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“Simply the best!”

Water of Leith Cafe Bistro
Ranked #163 of 2,448 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$45
Cuisines: Cafe, European, British, Scottish
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A bright, relaxing, licensed bistro serving great seasonal food and baking. Available for daytime and weekend evening casual dining.
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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“Simply the best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

Thank you for making Friday the 20th a very special night for us all in the Leith team and more importantly for Alison who is retiring after many wonderful years as a midwife. The food, ambiance, and service was fantastic. The attention to detail leading up to the night and menu suggestions all superb. Totally absolutely recommend a visit to this wee gem of a place in the heart of Leith. Friendly, warm family business where you feel instantly valued and at home x

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Maureen S
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous 40 th bday meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

As always Ana and Micka over delivered in service, atmosphere and culinary expertise! We has a wonderful meal for 20 of us last Saturday night. The evening started off with the sun shining, fizz on arrival and it just got better from there on in. The food was delicious, such fresh ingredients and so well cooked and delivered with style and smiling faces!
Thank you for a wonderful meal, we will be back!

  • Visited May 2014
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3 Thank sazp73
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Sunday brunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

This is probably my favourite place in Edinburgh for a lunch or a coffee and a cake. It is a bit off the beaten track but well worth the effort! The owners (one of which is the head chef) as well as all the staff are very friendly and accommodating and the food is always excellent. They have a few staples but the always different daily manu is the best, offering loads of diverse options for an excellent price - you could easily pay twice as much for food of similar quality elsewhere. Everything I've ever had here was spot on and absolutely delicious. Theamoked haddock risotto I had last time was light and fluffy, possibly the best risotto I've ever had. The cakes are to die for as well, I especially recommend the flourless chocolate cake.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Dagmar B
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Fantastic 30th birthday dinner party!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

Thank you so much to Ana and Micka for a wonderful Saturday night birthday party at the Water of Leith Café Bistro. The food (as always) was delicious and the atmosphere was just what we were looking for. The staff could not have been more attentive with Ana and Micka in particular happy to meet every request as our party-size grew to 37 with 2 babies. Many of the guests commented on how lovely both the meal and ambience were. We would, and do, highly recommend the Water of Leith Café Bistro both for private dining and delicious lunches / cakes. Thank you again! Neil & Keri Piper

  • Visited May 2014
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3 Thank ThePipers_12
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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“Really delicious and friendly.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

I've been going to water of leith for a a few years now. Without fail every time it is wonderful.

The staff are really nice and friendly and the food is really good. There is a regular menu of things and a large list of specials that change regularly and are always interesting and delicious. It's also very good value for money.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank S W
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