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With two of Edinburgh's Michelin star chefs; a lively bar culture and a dynamic restaurant scene, Leith has become one of the most interesting places to eat in Edinburgh. This didn't happen overnight. When Malmaison and its Brasserie opened on Tower Place, twenty years ago, they were not the first restaurant to strike a claim in Leith but they were perhaps the most high profile until Martin Wishart opened in 1999.

Thanks partially to these early pioneers, Leith's reputation as a culinary hotspot began to shine and helped the area to leave behind some of its less positive past. It has been a very long time since taxi drivers refused to take passengers here after dark but, like most ports, it retains a certain earthiness. There is little that is la-di-da about Leith.

What makes Leith special is the fact that that grit sits happily alongside some of Scotland's most innovative and highly awarded restaurants. Leith thrives on that diversity. Within a five minute walk of the bridge over the Water of Leith, you can eat French brasserie classics at Mal; fine dining Indian at Mithas or Spanish at Tapa. And, of course, should you fancy a wee hauf an' hauf, you don't have to scratch too far beneath the surface to find old Leith.

Chez Mal - Edinburgh Leith, Edinburgh

Modern, Bistros & Brasseries

Housed in the eye-catching Malmaison hotel on Tower Place, the Chez Mal restaurant enjoys spectacular views over the Port of Leith. Given a smart refurbishment in 2016, the dining room has a sleek, contemporary look and light, spacious feel. The new look bar is a hip hangout with craft beers and innovative cocktails while the waterfront terrace is always popular when the sun makes an appearance.

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Tapa Leith, Edinburgh

Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas

Situated in a refurbished warehouse building, Tapa is an atmospheric Spanish tapas restaurant on Shore Place in Edinburgh's Leith. The welcoming, vaulted interior combines a classic bodega feel with traditional Spanish colours, old film posters, exposed stone and fairy lights wrapped around iron pillars. Friendly staff make for a relaxed atmosphere. A good selection of Spanish gins and sherries complements a wine list which draws on both the finest and other, less known and sometimes under appreciated, Spanish grape varietals.

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The Mash Tun Leith, Edinburgh

British, Gastro Pub

The Mash Tun on Easter Road is an unpretentious modern pub and restaurant offering a diverse range of beers, along with fresh pizza, comfort food classics and traditional fare. Décor has contemporary touches, with exposed brick and rustic woods, but the atmosphere remains that of a friendly local, a great place to catch a match or some live music, join in with the quiz or sample some excellent craft ales.

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Giuliano's On The Shore Leith, Edinburgh

Italian

Giuliano’s On The Shore’s location in the Port of Leith has encouraged an emphasis on local fish and seafood, alongside familiar Italian fare. The warm welcome and stylish décor attract a wide range of clientele, with Giuliano’s an ideal choice for everything from a business lunch to a family get-together.

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The Granary Leith, Edinburgh

Scottish, Bar Food

79 reviews

The Granary is located in the heart of trendy Leith and offers homely pub food. It is strong on homespun charm and warm comfort: colourful rugs soften wooden floors, whilst replica barn doors and old-fashioned kitchen utensils add an interesting twist.

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Mintleaf Leith, Edinburgh

Indian, Thai, Vegetarian/Vegan

15 reviews

Mintleaf is a vibrant restaurant on Bernard Street in Leith and offers authentic Thai and Indian cuisine. Around the corner from The Shore, the restaurant is wheelchair accessible, child-friendly, and also boasts two private dining rooms on the mezzanine floor. Striking as the decor is, it’s the Indian and Thai dishes which keep the customers coming back.

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A Room In Leith Leith, Edinburgh

Scottish, Modern

27 reviews

Along with its sister restaurant in the West End, A Room in Leith offers Scottish bistro dishes at affordable prices. Informal and friendly, the Leith restaurant sits by the waterside on Dock Place.

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Tapa Leith, Edinburgh

Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas

95 reviews

Situated in a refurbished warehouse building, Tapa is an atmospheric Spanish tapas restaurant on Shore Place in Edinburgh's Leith. The welcoming, vaulted interior combines a classic bodega feel with traditional Spanish colours, old film posters, exposed stone and fairy lights wrapped around iron pillars. Friendly staff make for a relaxed atmosphere. A good selection of Spanish gins and sherries complements a wine list which draws on both the finest and other, less known and sometimes under appreciated, Spanish grape varietals.

