The Kilted Kitchen

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£25 and under
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Scottish

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The Kilted Kitchen is a boutique bistro offering a fantastic selection of modern Scottish dishes cooked to order. All the produce we use is genuinely Scottish, the majority of which is sourced from suppliers local to the restaurant for the freshest possible ingredients. Our friendly waiting staff are dressed in kilts ... and are eager to welcome you to enjoy a relaxed, casual dining experience.

We are fully licensed and child friendly.
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HE
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had booked a table a good few weeks ago for Friday 27th Dec and you didn't have the decency to let me know this restaurant was shut over the Christmas/New Years break. Even more shocking is that around 3 days before my booking I received an email via OpenTable to check I was still dining on Friday 27th Dec of which I confirmed our booking was still happening. Thinking all was ok I dragged my two elderly parents in the rain for a mile from Edinburgh centre to this restaurant, whilst raving about the recommendation of the food in this restaurant from a colleague a month before. Only to find a note on the Kilted Kitchen entrance door saying they were shut over the festive period. We were all drenched and I was utterly embarrassed. What a waste of time on our weekend break to Edinburgh. I will not be recommending this restaurant to anyone but telling them this despicable story instead. Whatever the reason is for having to close, you have a duty of care to your customers to inform them that you have to cancel a booking.

SA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived looking forward to our lunch with friends for Christmas booked weeks in advance only to find the restaurant closed with a sign saying closed for Christmas!

Not any email or communication to advise of this and we were left stranded with friends having to find somewhere to take us with no reservation the Saturday before Christmas!! Won’t be referring or rebooking!!

MJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Despite txt message and email I arrived to find the restaurant closed. If you can ask me to confirm the booking then you can advise me the place is closed! Very disappointing and poor business practice.

SW
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food ... really enjoyed it. Jess who said she had recently started at the kilted kitchen did the place proud. Nice atmosphere and a special dinner with a casual feeling.

RF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good food and service. My only problem was the constant door opening and cold air coming in.

JA
Edinburgh
11 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is beyond fantastic. Excellent taste combinations using fresh produce make a normal-sounding menu into a positively amazing foodie experience. Great service and cozy atmosphere as well. Worth visiting again and again to try everything.

SM
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We loved our steaks at the Kilted Kitchen. A bit of a shame that the kilted staff were women. We had loved to see some kilted men.
It was a bit warm at the end of the evening, but staff opened the door and that helped a lot.

OT
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is our 2nd visit to this restaurant, and yet again, we were not disappointed.
Staff are very friendly and attentive, the food is delicious.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

R
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In a table of 5 we shared through different soups and had trouble deciding which was best as they were all wonderful!!! The main courses also excelled!!

L
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Good morning



I am somewhat a regular at the Kilted Kitchen and come here often for lunch and dinner, yesterday we booked a table for 4 to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary with family who had travelled from abroad.

We opted for the shared Sunday lunch platter for 4 priced at £35, we were expecting it to be enough for a reasonably satisfying lunch. It arrived and consisted of 1 slice of roast beef, a quarter of a chicken, half a butternut squash, a few potatoes & tomatoes, one Yorkshire pudding and a vegetable garnish. I could understand that this might be enough for two but this was for four and to be honest it was a disgrace in both quantity and quality, I was really embarrassed when it arrived after recommending the food here. There was liquid on the plate and the vegetables were mushy as a result, I wish I had taken a photo. To make matters worse the chicken was completely raw in the middle, the waitress took it away and informed us that there would be no charge. To make up for it we got offered a complimentary sweet and coffee which we had as we were hungry and this was nice, but by this point our lunch date was spoiled.


When we got the final bill we were charged for the butternut squash ??? this was part of the original meal, the reply from the waitress was she didn’t take the order??? really maybe if she knew her menu she would have known this.

All in all a really disappointing visit, I could let this go and not say anything further, but I like the Kilted Kitchen and it may be that this particular menu offer needs some reviewing or a better menu description.

MR
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent, friendly service. Good value for money. Venue on the small side and fairly functional. Probably essential to book. But had a very pleasant time with family and friends - which is what it’s all about.

a
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious soup with sourdough bread and yummy melt in your mouth cake. Recommend. Lovely staff too.

DB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little place, staff very friendly and attentive....will be back

JM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It would be nice if the menu got varied a bit. I was there in December and it looked like pretty much the same as 3 months ago. I love locally and would love to visit more often - but not if it’s always the same food.

GM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great night celebrating my birthday at the Kilted Kitchen. Staff were friendly and the food was tasty. Ordered the chicken burger and wasn’t disappointed. Deserts also good. Not a huge selection on the menu but good enough choice, especially if you like burgers and steaks. Cosy atmosphere.

