The Green Police Box, Middle Meadow Walk, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH1 9AU
  • Telephone 07984 526884
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 10am–6pm, Sat 1–7pm, closed Sun.
  • Seasonal times Open Sun during the Festival.
  • Food served Winter: Mon noon–4pm; Tues–Sat noon–6pm. Closed Sun. Spring/Summer: Mon–Sat 10am–9pm. Closed Sun.
  • Email
  • Website tupiniquim.co.uk
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Fabulous Brazilian street food stall with gluten-free, sweet and savoury crêpes; also provides open air performance space in summer.

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Opening Tupiniquim in 2010, Fernando and Gardenia Miranda were early pioneers of Edinburgh’s street food scene. From their tiny green police box at the top of Middle Meadow Walk, they dispense wonderfully light and crisp gluten-free Brazilian crêpes. The seriously tasty toppings include slow-cooked spicy chicken or beef, cheese, sweet potato and spinach – all finished off with Gardenia’s fabulous mango, ginger and chilli sauce. Those in need of a sweet fix are not forgotten, with Nutella, seasonal fruit and chocolate versions available too. If you’re a fan of traditional Brazilian food then make sure to visit on Saturdays when they serve their feijoada – a deeply savoury smoked sausage, pork and black bean stew with bags of flavour. Fernando and Gardenia’s enthusiasm is infectious, and even on the dreichest of days their warm flavours and cheery service bring a little shot of Brazilian sunshine to the capital. In the summer, look out for impromptu performances on the area behind the police box, which is converted into a garden stage cum festival venue.

The List's rating






Tracey Reilly visited Tupiniquim on 10 March 2018
  • High point: Fabulous flavours and service with a smile
  • Low point: Certain to be rammed during the festival
  • Notable dish: Release the Chicken crêpe - spiced chicken, mango chilli and ginger sauce, sweet corn, sweet potato, cheese and spinach
  • Average price: £8 (lunch); £8 (dinner)
  • Delivery: deliveroo commencing in Summer 2018
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables
  • Live entertainment: Occasional cinebox early-evening soup and short films. They run a stage for live music during August, just behind the police box.
  • Capacity: 16 (all outside)
  • Open since: 2010