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

Summary

“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”.

£69
Exceptional
Exceptional
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Tue-Thu 10 pm, Fri & Sat 10.30 pm
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5+

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.
Geoff C
The best food in Scotland! Consistently bet...
Reviewed 6 months, 16 days ago

"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."

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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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