Mintleaf

Mintleaf
Mintleaf
28 Bernard Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6PP
  • Box office 0131 555 5552
  • General enquiries 0131 555 5552
  • Food served Mon–Sun 4–10.30pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun 4–6pm
  • Pre-theatre price £12
  • Email
  • Website www.mintleafrestaurant.co.uk
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Indian and Thai menus are available to pick and choose from in this opulent restaurant

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Mintleaf’s spacious dining room is decked out in an opulent mix of dark red crushed velvet, gilt mirrors and candles, and its Bernard Street entrance is framed by pink marble pillars (although a refurbishment is planned for later in 2019). The kitchen has both a Thai chef and an Indian one and the menu splits in two, meaning you can pick from murgh tikka skewers or tod mun fish cakes to start, then king prawn biryani or gaeng ped (roast duck) penyang as a main course, with coconut milk rice or peshwari nan. The Indian pathia style seabass salad is a generous portion of crispy fish in a light lime, chilli, ginger and soy sauce and the homemade pistachio kulfi is creamy and indulgent, with the Indian flavours tending to stand out more than the Thai in terms of punchy, fresh flavours. They’re closed at lunchtimes, but this is a good place for a low-lit, unhurried meal down by the Shore, where the ornate window decorations and dangling lamps make it feel like a cosy hideaway.

The List's rating
7.2

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Claire Sawers visited Mintleaf on 3 March 2019
  • High point: Attention to detail in the cooking and service
  • Low point: The large room can lack atmosphere
  • Notable dish: Kerela chilli salmon
  • Average price: £21 (dinner)
  • Private dining: 2 dining rooms - one seats 10, one seats 25.
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 60
  • Largest group: 60
  • Open since: 2013
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £15 per bottle