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The Walnut

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, British, European, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic

Location and contact

We are closed on Tuesday's
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
British, European, Scottish
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the perfect place if you're looking for a cosy little restaurant where you're guaranteed good food and a good evening. My sister is a regular visitor to The Walnut and she took myself and my partner along too. The menu isn't huge (which...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GregP702
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food is excellent, waitor was both excellent at his job and very nice and BYOB means you can get an extra bottle of wine into you. Will return.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank uberteeb
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place looks unimpressive from the outside, but is a little gem inside. Lunch with 2 courses for £10 per person. Food is very tasty. Staff are friendly and attentive. It deserves its high ranking on TripAdvisor.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank donaldf673
Reviewed 6 days ago

My partner and I booked a table at the Walnut for what was going to be my first time there. There were some issues with the food, my partner ordered the beef short rib- which he was unable to eat because of the amount of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 77ever
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is prepared at a high standard, prepared well with Scottish products, service is cheerful and attentive without being over the top.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mark M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have taken lots of visitors here. Good food and lovely husband and wife team. Really small so you need to pop in and make sure you can get a table

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank catherinecohen737
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited just before Christmas and had a lovely long lunch for the amazing price of £12 each for 3 courses! Fish soup starter was great but the scallops were even better. A very generous portion of three for a £2 supplement - what a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LesleyandNeil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eaten here a few times, mainly because the food was fantastic on the first visit. The seasonal menu changes and on later visits my choices haven't always been winners. I'd give the seafood starter and over sweet pork belly a miss. Overall its more likely...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Sean M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small but lovely restaurant on Leith Walk. Only about 6-8 tables. Both BYOB and licensed, unusually. Starters were ok but not amazing, but the mains and desserts were fantastic - pork belly as good as it gets! Very reasonable prices: £30 per head for 3...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank AndGeo01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here as a family of four for our last night in Edinburgh. Had read reviews and heard very good things about the restaurant. Three of us had starters from the specials which were all excellent. One of us had a really great main (pork...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank stephen1912
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20 December 2018|
Response from MikeBR | Reviewed this property |
They are always closed Mondays and Tuesdays, But even if the weren't I doubt very much if you would get a booking at such short notice.
Charles S
13 April 2018|
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Response from Benjamin W | Property representative |
One of the owners is one of the chefs.
Antonella T
4 January 2018|
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Response from Benjamin W | Property representative |
Yes, this menu is available from 12 until 2pm Monday to Saturday.
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