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Water of Leith Café Bistro

I visited it on a weekday at lunch time and had fortunately booked a table, as people were being turned away. Despite the place being busy, we did not feel rushed and service was very friendly. I had a good courgette quiche, followed by a delicious pear and almond cake. The café is family friendly and there were some noisy kids. Very friendly greeting both on the phone and when we got there. Nice atmosphere, tasty menu and the food did not let it down. We all really enjoyed our meal. Great to chat to the chef afterwards. Thoroughly recommend this little gem.

The Haven Café

This little gem is not that easy to find as it is on the shore at Newhaven and not actually in Edinburgh but it is well worth the trip out from the city. It is small and cosy and tables were never free for more that a few minutes. It is clearly a favourite with locals and visitors alike. The food is excellent. We had the all day breakfast which is a comprehensive Scottish breakfast which is full of flavour, freshly cooked and made with fresh local ingredients. Particularly of note is the haggis which is the best I have had in a long time. You get a large cup of tea, bigger than in most cafés, with plenty of milk on the table. The girls behind the counter work very hard to ensure a great eating experience. We will definitely be back.

Elephant House

Great little café. Obviously, if you're a big Harry Potter fan, you want to come to where it all started, and that alone is well worth the five-star review. The café itself is not catered specifically to fans (though they do have souvenir mugs and shirts for sale), which is nice, still the same atmosphere as when JK Rowling came here to write, I think. Make sure you check out the toilets if you're a fan, though, and bring your camera and a pen with you. For non-Potter fans, this little café is definitely still worth it. Breakfast was fantastic though a bit pricey. I got the pancakes with bacon, an almond croissant, and some tea. My companions got beans on toast and the full breakfast, respectively, and we all enjoyed our food. It's a nice, quiet atmosphere even for such a now well-known place and we stayed for over an hour. The food sustained us all day, so we ended up not eating "lunch" until almost 4 pm! Make sure you check out the view out the back windows, too, you can see the castle!

Ship on the shore

I went to the Ship on Saturday, and I have to say that I’m very pleased with the choice. The place is wonderful, it's like having dinner in a restaurant of centuries ago, candle light, foggy windows… super. Scallops and mussels are AMAZING, we've also had a paella which was OK - the fish was very good, the rice however, was overcooked. I tried the crumble pie for dessert. Price is expensive, but fair for the things you'll eat; good quality fish is expensive. I'll definitely come back.

Wildfire

This is a very small restaurant, with only about 30 places, and not having booked we were very lucky to get a table for two. We had the fish chowder, a steak and steak pie, and all the food was brilliant. Unfortunately, we could not manage a sweet, but they also looked great. The service was attentive and friendly.

Angels with Bagpipes

Fabulous little bar and restaurant. If we had known about it, we would definitely have eaten here as the food looked fantastic. Recommended by the lady on the bus tour.

READING COMPREHENSION



Read the texts about different cafés in Edinburgh Read the texts about different cafés in Edinburgh and choose the correct option A, B, or C for each of the sentences 1 - 10. Only ONE option is correct.

1
If you don’t book a table in The Water Leith Café Bistro, you … a table
A
may find
B
can still find
C
will probably not get

2
The restaurant …
A
is very noisy
B
belongs to a family
C
accepts families with children

3
The Haven Café is …
A
easily found
B
very popular
C
small and very modern

4
The Haven Café always uses products from …
A
the area
B
the country
C
the neighbouring countries

5
The reviewer recommends a visit to the …
A
lavatory
B
souvenir shop
C
breakfast room

6
For the reviewer, Elephant House is …
A
quite economical
B
slightly overpriced
C
good value for money

7
The restaurant also …
A
has great views
B
has friendly staff
C
used to be an old castle

8
The restaurant …
A
is quite affordable
B
takes you back in time
C
serves excellent paella

9
The restaurant …
A
has helpful waitressing
B
specialises in fish dishes
C
offers a great variety of desserts

10
The reviewers … here.
A
ate
B
didn’t eat
C
had eaten

 

ANSWER KEY

1.C
2.C
3.B
4.A
5.A
6.B
7.A
8.B
9.A
10.B

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