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Summary

£107
£££££
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.

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.

Summary

£107
£££££
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.

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.

Summary

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

“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”.

Summary

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

“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”.

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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.
Jon B
I think it was their first lunch serving af...
Reviewed 9 months, 9 days ago

"I think it was their first lunch serving after lockdown. After almost 5 months of lock down since my last Michelin lunch I decided to fill my boots" so to speak. Over a year since my last visit to The Kitchin. Went for the Surprise Tasting Menu. Yer Ben beer, very good. Crackers, honey, rye & squid ink and crowdie dip, Not as sticky as last time. Mushroom consommé with diced mushroom, spätzle (just a couple of small ones, perhaps another couple needed?) and tarragon. Could have been a little hotter, but tasty and light. Sourdough boule and butter. As good as last time. Scallop cooked in the shell. Excellent pastry, perfectly hot scallop, sauce of cream, wine, vermouth, parsley and dill very tasty, spaghetti of carrot and I think celeriac in base. An excellent dish, well practised Kitchin Classic. Cured & braised pork cheek, peas, pea puree, broad beans, girolles, summer truffle and jus. Another excellent dish, spoon soft pork, sweet peas and beans, slightly peppery leaves (watercress?) I have had more pungent truffle before so this was a little understated. Halibut with tomatoes. Nice piece of halibut, just slightly overcooked for me at the thinner end and thicker end at point. Sweet and juicy skinned cherry tomatoes, fish flavoured tomato sauce. I think perhaps a dash of a red wine vinegar reduction, or a few capers would add a nice contrast. Otherwise very good. Venison, Perfectly blushing loin, (I would have liked a touch of salt on it) very tender, tasty shredded braised meat in pastilla, textures of neeps/swede, a smooth, a coarse and a whole baby navet/turnip and slices of white turnip, girolles and blackberries. A couple more blackberries would have been nice, although it is early season for such, and a little more jus wouldn't have gone amiss. Otherwise excellent. Raspberry Pannacotta, smooth and nice balance of sharp, sweet and acidity. A little orange zest and gingered oatmeal crumb for contrast and good light raspberry sauce/consommé. Very good. Rhubarb Crumble souffle. Hot and tasty, Got rhubarb quite soon into the souffle, vanilla ice cream well flavoured, could perhaps for a perfect world been a touch smoother, but still all very good. Coffee and "millionaires" shortbread to finish. As in my previous visit, whilst this is an excellent little tartlet to go with the coffee, I feel the shortbread buttery flavour is not prominent enough and overpowered by the caramel and chocolate. But still very good. Overall an excellent meal and I will recommend to anyone.. Service was very good all through, staff friendly and unobtrusive all masked. Tables well separated, hand sanitiser at entrance and inside. One way walkways through are floor marked."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £35.00
Dinner   £80.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 90.00 Always Available 7
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.00
Filter Coffee £5.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
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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