Leith Depot

Leith Depot
138–140 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5DT
  • Telephone 0131 555 4738
  • Opening times Mon–Wed noon–12am; Thu–Sat noon–1am; Sun noon–12am
  • Seasonal times Late license at Hogmanay and during the festival.
  • Bar open Sun–Wed noon–midnight; Thu–Sat noon–1am.
  • Food served Sun–Wed noon–9pm; Thu–Sat noon–10pm.
  • Email
  • Website leithdepot.com
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A friendly local offering live music and a strong seafood and vegetarian menu to Leith punters.

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Born out of three musicians' desire to see more gigs in the area, there's a real soul to this independent venue. While upstairs plays host to several bands a week, the main bar regularly invites locals to enjoy a free community meal, just to give a little back. The high ceilings and relaxed, recycled feel, make for a welcoming space to enjoy a reasonably priced cocktail or local brew. The main focus of the menu is on veg and fish, with the odd meaty dish popped in so no one's forgotten. There are plenty of small plates to share, with olives for a nibble or a veggie haggis scotch egg for a nosh. Main meals run from comforting classics like macaroni cheese to tasty specials like smoked haddock and king prawn risotto. For dessert, there's affogato as only Leith could do it, with a deep-fried mars bar and a shot of buckfast. Under threat of closure from a recently announced redevelopment, Leith Depot may not be around for long – so get down there and support them while you can.

The List's rating






Cat McCabe visited Leith Depot on 1 February 2018
  • High point: An independent venue at the heart of the community
  • Low point: Non-Leithers are in danger of missing out
  • Notable dish: Smoked haddock, king prawn, garden pea, white wine and cream risotto
  • Average price: £15 (lunch); £15 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 65 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Classic and indie rock.
  • Live entertainment: Regular gigs upstairs (2-3 per week)
  • Capacity: 40 (65 in the venue)
  • Largest group: 20
  • Open since: 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
  • House wine: £15.95 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 11 events at this location

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Accidental Gold Presents Kaputt

Alternative, indie four piece band from London.

Sat 11 Apr 2020

£7 / 0131 555 4738

  • 19:30

Wed 11 Mar 2020

£7 / 0131 555 4738

  • 19:30

Drunk Gods

Dark and visceral pre-post-punk rock music.

Wed 11 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 555 4738

  • 19:30

Errant Media

Scottish indie poppers.

Thu 11 Jun 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 555 4738

  • 19:30

Fires in the Alps, Pilotcan

A night of Edinburgh's finest shoegaze, rock, post-rock, drone, etc. Whatever it is, expect it to be loud.

Sat 7 Dec

£6 / 0131 555 4738

Neu Reekie

Scotland's favourite avant-garde noisemakers.

Sat 11 Jan 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 555 4738

  • 19:30

Mon 23 Dec

0131 555 4738

  • 19:30 – 23:30

SALT, Sons of the Descent and ZoO

Live music showcase featuring indie-punk-jazz pop ensemble SALT, electronica duo Sons of the Descent and Edinburgh trio ZoO.

Thu 5 Dec


  • 19:30 – 23:30

Mon 11 May 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 555 4738

  • 19:30

Washboard Resonators

Musical duo performing foot-stomping blues, swing and folk tunes.

Tue 11 Feb 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 555 4738

  • 19:30

WENCH 'We Are Here' Winter Warmer Fundraiser - Music & Art

Join a spicy winter warmer fundraiser for Greece-based charity 'We Are Here' - conjuring up fiery visions from the realms of spoken word (Lisa Fannen & Suky Goodfellow), film (Glenda Rome), folk (Annie Booth & Amy Hill), punk (Voicex), and visual art, all at the scrumptious Leith Depot.

Sun 1 Dec

£5 / 0131 555 4738

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