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Port of Leith Distillery, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Port of Leith Distillery

4.7
4.7
173 Reviews
£25 and under
Scottish
Situated on the eighth floor of the Port of Leith Distillery, the Bar contains some of the finest and most exciting new wave whiskies from Scotland and around the world.

With stunning views of Edinburgh, Leith and the Firth of Forth, the 200-bottle double-height back bar is intended to invite discovery and enlightenment at the sheer wonder and variety of global whisky alchemy.

Much like the whisky the distillery seeks to create, everything else the bar has to offer is inspired by the provenance of the Forth Valley, and Leith’s rich food and drink heritage.

With a seasonally inspired food menu of local and indigenous ingredients, Head Chef Patrick and his team, combine classic and modern techniques, championing the best of Scotland’s farmers and produce.

We look forward to welcoming you in for a dram.

Kitchen menu available until 9:30pm.
Bar Snacks menu available until close.
Reservations available until 10pm, walk-ins only thereafter.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Scottish, Distillery, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–00:00
  • Phone number
    0131 600 0765
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Edinburgh
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    If arriving by bus or tram, disembark at Ocean Terminal. <br /><br />On foot from Ocean Terminal, walk up Ocean Drive in a NE direction to the water and you will find us on your left.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Leith Whisky Club

    £35.00 per person

    Prepaid

    20 Mar 2024 only
    Launching in March 2024, Leith Whisky Club will be a fortnightly gathering held at the Port of Leith Distillery Bar. The goal of Leith Whisky Club is make old, rare and vintage whisky as accessible as possible to everyone and meet likeminded folk whilst doing it. Guided by Gabriel d’Arce, our Whisky Hero with 8 years of experience in the industry, the whiskies shared will be flavour-forward, characterful and unique. Our inaugural tasting will be a Quinceañera of some incredible whiskies; all 15 years old, from some of Gabriel’s favourite distilleries, all with a personal story attached with them. Ben Nevis 2005 15yo Whisky Sponge Mortlach 2007 15yo Signatory Vintage Sherry Finish Longrow 2004 15yo Rum Cask Springbank Open Day 2019
    Leith Whisky Club photo

What 173 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Ambience

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Innovative

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Hot spot

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Great for scenic views

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Scottish

  • Edinburgh

    Best Ambience

  • Edinburgh

    Innovative

  • Edinburgh

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Edinburgh

    Hot spot

  • Edinburgh

    Great for scenic views

  • Edinburgh

    Scottish

173 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for the tour and booked drinks in the bar after. The tour was informative, and the taste session at the end was well prepared. The bar had a good atmosphere and views over Leith Port. The food smelt amazing but we had already had other plans so we stayed for drinks. Reasonably priced and would recommend to people who are visiting the area

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  2. LoulouBelle

    Edinburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great spot for lunch. Food good and satisfying. Staff alert.

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  3. GavinB

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice venue, great attentive staff. Food described as “small plates” but is enough for a social evening with drinks.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic - from the food to the drinks and the view! The people who work there are lovely and very accommodating, excited to return!

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  5. RobbieF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience – friendly staff who found us a great seat with a view across the harbour, card and complimentary drink (it was my wife's birthday). Great atmosphere in the bar itself and drinks menu was top tier.

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  6. JaniceG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very interesting venue. This was our first visit. Service was excellent. Staff knowledgeable and helpful. Food and drink was great. One minor 'fault' for me - as I have arthritic knees - was, as we were only a party of two, we were seated on high stools, with no ledge on the table leg to rest our feet. It was a little uncomfortable for me and I noticed another older couple, when offered the same, decided to leave. I'm glad we stayed though!

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  7. AlanT

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, excellent selection of drinks and stunning views of Leith and beyond.

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  8. Jem2408

    Edinburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Great food, fantastic cocktails and excellent gin! And the views … stunning. Genuinely could not fault our visit and will definitely return.

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  9. 24JMHolive

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, reasonably priced food mixed with outstanding service and great ambience! Cocktails were not our taste, but they were sophisticated and interesting combinations that are sure to please others. We will be back!

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  10. SamanthaP

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed food and drink, will be back. Will be lovely in summer to see the views.

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  11. Daniel

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular views of Edinburgh and the docks you've never seen before. Great staff and a ranging menu. Drinks and cocktails we had were nice. The plated food (I had steak pie with a side of chips) wasn't the biggest portion and difficult to eat out of the dish it was served in. Didn't think £18 pounds for that was good value. Cheese board was excellent, but could have done with more chutney.

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  12. Dale

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Swift and friendly service, well priced drinks and food. Relaxed and unusual surroundings. Pity the loos are a floor below.

