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The Blackbird, Edinburgh,

The Blackbird

4.5
4.5
317 Reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary British
The Blackbird Bar and Restaurant, at 37-39 Leven Street in the Bruntsfield area of south-west Edinburgh, serves modern Scottish cuisine. It is located close to The Meadows public park, less than 10 minutes by car or taxi from Waverley and Haymarket Railway Stations; Edinburgh Castle and the city centre are around 20 minutes' walk away. The exposed stone walls of its traditional, tavern-like interior give it an authentically Scottish atmosphere and it also has a beer garden in which to enjoy an al fresco drink or bite to eat in the warmer summer months. The Blackbird’s menu is composed of gourmet burgers, fresh fish of the day, hearty soups and sumptuous salads, to be accompanied by something from the drinks menu – a glass of craft beer, premium ale or fine wine, perhaps – organic teas and coffees are also available.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    0131 228 2280
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Simon Upcraft
  • Neighborhood
    Tollcross/Fountain Bridge
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    10 second walk from closest bus stop on Leven Street. Bus number: 11, 15, 16, 23, 36, 45, 101, 102, N11, N16.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • A Table for drinks

    Multiple dates available
    A Table for drinks only
  • A Table for Food

    Multiple dates available
    A Table for food

What 317 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Hot spot

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Neighborhood gem

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Lively

  • Edinburgh

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Edinburgh

    Hot spot

  • Edinburgh

    Neighborhood gem

  • Edinburgh

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Edinburgh

    Lively

317 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s not a twinkly and as ambient as I remember? What’s happened? They were definitely doing that before anyone else. One of its main features as I remember but it seems to have been torn away now. The service was superb as were the food and portion sizes. The staff even guessed our names correctly as we walked in! Very impressive.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Superb staff who keep you in the loop of when your booking is ready and when it is coming to an end. No request is too much for these folk! The drinks are a tad on the expensive side, but the range of choice is super. Worthwhile arranging tables far in advance (we did 7 days ahead) and ordered and paid for starter food to share before hand. This meant our order was already part of the kitchens list and was served promptly . Give this team the heads up and they will do wonders

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, generous portions, will definitely go back!

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  4. RebeccaA

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic big sandwiches from the Flash and Ollie pop-up. Lovely friendly staff. Great mocktails!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The enormous focaccia sandwiches were absolutely delicious - quality over variety. The ambiance is casual and welcoming, on the noisy-bar side of dining but not bad. Not too expensive either.

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  6. AmandaR

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous cocktails, delicious sandwich. Great service from friendly staff. We’ll definitely be back. The beer garden looked fab. Fingers crossed for some nice weather

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place will return in the future! sandwiches are huge! and drinks were lovely!

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  8. NikkiL

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was excellent... seating area outside is amazing and staff were superb, chatty and attentive . Will defo be back

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious imaginative selection of sandwiches served efficiently by friendly helpful staff in a lovely sunny garden setting. Highly recommended

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely wee beer garden!! DELICIOUS fish sandwich, will be back for sure!

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FAQs

The Blackbird is rated 4.5 stars by 317 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Blackbird

37-39 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LH

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Tollcross/Fountain Bridge
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    10 second walk from closest bus stop on Leven Street. Bus number: 11, 15, 16, 23, 36, 45, 101, 102, N11, N16.
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Simon Upcraft
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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