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2 Sibbald Walk, New Waverley, Edinburgh, EH8 8FT
  • Telephone 0131 556 7734
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 7.30am–5pm; Sat/Sun 8am–5pm.
  • Bar open Mon–Sat 11am–3pm; Sun 12:30–4pm.
  • Food served Mon–Fri 7.30am–3pm; Sat/Sun 8am–4pm.
  • Email
  • Website loudons.co.uk
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A second, more central, branch for one of Edinburgh's most popular brunch spots, perfect for those with any kind of dietary requirement.

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Fountainbridge’s acclaimed café has expanded to the New Waverley development, much to the delight of anyone in the city centre who likes to brunch. The original branch is known for a readiness to cater cheerfully for any kind of dietary requirement, and the new Loudons not only maintains this ethic but mirrors its friendly, relaxed atmosphere, with an added bonus of the square’s public art installations. Spinach and goat’s cheese eggs Benedict, drizzled with fresh pesto rather than hollandaise, fragrantly balances a palette of distinctive flavours. Dipping into the lunch menu proves that brunch isn’t Loudons only strong suit: the garlic lamb burger blends Mediterranean influences of mint yoghurt and cumin-spiced lamb with all the pub food comfort of a burger and fries. A glass counter showcases freshly baked cakes, but American-style pancakes also make a great dessert option: their flan-like texture, caramelised baked bananas, and a small jug of maple syrup is definitely decadent.

The List's rating






Anahit Behrooz visited Loudons on 1 March 2019
  • High point: Incredibly friendly service
  • Low point: Décor is a bit too Scandi-minimal
  • Notable dish: The Loudons Benny
  • Average price: £15 (lunch)
  • Provides: Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 160 (30 outdoors)
  • Open since: 2019
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: £14 per bottle