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15 Bristo Place, Edinburgh EH1 1EZ, Scotland
+44 131 477 2455
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28 Jun 2017
“Pretty basic but the food is decent”
27 Jan 2018
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Fast food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
15 Bristo Place, Edinburgh EH1 1EZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

This is amazing. Like proper delicious. Lots of salad and massive falafels. Such happy. Lovely staff Big thumbs up.

Thank Tori W
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This isn't much more than a cafe in the heart of the student district but for a quick and simple lunch it's ideal. The falafel are good and prices are dirt cheap.

Thank Brownyonder
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

We decided to get a drink from here last week after visiting the Royal Yacht. Our group consisted of 5 adults and 4 children . The place was very quiet so we thought it would be good to stop here to get a drink. We...More

Thank 860marie
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Terrible service. They had an offer on for Shawarma with Drinks or chips until 8:00, I came in at 7:55, immediately placed an order for 2 shawarmas, however I was unsure if My other half wanted a drink or chips, went out to check and...More

1  Thank Junaid A
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Edinburgh's Ocean Terminal was not too busy but the restaurants seemed uninviting. Then we saw Elfalafel's board outside and decided this was definitely not like our usual restaurant choice! Cheery welcome, I had a wrap which was delicious. The view was beautiful looking out to...More

Thank edinburgheateries
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Absolutely lovely ! and im a picky eater :) if you like this kind of thing id absolutely recommend it

Thank historygeek87
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Falafel isn't made fresh but they are big in size. The staff have a big heart and are very accommodating and friendly- they are big in heart. Good cheap tip for the wandering tourist in centre of town

Thank ramadanet
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Average falafel, over priced and clearly a language barrier. Friendly staff and nice salad bar. Good chips! Needs sprucing up inside.

Thank Nat N
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Elfalafel is a simple place but the service and the availability of halal food make this place a God sent. My husband and I enjoyed eat whilst chatting to Haitham who served us. A much appreciated meal.

Thank Swisschocmad
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Ok of course this is basic fast food but it's unbeatable value which is why we always come here during Edinburgh Fringe. Lunch special of Falafel drink chips and fill you own salad bar for a fiver. .beat that! We usually share one.

Thank GeorgeThePorge
Old Town
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labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Address: 15 Bristo Place, Edinburgh EH1 1EZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 477 2455
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