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  13. VirginiaH

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, great cocktails, good food. Highly recommend!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic time, the views were spectacular. The food was very tasty. The cocktails and wine were amazing. The staff were very friendly and really knowledgeable. We will definitely be back

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  15. JosephChiu

    London

    96 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Generally really good value. Nice drinks and amazing food at reasonable price. I’ll definitely be coming back often with friends and make it my usual place in town……

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  16. St24

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A place to truly enjoy and Iain is a fantastic addition to your team

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  17. LouiseK

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely and attentive staff. fabulous views and a good vibe. Would recemmend for drinks and small bites

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  18. AngelaS

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant had fantastic views and we were lucky to be sat at the window although good views are to be had at several tables. The food menu although limited is good catering for vegetarian meat and fish lovers. I'm had the steak pie which was good but expected the veg to be in the side and not in the pie. The chips, scotch egg and stick toffee were great. We also had the ice cream which was vanilla with bourbon but could not taste the bourbon and iced was not the smoothest. That said we would return and a great shout out to the staff who were excellent!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue for drinks, the menu and food appear to be a secondary attraction. Loved the space and vibe.

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  20. SiobhanH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun tour of the facilities by a fantastic tour guide (Rocky), followed by delicious drinks and food.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took advantage of their Valentine's Day offer and it was amazing. Two cocktails, two small plates, two desserts AND a sharing cheese board, ALL for £55. Portion sizes were very generous, service was impeccable and quick too. Would highly recommend.

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  22. JohnC

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great view across Leith and Edinburgh in a stylish bar. Food, cocktails and service all very good. Will definitely be back.

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  23. MarySheppard

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful atmosphere and food. Spoilt only by the 2 spoons thing. If I want a dessert I’ll order one. You really don’t need to assume I’m holding myself back and really want to share my partner’s satisfaction of a sweet tooth. Given the otherwise very inclusive environment I was disappointed that the restaurant still offered this outdated trope.

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  24. MichaelH

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great addition to bars in Edinburgh. Reasonable prices for cocktails and food, amazing views and great look of the bar. Will be back for sure.

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  25. TedD

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great location. Interesting ambience, good selection of bar food. Must be great for lunch

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  26. MaryG

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food great atmosphere views and wonderful service. What more could you ask for !

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant with amazing views. The food was also very nice!

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  28. katfunky

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food & wine - the Mellis cheese board was spot on & had just the right amount of bread & crackers. Great ambience in the bar, surroundings look amazing & the views are stunning. Can’t wait to go back.

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  29. DuncanB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole experience was made even better by the great surroundings, attentive staff and great food. Great place to go for a meal, even if you don't drink whisky.

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  30. IriniP

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place and atmosphere and excellent whisky selection!

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  31. Janey

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had 4 of the small plates between 2 of us. They were really delicious and more filling than we expected. Very good value. Looking forward to a return trip.

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  32. JamesW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great atmosphere. Perfect for after doing the tour. I really hope the rest of the of the area catches up and the lights leading up to the distillery get fixed for night time tours

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  33. SJMt

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding. Hospitality is next level Guys, well done!

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  34. StephenC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening celebrating a special occasion. Excellent cocktails and lovely touch with card and complementary drinks. Good, friendly service too. Is definitely becoming a favourite haunt of ours. Thank you.

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  35. St24

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An all time favourite for so many reasons, not least the view. Discover here for yourself.

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  36. Nick

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a stunning place for a wee dram high above the historic port of Leith. The drinks list is incredible, the small plates are all amazing - the Scotch Egg is a must - and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable! And those views... truly a unique and special place.

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  37. Ekkihugsa

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our first visit! A little hard to find but once you're there, the bar is stunning, the staff very friendly, great drinks and food selection and my dog (who is very fussy) enjoyed the treats he was given. Will definitely be back!

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  38. AngelaB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fantastic experience at the Port of Leith distillery! Food and service was outstanding. We’ll definitely be back.

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  39. AntK

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely place for a drink and bar food. Only criticism is the cold! Can’t comment on the tour as we didn’t do that. Cool bar.

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  40. JacD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely dinner here after completing the distillery tour. Mentioned on the booking it was for my boyfriend’s birthday and we got a table overlooking all of Edinburgh, a birthday card and a free drink each with dessert. Service was attentive and friendly without being overbearing. Food was good, not out of this world amazing, but still made for an enjoyable evening for us both :)

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FAQs

Port of Leith Distillery is rated 4.7 stars by 173 OpenTable diners.

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 27 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Port of Leith Distillery

11 Whisky Quay, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH6 6HB

Additional information

  • Area
    Edinburgh
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–00:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Scottish, Distillery, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    If arriving by bus or tram, disembark at Ocean Terminal. On foot from Ocean Terminal, walk up Ocean Drive in a NE direction to the water and you will find us on your left.
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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