La Petite Mort

4.4
259 reviews
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£25 and under
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Scottish
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
A unique spin and foodie flare to locally sourced produce and inspiration from around the globe with a healthy respect for the classics. Seasonally inspired, our menus are consistently changing to provide their guests with show-stopping dishes. We serve lunch 12-4pm and dinner / Pre Theatre 5-9:30pm and we are open 7 days a week.

Those looking for a quality libation will be me more than satisfied. Cocktails are served up until the wee hours, with LPM After 10 being our focus after food service every Friday and Saturday when La Petite Mort is transformed into an exclusive speak easy cocktail and wine bar! Table service only, we advise booking ahead but you are welcome to try the door on a first come first service basis! We also serve a local selection of craft beers and a rather extensive wine list, and not to forget, our adjoining bar Bennets hosts a range of over 200 Malt Whiskies and a lovely selection of Cask Ales.
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M
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dining experience in town, cannot fault any of it. The food is exquisite and the service impeccable.

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C
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was lovely for all 3 courses. The quality was excellent for the price. Staff were friendly and tentative. Would definitely recommend

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OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere- service a little slow as we arrived when pre-theatre diners were leaving but otherwise good. Excellent food - highly recommend the Cullen skink risotto!

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FB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Booked a table for lunch on a Saturday ( 1pm) and was a little surprised to find that my wife and myself were at that stage the only ones there. The member of staff present was very helpful and took our orders in a timely fashion. We both ordered the Cullen Skink Risotto and the amount of fish and flavour present in the dish was outstanding and beautifully presented. We shared the Coco Pop Brûlée and the White Russian Cheesecake. Again the flavours and presentation were first class. The lunch prices are unbelievable with respect to the quality of the food and there is no doubt that the chef is producing food that would grace any table. Only criticism was that the restaurant was quite cold even allowing for the bad weather outside.

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w
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm, delightful atmosphere. Friendly, efficient service. Lovely curry bread, (We asked for more!) scrumptious orange posset. Pre theatre menu which added to the pleasure of our evening.

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JB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice small bistro, ate from pre-theatre menu. Food was amazing , staff really friendly. Good value for money

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NM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

A cosy restaurant. We visited for lunch, great value for two or threee courses. Not a huge choice, but the smaller menu means it is done very well. We had the Aberdeen Angus burger which was melt in the mouth. It came with lovely chips.
The cheesecake was small but tasty and the coco pop brûlée was lovely. Staff very friendly and accommodating!
We would return and recommend.

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K
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal, excellent service and a lovely relaxed atmosphere.

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CC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from NI - we were going to the theatre and wanted somewhere handy to that. Don’t think we could have done better!
The restaurant was cosy and welcoming, staff were lovely and the food (pre theatre menu) was amazing! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it. We will be returning to Edinburgh and although there are any number of restaurants to choose from - we’ll definitely be back!

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SS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant had a lovely atmosphere and although quite full, the service was exceptional and really quick. We went for the pre theatre menu which gave us an excellent choice and the food was amazing!!

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HB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazingly good value for such special food. The orange posset was one of the best puds I’ve had. Would highly recommend a visit.

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RH
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful meal but had to contend with a noisy big table next to us. Not the restaurants fault.

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GO
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous pre theatre venue. Great decor, service food and staff.

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AM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. I had the smoked haddock risotto and my partner has the venison. The service was great. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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OT
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A nice find. Food very tasty and staff great

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely food. We opted to have a pre dinner cocktail which unfortunately my fizz cocktail was flat and our bottle of red wine was very cold. But would dine here again

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EP
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good. We had the 3 course pre-theatre menu. The staff were attentive. Wine was nice.

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LH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant bistro small but very friendly, meals were excellent although another veggie choice would have been ideal but the option on the menu was very good.Reasonably priced and we would recommend anytime

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SA
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice food although a bit chilly in the restaurant near the door. Service was good but taken aback when paid by card and optional service charge came up to add at minimum charge of 15% - I would have left 10% but felt slightly pushed in to 15%

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O
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was beautifully presented and very tasty overall. Two of the party had beetroot and goats’s cheese for a starter, and didn’t really enjoy it but everything else was delicious and well received. The restaurant was dimly lit which made both reading the menu difficult, and being able to see the colours of the food.
Overall we enjoyed our meal and would definitely return and recommend the restaurant to others.

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CT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was spectacular and good value. Staff were very friendly and attentive. The restaurant itself was brautiful, well set out and calm lighting. We will be back xx

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LM
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue, staff very attentive and great tasting food.

