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.

Eating & Drinking Guide

The 2019/20 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £5.95 (+p&p).

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

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Accidental Gold Presents Kaputt

Alternative, indie four piece band from London.

Sat 11 Apr

£7 / 0131 555 4738

  • 19:30

Ace Fest 2020

Anti-Manifesto x Mope Promotions presents ACE FEST 2020 - an all day punk rock/indie festival featuring some choice nuggets of the US and UK scene. Signals Midwest (USA, Lauren Records) Charmpit (Eng, Specialist Subject Records) Misfortune Cookie (Eng, Everything Sucks Music) Chloe Hawes (Eng) Bike…

Sat 18 Apr

£8.50–£10 / 0131 555 4738

Errant Media

Scottish indie poppers.

Thu 11 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 555 4738

  • 19:30

Flamencolocos Night

Traditional flamenco night.

Thu 16 Apr

Free / 07882019955

Booking is essential.

FlamencoLoc@s Night

Dance session featuring different flavours and essences of flamenco mixed with other music styles.

Thu 16 Apr

Free / 0131 555 4738

Booking is essential.

Thu 21 May

Free / 0131 555 4738

Booking is essential.

The Ht Originals- Echoes Single Release, Accompanied By Eat The Friek, Stuffed Animals

The HT Originals are back with their latest single "Echoes", see them perform live for the first time with support from local bands Eat The Friek and Stuffed Animals! Check the bands out with the links below, https://www.facebook.com/TheHTOriginals/ https://www.facebook.com/eatthefriek…

Thu 2 Apr

£4.09 / 0131 555 4738

Me Lost Me, Luke Saxton

Me Lost Me + Luke Saxton More TBC http://www.melostme.com/ https://lukesaxtonmusic.bandcamp.com/ ME LOST ME is the solo electronic music project of artist/musician Jayne Dent; a mesmeric mix of thudding rhythms, lush vocal drones and haunting melodies. Her live performances are atmospheric, dark and…

Sun 19 Apr

£6 / 0131 555 4738

Mitchell Museum album launch - Leith Depot

Glasgow's Mitchell Museum are back with a brand new album 'Skinny Tricks'. Described by Vic Galloway (BBC Radio Scotland / BBC 6Music) as "Glasgow's answer to The Flaming Lips", and as "one of the most interesting and innovative bands around" by Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1 / BBC 6Music), Mitchell Museum's live shows are…

Sat 16 May

£8–£10 / 0131 555 4738

Reggae Got Soul

Reggae and soul night.

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 0131 555 4738

  • 20:00 – 00:30

Sat 30 May

Free / 0131 555 4738

  • 20:00 – 00:30

Sat 27 Jun

Free / 0131 555 4738

  • 20:00 – 00:30

Tom Bright + Dave Archibald

On Tom Bright… "Blown away" - John Kennedy (Radio X) "Special" - Gary Crowley (BBC) "Love that" - Alan McGee "Great!" - Mick Jones (The Clash) “Bard of the underbelly”– FOLK RADIO UK “Bright strolled onto the stage with the confidence of a veteran despite not even having released his debut album yet.

Tue 15 Sep

£6 / 0131 555 4738

Mon 11 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 555 4738

  • 19:30

You Are Lost Be Careful

***You Are Lost Be Careful is at its core Evan Hamilton (guitar, vocals), Zak Watt (drums) and Drew Bryson (bass, vocals). Hailing from Edinburgh, You Are Lost Be Careful is an alternative rock band creating music both fragile and soaring in its intensity. The band's unique blend of emotional lyrics and creative riffs…

Fri 17 Apr

£6 / 0131 555 4738

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