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Laila's Mediterranean Bistro

63 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BS, Scotland
+44 131 226 5097
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“falafel” (67 reviews)
“lamb meatballs” (34 reviews)
“mezze platter” (22 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00 Hours
Mediterranean, European, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
63 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BS, Scotland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Loved it
"Absolutely terrific food and service."
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2. Midday lunch stop
"Quick service. Staff friendly and helpful"
Helen B
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3. Beautiful food
"Everyone was catered to wonderfully"
Davina S
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1 - 10 of 972 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We popped in here one evening on spec. Charming waitress showed us to our table in nicely decorated surroundings. Fast service and great menu and the food was delicious - something for everyone. And the Lebanese coffee could have been used to fill potholes, it...More

1  Thank BigDD
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service, cosy surroundings and gorgeous fresh food. Definitely recommended. the garlic dip is not for the faint hearted! Would recommend the deep fried halloumi and chicken and pomegranate rice

Thank Bradford_on_Tour
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went here for an early dinner on a Sunday evening. We both had Lenanese spicy lamb sausage with rice with a nice glass of Pinot. The restaurant has a nice ambience with a very friendly waitress. There was a good choice of starters and...More

Thank Angie L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good variety available. I had the fried halloumi and salad, others had the ‘Afternoon tea’ a selection of Mezzi, dips and sweets. All delicious and great value for money. Excellent service, lovely surroundings. Highly recommend

Thank Michele H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little place just off the Royal Mile. The food is excellent and plentiful. I highly recommend the Halloumi and Aubergine starter.

Thank murdo2002
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had visited Laila’s in December 2016 and was a great find on Cockburn Street. We tried Laila’s again in September 2018, and although the menu has changed slightly and less choices, the quality of the food is still very good and tasty and they...More

Thank Frangipani57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Edinburgh’s old town today and popped in to Leila’s for some lunch. Nice place, comfortable. I had the panini with salmon and cream cheese. It came with a small side salad, tasted lovely and was a good size too. Polite staff, although service seemed...More

Thank JamesMAlexander
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had eaten here last year on a visit to Edinburgh so was happy to try it again. However this time, we found that many of the items listed on the menu were no longer available. That left us with quite a limited choice when...More

Thank PicMorDaisies
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stumbled on this place while searching for some not-so-touristy option while experiencing the Royal Mile. We were very pleased. We had a quiet respite with a nice glass of wine. My wife had the lemon and mint halloumi paninni. Kind of...More

Thank BradNelsonJAX
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Excellent service and very friendly staff , would recommend the meze platter and both the meatballs and Lebanese sausage casserole

Thank mikejolly63
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 5097
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An olive-grove haven, serving a delicious array of dishes from the Mediterranean and the Levant...
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