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The Kitchin

78 Commercial Street | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6LX, Scotland
+44 131 555 1755
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (377 reviews)
“pigs head” (116 reviews)
“razor clams” (120 reviews)
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French, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
78 Commercial Street | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6LX, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our first visit to the Kitchen and I believe it ticked every expectation box for a Michelin star restaurant. From the welcome, the food of course, and the service throughout, none of us could fault anything. Of course you pay more for this...More

Thank Braddy
Reviewed 2 days ago

We managed to get a table at short notice. Friends had said that we would enjoy the experience which was a very big understatement - we loved it! The food was superb from the amuse bouche of carrot veloute with crunchy veg, venison done three...More

Thank TheLawMan78
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was simply fabulous. The food was sublime and the 'rockpool' main course was like eating the sea. The service was attentive but not over the top or stuffy.

Thank Scottish-Scoffer
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the best luncheons we have eaten, a wonderful experience of tastes with first class service from knowledgeable and attentive staff, Chef Tom was overseeing everything. Can't wait to return.

Thank KioniMike
Reviewed 3 days ago

...and Tom's hair was visible through the window to the kitchen too - I assume he was attached to it. I can't fault it - lunch was delicious, creative, well-presented and service was excellent. I sometimes find these sorts of places too "in your face"...More

Thank TomTomDad
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Third visit to this place, and my top tip is 'Avoid peak periods'. Many other reviewers here have praised the service. It is certainly friendly and nicely informal - compared to when they first got the Michelin star, and went all 'you should be grateful...More

1  Thank Jake23_8
Reviewed 4 days ago

Five Geordie "old gadgies" having a weekend in Edinburgh opted to push the boat out and visit The Kitchin. The whole experience was fantastic. Wonderful staff, ambience and food. We opted for the wine matching package which introduced me to wine I would never have...More

Thank Eileen O
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lunch here was perfect! Four of us had a great afternoon, fantastic food, fabulous service (special nod to the sommelier) and just a great all round experience of good food and drink . Cannot recommend highly enough and the wine package was great, wine we...More

1  Thank MrsEScott2014
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is the real deal. We had eaten on Norn that night prior and Kitchin was clearly superior. The restaurant is located in the Leith section of Edinburgh (a bit out of the center of Edinburgh) near the wharf. We were pleasantly greeted by...More

1  Thank Johnanddon1
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you get opportunity to have the lobster do not hesitate. All 4 of us opted for it and It was the standout dish although every thing else was good too. The matching wine package enhances the experience and the sommelier was great and made...More

1  Thank 0123bettyboo
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7 July 2017|
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Response from Elephin | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't expect that it will be a restaurant that welcomes dogs, but a phone call to ask will give you the definitive answer
18 May 2017|
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Response from Dyann G | Reviewed this property |
We did the tasting menu and socialized a great deal with each other and the staff. next thing we knew it was 4 hours later.
16 May 2017|
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Response from Kristine H | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, it's best to call. Thanks.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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