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The Kitchin

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78 Commercial Street | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6LX, Scotland
+44 131 555 1755
18:30 - 22:00
12:15 - 14:30
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Tue - Thu 18:30 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:15 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 22:30
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St Helier, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our 3rd visit to The Kitchin and once again we had a wonderful experience from the moment you arrive until you leave. We like the professionalism of the staff and the fact that nothing is a problem, makes you feel properly spoiled. We chose from the Al a carte menu this time and thoroughly enjoyed the food which... More 

Thank Ann M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful food with very attentive, professional staff. Excellent sommelier and wine pairing with the seasonal menu. A wonderful evening.

Thank OliverBinns
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the most amazing dinner experience from start to finish. From the warm and friendly welcome from all the staff to the decor and ambience of the restaurant itself. The staff are very knowledgeable about the food as in from where it is sourced and how it's prepared. We will definitely return and would highly recommend it.

Thank fiona c
United Kingdom
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Some aspects of the dinner we had at the Kitchin were excellent - the amuse bouche and the desserts in particular were delicious. But our main courses were served on unwarmed plates. By the time each ingredient on every plate had been introduced and its provenance explained, the food was tepid. Why do they do this? It makes little sense... More 

2 Thank Arrivinghopefully
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582 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 505 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is only the third Michelin star restaurant we've been to where the chef was clearly present. Due to the window into the kitchen, we could see Tom Kitchin on the pass all night. We chose the surprise tasting menu with paired wines and weren't disappointed. Several courses were seafood which is perfect for us. I don't personally like hogget... More 

Thank fmck49
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here as a group of 5 on a Saturday and went for the set lunch menu with matched wine pairings. The food was very good and there was a nice touch of a signed card from Tom Kitchin to mark our celebration. The staff were knowledgeable and always on hand without feeling intrusive. The food and wine were... More 

1 Thank Duncan B
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm ambivalent about the Kitchin as there are pros and cons most of which aren't food related but do add to the overall experience. The first time we visited I was overwhelmed by the food (the Classic tasting menu) and also the accompanying wine flight and left with my head buzzing. On this occasion I had my wits about me... More 

1 Thank fiby101
Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This has to be one of the best if not the best meal I have ever had, I had the vegetarian tasting menu and my partner the seasonal menu both with wines to match, on arrival we had a glass of champagne, the atmosphere was relaxed and the staff very attentive and described each course and wine very well, a... More 

Thank Alanyoung1964
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91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with some real "foodies" and suffice to say we were all impressed! The restaurant has achieved a good balance between top class food and a relaxed ambience. The taster menu includes a wide variety of some of Scotland's finest foods, as is often the case with this type of arrangement you end up eating foods you may not... More 

Thank DonnyUKtraveller
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited The Kitchin this week and the experience was absolutely amazing. The ambience is lovely, waiting team professional and attentive. We choose the surprise tasting menu and wine package - every single course was amazing. The sommelier was lovely and explained everything so well. The food was absolutely delicious. Worth every penny. Get booked in!

Thank Emma D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
European, British, Scottish, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:15 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:15 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:15 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:15 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:15 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Commercial Street | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6LX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 555 1755

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?