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Sweet Melinda's - CLOSED

11 Roseneath Street, Edinburgh EH9 1JH, Scotland
+44 131 229 7953
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
27 Aug 2015
26 Aug 2015
“A gem gone bad”
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, Seafood, British, Scottish
11 Roseneath Street, Edinburgh EH9 1JH, Scotland
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Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Family had been before and recommended this place, unfortunately something has changed and the food was bland, slow to serve, and dead atmosphere. Obviously management has made some changes for the worse and we will not be returning.

1  Thank Callum H
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Used to love this restaurant but something seriously has gone wrong with it. We arrived at 7pm. Asked for sparkling water which they were out of. Ordered scallops, which they were out of. Ordered 3 lobster instead but they only had 2. What did arrive...More

Thank Harry M
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We hadn't been to SM's for quite a while. We remembered it as a great neighbourhood restaurant. Our recent experience was however not good and we have to guess that it has changed ownership from the the team that created its reputation. We dined mid-evening...More

Thank GolfingScots
Reviewed 14 August 2015

We really enjoyed our trip to Sweet Melinda's. The food was excellent and service could not be faulted

1  Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Tried the lunch special, fish starter and fish main - both just excellent. Nice glass of crisp white wine from a short but decent selection. Service was a bit slow and not really in keeping with the lunch, but he was friendly enough. just made...More

2  Thank cbteco
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

We booked a table for 8:30, when we arrived it wasn't ready so we had a drink in the bar over the road and the table was ready by 8:50, was not a big deal and they gave us a complimentary drink to apologise. We...More

2  Thank Joe M
Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed lunch there. Food is very reasonable, and the service is warm and friendly. Would not hesitate to go back - try it.

3  Thank GordonKS
SweetMelindas2014, Owner at Sweet Melinda's, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2015

GordanKS, we are glad you enjoyed your lunch experience at Sweet Melindas. We hope too see you again soon. The SM Team

Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

Went there and had a 2 course lunch for 12.95. Excellent food and excellent service. Its a little bit off the main track in Edinburgh but well worth the journey.

2  Thank smithyronny
SweetMelindas2014, Manager at Sweet Melinda's, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2015

Hi smithyronny, Thank you for your lovely review. We might be biased but we think our 2 course is excellent value for money!! We hope to see you soon SM Team

Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

We used to live in Marchmont & Sweet Melinda's was our go- to restaurant for a special meal. In those days it was a buzzing, inviting restaurant with good food & very friendly service. The food is still good, if a bit pricey, with mains...More

1  Thank 868Laura
SweetMelindas2014, Manager at Sweet Melinda's, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2015

868Laura, I am sorry that you were not fully satisfied with your overall dinning experience at Sweet Melindas. We pride ourselves on high quality food and superb service and to read your review was disappointing. Saturday was strangely quiet and I can understand why you...More

Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

Excellent lunch in revamped local favourite restaurant . Spicy gazpacho soup with warm toast and hot king prawn was a great start but the roasted octopus main was a treat. The manager told me they have a new young Fench chef and I will be...More

3  Thank russellukmail
SweetMelindas2014, Manager at Sweet Melinda's, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2015

Thank you for your review. Our new chef has exciting and very interesting dishes, and his octopus dish has been very popular! Look forward to seeing you soon, The SM Team

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Restaurant Details

French, Seafood, British, Scottish
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Roseneath Street, Edinburgh EH9 1JH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Bruntsfield
  • Neighbourhood: Bruntsfield
  • Phone Number: +44 131 229 7953
  • E-mail
A cosy, relaxed bistro in the bustling centre of Marchmont, Sweet Melindas provides food delivered fresh every morning to both returning regulars and new visitors alike. The small front room is bright and airy during the day,with the kitchen open for lunch from midday until 2pm, providing great value for money. Dinner service begins at 6pm with a fantastic atmosphere created by candlelight and a playlist of easy listening and acoustic tracks. The menu contains a good mix of meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes, with daily specials on the blackboards. Wine-wise, the selection has been chosen to match the menu and is contained within an excellent price range of £15.50 - £32.50 Per bottle. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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