survey result

Summary

£158
£££££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“One of the stalwarts of the Edinburgh scene” – Tom & Michaela’s flagship venue opened in this converted warehouse in Leith in 2006 and was yet again the city’s most commented-on destination in our annual diners’ poll. “A real treat”, it’s “simply superb at every level” with “wonderful” cooking that “changes with the seasons”, “a beautiful setting” and “professional service”. “Even though it’s a 250-mile trip for us with a stop over it’s well worth it: our favourite eating experience in the UK by far!”

Summary

£149
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A truly a fantastic experience from start to finish” – Tom & Michaela’s flagship venue occupies a “buzzy” warehouse in Leith and was again Edinburgh’s most commented-on destination in our annual diners’ poll. Criticism is impressively absent: there is nothing but reams of praise for “excellent fine dining”, produced from a glass-walled kitchen whose chefs create an “amazing food journey” (with “Tom and his senior team also coming out into the dining room to talk about the dishes”). There are tasting menus for either £130 or £180, with a more conventional evening à la carte menu priced at £110 (the best bargain being the set lunch, which is half this price). “An expensive experience, but well worth it and a real treat”. “Despite a lot of competition in Edinburgh now, Kitchin holds its head up high”.

Summary

£140
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“I would go back in a heartbeat… even though I live in Devon!” – Tom & Michaela Kitchin’s Leith warehouse conversion was Edinburgh’s most commented-on destination in this year’s survey and also one of its most highly rated. “Everything about the place oozes class, but in a very informal way”: it’s “a lovely environment, with tables well spaced out and with sympathetic lighting adding to the relaxed feel”. “The very busy team are incredibly focused, and the simple menu descriptions do not reflect the work and care in preparation and perfect balance of flavours” from “exceptional Scottish ingredients”. And it’s “superb value for the quality” too. Top Menu Tip – “the whisky pairing with the meal is the stuff of bucket lists”.

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.

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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.
James M
Very good food, but very slow coming. 5 cou...
Reviewed 6 months, 10 days ago

"Very good food, but very slow coming. 5 course tasting menu lunch took more than 3 hours. Serving staff were very good. "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always   £115.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 140.00 Always available 1

Traditional European menu

Veggies Pudding
£0.00 £0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £58.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 10.00%
78 Commercial Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6LX
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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