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.
  • Average price £13 (lunch); £13 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website leithdepot.com

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in association with
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

The 2016 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £5.95 (+p&p).

This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.

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
  • 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

Event times

There are 4 events at this location

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The Blueswater

The Edinburgh-based collective performs rhythm'n'blues, funk, soul and rock'n'roll.

Sat 3 Dec

£8 (£7) / 0131 555 4738

East Coast Surf Dance Party

A night of surf rock.

Fri 2 Dec

Free / 0131 555 4738

A Christmas special featuring the Phlegm and Surf Manchu.


Electro-kraut-rock with members of Young Philadelphia, Hey Enemy, Dead or American and Kabobo.

Thu 8 Dec

£5 / 0131 555 4738

With DTHPDL and Hostel Freaks.

The Sarah Caltieri Band

Indie pop with a gypsy tinge from Sarah Caltieri.

Fri 9 Dec

£5 / 0131 555 4738

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