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“Finally made it!”
Review of The Engine Shed - CLOSED

The Engine Shed
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Dining options: Breakfast
Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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“Finally made it!”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

I first heard of this place when I came across their recipe book nearly 14 years ago and have wanted to visit ever since. Not often in Edinburgh and when I tried to visit once before it was closed!
Made it today and the wait was well worth it! Had the crepes with leek and mushroom with a lovely rocket, pear and walnut salad. Just pleased we went fairly early because shortly afterwards thye were all gone!
All staff were very pleasant and friendly and great to see the trainees obviously enjoying what they are doing.
Will try and get back next time I am in the city. Bought the "new" book as well!
Busy place with a lot of women talking loudly but I could cope with that!

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Taunton, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice vegeterian resturant not far from the city centre”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

We went to this restaurant/café as a family. There is a wide choice of cakes and snacks available as well the two veggie main meals of the day. However there is a range of salads and drinks on offer. The restaurant is in a refurbed building. It has a lift and is very clean and tidy.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Ian T
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Edinburgh
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Giving something back.”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

What a fantastic place. Excellent wholefoods and snacks. I'm not one to search out vegetarian restaurants but this place is the exception to all my rules. Slightly off the beaten track but well worth the effort if you go there. Excellent soups. Lovely rolls and great vegetarian main courses. The kicker is it is mostly staffed by some of the nicest people you will ever meet who have special needs and are all on a time limited placement. Truly a community restaurant which contibutes to the the development of some very important people.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Paddyhibernian
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A hidden gem”
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Husband and I went for a quick lunch but found ourselves happy to sit....
very warm and friendly atmosphere with excellent quality food and service to match.
We had soup and quiche as well as coffee and scones, there is an abundance of cakes which look delicious. Neither of us are vegetarian / vegan but there is plenty of choice.
Highly recommend The Engine Shed and then taking a walk to the Queen's Park afterwards (turn right when you leave the TES and go through the gates at the top of the hill).

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Annie768
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent Quality and Value”
Reviewed 17 October 2013 via mobile

This was our 1st visit and we were sorry we had eaten lunch earlier as the food looked delicious and was so reasonably priced. We had tea, scones and our daughter had vegan chocolate cake. The staff were friendly and professional and the cafe was lovely and relaxing. Please visit - vegetarian or not - you will find something to suit your palate. We will definitely be back and next time I am having a meal!

Visited October 2013
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Thank CMF101
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