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b
Morayshire
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Apart from a loud mouth diner at an adjacent table, our experience was highly satisfactory from booking through to paying

The main course flat iron steak could have been cooked a little longer (the length of the cooking is the chef's choice, as diners don't get offered a choice of 'how do you like it cooked', but the beef check filling of the sausage roll was really tasty (and well cooked) - pastry could have been a bit crisper

Definitely will be back when we are next in Edinburgh

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L
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been several times and will definitely be back.

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L
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Great value for lunchtime but not busy at all on a Tuesday so a bit lacking in atmosphere. We all opted for two courses at 11.95 and starters had a mixed reception. Mains of smoked haddock risotto and vegetarian wellington were well received and judged tasty and filling. Those of us who opted for desserts loved the sweetness and generous portions meant we could share.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our 2nd visit to this restaurant,
We had the terrine and goats cheese for stater the terrine was really cold and flavour would be enhanced if it had been out the fridge for an hour, the dish was over powered by the mustard in the accompliment, the goats cheese starter was just whipped goats cheese no taste of beetroot, both dishes just need tweaks to made them awesome.

Our mains of burger well burger was too soft and not cooked all the way through temperature was just warm rocket on the burger and as salad on the side was just too much!
The chips were delicious

We had coco pop creme brûlée’ with biscotti this was the high light of the meal I had cheese cake delicious but compote wasn’t very nice. We will return and give it another chance as the place has a lovely feel to it

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GD
London
10 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant, staff very attentive and helpful, nice atmosphere, tables not to close so does not feel all jammed together.
The menu varied, probably could have done with one more course in with the starters and mains though. However what we chose was presented wonderfully and very well cooked and extremely tasty. The only criticism, we all thought the portions, in both starters and mains were just a tad too small and could have done with a extra slice of meat to have made the overall experience truly top notch.
Overall though a lovely evening had by all

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JS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came to the restaurant for a pre-theatre meal. We were welcomed and shown to a lovely table for two with flowers and candle. We enjoyed our two course meal which was piping hot and perfectly seasoned. The service was very attentive and friendly. All in all a great dining experience.

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L
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Menu looks exciting but over promises. The duck and foie gras terrine was served in a bed of celeriac in what tasted like sale cream - vile. The mains, haddock risotto was fine but nothing to get excited about, the exquisite description of the vegetarian wellington was a the equivalent of a sausage roll cut in 3, the rosemary dauphinois potato lacked cream and garlic, were black on the bottom and top and had been pre wives from a mass batch and look totally unappetising. Only one pudding from the four of us which was ok, the atmosphere pleasant, clumsy waiter who dropped the cutlery, reached over everyone when serving despite there being plenty of room around the table and generally appeared to lack experience or training. It’s a real shame
As being so close to the theatre should be rammed every night.

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CL
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food accompanied by very friendly service. First time there and will be back. Feels quite nice and casual but superb quality food.

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SL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were very dissappointed that the menu had not changed since the last twice we were there.
It is a limited Pre-Theatre menu and we were advised that it only changes every 3 months, which if you are a regular is not often enough.

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S
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

First time trying this restaurant. Went for pre theatre dinner. Booked table 3 months ago but got shown the worst table for two right as the door. We declined that! Service very slow only two people on working the bar and tables. Waited a while for drinks. When food cane it arrived fast and was very tasty. Good ambience. The service n Ed’s to keep up with the level of the food. Would give it excellent if they got the service right

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious, the service was great and all four of us enjoyed our meals.

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JT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service. Very good food. The noisy coffee machine next to our table was the only negative. Great location for the Kings. Would definitely go back.

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C
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre - theatre meal. Cheerful speedy service and lovely food. Just round the corner from the theatre. a perfect start to the evening.

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great meal and great value for money. Friendly and extremely helpful staff. Will certainly come again.

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TD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Staff were friendly, but seemed unused to handling a full house, as it was busy. Was left waiting a lot as a result. Great experience apart from that.

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CA
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. I loved it all, would totally recommend and I’m definitely going back. Excellent 😋😋😋

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CT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I could have designed a menu, this would have been it. The food was excellent, the service was friendly and efficient, with good attention to detail. A nice Valentines meal.

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M
Perthshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the restaurant for a pre-theatre meal on Valentine’s Day. Obviously the restaurant was very busy even though we were eating early. We ate from the special Valentines Day set menu which included a gin cocktail and was very good value. There was a good choice of starters, main courses and desserts. The food was well prepared and presented. Despite the number of diners the service was prompt and very friendly. We enjoyed a very good meal and certainly plan to return.

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