Porto & Fi

Porto & Fi
47 Newhaven Main Street, Edinburgh, EH6 4NQ
  • Telephone 0131 551 1900
  • Food served Mon–Thu 8am–7.30pm; Fri/Sat 8am–9pm; Sun 10am–5.30pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.portofi.com
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Family-run neighbourhood bistro and coffee spot championing local suppliers with contemporary Scottish dishes.

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There’s a definite buzz inside this family-run neighbourhood café/bistro. A well thought-out menu offers upscale lunches in a casual setting during the week, with dinner on Fridays and Saturdays. Big windows overlook the Forth all the way to Fife and the seafront location is reflected in dishes like soft queenie scallops served in shells filled with pools of caper and pink peppercorn flavoured juices. The signature Cullen skink risotto is like a creamy, savoury rice pudding and warms the cockles. There are lighter options too, like black pudding Scotch eggs with deliciously gooey yolks and a crispy exterior. Attention is given to food allergies with extensive gluten-free choices and the ability to substitute ingredients in all dishes. This combined with a dedicated kid’s menu covered in puzzles and mazes makes a friendly spot that feels welcoming for all.

The List's rating
8

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Suzy Pope visited Porto & Fi on 24 January 2019
  • High point: Flexible menu with loads of gluten-free options
  • Low point: Limited opening hours for dinner
  • Notable dish: Cullen skink risotto
  • Average price: £19 (lunch); £19 (dinner)
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access
  • Music on stereo: Unobtrusive Spotify playlist
  • Capacity: 44
  • Largest group: 12
  • Open since: 2008
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 4
  • House wine: £18.50 per bottle

Reviews & features

Edinburgh's Six of the Best

1 Jun 2010

Porto & Fi 47 Newhaven Mainstreet, 0131 551 1900 In the mornings and mid-afternoon, this Newhaven eatery is a bustling café, serving a range of breakfast options, coffees and cakes to tourists and regulars attracted by the light, airy space…

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