RF
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food. Warm and cosy. Very pleased to have a seat by the window.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience at the Kilted Kitchen! Their eggs benedict were incredible. The restaurant is small and cozy, and located in an adorable area of Edinburgh.

NB
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my lunch , looking forward to visiting again .

JM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A party of six and we all commented on how nice the food was

MB
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tried other places in Stockbridge for a Saturday night dinner reservation, but they were fully booked. It all worked out in our favour though as this place is a nice little gem. The staff never rushed us and we felt like valued customers. We both got burgers and pinot gris wine which is a rare find! This bistro is not very big, but has a nice homely feel. Maybe not as much of a mover and shaker as other restaurants in Stockbridge, but really I couldnt fault it and all for a more reasonable price than other restaurants in the area.

DT
Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food at The Kilted Kitchen is of an excellent standard for a small cafe style restaurant. Have had lunch there twice but breakfast menu looks great !

JB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked this for two people on Saturday evening. It’s a beautiful cosy little restaurant with a warm welcoming atmosphere. The serving staff were pleasant, friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The food was fantastic, well thought combinations and beautifully presented. I will definitely return when I’m next in Edinburgh. Would highly recommend a visit.

JM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food, with some different & interesting ingredients - all really tasty - it was difficult to choose what to order as we were tempted by many things. Really nice welcoming decor. Lovely friendly service and a chef who was interested in checking if the chocolate mousse was ok after we’d asked about it when ordering- it was delicious!

C
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Last minute booking for sizeable group. Cosy restaurant but ideal for what we wanted. Great menu choices. Friendly staff. Comfortable.

MH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was a Monday evening and most restaurants were closed but I found the Kilted Kitchen in the afternoon and we returned to eat there around 8.30pm and had a delicious meal. We were entertaining a French friend so were a little worried about the menu but were not disappointed. What a lovely little venue. We will certainly recommend it.

LB
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We booked online and received confirmation by email. When members of our group arrived we were turned away and told there was no booking. It did look lovely inside, but we were very disappointed and couldn't find anywhere else to serve us brunch at late notice. Have rated the restaurant as 'good' as didn't want to sway the overall reviews, but the booking experience was poor!

MW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What a great place to eat, loved it. Characterful and charming.

BB
Edinburgh
43 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely petit restaurant with very friendly efficient staff.

RA
Glasgow
9 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Like here. Atmosphere lacks a bit.

EG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A fabulous little restaurant with great atmosphere and delicious food. Will definitely go back!

KK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Generally a good eating experience let down by lack of staff and strange staff decisions on seating. On arrival having booked a table for 4 the reserved table was set for 5, I noted there would be 3 of us and I was asked if I was happy with an alternate table in the corner that was less spacious. I was so we moved, only for a table of 3 to then be subsequently sat at the table I was originally reserved.

Food was good, its a tight menu with 3 starters, a few mains and then a choice of burgers, and there was one special main course available. Drinks, no draught beers and no spirits listed on menu. When ordering a Gin and tonic there was no offer of range of gin or tonics.

For the 3 of us we had 2 haggis bonbons (tasty but having been titled award winning they seems overbilled) for mains we had a beef burger, chicken burger and a special. There were no complaints on the food and everything was tasty, good ingredients and well presented.

Service - Having ordered I found the starters arrived promptly, we were then finished for a good few minutes before the waiter cleared the plates but almost instantly delivered the mains. So expect clearing was delayed until mains ready. However, having finished the mains our plates then sat for the duration of the time we were in the restaurant, some 30+ mins (as we were happily chatting). We were not offered a refill of tap water nor did they notice we'd finished our drinks in this time. We then had to ask 3 times for the bill, and then for the card machine. Having waited a few mins for the card machine we decided to pay cash and left it on the table and left. Looking back in the window this was the quickest either of the two waiter had got to our table :) The staff were friendly and I think they were just a man short for when they got busy (as it did get to the point all tables were occupied, albeit probably only c25 covers), so it wouldn't stop me going back for another try.

S
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Kilted Kitchen with my Mum & Sister
Lovely ambience, great food and very attentive friendly service
Sweet potato fries worth a mention

A hidden gem and worth a visit. Stylish without being pretentious like some its neighbours!

JP
Edinburgh
8 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was ok. Limited dinner menu. My chicken burger was a bit dry. Based on reviews, I had pretty higher expectations.

RA
Glasgow
9 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time in three weeks probably says if all. Holloumi fries lovely.

RA
Glasgow
9 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and nice stmosphere

d
Bath
34 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service. Definitely going again.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch - gorgeous homemade soup and bread. Friendly staff. Would recommend you try it.

R
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, tasty food! Service very efficient and friendly.