The Pantry

This restaurant has ceased trading.

The Pantry
The Pantry
2–4 Bridge Road, Colinton, Edinburgh, EH13 0LF
  • Telephone 0131 629 4420
  • Opening times Daily: 9am–5pm.
  • Food served Sun–Tue 9am–3:30pm; Wed–Sat 9am–3:30pm, 6–10pm.
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An ideal pit stop for walkers, locals and families offering fresh, lovingly prepared food in a picturesque situation.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Situated in Colinton, a southwest Edinburgh suburb surrounded by mature and ancient woodland, The Pantry is a picturesque pit-stop for walkers and locals. Inside the historic building, the bright, spacious dining area features Scandi-style décor – neutral tones against colourful soft furnishings and cookbooks. The original Stockbridge branch ethos remains, to provide simple, fresh, lovingly prepared food. In Colinton that translates to an emphasis on an all-day brunch menu, featuring homemade waffles. Dinner though (available Wed – Sat) far exceeds usual café offerings. Seafood stew is a hearty bowl of queen scallops, meaty king prawns, mussels and tender white fish, subtly seasoned with smoked paprika. For dessert, toasted pecan and caramelised butter tart delivers a melt-in-the-mouth sweet short crust, alongside creamy tonka bean ice-cream. Parents can enjoy this deliciousness over adult conversation while the kids entertain themselves in their own dedicated play area. This place really does hit the spot.

The List's rating






Tara Klein visited The Pantry on 9 June 2017
  • High point: Generous portions with no sacrifice on quality
  • Low point: Out of town for city centre dwellers
  • Notable dish: Its all about the ‘Baise
  • Average price: £12 (lunch); £22 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 25 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Eclectic mix
  • Capacity: 54
  • Largest group: 54
  • Open since: May 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
  • House wine: £16 per bottle

Reviews & features

Eating & Drinking Guide Awards 2018: Edinburgh winners

16 Apr 2018

The List proudly presents the 25th edition of the Eating & Drinking Guide and its 2018 award winners

The List's annual Eating & Drinking Guide, published on 18 April 2018 with coverage of almost 1000 food and drink venues across Edinburgh and Glasgow, has announced the winners of its reformatted Eating & Drinking Awards for 2018.