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by India Tyrer (subscribe)
Avid explorer of both Edinburgh and Manchester.
Published March 26th 2017
Vintage galore and fabulous food at Spoon

Spoon occupies a large first floor premises on Nicolson Street, with huge, beautiful traditional windows, a wonderful quirky vintage charm, and a relaxed, cool feel. Filled with Ercol armchairs, old sofas, mismatched tables and chairs, quirky ornaments, and tables covered in maps, Spoon perfectly presents a beautiful and original space.

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Map of the Isle of Lewis Table Top, Spoon

Spoon strikes an excellent balance between offering top quality, delicious food, and affordability. Aiming to create a space that brings the relaxed vibe of a cafe, along with the top quality of a fine dining restaurant, Spoon offers a unique experience.

If you're merely looking for a drink, Spoon welcomes you. Enjoy a pot of loose leaf tea whilst slumped in one of their comfy sofas, or whilst looking out of the window at the bustling Nicolson Street and the beautiful Old College.

If you've wandered in for brunch/lunch, you'll have a difficult task picking something from Spoon's yummy offerings. From ever-changing, original home-made soups with bread, to antipasti, chargrilled king prawn kebabs, to anchovy and boiled egg salad, everything I've tried so far has been delicious. Although it sounds boring, I can highly recommend the soup. The portions are always excellent for lunch, it's always delicious, and the flavours and ingredients are always so tasty and exciting.

By dusk, the candles are lit, the menu changes, and this relaxed cafe/lunch spot transitions into a casual bistro style eatery. With a dinner menu offering the likes of sirloin steak, grilled salmon with crushed peas, baby potatoes, chilli & coriander, a mushroom, barely and lemon ragout, and a fennel, kohl rabi, turtle beans and tomato, there's a real variety for all tastes. I've been here a few times and everything I've tried has been exquisite. I'd recommend the salmon or sea bream if you're a fish fan, both cooked to perfection and offered with complementary ingredients that really all work well together.

There's an extensive wine menu, as well as a selection of beers from IPAs and lagers to a variety of beers by Brew Dog.

For pretty and unique interiors, excellent food, a relaxed atmosphere and reasonable prices, Spoon's the place to go.

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Coffee at Spoon

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Why? For coffee, lunch or dinner
Phone: 0131 623 1752
Where: 6 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh
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