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24 Nicolson Square | EH8 9BU, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 667 9919
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Restaurant Hours
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
24 Nicolson Square | EH8 9BU, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a lovely little find, somewhere I usually wouldn't look to find a restaurant. We managed to get a table no problem at last minute, even though the restaurant was nearly full. The staff made every effort to fit us in. It is...More

1  Thank SophzM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for a quick lunch, but it was so delicious and the helpings so enormous that we lingered for a couple of hours! The atmosphere was relaxed, the staff polite and friendly without being intrusive, the service efficient but not rushed. My daughter...More

Thank reayb
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Delicious Lebanese food, nice atmosphere, polite friendly staff, a bit slow service but not an issue.

1  Thank Khaledr74
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Had been looking forward to visiting Beirut, but sadly was very disappointed. We arrived for a 7pm booking on 12th May and had to wait 15 minutes for our table. Service was slow and we waited some time to order and for our starters to...More

Thank Samedin
Reviewed 17 May 2017

In the mood of a vegetarian dinner, I was a bit disappointed by the lack of options. I had the grilled vegetables with rice, but they were nothing special, actually not meeting my expectations. The service was nice and the seating comfortable, but that does...More

Thank Jacques W
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Our second visit, the first being about 3 years ago and so happy that it is just as good as we remembered it. Though busy the service was good and the food amazing, being able to take our own wine with just a moderate corkage...More

Thank out4theday
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

The food was really nice. We orderd a lot of starters, they were all just as tasty. The staff is also really friendly and helpfull. I would definitly reccomend this restaurant.

Thank Lotte K
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The service was horrible. When asked if we could get a table which was free and not bang in the middle of the restaurant, we were asked how long do we plan to stay. The guy did not give us water before getting the food....More

Thank Awwal G
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

This place was very nice. It has the best falafel I've tasted. The service was quite slow. However it was worth waiting on the food. Everything was fantastic, with very generous portions. Byob, so remember to bring a bottle.

Thank lanebrain
Reviewed 24 April 2017

A group of 11 for a 50th birthday celebration, the table was reserved as requested, the service was good and the food was nice. It all arrived in a timely manner, together and hot but the portion sizes seemed smaller than on previous visits. All...More

Thank Simon H
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
do you take your own wine/beer
21 June 2017|
Response from lanebrain | Reviewed this property |
Yes this restaurant is BYOB
Do you have gluten free options?
6 July 2016|
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Response from Yosef N | Reviewed this property |
Plenty available both meat and vegetarian. If you give a notice in advance, gluten-free bread could be provided. Hope this answers your question
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Nicolson Square | EH8 9BU, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 667 9919
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