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“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”.
“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.
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…”
“Tom & Michaela Kitchin are still very hands-on and their restaurant is a credit to them!”; this “efficient” Leith operation provides “real fireworks” – “wow-factor cooking of the highest level, using the best of local ingredients, beautifully presented”.
The Kitchin Restaurant Diner Reviews
"The best food in Scotland! Consistently better than all the rest on every level. Personally wish it wasn’t quite so busy though glad for them."
78 Commercial Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6LX
|Tuesday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-10 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-10 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-10 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-10:30 pm|