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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Celebrating the best that Scotland has to offer

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge

A former whisky warehouse in the regenerated Leith docklands has been Tom Kitchin's address since 2006, and immediately shot into the premier league of the top foodie destinations in the country. The interior looks sharp in hues of teal blue and grey, with exposed stone walls, painted brick pillars and industrial girders, while Kitchin’s 'From Nature to Plate' mantra is articulated through cooking that applies top-level refinement and technical skills to Scotland’s finest materials. The three-course set lunch menu offers remarkable value, delivering a starter of crispy veal sweetbreads atop Jerusalem artichoke risotto, hen of the woods mushrooms and hazelnuts. Next comes sea-fresh Scrabster monkfish wrapped in salty pancetta, alongside fondant new potatoes, sea vegetables, plump mussels, chanterelles, confit garlic and an outstanding chicken gravy with lemon and thyme. Desserts are also handled with awe-inspiring dexterity, as in the masterclass blueberry crumble soufflé served with the balancing sharpness of yogurt ice cream.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 2–6 April, 16–20 July, 15–19 October, 24 December to 11 January
  • Days closed: Sunday to Monday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 10


  • Chef(s): Tom Kitchin

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Scottish, French
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines over £30: 450
  • Wines by the glass: 38

Price guide

  • 3-course lunch from: £35
  • 3-course dinner from: £80
  • Tasting menu from: £90
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 75
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 20
  • On-site parking available
  • Off-site parking available: On site parking evening only, all day Saturday

Getting here

In Leith, off Commercial Street, opposite Scottish Executive building.

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