Harden's survey result
Tom & Michaela Kitchin’s “relaxed and informal” Leith warehouse conversion remains one of Edinburgh’s most-mentioned destinations thanks to Tom’s “innovative” dishes that are (aside from “the odd minor glitch”) “generally very skillfully made”. Ratings would be even higher, were it not for one or two reporters who judge it as “overpriced and underwhelming”, but this remains a minority verdict.
“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”.
“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.
The Kitchin Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Don't know how old your pricing is, but we were there 25th July, and paid around £140 per person for the special tasting menu. It was good , but it wasn't that good.Furthermore the noisy rowdy larger parties made the ambience rather like a Rose street tavern on a friday night With drinks and wines, we were looking at a bill close to £1000.00 for 4 aged customers."
"Tom and the team have thought long and hard about the restaurant and dining experience. A well deserved visit by that chap Fred recently - we loved absolutely everything - so sorry to reception that we were late and the problem we caused - the Restaurant manager was ever so understanding and then made us feel really welcome - you must try the Apple Soufflé and pistachio and chocolate ice cream The Kitchin deserves 2 Michelin stars "
"Great dinning experience. Fixed price Saturday menu is wonderous"
"Pleasant atmosphere, mostly good food with a couple of minor hitches. Excellent but not intrusive service."
|Wine per bottle||£24.00|
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|