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Picnic Basket

Southside & Holyrood
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31 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DB, Scotland
06:45 - 15:15
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great place for lunch on the move. The choices of fillings are endless and the sandwiches are super cheap. I would also recommend the soup. The service is very friendly and there is usually a queue out of the door which is undoubtedly a good sign! Perfect for students on a tight budget

Thank Lucy S
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Popped in late afternoon on a Friday and the lady apologised that there weren't a lot of fillings left as it was the end of the week for them, but we still had lots to choose from! We had a white roll, massive, with fantastic coronation chicken and extra salad, and a salad box filled to bursting, you just keep... More 

Thank ReginaFalange5
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is so much more than a sandwich shop, they have a wide range of constantly changing things, and the girls that run this shop are so helpful and are always happy to make your sandwich the way you want it. The picnic basket is one of those special places that once you find you always return to.

Thank WhyteLight
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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323 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

This is a lovely little takeaway lunch place near the University of Edinburgh. I've been meaning to pop in for quite a while, so I'm glad I finally did. The sandwich selection is large, and vegetarians are certainly adequately covered by the choices on offer. I chose a bacon, brie and cranberry sandwich (£2.80 for a regular size), and it... More 

Thank Bonzostar
Callander, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Truly fabulous wee sandwich shop with a superb range of breads and rolls and a really fresh tasty and interesting range of fillings! Now I'm a fussy git and I like what I like and I like it just so. Tuna mayo has to be wet but not sloppy with no dry hunks, egg mayo has to be chunky and... More 

Thank Darthgill
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

This is definitely the place to go if you would like to get a tasty sandwich. A wide variety of choices, everything I tried was just yummy, fresh, well presented and to a reasonable price Staff is very friendly and in general it beats Subway or any other place that serves sandwiches in town.

Thank Eugene N
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

Your typical coffee/sandwich shop which serves good, affordable 'on the go' food. They have a wide range of bread for you to choose from which is a plus point when compared to other sandwich shops in Edinburgh. Seats are limited, only 2 in fact, so avoid lunch time if you want to dine in.

Thank PengYong
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2015

I visit Edinburgh 3 or 4 times a year and found this little gem a couple of years ago - I now make sure I head there whenever I am in the City and have never been disappointed. Food always great and never a long wait, even when busy at lunch times...would highly recommend to anyone in the area!

Thank Nick G
Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2014 via mobile

A tiny little deli on west nicolson, this place is most definitely worth a visit for the hungry traveller. Large array of sandwiches to choose from with plenty of different breads and fillings to create your perfect lunch. The baguette I had was exceptional - light, fluffy and fresh, with a generous helping of salads and crisp smokey bacon. The... More 

Thank tlfern
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2013

I go here a lot because it is close to my university. The food is great and good value for money. The women who works there is so friendly, it's just the guy that I find so rude. The customer service from him is just awful, I used to visit most days and have yet to see him smile. He... More 

Thank Jadecasey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch
Good for
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Open Hours
06:45 - 15:15
06:45 - 15:15
06:45 - 15:15
06:45 - 15:15
06:45 - 15:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood

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

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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 Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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