About A Room In Leith Seafood and Game Bistro Bar

The latest addition to Peter Knight and John Tindal’s burgeoning line of Scottish bistros and whisky bars, A Room In Leith is, well, a bit more than just a room in Leith. A room in Leith, indeed, where one can can sit down to sample what it is that makes Scottish cuisine great: fresh, local ingredients, seasonal products and culinary nous. Head down to Dock Place, just yards from the Water of Leith, to find out for yourself.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm


A Room In Leith Seafood and Game Bistro Bar
1a Dock Place, Leith
Edinburgh EH6 6LU

Menu Highlights



Seafood and fish platter

Grilled salmon and monkfish skewer dressed buckie crab bowl of blue shell mussel mariniere Loch creran oysters (as they come) pan seared Shetland scallops Newhaven oak smoked Scottish salmon Belhaven 'hot smoked trout' smoked mackerel pate aioli, salsa verde, tabasco and wasabi and a wee bowl of chips

Game and meat platter

Pan roasted highland venison loin, stew of the day, seared wood pigeon breast, Stornoway black pudding scotch egg, jumbo grilled pork and venison sausages, jug of whiskey and peppercorn cream mustards and pickles and a wee bowl of chips


Shetland scallops pan fried and served in the shell

Full Dozen

More about A Room In Leith Seafood and Game Bistro Bar, Edinburgh

Leith is famed for many things, some more salubrious than others. The docks and port that served an Empire, the ‘characterful’ pubs of Leith Walk, Scotland’s most consistently useless football team – against strong competition in that regard – over at Easter Road. This combination of maritime prowess, a dubious relationship with alcohol and gloriously predictable sporting failure is Scotland in microcosm, and at A Room In Leith, one can enjoy Scotland on a plate. Their ingredients down on Dock Place are fresh and local, their whisky selection is among the best in Edinburgh and their knowledge of Scottish cuisine is unparalleled.

When we say that A Room In Leith have a superb knowledge of Scottish cuisine, we weren’t lying. Their menu is packed with dishes that exemplify the breadth of flavours in Scotland: from the north, Stornoway black pudding and Shetland scallops, from the south, Borders steak; from the west comes Ayrshire pork belly and from the east coast, North Sea monkfish. The whole of Scotland comes to Edinburgh – specifically Dock Place in Leith – to dine.

158 A Room In Leith Seafood and Game Bistro Bar Reviews

158 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Janne S.13 days ago · 1 review

We were able to reserve a table outside to make the most of the amazing weather and the food was beautiful. The service could have been a little faster, but everybody were very friendly.

Lilian C.a month ago · 2 reviews

Great meal. The food was good and piping hot lovely menu Didn’t spoil the evening but they no longer do BYOB. Prices were fair. All in all a lovely evening.

Stefano S.3 months ago · 1 review

Excellent service and excellent food in such a lovely location! We have really enjoyed everything here and we'll come back next time we'll travel here again!