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The Galley Leith - CLOSED

18-20 Salamander Street | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 7HR, Scotland
+44 131 538 6725
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
11 Apr 2014
“Galley closed; now a steak house”
28 Aug 2013
“Excellent lunch and breakfast”
Restaurant Hours Closed
British, Mediterranean, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
18-20 Salamander Street | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 7HR, Scotland
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Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

Sadly, this wonderful wee bistro closed its doors. Opened for a short time as Salamander but that too closed and it's now a steakhouse which I've not yet tried.

Thank ChaiT_mmmm
Reviewed 28 August 2013

This is our first time in Leith/Edinburg and The Galley alone would make us want to return! we only stayed for the weekend and passed by randomly and decided to go in for lunch - their mushroom leek soup was superb & exotic tasting. Our...More

Thank Team_ACE_TS
Reviewed 26 July 2013

Great friendly service. Good food. I had a huge portion of fish and chips which was very filling (though they had run out of tartare sauce!). Nice atmosphere. Not busy.

Thank Melancthon
Reviewed 3 June 2013

Friends and I had the Galley's special afternoon tea and were not disappointed. The sandwiches were specially prepared for our requirements, and the cakes, scones and biscuits all home-made and delicious. We had a leisurely and relaxed afternoon with very attentive service and nothing too...More

2  Thank Ruth W
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Wow, the owners have done such a beautiful job of refurbishing this place, it's quite beautiful. Had seen a poster for The Galley in the Compass, I think they are sister restaurants and they are similar in some ways; the fresh bread and butter delivered...More

Thank Mairi M
Reviewed 23 May 2013

We were close by in Salamander Street amazed by the views of scrap metal mountains, high rise living and industrial wasteland, being gentrified as we stood and watched. We needed lunch and we popped into The Galley. It's a bit out on it's own along...More

Thank EDO152
Reviewed 11 May 2013

We would never have found this gem if we had not met the manageress of the Galley during our visit to the Compass on the previous day. The Galley is opposite the entrance to a builder's merchant so doe not appear to be the best...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 9 May 2013

Located minutes from the shore in Leith the Galley is a hidden treasure. The menu changes every day ensuring the freshest of food and you can tell this on the first bite, I had the gluten free black pudding with melted goats cheese and my...More

Thank Katie R
Reviewed 4 May 2013

There is almost too much choice in Leith now, it's hard to stay loyal to a favourite (Roseleaf) when great new places open up every week. If you didn't go looking for it The Galley would be easy to miss, it's blue front door is...More

Thank Pots31
Reviewed 3 May 2013

The Galley, is a small (20 seats) local bistro – specialises in fresh local produce and gluten free dishes (even offers a gluten free beer). It’s very close to all of the pubs and restaurants at the Shore – but it really is worth walking...More

Thank EdinburghStorm
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18-20 Salamander Street | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 7HR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 538 6725
A new bar & bistro on the corner of Leith. Offering a fresh new seasonal menu of local sourced produce for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Menu changes daily, check our Facebook page for daily post updates. We can cater for all dietary requirements; specialising in using gluten free ingredients, and prepare fresh gluten free baking in house.
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