We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Engine Shed - CLOSED

19 St. Leonards Lane, Edinburgh EH8 9SH, Scotland
+44 131 662 0040
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
25 Jan 2015
“Fantastic place :)”
11 Jan 2015
“Simple, decent, good value food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
19 St. Leonards Lane, Edinburgh EH8 9SH, Scotland
All Details
Reviews (45)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 45 reviews

Reviewed 25 January 2015

This is one of Edinburgh's hidden gems and I can't believe it is closing. Very good food, warm and welcoming cafe, and the best tofu and oatcakes I have ever had. Edinburgh will be worse without it.

2  Thank 206Kat
Reviewed 11 January 2015

Had a very nice soup, roll and coffee at the Engine Shed on a cold blustery Edinburgh day and was grateful for it! I didn't take much notice of the menu as I knew what I was after (stomach was rumbling!), but I understand it...More

Thank pjtnewman
Reviewed 22 December 2014

Having just discovered this most amazing place (good food, reasonable prices, great service) only to learn it will be closing in March 2015 because of lack of funding from Edinburgh council. This restuarant/cafe not only provides training etc for people with learning disabilities but has...More

2  Thank audrey K
Reviewed 22 December 2014

We are vegetarians, and just discovered 'The Engine Shed (vegetarian) Cafe' today for the first time. It is a surprise to walk up the unprepossessing stairway and walk into such a spacious cafe with such a warm atmosphere. Food is tasty and staff friendly. They...More

1  Thank Dave C
Reviewed 29 November 2014

Great value, tasty lunch. And a very big thank you to the very helpful staff who not only found the document that fell out of my husband's pocket but posted it back to us. Highly recommended.

1  Thank cassandra o
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Fantastic vegetarian wonderful food great place to eat with family easily to park and value for money is amazing !!!

1  Thank nunontherun_13
Reviewed 3 September 2014

I have been coming to Edinburgh over past 3 years, Daughter is in Uni from Australia. She lives near the Innocent track/bike tunnel that was the train line to the Engine Shed. Daughter and I eat here often. The food is tasty, flavoursome, healthy, generous...More

1  Thank florafen
Reviewed 22 August 2014

I cannot praise the Engine Shed highly enough. Every time I go I'm reminded why I love it so much. The food is simply outstanding - I'd even go as far as to say the best vegan food in Edinburgh at present - and the...More

1  Thank Eva S
Reviewed 31 July 2014

I have been a few times now and am never been disappointed. Good location close to the Commonwealth Pool and Salisbury Crags. The building is a converted Engine Shed, hence the name. A short walk takes you to the Innocent Railway, which runs through a...More

Thank Douglas P
Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

First ever visit and i can assure you i will be back food and service are excellent i would ask everyone to visit at least ones

Thank donald s
Nearby
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
...More
Nearby Restaurants
Aizle
541 reviews
.17 km away
Blonde Restaurant
572 reviews
.13 km away
Kismot
2,077 reviews
.14 km away
Lasal
248 reviews
.30 km away
Nearby Attractions
Holyrood Park
2,139 reviews
.57 km away
Surgeons' Hall Museums
884 reviews
.61 km away
Pickering's Gin Distillery
178 reviews
.42 km away
Festival Theatre
274 reviews
.67 km away
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Good for
Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 St. Leonards Lane, Edinburgh EH8 9SH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 662 0040
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing