Leith Depot

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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

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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

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