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Kweilin Cantonese Restaurant

#572 of 1,823 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
New Town
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19 - 21 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QG, Scotland
+44 131 557 1875
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Today
12:00 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Yet another visit to the always brilliant 'Kweilin' The staff and the food are ALWAYS amazing at this restaurant. You will NEVER be disappointed!

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Thank Kenny F
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't had the chance to go there for a long time but we weren't disappointed. Great food and great service. Not a budget meal but you get what you pay for

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Thank andrew s
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a family member's special 80th birthday meal in here last night. 17 of us in the private dining room with two young children too. The staff were lovely, attentive and super efficient. Food was fantastic. 2nd time we've used this private dining room and it's perfect for our needs. Small bar in there,your own coat hooks in corner... More 

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Thank Lhilljones
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attentive staff but not intrusive. Large menu. Tried 15 different dishes between our party. All were tasty. Were not rushed with our meal. Would be happy to go back again.

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Thank Frances M
Livingston, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long swim gala, I thought I'd treat DS to some dinner. He fancied Chinese food. I hadn't been to Kweilin for years, but always had fond memories, so I thought I'd see if it was as good as I remembered. We arrived just after 20:30 on Saturday night. Despite being a little off the beaten track (for Edinburgh),... More 

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Thank Stephen W
Glasgow
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96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No trip to Edinburgh is complete now without a visit to the Kweilin. Fantastic food, and first class friendly service every time. A visit to Edinburgh isn't complete without dropping in here.

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Thank InigoQuesta
Wemyss Bay, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kweilin is indeed a good quality, centrally located, traditional Cantonese restaurant. The menu is good. The starters include Dim Sum and the prices are reasonable. The wine list has a decent selection and the service is efficient and friendly. Thoroughly recommended!

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Thank SandandChas
Alyth, Scotland
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119 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

My friends and I like to share a crispy duck dinner in different cities we visit. We liked that you could choose the size - 1/4, 1/2 or whole duck. We started with lovely corn & crab soup and then the 3 of us shared 1/2 duck. The dinner was yummy but even more, the service was excellent. Two waiters... More 

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Thank Connie W
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I have been here many times before. I have to say that I was not at all impressed with the food offered tonight. It is unlikely that I will be back in a hurry.

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Thank Peter A
Edinburgh
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127 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Went to Kweilin to meet friends, had not been for years. Well, it was a surprise, the food was far superior to any Chinese food that I have had in Edinburgh for ages. The set lunch has lots of choice and the quality, first rate. Their sea bass dish was exquisite. We all shared the starters like chicken wings and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 - 21 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 557 1875
Description
At ‘Kweilin Cantonese Restaurant’, we serve a selection of Cantonese dishes that uses the finest local produce, with an emphasis on showcasing Scotland’s great, variety of fresh seafood. Since opening our doors in 1984 we have continued to build upon our reputation for serving exquisite and authentic Chinese food.We always aim to please our customers, striving to ensure that we provide a relaxed and enjoyable dining experience for every occasion. Should you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff who would be glad to assist.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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