurant we've been to where the chef was clearly present. Due to the window into the kitchen, we could see Tom Kitchin on the pass all night. We chose the surprise tasting menu with paired wines and weren't disappointed. Several courses were seafood which is perfect for us. I don't personally like hogget... More 

Thank fmck49
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here as a group of 5 on a Saturday and went for the set lunch menu with matched wine pairings. The food was very good and there was a nice touch of a signed card from Tom Kitchin to mark our celebration. The staff were knowledgeable and always on hand without feeling intrusive. The food and wine were... More 

1 Thank Duncan B
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm ambivalent about the Kitchin as there are pros and cons most of which aren't food related but do add to the overall experience. The first time we visited I was overwhelmed by the food (the Classic tasting menu) and also the accompanying wine flight and left with my head buzzing. On this occasion I had my wits about me... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
European, British, Scottish, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:15 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:15 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:15 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:15 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:15 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Commercial Street | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6LX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 555 1755

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?