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The Slug and Lettuce

$$ - $$$
Broughton & Calton
Bar, Gastropub, European, British, Pub
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Omini Centre, Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH1 3BN, Scotland
+44 131 524 7700
09:00 - 01:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 01:00
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Initially tried to get into Tony Macaronis but it was closed as they were having a photo shoot in the restaurant and we stumbled accross the Slug and lettuce by accident and I am so glad we did. Never having eaten in this restaurant chain we were not quite sure what to expect but we were very impressed by the... More 

Thank Russ676
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked a table here and went with my wife prior to going to Mama Mia. We were glad we had booked a table as when we went there at 5:30 it was very busy.. We didn't realize that on a Monday they do all meals 50% off all day. We both had steak and chips which was very good. The... More 

Thank daviePerth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Large Group of 21 people for dinner. Good food, great staff...nothing too much trouble And the santa hats were a great addition to out photos Would recommend

Thank Karen M
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for pre theatre meal. Unfortunately the service was poor. Most of the waiting seemed inexperienced. Had no drinks served until half way through meal, staff were very apologetic and give us our drink free. Food was good, but not everything arrived together. Better training of waiting staff would make a big difference.

Thank panners from Scotland
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought we would grab a quick meal before the theatre and unfortunately chose the Slug. The service was poor and took ages and the burger was beyond bad. I will never go there again

Thank mikeandsallybeer
Perth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here with friends before going on to the theatre. Very good value and the dessert was to die for

Thank carolmac27
Fleet, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dire. Awful. Staff don't care. Waiting 40 minutes for order and when it arrived my rare steak was about as well done as it could be with sweet potatoe chips not fries. Won't be back. Asked for bill 10 minutes ago and still not here, so filling in time writing this review..... I'm still waiting..... It's now 15 minutes. If... More 

Thank Fiona1918
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in here for a pre-contract drink...wish we hadn't. All sticky tables full of dirty glasses, waited ages to be served, given manky glasses. Under pressure staff doing their best, but the whole place is woeful. Go somewhere else, anywhere.

Thank Marianne10042014
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kids not allowed to go in restaurant unless eating. Staff clueless, menus on the tables were absolutely filthy. The glasses were old and dirty, and to top it off we got served yoghurt instead of garlic mayonnaise. When we complained the bar staff tried to convince me this was right until anther memeber of staff corrected her. His place needs... More 

Thank Tom T
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Saturday night before theatre. my wife ordered lasagne and I a steak. Came back to say no lasagne! - why did waiter not know this? I ordered a king Prawn skewer with my steak- no skewer just 6 tiny prawns on my plate. Steak lukewarm at best, grilled tomato just a chopped tomato. No onion ring. Had to ask... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Gastropub, European, British, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Omini Centre, Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH1 3BN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 524 7700
The Slug and Lettuce is just right for combining with any event that's going on - located as we are at the top of Leith Walk in the Omni Leisure development centre, right next door to the Playhouse Theatre. At The Slug we pride ourselves on catering for all occasions - a place to relax and take things easy even if it's just for a coffee or you want a pre or post-theatre meal. Or maybe you'd like to meet up for drinks - or enjoy a proper night out on the town? Whatever you're looking for, we aim to exceed your expectations.

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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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