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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.

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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Cafe Tartine Leith, Edinburgh

French

French café and wine bar in Leith An airy French café, bistro and wine bar on Commercial Street, Café Tartine is open for breakfast crepes right through to late nightcaps. The menus offer plenty of choice. There are lots of French classics such as onion soup, boeuf Bourguignon and confit duck leg. A popular option, especially when paired with an after work glass of wine, are the sharing platters of charcuterie, cheese, pâté and char grilled vegetables

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Shri Bheemas - Constitution St Leith, Edinburgh

Indian, International

One of two Shri Bheema restaurants in Edinburgh, the Leith branch is on Constitution Street. Part of an award-winning group of restaurants that stretches from Aberdeen to the south of England, this Shri Bheema is a family-run restaurant specialising in regional specialities from the north and south of India.

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Miss Woo's Leith, Edinburgh

Far Eastern, Japanese, Southeast Asian, Tapas

Miss Woo's is a quirky bar on Bernard Street in Leith. Should you need a banana satay daiquiri or a Miso Lucky cocktail then Miss Woo's will do the do. If craft beer is more your thing, they can also take care of that as well as offering an appealing selection of Asian street food. Geisha murals, dim lighting and cool sounds give Miss Woo's an inviting underground feel.

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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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Chez Mal - Edinburgh Leith, Edinburgh

Modern, Bistros & Brasseries

83 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.

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A Room in Leith Seafood & Game Bistro Bar Leith, Edinburgh

Scottish, Modern

28 reviews

Along with its sister restaurant in the West End, A room in Leith seafood and game bistro bar 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

96 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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Chez Mal - Edinburgh Leith, Edinburgh

Modern, Bistros & Brasseries

83 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.

£19.95 Offer: £19.95 for 2 courses from the prix fixe menu + glass of wine

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Cafe Tartine Leith, Edinburgh

French

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French café and wine bar in Leith An airy French café, bistro and wine bar on Commercial Street, Café Tartine is open for breakfast crepes right through to late nightcaps. The menus offer plenty of choice. There are lots of French classics such as onion soup, boeuf Bourguignon and confit duck leg. A popular option, especially when paired with an after work glass of wine, are the sharing platters of charcuterie, cheese, pâté and char grilled vegetables

£0.00 Offer: A la carte available

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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.

£13.30 Offer: A la carte available

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Tapa Leith, Edinburgh

Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas

96 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.

£24.47 Offer: Tapa menu availability + complimentary glass of cava

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Latest Edinburgh Restaurant Reviews

  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Lovely afternoon tea

    Service was excellent, offered tea or coffee and cocktail. Waitress made amazing pina coladas! Sandwiches were delicious and different from usual. Cakes were really nice and what we couldn't eat was packaged up really nicely for us. Great value and would go back.
    dined in Chez Mal - Edinburgh – 07/10/2018
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Family Meal

    We had a lovely family meal on Wednesday night. The food was excellent, the staff could not do enough for us and although the restaurant was quiet it did not take away from the ambience. Would definitely go back.
    dined in Britannia Spice – 09/08/2018
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Chez Mal- one of my favourites

    Starters positively delicious- grilled mackerel great, chicken liver mousse exquisite. Difficulty in getting gluten free option for main course but our server Alijah went out of her way to ensure one which I liked. Salmon main was a little on the small side. Desserts were divine. Overall a lovely meal.
    dined in Chez Mal - Edinburgh – 16/06/2018
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 4

    Value: 5

    Great visit to Chez Mal

    A sunny bank holiday afternoon, what better way to spend it than a cold drink on the Chez Mal terrace followed by a meal in Chez Mal! The asparagus came with a lovely creamy hollandaise and the trout was beautifully cooked, the tarragon sauce divine!
    dined in Chez Mal - Edinburgh – 31/05/2018
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Afternoon tea

    Had a wonderful delicious afternoon tea and felt thoroughly spoilt, can’t complain about anything.
    dined in Chez Mal - Edinburgh – 30/05/2018
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