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The Blackbird, Edinburgh,

The Blackbird

4.5
4.5
307 Reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary British
The Blackbird Bar and Restaurant, at 37-39 Leven Street in the Bruntsfield area of south-west Edinburgh, serves modern Scottish cuisine. It is located close to The Meadows public park, less than 10 minutes by car or taxi from Waverley and Haymarket Railway Stations; Edinburgh Castle and the city centre are around 20 minutes' walk away. The exposed stone walls of its traditional, tavern-like interior give it an authentically Scottish atmosphere and it also has a beer garden in which to enjoy an al fresco drink or bite to eat in the warmer summer months. The Blackbird’s menu is composed of gourmet burgers, fresh fish of the day, hearty soups and sumptuous salads, to be accompanied by something from the drinks menu – a glass of craft beer, premium ale or fine wine, perhaps – organic teas and coffees are also available.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    0131 228 2280
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Simon Upcraft
  • Area
    Tollcross/Fountain Bridge
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    10 second walk from closest bus stop on Leven Street. Bus number: 11, 15, 16, 23, 36, 45, 101, 102, N11, N16.
  • Additional
    Patio/Outdoor Dining

Experiences

  • A Table for drinks

    Multiple dates available
    A Table for drinks only
  • A Table for Food

    Multiple dates available
    A Table for food

What 307 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Edinburgh

    Neighbourhood gem

307 Reviews
  1. Casey

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The beer garden is so lovely and mostly covered. Huge selection of drinks and the most delicious giant sandwiches. Loved it.

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  2. Kmarixe

    Glasgow

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We had booked for dinner but when we arrived, the menu had changed to sandwiches & small sides, pretty disappointing but the staff were nice about it & we went somewhere else instead. Bar looked nice though.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We just had drinks for a birthday, all the cocktails were amazing

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had to wait about 40 mins for our cocktail and had to ask several times. But then when it arrived it was delicious and the food too. Our server was very helpful and polite

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  5. stuartp

    London

    59 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Bar service overwhelmingly slow and slightly unpleasant. Food was not good; Cold Focaccia stuffed with cold content. Not great at all.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here after receiving a recommendation from a friend. It was our anniversary and they were lovely enough to give us some complimentary glasses of Prosecco. We ate the steak and meatball sandwiches which were really tasty. The cocktails were also delicious. Would definitely recommend!

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  7. georgee

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The chicken sandwich was OK but the steak sandwich only had around half a steak and very little peppercorn sauce which was extremely disappointing

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The blackbird is one of the best places in town! Our cocktails were excellent and I always love the vibe of this bar! It’s been a while since I’d been there for food and realised they changed their menu (not entirely, they kept the sides). Although I preferred the original menu, their current sandwiches are pretty good.

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  9. SandraY

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, friendly staff, great service, relaxing

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  10. Junie

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, friendly staff on a busy rugby day. Tasty menu with good gluten free options. Couple more outdoor heaters and it would be perfect!

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FAQs

The Blackbird is rated 4.5 stars by 307 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Blackbird

37-39 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LH

Additional information

  • Area
    Tollcross/Fountain Bridge
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    10 second walk from closest bus stop on Leven Street. Bus number: 11, 15, 16, 23, 36, 45, 101, 102, N11, N16.
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Simon Upcraft
  • Additional
    Patio/Outdoor Dining
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