About The Lioness of Leith

Dear diners, from February 8 the restaurant will be re-launching the menu and concept and will be operating as a gourmet burger bar. A new menu will be provided as soon as possible.

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. 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.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 11:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am


The Lioness of Leith
21-25 Duke Street, Leith
Edinburgh EH6 8HH

Menu Highlights



Blackened Jerk Chicken Sald


Chilli Shredded Pork Empanada


Seafood Chowder


7 The Lioness of Leith Reviews

Very Good
7 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Lynne T.3 months ago · 2 reviews

Excellent food and service I would highly recommend this place. The burgers were great and the staff very welcoming we would visit again if in the area

Heather R.a year ago · 1 review

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!

Martha R.9 months ago · 1 review

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.