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The Slug and Lettuce

$$ - $$$
Broughton & Calton
Bar, Gastropub, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Omini Centre, Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH1 3BN, Scotland
+44 131 524 7700
09:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 01:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was served by a lovely blonde hair boy named Jay. Showed great hospitality and was very friendly. Good drinks.

Thank katy9124
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The atmosphere in The Slug and Lettuce was great; really buzzing. The staff were fab; it was busy, you could see they were rushed off their feet but they remained friendly and helped us as soon as they could. We ordered fish and chips and burgers. Even though the pub was busy, our food arrived relatively quickly. Unfortunately it wasn't... More 

Thank MsTumnus
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to go into here for some lunch with my 4 year old daughter only to be told there is NO children aloud in the premises. So we decided to go to the restaurant straight across and we have just seen two young ladies with a BABY being showed to a table and are now ordering food.

Thank ditsydaisy
Durham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

managed to get seated, but the restaurant was very busy due to a concert at the playhouse a few doors down, but by 8pm, it was a lot quieter. We ordered the offer of wine and the 3 small plates for £20. the food was amazing ( garlic mushrooms/chicken and pepper skewers & pulled pork bun ) so much flavour!!... More 

Thank AlEthKaL
West Lothian
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great value menu. Fabulous staff - warm friendly. Good menu selection- all reasonably priced. Nice setting- good for food and drinks. Ideal if going to cinema. Well worth a visit.

Thank Alan1067
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Thought we would give this venue a try having never been in one before. There was no greeting on entering we were completely ignored . Sat ourselves down the table had been cleared but not wiped very sticky. Only about 3 or 4 tables occupied We left without ordering and went into a busy Weatherspoons straight across from Slug and... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was only our second visit to 'The Slug and Lettuce' in George Street. Unlike our first visit this was a dud! The staff had downtrodden faces as did the maybe 15-20 people that bothered to hand around. We, other the other hand decided to stay positive and upbeat and head to an amazing pub in the old town that... More 

Thank Kenny F
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was there today for lunch and cocktails. Had the deep fried fish and chips. Not impressed by the so called "Crispy batter ". Fish inside batter was not juicy but flat. Batter was not particularly Crispy. Paid just short of £11.00 so expected more. We chose a carafe of Manhatten Iced Tea. Very disappointed as it tasted nothing like a... More 

Thank MagtheHag
Livingston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in on a busy Friday night (Valentines weekend) and after moving through a busy bar area (as we entered the first door we came to) we were greeted warmly by staff. We asked for a table for two and got the reply have you booked (first time being asked that in a pub but it was as i said... More 

Thank paddylawley
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located indoors in the cinema complex, we had a nice lunch at this pub. Good quality food for the price and friendly staff.

Thank Robert F

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Bar Scene, Groups, 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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