Please note that bookings for Saturdays must be made by contacting the restaurant directly. Please bear this in mind when making your reservation.
Revamping the husk of a historic Duke Street pub, The Lioness of Leith is an award-winning, colourfully decorated bar and bistro bringing more than a little sunshine into the life of Leith, Edinburgh. Drop by for coffee, tea, cocktails and beer – but be sure to hit The Lioness up for its seasonal European and British cuisine. Catch the restaurant at the right time to treat yourself superb dishes like salt and pepper squid, Cajun-spiced chicken wings, Middle Eastern mezze, Moroccan lamb chops and baby back ribs from the grill, vegetarian options like veggie kebabs and courgette ribbon pasta, or the delicious Mull of Kintyre cheese and leek tart. With live music and events peppering The Lioness’ busy calendar, this is one proud local you’ll want to den down with on a regular basis.
Good food - not fancy but well presented. We both had the haddock and chips and it was delicious, with a nice large serving. Pleasant vibe and very friendly staff. As "seniors," we definitely brought the mean age up, but no worries - we still had a super time, as it appeared did all patrons who were there.
Menu choice fine. But at lunchtime it was very cold in pub/restaurant. A two course deal lunch took an hour and 45 minutes because of incredibly slow service despite our party of three being the first to arrive at lunchtime. When food arrived our friend was very pleased with well cooked haddock and chips; but the two filled ciabattas - haloumi and meatballs respectively were lukewarm at best.
What a great place! Quirky decor, friendly staff and the mosr amazing food! Reasonably priced too. Very busy on a Friday night even at 7pm so book early! We will be back!
Good food, tasty cocktails and wonderful music as part of the Leith Jazz festival. A lovely relaxed vibe. And they do gluten free options as well!
The lioness of leith proves Good and good service in laidback pub. There's always a nice atmosphere, too. They've just launched a new menu which was nice - the chorizo and manchego croquettes are particularly good.