We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Outstanding!”

Laila Lunch & Brunch
Ranked #486 of 2,556 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: US$6 - US$36
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Description: Edinburgh's most instagramable cafe - a Middle Eastern twist on brunch in the heart of Edinburgh's old town. From Aleppo eggs to candyfloss covered pan cakes and our signature unicorn and ruby rose lattes, with a bespoke selection of wines and cocktails, it's the must visit Edinburgh destination
Reviewed 22 August 2019 via mobile

My wife and I found Laila's as we looked for somewhere to eat before a Fringe show - what a truly, excellent find! Just off the Royal Mile it's perfect if you want a well-cooked meal. It's a little pricier than nearby pub options, but, worth it, as the meals are freshly prepared. My wife had lamb chops (see the pic) and I had meatballs. Hers was 16.50, mine 13.50. These were not small meals and both were of a very high standard. The chops had clearly rested in a zesty, tangy sauce for some time, and were delicious beyond words. The meatballs similarly were 100% beef and a sauce of zesty tomato. We ate too much for pudding, but I'm sure those were fine too. Try this place if you enjoy Mediterranean/North African food, you won't be disappointed.

Date of visit: August 2019
2  Thank FatWallet
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Write a reviewReviews (1,411)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

192 - 196 of 1,411 reviews

Reviewed 18 August 2019

Came across this restaurant by chance and it was just what was needed. Lovely well-spiced food and good service in an interesting street down from the crowded Royal Mile.

Date of visit: August 2019
    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
5  Thank SharpFocus33
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 17 August 2019

Yes everyone has different expectations and experience needs when dinning out - however have to say how disappointing the experience had last evening was - slow service, had to ask to to be served / place an order, served un-chilled drinks... then when food came rice was served on its own, way before main which was swimming in oil and bland... so rice went cold, which was simply reheated and served again! in fact, sad to say it was all very underwhelming and spoilt what was a great day in the city!

Date of visit: August 2019
2  Thank Graham W
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 15 August 2019 via mobile

We had to ask for the bill four times and then for someone to take payment twice and the second time they wee rude. Felt like we were trying really hard to pay and they didn’t really want it. Good ok but service just rubbish

Date of visit: August 2019
2  Thank PEGS40
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 15 August 2019

After a long day of shopping, my friend and I decided to try something a little different. We were rewarded with savoury delights from Laila's Bistro. Our waitress was a lovely student from Hungary. She was very helpful and friendly. If you love food with a Mediterranean flair, I highly recommend a visit this tasty little bistro just off The Royal Mile. The saffron/cardamom ice cream is also a taste bud pleaser! An extra bonus? Go if you love olives. The olive side is wonderfully generous!

Date of visit: July 2019
4  Thank Winnipegtraveller74
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Travellers who viewed Laila Lunch & Brunch also viewed

 

Been to Laila Lunch & Brunch? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
© 2022 TripAdvisor LLC All rights reserved.

This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in United Kingdom. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu.