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
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon–9pm.
  • Food served Sun–Wed noon–midnight; Thu–Sat noon–1am.
  • Email
  • Website leithdepot.com
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Birra Moretti

The modernisation of Leith Walk's bar scene continues with a friendly local venue strong on seafood and vegetarian options.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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The changing face of Leith’s pub landscape continues with the rough and ready former Meridian beautifully updated as the bright and breezy Leith Depot. The interior is pleasant and welcoming, with high windows, sanded wooden floors, bright-painted walls, steel support beams and reclaimed wooden chairs, while the blackboard-chalked list of craft beers is worth continued exploration. There’s a real community focus, with the upstairs performance area playing host to gigs by local talent, open mic nights on monthly Thursdays and community group meetings, while the food is overtly intended to emphasise healthy if hearty choices. The menu focuses on seafood and vegan and vegetarian options, which includes good, old-fashioned beer-battered haddock with handmade chips and smoked garlic aioli, Scottish mussels by the quarter, half or full kilo, and a fresh fish special of the day. Elsewhere, dishes like the vegan spelt gnocchi and the inventive leek fritters served with lemon zest cream and a fried egg deserve to entice non-meat eaters from outside the Leith heartland.

  • High point: Great community local with strong seafood, vegetarian and vegan options
  • Low point: It's stepped into a crowded Leith Walk market
  • Notable dish: Spelt gnocchi, smoked tomatoes, artichoke heart, pickled broccoli, pear, kale crisps and caramelised walnuts
  • Average price: £13 (lunch); £13 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: Open mic night on monthly Thu, regular gigs upstairs.
  • Capacity: 40 (65 in the venue)
  • Open since: 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
  • House wine: £14.95 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 4 events at this location

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Errant Media presents

Showcase of acts from the Leith area.

Sat 10 Feb

£6 / 0131 555 4738

Featuring Barbe Rousse, Errant Boy, Stephen McLaren and Jamie Wanders plus DJ mix from Certain Def.

  • 19:30 – 23:00

Fires in the Alps

Edinburgh-based band that play loud post-rock shoegaze.

Fri 2 Feb

£5 / 0131 555 4738

With The Line, Gift Horse and Sean Bell.


The Digital Tour Live Streaming HONEYBLOOD + SICK JOY gig, at Leith Depot, from Bush Hall in London

Mon 29 Jan

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 555 4738


Free improvised music sessions. Musicians are invited to come along with your instrument and put your name on the list, then musicians will be placed in small groups and performances will take place throughout the evening. Non-participating audience members are also welcome.

Tue 23 Jan

Free / 0131 555 4738

  • 19:30 – 23:00

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