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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 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 01:00
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First time we'd visited. Nobody approached us when we entered, despite a sign saying wait to be seated. Spoke to a very rude waitress, who quite clearly hates her job!! Drinks order took twenty minutes to arrive (4 drinks) Food was not up to standard, it also took a while to arrive. Will not return.

Thank Scotties2012
Darlington, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed this so much that we ate here two nights in a row. What can I say great food and reasonablly priced wine. Also the service was pretty good considering the place was so busy. Enjoyed this.

Thank milnerdcmilner
Stirling, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've never really been a fan of the chain restaurant/bars but we popped in here on Sunday afternoon for a light bite to eat and a drink. We ordered 3 small plates between two of us.. the food was delicious. The barbecue pulled pork steam buns were amazing. We also took advantage of the half price cocktails offer. Like I... More 

Thank charlie_ocs
Norwich, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As it was Friday night and a theatre night all restaurants were very busy but after 10 minute wait we got a table at Slug and Lettuce. Food arrived within 15 minutes of ordering. Good food and reasonably priced. Very nice place to go for meal, most staff were helpful and friendly. Will know in future to try and book... More 

Thank 1dartmoore
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch today. Pleasantly surprised, no waiting for a table. Well mannered staff. Good choice in the new menu at reasonable prices. Clean and tidy.

Thank 69mags56
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed a girls night out at Slug & Lettuce. Got seated at our table immediately even though we were 20 mins early, ordered drinks which arrived quickly. Ordered 2 sharing platters & there were loads of nibbles to choose from. Our main course arrived fairly quick, I tried a dish called Bibimbap it said on the menu it wouldn't... More 

Thank Andrea D
Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
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11 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to two other Slug and Lettuce restaurants (one in the O2 London and the other in Bournemouth) and in both occasions I was pleasantly surprised with the food and friendly service. It was not the case this time... We had lunch here today and the first impression was quite bad with filthy menus (all of them, even the... More 

Thank Maria F
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived without reservation and was told by the host that the kitchen was behind on orders. Evidently we were just behind the theater rush. We were shown to a table and ordered drinks while we waited. Food was great. I had the ribeye and it was just so-so. Needed some seasoning or marination. If i had noticed the expressions... More 

Thank Cobbnmad
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and friendly waiter. Lots to choose from and an extensive drink selection. Really great burgers and the nachos were ok, I guess. The chicken tikka isn't something to write home about and the bipimpap could have been better. If you go for the burgers and a few drinks you might accept the sticky tables...

Thank Douglas M
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6 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was here for lunch with family and before we even got seated the waitress left us standing at the door for 10 mins looking at us while she talked to her friends and once we sat down ourselves all the waitresses kept walking by looking at us clearly waiting to be served. Didnt even get served so we got up... 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
Groups, Child-friendly, 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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