Hellers Kitchen

Hellers Kitchen
15 Salisbury Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1SL
  • Telephone 0131 667 4654
  • Opening times Mon–Wed 9am–8pm; Thu 9am–9pm; Sat 9am–10pm; Sun 10am–8pm.
  • Seasonal times Mon–Thu 9am–8pm; Fri/Sat 9am–9pm; Sun 10am–3.30pm. (Winter hours)
  • Food served Mon–Sat 9am–10pm; Sun 10am–8pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun 5–7pm.
  • Average price £14 (lunch); £18.50 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £11.95 (2 courses) £14.50 (3 courses)
  • Email
  • Website www.hellerskitchen.co.uk
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Hellers Kitchen

Friendly Southside neighbourhood eatery serving local food for local people.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Owners Richard and Michelle Heller have got this neighbourhood dining malarkey down pat. Their Southside eatery transitions smoothly from breakfast dishes, through a lunch rush, before segueing into a cool dinner state, replete with fairy lights and acoustic pop covers on the stereo. The food is just as smooth. Chosen from a list of starters as long as your arm, the goat’s cheese salad combines walnuts, beetroot and balsamic dressing in pleasing balance, with no overpowering flavours or textures. For mains, a properly gamey venison haunch from the specials board is cooked to fall-apart deliciousness, complemented by crisp dauphinoise potatoes. The veggie burger replaces boring bean for butternut squash and mushroom, these rich textures flanked by a sweet brioche bun. Desserts include white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake and a chocolate delice so dense it’s like chomping through a delicious mud pie.

  • High point: Knows its place very well
  • Low point: Veggie mains limited
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Pre-theatre menu
  • Music on stereo: Acoustic pop
  • Capacity: 44
  • Largest group: 60
  • Open since: 2008
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 11
  • House wine: £15 per bottle

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