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The Kitchin

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78 Commercial Street | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6LX, Scotland
+44 131 555 1755
18:30 - 22:00
12:15 - 14:30
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Tue - Thu 18:30 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:15 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 22:30
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have taken several friends to The Kitchen and it has never failed to impress with obviously the quality of the cuisine and also the attention of the staff. It all makes for a very special experience and one I hope to repeat again. Nature to Plate definitely sums it up, the flavours are amazing.

Thank janeyspen
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband treated our daughter and I for a combined birthday and Mothers' day celebration. We had a lovely evening. We were booked early and the restaurant was quiet when we arrived, but soon got busier. However, we at no time felt any intrusion from other guests, the tables were well spaced and felt quite intimate. We all chose the... More 

Thank Stirlings
Angus, Scotland
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the the surprise tasting menu and wine pairing. Our table was booked for 7:30 and on arrival we were taken to the bar area and had a pre dinner drink and some lovely snacks. After being shown to our table we got a glass of champagne then the menu's were explained ​to us. Be prepared to spend the... More 

Thank happysunshine1912
durham uk
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514 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

From the moment you enter this marvellous establishment it becomes apparent that you are about to experience something very, very special. The decor and furnishings have all been carefully chosen and everything is exquisitely finished off. The staff have all been professionally tutored in their jobs and carry out their work with a great attitude,friendly but not overly familiar. The... More 

Thank sunlunlad
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

To begin with, I know that the service and food are supposed to be exceptional here given that it's a Michelin star restaurant. However, I've been to a few other star restaurants and I feel like the Kitchin is a stand out in comparison to the other ones. While the restaurant was very busy, it wasn't overly noisy. The tables... More 

Thank awayoverthere
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260 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first visit to Kitchen, proved difficult to get a table unless you book well in advance, but we are here at last for a birthday lunch. First impression of the staff on arrival was they were very friendly and helpful, we took the opportunity to have a relaxing pre lunch drink at the bar which was a great decision.... More 

North Berwick, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

As a special treat my husband took me to the Kitchin this evening. He knows that food is my passion and that there is nothing I like more than high quality local food prepared and cooked to perfection. I wasn't disappointed. The cannelloni seafood starter had an abundance of flavours, delicate, subtle and absolutely delicious. The accompanying broth was sheer... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't recommend this highly enough, a simply amazing meal, we were given a ricotta desert which wasn't up to scratch and the waiter was so attentive that we didn't even need to complain, they brought us an alternative soufflé desert....what amazing Service! Shame we lost the rugby though 🏉 😪but that wasn't the restaurants fault!

Thank Rich N
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239 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter took us for lunch here last year and, although it's a 350-mile round trip for us, this time, we took her and her husband for lunch to celebrate my birthday. It was wonderful - the ambience, the staff, the food, the wine - especially the wine, of which more later. We were chatting to one of our servers... More 

Thank Highlander24
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The wonderful ambiance of The Kichen is down to two things, the superbly trained and attentive staff and the beautiful decor which is a clever combination of industrial meets cosy traditional. This is surpassed however by the food which no language could convey the wonderful tastes and gastronomic experiences which only by first hand experience could be appreciated. Yes it... More 

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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
French, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:15 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:15 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:15 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:15 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:15 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Commercial Street | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6LX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 555 1755

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