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Passey's Cafe Bar & Bistro, Edinburgh,

Passey's Cafe Bar & Bistro

4.7
4.7
354 Reviews
£25 and under
Bistro
Quirky, Foodcentric cafe bar in Portobello. It’s a home from home with great service and all food is made by our fantastic chefs on site. All fresh and locally sourced. Not to mention great coffee. We're also winners of the good food awards 2022 winning the blue ribbon award for cafes.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Cafe Dining

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 09:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    0131 259 1506

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Colin Kimber

  • Area

    Portobello

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch

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What 354 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Ambience

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Afternoon Coffee

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Lunch

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Sunday Lunch

  • Edinburgh

    Best Ambience

  • Edinburgh

    Afternoon Coffee

  • Edinburgh

    Lunch

  • Edinburgh

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. KK

    KennethK

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cannot fault anything.Excellent service,food and location.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service as per usual
  3. C

    Carol

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, lovely owners, and gorgeous dog making it feel homely.
  4. J

    Julie

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place, so lucky to have it in our door step but would make the journey if we had to!
  5. GC

    GordonC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, fantastic service and staff. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Great atmosphere as well. We will definitely be back. Great prices. Highly recommend that you give it a go.
  6. SM

    SharonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food, brilliant service, great price!! Even with some of the items in the menu not available, plenty of choice left.
  7. LE

    LeighE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easily the best place to eat in a Portobello Great food, fabulous staff and dogs welcome. What more could you ask for?
  8. JM

    JaneM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the burger for the first time last night and it was perfect! Gave our compliments to the chef(s). The atmosphere was super relaxed and happy. Staff were amazing with the perfect amount of happy friendliness and attentiveness. You could tell that everyone in the place was having such a great night, chatting away and not just with the people at their own table. A definite 10/10 👍. Just got the steak night to try next. Can't wait 👍👍💚💚
  9. C

    Claire1976

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend!!! Passey’s food and service is outstanding! Stylish place with loads of character, such a friendly and welcoming atmosphere! If you haven’t been you’re missing out!
  10. MM

    MissMJM

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, very welcoming and cosy local atmosphere. Staff great. Food great.
  11. LB

    LindaB

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding everything fresh and cooked to perfection, staff very amazing so friendly and helpful , will definitely be back soon. Linda &Janet
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all round. Very helpful with special diet requirements. Will definitely come back.
  13. L

    Loucat

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    Our order was mixed up, we asked for plain burgers and were given them with all the trimmings. Also we ordered a side of cheesey garlic bread but it never arrived. Apart from that it was a lovely cafe.
  14. LN

    LauraN

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    All our meals were excellent. Nice music and nice and peaceful. Ambiance good and atmosphere very peaceful Staff friendly
  15. A

    Anon

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food in lovely environment with great service.
  16. NG

    NickiG

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the high tea was lovely one of the best I have had
  17. CL

    ClaireL

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just had a fantastic dinner at Passeys. We had their steak dinner for two last night. Great value for money. Steaks were tender, cooked to perfection! Team were lovely. Right amount of privacy/attention. Will definitely be back.
  18. F

    Fizz

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Afternoon Tea was disappointing. All the savouries were very small open sandwiches and all the sweets were spongy cakes with thick fondant toppings - apart from the scones. Some variety in both would've been nice ie, pasties, tarts, meringues etc. Service was mediocre - we had to ask for clean plates and cutlery.
  19. MM

    MichaelM

    Edinburgh

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and staff all excellent as always at Passeys. Nothing is too much trouble for any of the staff when dining there or even just in for coffee and a cake. I have been to Passeys many times and look forward to going back again in the very near future.
  20. DR

    DebieR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch , service and food was fantastic. Will be back again soon
  21. L

    Lesley

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Midweek night out with friends in the heart of Portobello - relaxed atmosphere with great food and service.
  22. MM

    MoiraM

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Passeys is such a wonderful asset to our Portobello .It is unique and you never come away from there not feeling good . Food is amazing ,service just great , background music so relaxing . The boys who own it are simply the nicest people . Cannot praise this place enough ..go and be pampered
  23. JS

    JanetS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best coffee in Portobello. Staff all very friendly with great serviced
  24. KD

    KrissieD

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly and welcoming staff and lovely food. Great spot for a catch up with friends. Recommended 💯
  25. MG

    MeganG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely spot with delicious food. Particularly enjoyed the nachos - homemade tortilla chips and generous toppings. Waitress was excellent with my little boy too and we were pleased with the gluten free options for one person in the group who is coeliac. Will be back.
  26. LR

    LynseyR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely day celebrating my dads and husband’s Father’s Day. Amazing food x
  27. SD

    ShonaD

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing, good quality, very reasonable priced full Scottish Breakfast. Will definitely be back
  28. SC

    SeanC

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Wednesday night curry. I had a beef madras and Cathy, a butter chicken. Both delicious and excellent value at £30 including a bottle of vino. Thanks Nick.
  29. RB

    RuthB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great deal, tasty curries - Beef Madras, Chicken Katsu curry and Sweet potato and courgette curry all served with perfectly cooked rice and popadoms - and enough wine to sink a ship. A fun mid-week outing with great service from the owner. Many thanks.
  30. FC

    FloC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were recommended the Sunday roast & it was Very Good 5Stars to the gravy!
  31. CH

    ChristineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Passey’s! Lovely food, warm atmosphere & great hospitality. Thank you! 😀
  32. KR

    KellyR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic atmosphere, amazing friendly staff. Makes you want to book in advance knowing it’s such a welcoming friendly environment. Wouldn’t want to risk not getting a table as it’s such a busy popular place.
  33. CC

    ClareC

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic full breakfast with the highest of quality ingredients.
  34. JH

    JackieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely! Great service and fabulous food. I'll be going back
  35. GG

    GordonG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit to Passey's and couldn't be happier with everything this place offered. Friendly staff, great food and an excellent 'Steak Night' deal. Will definitely be back.
  36. LK

    LiamK

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really enjoyed my first time there in the evening. The staff were really friendly. Great value for money
  37. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed my first visit to this restaurant and would definitely come back.
  38. MC

    MhairiC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous welcome, lovely atmosphere first class food (Sunday roast!) and totally dog friendly. This place never fails to impress
  39. SC

    SusanC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service & the Sunday Roast was amazing.
  40. MM

    MichaelM

    Edinburgh

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to Passeys many times and as always the food, service and staff were all excellent. This is the first I have been for breakfast and the veggie breakfast was absolutely lovely. Will definitely be going back to Passeys again in the very near future.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Passey's Cafe Bar & Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0131 259 1506.

Passey's Cafe Bar & Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 354 OpenTable diners.

Passey's Cafe Bar & Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Passey's Cafe Bar & Bistro

272 Portobello High Street, Edinburgh, EH15 2AT

Additional information

  • Area

    Portobello

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 09:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Cafe Dining

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Colin Kimber

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch

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