The Kings Wark

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13 Reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Casual
  • Cosy
  • Waterfront
The Kings Wark is a beautiful bar restaurant situated on the Shore area in Leith, Edinburgh. Serving brunch, lunch and dinner including fresh seafood and locally sourced produce. The charming building is steeped in history and dates back to the 1400’s, providing a relaxing and cosy environment, whilst the exceptional team serve up some of the best gastro-pub food in the capital. The award winning Kings Wark voted one of the best pub restaurants in Edinburgh serving cask ales, cocktails, fine wines and a wide selection of Scottish gins.
Saturday & Sunday: Brunch (10am-3 pm)
Monday-Sunday :Spring Menu (3pm-9pm)
What 13 People Are Saying
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PM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came over from Carrickfergus... absolutely faultless dinner, service and ambience...1st class...thank you!!

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TG
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome fantastic chilled inviting relaxed cosy. Perfect

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D
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice seafood with very generous portions.

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PL
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Catch up night with an old friend -great food, nice atmosphere all in all great night out

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CS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Been coming here for years but both service and food quality have deteriorated significantly and we were overcharged by around £20 which we didn’t realise until the next day. Didn’t chase as sure we would not have received a refund.
Won’t be returning. What a shame.

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ID
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5food 2service 4ambience 5

We did not get the Christmas fayre that we ordered online. It was disappointing since I was taking my wife for her 73 birthday. I said that I booked the meal online but they would not let us have it. I even printed out the menu before going.

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TS
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I have to start by saying how lovely the staff are here and particularly because I had an energetic 3-year-old exploring. However, the food although not bad at all just wasn't what I was expecting from the King's Wark. Rather lackluster burgers & the portions for the children were overly generous. My youngest just couldn't cope and ended up not eating very much at all. The fish was definitely enjoyed but the ice-cream - again, nothing to write home about.

Having said all this they might have just been having a bad day so I would return - if only to be able to update this review (hopefully) to 5 stars!

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G
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

It is basically pub grub but the prices have crept up. We were £200 for drink, starter and fish & chips for 4 people. Nice but not worth the price.

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DN
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful romantic meal for 2 in the corner table near the open fireplace. Excellent service very attentive, appearing when needed. Food was wonderful i had the lamb special and my wife had sea bass. Will definitely be back thanks again to all the staff.

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very friendly and we felt very welcome. The food also was very good, nicely displayed and for us the portions were a bit more than enough ☺️ ... all in all highly recommended.

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SI
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent and the staff gave us the space and time we needed for our catch up. There was no rush.

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HO
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely Sunday morning breakfast in front of the fire.

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MT
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We visited from Canada for our wedding anniversary.
The staff was so nice and welcoming. The food was nice, fresh and generous.
We had a wonderful and lovely time !

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