Papillon Edinburgh

10 reviews
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£25 and under
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Gastro Pub
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Quick Bite
  • Special Occasions
Papillon bar and restaurant on Leith Shore offers diners a modern evening drinks experience through it's cooking, ambience and exceptional waiting staff. Whether you are looking for a dinner place or a place for evening cocktails we can cater for all.

Opening in November 2017 our bartenders are already reknowned for their skill in cocktail creation & celebration! Our cocktails are a mixture of classic, contemporary and innovative – something for everyone.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Gastro Pub, Soul food, Beer Garden
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 12:00 - 00:00
Friday: 12:00 - 01:00
Saturday: 12:00 - 01:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 01:00
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Phone number
0131 554 3099
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Michael Rath (same chef as Cafe Tartine)
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Private Party Facilities
Papillon is well placed to be holding every kind of private function. Whether It's a birthday party, wedding reception, anniversary or just a general get together then Papillon is there for you.

We have a large snug area that can hold up to 35 people, a large conservatory area that can easily hold 60-70 people or you can use the main bar area that can easily hold 60-70 again. In addition to this we have a separate restaurant area that seats 35-40 people, we also have a very large beer Garden with water terrace and court yard - so if its a sunny day we could cater for a function of 250 approx.

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Private Party Contact
Joanne or Marian: 0131 554 3099
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What ever your catering needs require will be completed upon request, we have buffet options, a la carte and any special requests such as vegan or gluten free will be no problem at all.
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Parking Details
There is on street parking and in addition there is a 100 space car park round the back thats available every night from 6pm and all weekend from 6pm on Friday evening until Monday morning.
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Public Transit
the number 22 and 16 pass right by our door with bus stops situated for both directions.
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We will be hosting live music nights and also live DJ's will be playing throughout the year.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 10 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on 2 June 2018

When full/busy, it must be noted that this is a very noisy restaurant and not conducive for dining when relaxed conversation is a key feature of the event.

5.0Dined on 26 April 2018

This was a very pleasant end to a long day's travelling. Great vibe, fantastic food, and attentive service.

4.0Dined on 20 April 2018

We enjoyed a Friday lunchtime get together at this friendly local restaurant. It deserves to be as busy as its sister, the popular Cafe Tartine.

3.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Been for a drink only once before & had some fries served in a bucket, nothing amazing but generous enough.
Saw a special offer dinner, so thought would try as a local venue & like to support when can.
Unfortunately bit below average - not certain kitchen up to the job as the fire alarm went off due kitchen fire.
I had fish & chips - the chips came in same bucket, but the portion was tiny (as if eke-ing them out), the portion of fish was generous although the ratios of fish to chips was way off. The biggest issue was it was tasteless, it appeared that neither the chips, fish or batter had been seasoned.
My friend had shellfish pasta, again it lacked any seasoning and the pasta was over cooked, although the shellfish was plump & well cooked.
I really wanted to like this place as a local joint to pop out to when don't want to cook, but the prices do not match the quality of the food. At around £15 a mains, I would have been very disappointed if had paid full price. Wine was flabby and uninspiring.
You could see the service was really good, but were overwhelmed.
The whole experience appeared to be that they were out of their depth and certainly need to pull their socks up as have a goldmine, if they can get the formula right.

4.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Papillon was perfect for a dinner for 4 friends and is right beside our office. Great atmosphere, great service and delicious food. Yummy cocktails and wine too!

5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Great addition to commercial street, nice decor, great service and good food!

1.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Very disappointing experience. This place has the potential to be good but the staff need a lot more customer experience in dealing with diners. We had to wait over an hour before we got our starters as the kitchen was slammed because they were catering for a buffet and then another hour for mains. No one came over to inform us that they were running very behind until we asked how long more it was going to be. There were no apologies offered for the tardiness and we had to send the bill back twice as it was incorrect. Overall, a disappointing experience made worse by the fact the staff are just not experienced enough.

5.0Dined on 7 March 2018

Exceptional service. Very friendly and helpful staff.

5.0Dined on 16 February 2018

Staff very friendly.
Food varied different and tasty
Atmosphere pleasant- would be better when busy
Love the mirrors

5.0Dined on 13 January 2018

Great dinner. Warm in the conservatory. Staff very helpful