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24 Nicolson Square | Eh8 9bu, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 667 9919
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hummus” (55 reviews)
“shawarma” (29 reviews)
“mixed grill” (42 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
24 Nicolson Square | Eh8 9bu, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

We have eaten here many times and the food is great and we would normally have rated 4. Last night when we paid our bill we were given £10.00 too little in our change. When we pointed this out to our server she grabbed the...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped into the take away with a sleeping toddler in the pram and baby on our lap. The man who served us was really friendly, helpful. We had chicken wraps , mine was chargrilled , zesty and fresh and my husband enjoyed his Shwarma...More

Thank Lucy T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such an amazing Arab restaurant.... been coming here for years and never had a single bad experience. The staff are very friendly and have always looked after me and my family also when I was pregnant they made sure everything was appropriate for me.... they...More

Thank Rania O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

RATS IN THIS RESTAURANT! BE CAREFUL! REALLY UNHYGIENIC! If I could I would give it 0 stars. I went for dinner with my friends when we spotted a rat running behind the bar. The tall skinny guy told us that it was a mouse. A...More

6  Thank alexpeters0808
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty food, good service, nice location in the heart of old town, car park available. Must try the bread and humus!

1  Thank zhirong
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointing hummus + chicken starter and also deep fried minced lamb croquette. Both very dry. Another monced lamb in flatbread dish was ok bit toooo salty. Maybe i should have tried a main course dish. Generous portions so 2* up to 3.

Thank Sheumais_dha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My last review in 2013 was very favorable: great food, good value, good service. In 2018, Beirut remains the same and has continued it's high standards. Don't fix what isn't broken! We will be back again.

1  Thank Rollingcrock
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Great place, is easy to find (and one reviewer saying not in a safe area is not true - the locale is well lit, clean and handy for buses, car parking or walking to compared to some places in a capital city). Very good choice...More

Thank Gonelocal
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Nice restaurant where to taste the lebanese cuisine. I really appreciated the cheese rolls and the lamb (Lahem Meshwi).

Thank Valerio L
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our food here. Hummus gorgeous. Kebabs good. Portion size good, we were stuffed! Husband enjoyed lamb very much. Staff were friendly. Tables a bit close together so a few times stuff was knocked off our table by folk getting up to go...More

Thank chrisi2007
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
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21 June 2017|
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Response from Peter B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay, yes you can take your own wine / beer
6 July 2016|
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Response from Yosef N | Reviewed this property |
Plenty available both meat and vegetarian. If you give a notice in advance, gluten-free bread could be provided. Hope this answers your question
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 19
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Nicolson Square | Eh8 9bu, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 667 9919
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