Educated Flea

Educated Flea
32b Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3SB
  • Telephone 0131 556 8092
  • Opening times Mon noon–2.30pm & 5–9pm; Tue–Fri noon–2.30pm & 5–10pm; Sat 10am–10pm; Sun 10am–9pm.
  • Food served Mon 10am–2.30pm, 5–9pm; Tue–Fri 10am–2.30pm, 5–10pm; Sat 10am–4pm, 5–10pm; Sun 10am–4pm, 5–10pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Must vacate table by 7.15pm
  • Pre-theatre price £15
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  • Website educatedflea.co.uk
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Busy wee venue running lively brunches, lunches and dinners with good measures of imagination and cheer.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Busy for brunch, lunch and dinner, Educated Flea is the most petite outpost from the team that brought us Three Birds and Apiary. Like its sisters, it makes great shakes of its gluten-free friendliness and excellent vegan options; and like its sisters, it’s not easy to pigeonhole. The eclectic menu and cosily stylish space are both full of unusual personal touches, sending the message ‘love us for what we are’, and luckily it’s quite easy to. Cheerfully informal service and creative dishes such as ox cheek fritters with minted hollandaise, or confit duck with kimchi and dehydrated starfruit, brim with an idiosyncratic charm that has turned many Broughton locals into regulars. There’s a free hand with flavour, pushing classic combinations into new territories, as in a pea and mint risotto, zhooshed up with hazelnuts, carrot oil and goat's cheese. A critical eye might observe that some additions would be best subtracted, but it almost seems cruel approaching this place from that standpoint. It is, like us all, loveable in its own way.

The List's rating
6.8

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Will Bain visited Educated Flea on 18 February 2019
  • High point: Creative, fresh new takes on classics …
  • Low point: … that very occasionally miss the mark
  • Notable dish: 3B Dukkah
  • Average price: £12 (set lunch); £23 (dinner)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Funk and soul
  • Capacity: 25
  • Largest group: 30
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 15
  • House wine: £16 per bottle