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Passey's Cafe Bar & Bistro, Edinburgh,

Passey's Cafe Bar & Bistro

4.7
4.7
314 Reviews
£25 and under
Bistro

Quirky, Foodcentric cafe/bistro 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.

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Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Cafe Dining

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Tue, Sun 10:00–18:00 Wed–Sat 10:00–22:00

  • 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 314 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 Value

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Brunch

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Lunch

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Outdoor Eating

  • Edinburgh

    Best Value

  • Edinburgh

    Brunch

  • Edinburgh

    Lunch

  • Edinburgh

    Outdoor Eating

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  1. LC

    LesleyC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Lovely dinner. Music a bit loud. Bistro was a bit quiet so unsure about noise level. Recommend the Portobello Fizz. I will be back.

  2. SC

    ShannonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really nice burgers, nice atmosphere and decor, good service.

  3. AR

    AmandaR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely afternoon sat outside in the sun. Beautiful food & Drinks. Great service from Gary & Nick. Thank you.

  4. C

    Charlotte

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely perfect, the food was delicious, great service, highly recommend and will definitely be back! I had the Sunday roast and was the best I've had in Edinburgh.

  5. VK

    VivienK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Great lunch and I would definitely recommend and go back to.

  6. S

    Signiel

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another friendly welcome with delicious food and coffee.

  7. s

    shymbles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super duper Jupiter wee place! For me, I loved the way it's decorated and is appropriately laid out. Nice tables, too! Solid! Food was excellent, in fact even better than that as there were tasty and unexpected little extra's on the plate - woohoo! Steak night a very good deal, and all perfectly cooked. But above and beyond all of that was the really superb service. Really good service can excuse an average meal, sometimes even a disappointing meal, but when everything is great anyway it's just class! Lovely guys. Thanks x

  8. EP

    EmiliaP

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic Sunday Roast, atmosphere, and very attentive staff.

  9. RH

    RobertH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, engaging staff, quick service and decor that had the cameras out! Brilliant place, great portions and very friendly too.

  10. LF

    LouiseF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love it here. Service is amazing, food is amazing!

  11. SD

    ScottD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were surprised to get a table on a Saturday night, especially as it was 'Pay Weekend' but delighted we could as we most certainly were not disappointed. Lovely cosy bistro, lit by candles giving it a warmth and very relaxed atmosphere. The staff are lovely, chatty and very welcoming. It almost feels like you are visiting family when you walk through the door and are warmly invited into their dining room. The food is fresh, tasty and well presented with a great selection on the menu of quick kitchen staples like chilli, mac & cheese and burgers, to the more Bistro esque Specials of scallops, sea bass with salsa Verde or the steak with blistered tomatoes-wedges and peppercorn sauce (which was delicious). All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our meal/visit and, having also experience the exceptional Sunday Roast dinner, we will most definitely return in the very near future.

  12. MR

    MargaretR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Lunch for 4 - first time for 3 of my friends - we all enjoyed the food and service was friendly as usual.

  13. N

    Netty

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely food and staff friendly, clean enviroment. Seats were a bit wobbly at the window table and were cheap looking.

  14. G

    Greta

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Always a pleasure to come to Passeys. There is always a homely and relaxing atmosphere here excellent coffee. Lunch was enjoyed by us all. Special thanks to our lovely waitress who served us on Monday. Thank you we shall return x

  15. DW

    DanW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    a great sunday lunch, very tasty with a good atmosphere

  16. DS

    DouglasS

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and chilled out atmosphere.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sunday Roast beef was excellent. Perfectly cooked and service very friendly

  18. SH

    SylviaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, drink and great service as always. I can highly recommend the Mac n Cheese. Extremely tasty and filling. The Chardonnay is one of the best I have tasted.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely superb food and service. Friendly staff and great portions of food.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and friendly service. Especially the rich taco sauce. Gumbo special was excellent and also the restaurant was dog friendly which was as added plus.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service

  22. GD

    GeorgieD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and really friendly service! Would highly recommend

  23. d

    divinediner

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food excellent as always. Warm friendly welcome as usual as well!

  24. MM

    MissMJM

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    So welcoming and friendly. Lovely decor but still relaxing and chilled. Great breakfast food.

  25. MM

    MoiraM

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Passeys Portobello is the friendliest and most comfortable place to eat . The staff are amazing and so helpful . The food is just amazing If you live near and are, looking for somewhere wonderful to eat and relax then Passeys will not let you done

  26. NL

    NicolaL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, fantastic people and service, lovely place. What more could you want :)

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First visit and a first class menu, staff were friendly and welcoming. Will definitely be going back.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, great food and fantastic cocktails 🥳

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We both love going to this restaurant, the staff are so helpful and friendly and it has a homely feel about it. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants a restaurant which feels like home from home (minus the cooking and dishes 😂)The food and service is always excellent Steven and Debbie

  30. S

    Sandra

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Arrived for our table booking and got a choice of 2 tables. Sat down and started off with cocktails which were very good. Got a look at the specials menu and decided on what we wanted to eat. Service was prompt and friendly. We had a sharing platter to start which was great, lovely platter of meats, some olives, some roasted veg and bread along with a variety of dips that the server explained what each one was. Moved onto our main courses. I had the chicken and haggis pie which was from the specials board. It was lovely it came with mash and was a decent sized portion that I couldn't finish. My friends had burger and the chicken and both enjoyed them. We washed everything down with a couple of bottles of prosecco. It was a lovely informal dinner and we were able to sit and enjoy our meal and catch up without being rushed All in all a very pleasant experience

  31. HW

    HeidiW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a pleasure to come here with our little dog after a walk on the beach. Great food, lovely staff and charming decor. Perfect!

  32. R

    Rosanna

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic Sunday roast ! Couldn't fault it at all, and the staff were just lovely.

  33. L

    Louise

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food. Excellent service. We will be back to try the Sunday roast.

  34. MM

    MoiraM

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Passeys is the most comfortable licensed cafe , the staff are amazing as is the food . The ambience is always great all day but specially love the evenings by candlelight

  35. SH

    SylviaH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have had dinner previously which was excellent so decided to go for breakfast. We were very impressed with the quality of ingredients, full Scottish breakfast was fantastic and Welsh rarebit delicious and filling. Coffee was hot and flavoursome.

  36. KP

    KPDP

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely spot, great food and drinks. Will definitely come again.

  37. MR

    MargaretR

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere- food and Service was spot on. Definitely return.

  38. P

    Pinklady57

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Brilliant place for a brunch. Ambience and food was very good. Would recommend!

  39. M

    Marilyn

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    My friend and I ordered Steak Pie and Mash. Steak Pie was good but got huge roast potatoes instead which were hard, veg was hard too. Ordered Carrot cake which was really good and they added candle for my friends birthday which was nice touch. Service by Natalie was very good. Ambience good. Did not charge for cake as veg not up to standard.

  40. MB

    MarilynB

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Another great meal, never been disappointed with the choice . Best coffee in town.

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 314 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.

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2 people

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Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Passey's Cafe Bar & Bistro

272 Portobello High Street Edinburgh, EH15 2AT

Additional information

  • Area

    Portobello

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Tue, Sun 10:00–18:00 Wed–Sat 10:00–22:00

  • 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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