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The Kitchin

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78 Commercial Street | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6LX, Scotland
+44 131 555 1755
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12:15 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
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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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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Celebratory meal following daughter's graduation. Expected it to be wonderful but far exceeded expectations. The food was simply wonderful... out of this world. The staff and the service were faultless and oh those extras, the pre-dessert was sublime. Well worth the price... am already saving up for a return visit when next go to Edinburgh

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Preston, United Kingdom
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768 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An excellent lunch at The Kitchin restaurant in Leith. Flavours all round were really deep and vibrant; with a good choice for all on the menu. A good beer selection accompanies a wide selection of cocktails and wines. We enjoyed the set lunch menu which had three good choices for each course; and some cheese from the trolley! There's a... More 

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Thank NinaTom
Glasgow
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I went for our first ever visit to Tom Kitchin in February this year. We have previously dined at Martin Wisharts restaurants in Edinburgh and Loch Lomond as well as a number of Michelin starred restaurants in Scandinavia. The welcome from the staff and the attentive service from start to finish was fantastic. We chose two different... More 

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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our recent meal here. All the food was very well presented and tasted superb. The staff are amazing and the whole atmosphere is just great. An unforgettable experience & I will definitely visit again.

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Thank Angela W
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Perennial debate between Edinburgh foodies we know is what is your favourite restaurant? I'm a wisharts fan as it's always been a brilliant experience. I've been to the kitchin five times now and it is just not as good. The new look is ok but it feels like it's now too big with less attentive staff and multiple servers. Fifth... More 

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Stamford
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Won't go on about the food. it was as you would expect with the reputation but I will mention the roe deer tartare - YES. Wow they have done a good job on Leith waterfront and this place fits in so well with the changes. Wine matching excellent and the sommelier a nice chap. Had a great night, thanks.

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Thank Joobes
edinburgh
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had the pleasure of eating at the Kitchin on Friday night and it was simply amazing. I had the wagyu beef and it was the nicest main course I've ever eating. The addition of the shin, sweet breads and on tongue were just gorgeous. Thanks to Tom and his team for making my wife's birthday dinner... More 

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Kirriemuir, Scotland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to visit with friends to celebrate a "big" birthday. I had previously visited Tom Kitchin's sister restaurant in Castle Terrace and had a brilliant meal and wondered it that experience could be equalled. It was. Anther great dining experience food superb staff attentive ,friendly and knowledgeable but not obsequious. we will visit again when we are back in... More 

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A meal at The Kitchin is always a wonderful, hedonistic experience: the welcome, the relaxed and relaxing atmosphere, the outstanding food, and the unobtrusive yet attentive service from the staff all combine to make it so. I eat here whenever I'm in Edinburgh (twice a year if I'm lucky), and a meal here is the highlight of my visit cos... More 

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Edinburgh Scotland
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I cannot rate this restaurant highly enough my friend and I love it from the moment we walk through the door it's a magical experience . Our visit on 26/11/16 was to celebrate a birthday which was only made more special with Mr Kitchin himself coming over to say hello while having a cocktail in the bar , to mention... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 199
Cuisine
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:15 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:15 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:15 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:15 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Saturday
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?