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Richmond Cafe Bistro

52 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DZ, Scotland
+44 7948 614447
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“greek salad” (8 reviews)
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Open Now
09:00 - 19:00 Hours
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
52 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DZ, Scotland
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21 - 30 of 114 reviews

Reviewed 1 February 2017

We had lunch here today and the weather was so nice that we sat outside even though it is only February. The owner was very friendly and helpful, the food amazing, generous portions of freshly prepared ingredients and very reasonable prices. Of all the Greek...More

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Food and coffee and the decor are great. But one small problem, THE TOILET! The toilet was so dusty and poor looking. It definitely needs doing up! It reminds me of toilets in third world countries restaurants!

Thank Luke B
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Went there with a few colleagues for lunch. Excellent example of Greek traditional food. Try the meatballs with tomato and yogurt sauce; remarkable.

Thank Yannis P
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Went for a work night out - the food was freshly made, authentic, and delicious. Very affordable too. Highly recommend!

Thank Cheryljt001
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Firstly it's Greek. Not ersatz plate-smashing "I want to be reminded of my holiday in Zakynthos" Greek.....but proper regular authentic real Greek....owned and run by ordinary young Greeks living and working in Edinburgh..... these gems are what being European is all about. The food is...More

1  Thank Mharty53
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This place is sublime! We came (Scottish and Greek mix) here as my Greek friends recommended it (a good sign!). The atmosphere was very relaxed and it was actually full of Greeks!! My friends said it was totally authentic and home from home. We shared...More

1  Thank scotbokkie
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I had a very important client visit a couple of days ago and was looking for a unique experience in regards to food, drinks and atmosphere. We decided to go to Richmond cafe based on previous experience. We shared 8 different starters, 4 main courses...More

3  Thank Athanasios K
Reviewed 5 November 2016

As a Greek food lover , I visited Richmond cafe for breakfast . Had the strapatsada (scrambled eggs with olive oil and tomato ) and trachana ( traditional Greek soup , very similar to porridge) and both were awesome . Coffee was great and finished...More

2  Thank allanborris52
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Went here with friends. Greeted warmly by very friendly staff. Nice atmosphere in this small , informal cafe with seating outside for al fresco dining. Says Mediterranean but seemed predominately Greek to me.I had mousaka with a small side salad and feta. Very authentic ....More

3  Thank LyndaBR
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

A late lunch, success as always! The pita with sausage was great, the lamb tender and juicy , the pita with Cochran heaven! The best lamb in Scotland according to my son'

1  Thank nevgenikos
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 7948 614447
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