Until this year, I’d never been to a Michelin starred restaurant before (I’m a budget travel gal remember). So, imagine my delight when my friend booked us into a vegan menu sitting at The Kitchin, Edinburgh’s famous Michelin restaurant on Leith waterfront. Despite their wonderful vegan offering, I couldn’t find a menu example on their website, so I wanted to write a post (with photos) to show everyone what they served us on the day. Spoiler Alert: It was DELICIOUS!
The Kitchin Restaurant by Tom Kitchin
Before I begin, I’d like to mention that a photo of the full vegan menu we were given on the day is included at the bottom of this post. There was plenty to choose from and a lot of the options were thoughtfully adapted from the vegetarian menu.
It’s also worth noting that one of the best things about our experience at The Kitchin was the care that the team put into explaining my vegan choices. Every dish that was brought out was described in great detail, which made for one of the most reassuring dining experiences I’ve had in a non-vegan establishment. The attention to my dietary needs was unfaultable.
Vegan Menu at The Kitchin
The Kitchin lunch menu included the following for vegans during our visit …
Salt baked celeriac with chestnut
Freshly baked bread with dipping oil
Barbecued leeks, hazelnuts and beetroot
Mushroom consomme with gerund, rice and tarragon
Roasted Borders ceps, potato and autumn English truffle
Vegan chocolate mousse with an elderberry sorbet
Vegan jelly candy
The Kitchin Menu and ingredients
Alongside our menus, at the start of the meal we were given little maps of the UK. The food at The Kitchin is influenced by French cuisine, however, the team create their tasty dishes using freshly-deliver, Scottish seasonal produce. The maps we were offered highlighted the different locations that individual ingredients had been sourced from. See our full vegan menu options below, along with The Kitchin Edinburgh prices on the day:
The Kitchin booking
A visit to the restaurant would make a unique luxury gift idea (you can pick up The Kitchin Edinburgh gift vouchers here). You can also make a reservation over on the The Kitchin booking page.
mmm nom nom! Thank you. Any chance of comments on the ambience etc? I love a good view for example, and personally would compromise for less good food (although still nice) in exchange for a good outlook, and setting. Thanks for sharing the pics… looks amazing, really.
Haha, thanks for messaging 🙂 I thought the ambiance was also wonderful. They’d put us into one of their side rooms with another 3 couples … where there was enough social distance space without feeling disconnected from everyone. There seemed to be a fair few pockets like that. Tom Kitchin himself even came out to ask us how the food was. Im really keen to go back.