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The Kitchin

78 Commercial Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6LX, Scotland
+44 131 555 1755
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, British, Scottish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
78 Commercial Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6LX, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What can i say? My partner and i decided to treat ourselves to a night away in Edinburgh and a lovely dinner. Cannot think of a word that would do justice to the meal we were served at The Kitchin. Absolutely sublime. From the minute...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank farkiefe
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Belated christmas catch up and worth waiting for. Was a gourmet experience with all the senses involved. Beautiful surroundings and cosy. Amazingly well informed staff and polite to boot. We had the 3 course taster with matched wines and was all divine. Obviously know why...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank V6731MDemmag
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I booked for Dinner today and from the moment we arrived with the dedicated car parking spaces outside just set the tone. Walked through the front door and the team were all immaculately dressed and presented and everyone spoke and made you...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rd3audi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fabulous lunch from the Surprise Tasting Menu. A bonus to meet Tom Kitchin. Each course was excellent.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 775debbier
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I received the lunch and wine pairing as a gift, it was a fantastic present. Service was excellent without being intrusive and food was delicious. The wines that accompanied each course were excellent and a full explanation was given about where they came from. Tom...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked well in advance and tried the taster menu with the full wine experience to boot - well worth it, enjoyed every morsel of Scottish fare and every sip of carefully selected wines....a pleasant place to sit albeit a bit busy with waiters very...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank grantmP6248GF
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was great and we were described every course in detail by a knowledgable waiter, service was great but the whole experience was let down by ridiculously high mark ups on the wine list which although I realise they need to make a profit seems...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Michael C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate lunch as a family of 12 for a special birthday in the private dining room. Service was excellent and they accommodated my daughter of 3 very well as she wouldnt have eaten anything off the menu so they prepared her favourite spaghetti bolognese!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 529claireh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very welcoming restaurant. Fabulous service and truly delicious food. We’ve been meaning to visit The Kitchin for some time; finally got round to it and it didn’t disappoint. Lunch here was one of the best I’ve ever tasted, each course a whole wonderful experience,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Karen A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic lunch at the restaurant. Very quiet due to weather so had a lot of attention and great service! Food just as you would expect, excellent quality and so well balanced. We will certainly be back

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank jim_islander
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16 October 2018|
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Response from peterpI9604XH | Reviewed this property |
Most guys were in jeans and a shirt when I was there. No t shirts but I'm sure you wouldn't get thrown out if you did!
11 July 2018|
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Response from ciube80 | Property representative |
Any of our dishes can be made gluten free. Our bananas are also certified gluten free.
5 January 2018|
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Response from ciube80 | Property representative |
Children of the age of 5 or more are very welcome.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:15
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:15
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:15
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Commercial Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6LX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Leith
  • Neighbourhood: Leith
  • Phone Number: +44 131 555 1755
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The Kitchin presents modern British seasonal cuisine influenced by French cooking techniques and an appreciation of the best quality ingredients available from Scotland's fantastic natural larder. The restaurant’s philosophy ‘From Nature to Plate’, is a true reflection of Tom’s passion for the finest, freshest Scottish seasonal produce and the cooking at the restaurant reflects Tom’s training under some of the world’s best chefs blended with his own Scottish heritage.
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