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Cafe Marlayne

76 Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EN, Scotland
+44 131 226 2230
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“key lime pie” (5 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (8 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00 Hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
76 Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EN, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is very cosy not many covers so book! The lunch is very good value, a small selection but I am of the opinion that a small restaurant cant do umpteen dishes to 5 star quality. Lunch was £13 for two or £16 for...More

Thank oowweenn
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice cosy atmosphere. Food was really nice but menu choice was limited and portion size a tad on the small side, especially main course. Service was good and would definitely return.

Thank FairyMiss
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here a few weeks ago for my dad's birthday, and to be honest, things did not get off to a great start. We arrived at 8.30 for our 8.30 reservation, but our table was not ready (there were still people sitting at it) and...More

1  Thank lorelait722
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had dinner with my family (husband and 4 year old daughter) and the kid- friendly restaurant mentioned in other reviews wasn’t acknowledged by the waitress, who made zero effort to make us comfortable. It was a mission to take our order (our table was...More

Thank Luciana D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family had recommended we go to Cafe Marlayne after their trip to Edinburgh 8 years ago. The food was very delicious. We had the cod and the seabass. Perfectly cooked! We even treated ourselves to dessert (cheesecake and chocolate tort) which we never do!...More

Thank af2910
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small, intimate restaurant suited to couples dining. Limited menu. Lovely food, simply lovely. Had the duck breast which was rare and delicious, but the star was my wife's lamb rack, It had been cut into individual chops and as you bit though the crust there...More

Thank Zoopeter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely three course meal with my wife. Everything was really tasty and the service was excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank Ewan K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited with a group of friends mid-week for evening meal. Service was fine and food came out in a reasonable time. The menu isn't large but there is a good range on offer. I had the French onion soup and the duck and whilst...More

Thank GAlsager
Reviewed 11 March 2018

our new favourite! have visited here three times in the past few months. each time food outstanding, great value, staff friendly. can highly recommend and will definitely return in the near future. only very slight negative is that the restaurant itself on each occasion is...More

Thank daisydog364
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Cafe Marlayne is a great wee place, right in the centre of town. Set menu, tremendous value! Food great, pleasant staff. Can be very busy and a bit of a tight squeeze but worth it!

Thank Lixiboy
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 2230
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