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Richmond Cafe Bistro

#487 of 1,824 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Southside & Holyrood
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52 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DZ, Scotland
+44 7948 614447
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 19:00
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Wellingborough, England, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a Greek restaurant even if it's name doesn't give that away. Simple decor and good simple food. Friendly efficient staff. Very reasonable prices.

Thank Mark A
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is one of the best kept secrets in Edinburgh. Dimitris cooking is superb: decent Greek home cooking. Try the pitta pitta the yaourtlou the omelet ; all very honest well balanced non pretentious dishes. Friendly staff welcoming. One will come again and again!

Thank nevgenikos
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78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Greek tastes can be found there but you must be very lucky to find a seat inside on winter time as shop is very small. Anyway we enjoyed our cakes outside having covered with a blanket.It was delicious and the service also was very good.

Thank Stelios G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here today and the weather was so nice that we sat outside even though it is only February. The owner was very friendly and helpful, the food amazing, generous portions of freshly prepared ingredients and very reasonable prices. Of all the Greek restaurants in Edinburgh this one is the best. We will be back to taste everything... More 

Thank Anne B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and coffee and the decor are great. But one small problem, THE TOILET! The toilet was so dusty and poor looking. It definitely needs doing up! It reminds me of toilets in third world countries restaurants!

Thank Luke B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with a few colleagues for lunch. Excellent example of Greek traditional food. Try the meatballs with tomato and yogurt sauce; remarkable.

Thank Yannis P
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Went for a work night out - the food was freshly made, authentic, and delicious. Very affordable too. Highly recommend!

Thank Cheryljt001
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Firstly it's Greek. Not ersatz plate-smashing "I want to be reminded of my holiday in Zakynthos" Greek.....but proper regular authentic real Greek....owned and run by ordinary young Greeks living and working in Edinburgh..... these gems are what being European is all about. The food is wonderful....there's nothing bad. The ambience and atmosphere welcoming and warm. It's not upmarket it's just... More 

1 Thank Mharty53
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This place is sublime! We came (Scottish and Greek mix) here as my Greek friends recommended it (a good sign!). The atmosphere was very relaxed and it was actually full of Greeks!! My friends said it was totally authentic and home from home. We shared starters: greek salad, bread, cheese dish and tzaziki, with mains of lamb (melt in mouth!)... More 

1 Thank scotbokkie
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I had a very important client visit a couple of days ago and was looking for a unique experience in regards to food, drinks and atmosphere. We decided to go to Richmond cafe based on previous experience. We shared 8 different starters, 4 main courses and 5 deserts. Every single one of them was prepared to the perfection and obvious... More 

3 Thank Athanasios K

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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
US$6 - US$25
Cafe, Mediterranean, Greek, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 7948 614447
Greek traditional cuisine

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

Staying in Southside & Holyrood

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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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