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Passey's Cafe Bar & Bistro, Edinburgh,

Passey's Cafe Bar & Bistro

4.7
4.7
334 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 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 334 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 Overall

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Afternoon Coffee

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Brunch

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Lunch

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Outdoor Eating

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Sunday Lunch

  • Edinburgh

    Best Overall

  • Edinburgh

    Afternoon Coffee

  • Edinburgh

    Brunch

  • Edinburgh

    Lunch

  • Edinburgh

    Outdoor Eating

  • Edinburgh

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. L

    Lesley

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    MoiraM

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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
  3. JS

    JanetS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best coffee in Portobello. Staff all very friendly with great serviced
  4. 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 💯
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. SD

    ShonaD

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing, good quality, very reasonable priced full Scottish Breakfast. Will definitely be back
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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!
  11. 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! 😀
  12. 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.
  13. CC

    ClareC

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic full breakfast with the highest of quality ingredients.
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. LK

    LiamK

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really enjoyed my first time there in the evening. The staff were really friendly. Great value for money
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. SC

    SusanC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

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

    MichaelM

    Edinburgh

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 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.
  21. LC

    LesleyC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    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.
  22. SC

    ShannonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice burgers, nice atmosphere and decor, good service.
  23. AR

    AmandaR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely afternoon sat outside in the sun. Beautiful food & Drinks. Great service from Gary & Nick. Thank you.
  24. C

    Charlotte

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    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.
  25. 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.
  26. S

    Signiel

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another friendly welcome with delicious food and coffee.
  27. 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
  28. EP

    EmiliaP

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Sunday Roast, atmosphere, and very attentive staff.
  29. 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.
  30. LF

    LouiseF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it here. Service is amazing, food is amazing!
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. G

    Greta

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 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
  35. 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
  36. DS

    DouglasS

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and chilled out atmosphere.
  37. 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
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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 334 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

19:00


Booked 6 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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