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Summary

“Stunning and wonderful cuisine” and “superb wine” in a relatively “relaxed atmosphere” has won huge critical acclaim for Tom & Michaela Kitchin’s Leith warehouse conversion, where you can eat from a range of à la carte and tasting options. Its ratings were dragged down this year, however, by quite a significant number of diners who felt that prices are becoming “excessive for what’s served”.

£111
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3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“They clearly value great produce and know just what to do with it” at Tom and Michaela Kitchin’s Leith warehouse-conversion (expanded a year or two ago), which inspires many passionate reports of “outstanding meals every time” from its array of à la carte, set and tasting menus. The odd critic feels “the place thinks it is Michelin 3-star and charges accordingly”, but for the vast majority of reporters it delivers “high end dining without all the pretentiousness”.

£106
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5
Exceptional
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Incredible cooking perfectly matched with a very extensive wine list” underpins the huge satisfaction with Tom & Michaela Kitchin’s “phenomenal” warehouse-conversion in Leith, whose ratings rivalled nearby Martin Wishart’s this year. The couple took over the neighbouring premises a year ago, and although the odd purist gripes about “distracting elements (such as the waiters’ kilts, the provenance map and handbag stools – attempts, clearly successful, to woo tourists!)”, the change has boosted the ambience here.

£97
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4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Tom & Michaela Kitchin’s “luxurious and bustling” Leith warehouse-conversion remains at the forefront of Edinburgh’s culinary scene, while maintaining a “relaxed” style with “warm and friendly” service. “Tom knows how to make magic happen on a plate” and provides “stunning dishes with true flavours from Scottish produce”. “Maybe now they’ve extended into next door, it will be easier to get into too…”

£96
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4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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The Kitchin Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Kitchin Restaurant in EH6, Edinburgh by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Kitchin restaurant.
Richard F
Great dinning experience. Fixed price Satur...
Reviewed 10 days ago

"Great dinning experience. Fixed price Saturday menu is wonderous"

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Jon B
Pleasant atmosphere, mostly good food with ...
Reviewed 10 days ago

"Pleasant atmosphere, mostly good food with a couple of minor hitches. Excellent but not intrusive service."

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78 Commercial Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6LX
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-10 pm
Wednesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-10 pm
Thursday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-10 pm
Friday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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