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Smoke Stack

#201 of 1,808 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Broughton & Calton
Bar, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
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53-55 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RJ, Scotland
+44 131 556 6032
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely food and great friendly, efficient staff. Thoroughly recommend Smoke Stack (especially if you like good steaks)

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an excellent late breakfast. Cooking was good and the food tasted great. Good sized pot of tea and the toast was really good. Staff were very friendly and atmosphere was pleasant. Would recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having spent most of the day at the Rugby i was delighted to enjoy a quiet meal solo in the Smoke Stack near to my hotel. Great welcome quick and efficient service. I had a delightfully retro prawn cocktail with an elderflower martini and a tender well cooked fillet steak with a glass of mendoza, Delicious! And then to bed... More 

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Thank Harry H
Louth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here was excellent, very fresh and tasty and amazing value for money with friendly staff. We had a couple of full breakfasts a egg,bacon and cheese bun and an amazing waffle.

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Thank Clare G
Northampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place. Lovely informal atmosphere with great service. Steak cooked to perfection, fab choice of beers and cider. Party of four had a lovely evening out in the restaraunt. Great choice menu, everything about this place is good.

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Thank Liz C
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a couple of minutes late for the breakfast menu but the friendly waitress checked with the waiter and they kindly obliged anyway. We had waffles - one savoury and one sweet and they were both fantastic! Big portions kept us going until dinner!

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Thank Elizabeth H
Bathgate, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal here. The ribeye steak was superb. The blue cheese sauce just added to it. Finished the meal off with a glorious rhubarb cocktail. The staff were pleasant and efficient. Doesn't break the bank either. Would love to return.

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Thank ydnams
Millburn, New Jersey
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by our hotel, The Glasshouse, we had an excellent meal at Smoke Stack. Excellent steak and very good stick toffee pudding. Very cosy setting. Don't be put off by the very casual decor as the food is so good for such a tiny, sort of out of the way spot.

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Thank MFG356
Ipswich
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to The Smoke Stack for a a pre theatre meal and we were not disappointed. The ambience of the place was nice, as well as the staff being very friendly. We both opted for the home made beef burger in a lovely brioche bun, which was accompanied by proper home made chips, and both were excellent. The range... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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72 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a nice dinner here in Edinburg. It was about a 10 minute walk from the train station. There servers were friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 56
Cuisine
Bar, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53-55 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 6032
Description
Established in 1996, Smoke Stack has been serving the discerning meat eaters of Edinburgh the finest Scotch Beef fo nearly 20 years. We also have a range of burgers, salads and sandwiches, healthy kids menu, an Express Menu for lunch or pre-theatre dining and a brunch menu at the weekends with waffles, traditional breakfasts, fresh smoothies etc. Why go anywhere else?

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Staying in Broughton & Calton

Neighbourhood Profile
Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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