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A Room In Leith Seafood and Game Bistro Bar

153 Reviews

About A Room In Leith Seafood and Game Bistro Bar

The latest addition to Peter Knight and John Tindal’s burgeoning line of Scottish bistros and whisky bars, A Room In Leith is, well, a bit more than just a room in Leith. A room in Leith, indeed, where one can can sit down to sample what it is that makes Scottish cuisine great: fresh, local ingredients, seasonal products and culinary nous. Head down to Dock Place, just yards from the Water of Leith, to find out for yourself.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm


A Room In Leith Seafood and Game Bistro Bar
1a Dock Place, Leith
Edinburgh EH6 6LU

Menu Highlights



Seafood and fish platter

Grilled salmon and monkfish skewer dressed buckie crab bowl of blue shell mussel mariniere Loch creran oysters (as they come) pan seared Shetland scallops Newhaven oak smoked Scottish salmon Belhaven 'hot smoked trout' smoked mackerel pate aioli, salsa verde, tabasco and wasabi and a wee bowl of chips

Game and meat platter

Pan roasted highland venison loin, stew of the day, seared wood pigeon breast, Stornoway black pudding scotch egg, jumbo grilled pork and venison sausages, jug of whiskey and peppercorn cream mustards and pickles and a wee bowl of chips


Shetland scallops pan fried and served in the shell

Full Dozen

We no longer do BYOB

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Main Menu

Main Menu


Drinks Menu


More about A Room In Leith Seafood and Game Bistro Bar, Edinburgh

Leith is famed for many things, some more salubrious than others. The docks and port that served an Empire, the ‘characterful’ pubs of Leith Walk, Scotland’s most consistently useless football team – against strong competition in that regard – over at Easter Road. This combination of maritime prowess, a dubious relationship with alcohol and gloriously predictable sporting failure is Scotland in microcosm, and at A Room In Leith, one can enjoy Scotland on a plate. Their ingredients down on Dock Place are fresh and local, their whisky selection is among the best in Edinburgh and their knowledge of Scottish cuisine is unparalleled.

When we say that A Room In Leith have a superb knowledge of Scottish cuisine, we weren’t lying. Their menu is packed with dishes that exemplify the breadth of flavours in Scotland: from the north, Stornoway black pudding and Shetland scallops, from the south, Borders steak; from the west comes Ayrshire pork belly and from the east coast, North Sea monkfish. The whole of Scotland comes to Edinburgh – specifically Dock Place in Leith – to dine.

153 A Room In Leith Seafood and Game Bistro Bar Reviews

153 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Great value
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Stefano S.24 days ago · 1 review

Excellent service and excellent food in such a lovely location! We have really enjoyed everything here and we'll come back next time we'll travel here again!

Pete W.24 days ago · 3 reviews

I have not been to this restaurant for a while... OMG... what a nice transformation.! Subtle improvements in tables and chairs and the décor. Wonderful. The food....AMAZING as always. The sharing platters are to die for! Service was fantastic...great staff.

Cammy M.a month ago · 1 review

A room in leith is a stunning little restaurant. The staff were very friendly and helpful, it wasn’t too formal but the food was exceptional. Especially the seafood and game platters! Amazing!

David G.a month ago · 1 review

Fantastic food. Nice ambience.We had the kullen skink, the monk fish and salmon skewers salad and the scallop risotto. All of them fantastic. Highly recommend

Myrtle L.a year ago · 1 review

Sunday evening dinner - menu could perhaps either do with being more varied or slimmed down, as there is something not quite right with the choice available. However, aside from that, the mussels are absolutely the best in town and must be ordered. It's great that they're included in the set menu, and they really are delicious. We had both the mariniere and the blue cheese, both superb. They can also be got from the Teuchters pub opposite. The service was not as good as I had been expecting. It was a little careless, and we definitely didn't feel like we were getting the staff's full attention. I liked the informality of it, it just would have been nice to have a bit more energy and confidence. I was pretty disappointed and, as a waitress myself, feel like service could improve a lot without a change of style. Maybe we went on a bad day, although that really shouldn't happen in a restaurant like this. Overall, we had a nice time and a good meal. It just could have been great, and that's what is disappointing.

Elspeth O.2 years ago · 2 reviews

Another great meal at "A Room in Leith"! I have never been disappointed with the food here. Spoilt for choice with the menu, but finally decided on Shetland scallops with asparagus and garlic butter for a starter, plaice fillets on a bed of smoked salmon and chilli quinoa for mains, and a delicious salted caramel and chocolate mousse for dessert. Service was prompt at the beginning of the meal but slowed down a little towards the end, but the restaurant was getting busier. I brought my parents here, as I knew they would enjoy the food and the ambience. They loved it!

Barbara W.2 years ago · 1 review

We had a really great dinner here. The food was very nice and the location is superb. Also, the service was incredible---efficient and friendly. My husband and I split the vegetarian platter, which was plenty of food for two people, and our entire table shared all of the desserts, including the cheese course. Don't skip dessert here. The banoffee Sunday, passionfruit mango custard, and chocolate raspberry tart were all really nice, and the cheese slate was lovely. I would love to go back soon.

Fiona S.2 years ago · 1 review

A Room in Leith was absolutely superb!!! We arrived 15 mins late, and needed to leave again in 1 hour 30 mins to make a show - staff did an amazing job of keeping us to our schedule without being rushed at all. Staff were brilliant, Manager has excellent customer service skills in his meet and greet. Food was just brilliant, and very well priced. BYOB is a bonus. THANK YOU a Room in Leith - we had an excellent evening.

malcolm s.2 years ago · 1 review

We have eaten at this restaurant before and enjoyed it .Service is very good and friendly and much of the food with concentration on seafood is very good.Lower rating is for three reasons: one main course just did not work -tattie scones with wild halibut could have worked as a starter but should not have featured as a main sweet course had three choices none of which appealed to any of us and very strangely they advertised a range of exotic teas on their menu but when we ordered a variety of different teas the waitress came back to say only one was available-very odd and unprofessional That being said nice people and other dishes were enjoyed by my party

Ian B.18 days ago · 2 reviews

I've kept coming back to the "A Room In" chain for 20 years - the food is always delicious, the atmosphere relaxed. The menu is not extensive, but it changes regularly, and even as a vegetarian the options are so good it the lack of choice has never been a problem. This time I was taking some visitors from Austin, so it was good to have a place with distinctively Scottish cooking and drinks. They were delighted with it. The only reason I haven't given this a 6 was that service was a bit slow.

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