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Nicolson, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 667 6655
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“falafel” (27 reviews)
“wraps” (11 reviews)
“doner” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Fast food, Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Nicolson, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been coming here for years now, and this is one of my favourite places to come to in Edinburgh. I find it difficult to walk past here. Best meal they do is the chicken shawarma.

Thank catboy71
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I love coming here for falafel wraps and shawarma wraps. A humble atmosphere in which you will leave feeling full and satisfied!

Thank Tired247Always
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Falafel sandwich nicely prepared in their wrap...not pita but similar. You can add as much tahini sauce as you wish. Also had lamb shishkabob. Very tasty lean meat. Side of the best humus ever.

Thank RalphTallahassee_FL
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Best doner kebab plate I've ever had. Succulent meat, not greasy, hummus to die for, chilli sauce was awesome, pita was home made and fabulous. Fresh salad and black olives. Friendly service in a canteen cafe style takeaway. Authentic food!

Thank Darthgill
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Could do better but it's what you pay for. Cheap and easy but a little but rough. But no spice on the chicken doner? For shame!

Thank CanadianJames
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Love this place. Have been going for years . Small, and maybe in need of a redecoration, but the food is amazing, the prices are great and I look forward to popping in whenever I get the chance!

Thank Sci K
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We were grabbing a quick bit in between Fringe shows and this place is fast and cheap (1 falafel wrap, 1 doner wrap and a iron bru for a tenner). The food is alright - cheap and cheerful, but I wouldn't go out of my...More

Thank Jane T
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

The Palmyra may look a bit tatty on the surface but don't let that put you off, these guys serve the best kebabs in Edinburgh. The sauces they use are delicious creating a fantastic overall flavour. Prices are very reasonable.

Thank drzoom11
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here early evening between Fringe shows as we only had about 1 hour to spare. The felafel sandwiches were amazing. Quick fresh food at a very reasonable price.

Thank satchmoDundee
Reviewed 22 July 2016

fantastic falafel and so reasonable - really great food and service. simplicity at its best at bargain basement prices

Thank samirs64
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nicolson, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 667 6655
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