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Tapa Leith, Edinburgh

Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas

95 reviews

Situated in a refurbished warehouse building, Tapa is an atmospheric Spanish tapas restaurant on Shore Place in Edinburgh's Leith. The welcoming, vaulted interior combines a classic bodega feel with traditional Spanish colours, old film posters, exposed stone and fairy lights wrapped around iron pillars. Friendly staff make for a relaxed atmosphere. A good selection of Spanish gins and sherries complements a wine list which draws on both the finest and other, less known and sometimes under appreciated, Spanish grape varietals.

£30Offer: £30 for 4 tapas + bottle of wine

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Britannia Spice Leith, Edinburgh

Far Eastern, Indian, Thai

24 reviews

Named after the Royal Yacht Britannia which is berthed nearby, Britannia Spice is located in a former whisky warehouse on Commercial Street. The restaurant itself is in ship-shape condition; immaculately clean with rope ladders and ships’ helms carefully chosen to accentuate the maritime theme. Child-friendly and wheelchair accessible, Britannia Spice serves multi-ethnic cuisine with dishes from India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Thailand. An AA Rosette for culinary excellence is the latest in a long line of awards.

£0.00Offer: 15% a la carte discount

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Chez Mal - Edinburgh Leith, Edinburgh

Modern, Bistros & Brasseries

78 reviews

Housed in the eye-catching Malmaison hotel on Tower Place, the Chez Mal restaurant enjoys spectacular views over the Port of Leith. Given a smart refurbishment in 2016, the dining room has a sleek, contemporary look and light, spacious feel. The new look bar is a hip hangout with craft beers and innovative cocktails while the waterfront terrace is always popular when the sun makes an appearance.

£12.95Offer: £12.95 for a Mal burger + drink

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The Mash Tun Leith, Edinburgh

British, Gastro Pub

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The Mash Tun on Easter Road is an unpretentious modern pub and restaurant offering a diverse range of beers, along with fresh pizza, comfort food classics and traditional fare. Décor has contemporary touches, with exposed brick and rustic woods, but the atmosphere remains that of a friendly local, a great place to catch a match or some live music, join in with the quiz or sample some excellent craft ales.

£7.95Offer: 2 for 1 on any pizza on a la carte menu

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Latest Edinburgh Restaurant Reviews

  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 4

    Value: 4

    Good restaurant

    Friendly service, nice atmosphere and great food. Portions on the small side for the price (I know it's tapas!) Would definitely return
    dined in Tapa – 22/12/2017
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Chez Mal - tennis and goodies

    Chez Mal in Edinburgh is located in a stunning sandstone building overlooking the Water of Leith. We had the burger, beer and fries whilst watching Andy Murray play his Wednesday match at Wimbledon. A good result for all - most enjoyable.
    dined in Chez Mal - Edinburgh – 07/07/2017
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 3

    Value: 5

    Great food at a great price

    We had the 3 course lunch menu which was fantastic value. Delicious food and the portions were the right size. Service was OK...the waiters were great with customers who seemed to be regulars/friends. Perhaps they should treat all customers like old friends...
    dined in Giuliano's On The Shore – 04/06/2017
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Enjoyable evening

    First class everything. - the food, staff, price and venue. From the minute we entered the Brasserie - we were very well looked after ! Our waiter was very attentive and his 'can do' attitude was fantastic - nothing was any bother and he was very helpful and knowledgeable on all aspects of the restaurant and menu. The food was lovely and we were not rushed at any time. The restaurant was busy when we arrived and was an ideal place to meet up with friends to have a catch up. We'll be back !
    dined in Chez Mal - Edinburgh – 13/05/2017
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Excellence in all aspects

    What an excellent evening, food was absolutely gorgeous and the staff were so friendly and attentive. I have already recommended this place to friends and I will definitely be going back.
    dined in Chez Mal - Edinburgh – 14/04/2017
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