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Spoon Edinburgh

4.0
4
10 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Spoon Edinburgh, centrally located on Nicholson Street, near the Festival Theatre, occupies a hugely neglected gap in the local dining market. While you may be spoiled for choice when it comes to formal restaurants and unable to distinguish one panini-peddaling café from another, Spoon Edinburgh is a splendid compromise between the two, offering a laid back dining experience in a beautifully informal environment. Opened in 2009, Spoon is now a firm favourite of Edinburgh’s in-crowd and at Festival time provides a buzzing but placid location for arts fans to take a breather from the onslaught of shows. The owner’s eye for an interior is evident in the beautiful mixture of mid-century modern and Victorian country cottage styling throughout, the bright and comfortably spacious room mellow but vibrant, featuring tongue in cheek art, expressive furnishings and a sense of fun.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of operation
    Mon - Sat 10:00am - 9:30pm , Sun : 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Phone number
    0131 557 4567
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual

What 10 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

10 Reviews
  1. teajeni

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I would describe the food as rustic but it was delicious and obviously made from scratch. I was unsure when I booked it but I would return without hesitation. The staff were pleasant and attentive.

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  2. mightyerumo

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely calm and relaxing ambience. Refreshing change from the usual four walls I'm used to these days. I will be back!

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  3. monki365

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2012

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant had relaxing feels to it's interior and friendly staff. The meal was ok, not particularly special but still good dinning experience. I had grilled duck and beetroot with black pudding. Meat was little tough but rest was nice compliments. Only one or two vegeterian main dish which I thought is little dissapointing and it was pasta dish as well.

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  4. Northadder

    London

    34 reviews

    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2012

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Just wanted to warn fellow Toptable users that when we arrived at Spoon, they didn't have a record of our booking, as they said that they have stopped using Toptable. I'm really not sure why they're still listed on the site, but best to book direct if you want to go. As to the place itself, we enjoyed our early evening, pre-theatre visit to Spoon, though I left feeling it didn't represent fantastic value for money. The room is quirky, though maybe not cluttered enough to make the huge space actually feel intimate or homely. Staff are friendly, and the food was solid if unspectacular. I imagine it's a lovely place for brunch and papers, though wouldn't rush back for dinner.

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  5. 8out

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2012

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    'MEDIOCRE' was the overall agreed description for Spoon, Edinburgh by our table. The Restaurant itself was quite quirky in decor although sparse for size of room which was light and airy. Service was slow considering restaurant was no where near half full (even during Festival) - we had to prompt staff for everything! Food was average and over-priced for what we received. 2 out of 4 of fish dishes ordered were over-cooked as was pasta dish. On the plus side beef was lovely and hand cut chips were amazing!

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  6. Poppy

    Edinburgh

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2012

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I dined at Spoon during the Fringe. Normally during the Fringe restaurants are packed and horrible to sit in. But because Spoon is located through a small door and up a flight of stairs it missed the rush. The food is fantastic, well sourced, free range, really tasty. It's great for breakfast and well worth a visit.

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  7. PatriciaS

    Edinburgh

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2011

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good value pre theatre menu at £10.95 for 2 courses. Staff very pleasant.

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  8. LadyLunch

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2011

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! The spoon cafe bistro in edinburgh served delicious food in a quirky casual restaurant. I would definitely go again.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2011

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Spoon Cafe Bistro in Edinburgh was lovely food and good sized, well spaced out tables. The staff were lovely and were very apologetic for the unbelievably noisy group that came in a while after us. Ths was the only down side to a lovely dinner and we chose to go somewhere quieter for coffee and desert.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2011

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate an evening meal in Spoon in Edinburgh. The food was delicious and the staff were friendly and efficient. Perhaps there could be more veggie options on the menu, however. The portion sizes could also be more generous.

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Spoon Edinburgh is rated 4 stars by 10 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Spoon Edinburgh

6a Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DH

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Edinburgh
  • Hours of operation
    Mon - Sat 10:00am - 9:30pm , Sun : 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    High Tea, Non-Smoking
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