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Edinburgh Larder Bistro - CLOSED

1A Alva Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PH, Scotland
+44 131 225 4599
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
25 Aug 2016
23 Aug 2016
“A big loss”
Restaurant Hours Closed
British, Scottish
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1A Alva Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PH, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 403 reviews

Reviewed 25 August 2016

Passed it 24 Aug 16 and there is a notice outside confirming the restaurant is now closed, visit their original restaurant in Blackfriar Street, it's still in operation

Thank alimactoo
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Unfortunately this gem is due to close at the end of this month. We had lunch here midweek, and although not very busy, had a nice atmosphere. A cosy little place with booths as well as tables, the food is excellent and well worth a...More

Thank MrsNP712
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We were told this was their last night. Not surprising. They seem to believe that they are serving good home cooked food. They are not - they are serving bad home cooked food, and at some cost. £23 for a steak, £16 for a few...More

1  Thank richard k
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This restaurant was ok and the staff were very friendly. There was loads of vegetarian and vegan choices as well as meat and fish dishes. The restaurant was clean. The food we had was ok but there was way too much coriander used in everything....More

Thank 894None
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Lovely restaurant - very intimate and we loved the little undercover space up some steps. Staff were friendly, interesting menu and food was delicious. Wine menu didn't look too exciting but our wine was ok

Thank Jayr73L
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Dinner for three, could have delivered so much better food at home. Way over priced for under rated home cooking. Will certainly not be bsck !!!

Thank Rhill61
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Loved this place. The ambience, staff and food all highly recommended. Tourists, if they can find this place, would be very impressed with how quirky and how good it is.

Thank BusybeeScotland
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We visited on the first day of the festival at the very beginning of the dinner service, and I cannot fault this little treasure. We were seated by our excellent server in the delightfully appointed conservatory area, which is filled wonderfully by natural light, in...More

Thank Dommcg
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Ok I admit it...carb overload, but worth it!! The porridge was wonderful. Passed on the brown sugar and maple syrup and just added fruit. Perfect! The scone was mixed fruit and delish!! Coffee was quite good. Realized after ordering, the restaurant was next door. Although...More

Thank gigiagogo
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The larder bistro has been a mainstay for me for the past 3 years or so - the menu was always evolving with the seasons and always had a good mixture of foraged local ingredients, seafood, vegetables, steak and who could forget the beef dripping...More

Thank Chris L
West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
industrial Britain had their most desirable
neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes.
Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest
citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind
grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel
crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and
sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 25
British, Scottish
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1A Alva Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 4599
  • E-mail
"Fresh, bright, and delicious" The Edinburgh Larder Bistro on Alva Street at the west end corner of Prince’s Street, with its light interior and conservatory, is the ideal place to enjoy seasonal, Scottish food! The Edinburgh Larder team works closely with local farmers, fishmongers, fruit, vegetable and drinks suppliers to bring you the best of local Scottish produce. With a regularly changing seasonal menu and daily market specials, you will experience the delicious flavours of the Scottish countryside.The buzzy atmosphere of The Edinburgh Larder Bistro is the perfect ambience to unwind as you clear your plate of daily specials and menu favourites, and quench your thirst - try one of the incredible botanical drinks produced in Scotland (Edinburgh Gin and Pincer Vodka are our favourites!); Scotch malt whiskies; or Scottish brewed beers. There's a range of carefully selected wines and fizz - we specialise in sourcing interesting bottles from small artisan vineyards, and we make our own cordials, and serve Edinburgh-based Artisan Roast coffees and Eteaket teas.
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