The Little Chartroom

“A bright, comfortable setting for effortlessly seasonal cooking.” - AA Inspector



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The Little Chartroom has quickly become a Leith stalwart. This airy space, with navigational charts on the wall, has a stripped back Scandi feel, with plain tables, pale wooden chairs, simple banquettes, and an open kitchen wearing its foodie credentials boldly, with open shelves of cookbooks and equipment. Very seasonal menus change regularly, with tasting and à la carte options. This is light, bright, modern Scottish cooking, with no heavy or overwhelming flavours or textures. ‘Tidy and precise’ dressed crab comes wrapped in a socca chickpea pancake, with fresh, sweet pea purée, and crème fraîche custard tart with blackberries is a nicely balanced finale.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
AA Wine Award (Scotland)
AA Notable Wine List
The Little Chartroom
14 Bonnington Road, EDINBURGH, EDINBURGH, EH6 5JD


  • Seats: 28
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 25–26 December, first 2 weeks January
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 2
  • Wines over £30: 35
  • Wines by the glass: 14
  • Cuisine style: Modern Scottish

About the area

Discover Edinburgh

Edinburgh is one of Britain’s most spectacular cities and both Old and New Towns have UNESCO World Heritage status. At its heart, the Old Town is a treasury of architecture stretching back to medieval times with its labyrinth of narrow lanes (‘wynds’ or ‘closes’). While the New Town's splendid district of squares, crescents and gardens are surrounded by impressive Georgian town houses.

It isn’t just a magnificent, bustling city, it’s surrounded by countryside – offering visitors the best of both worlds. Dominated by hills and the sea, with the rolling Pentland Hills to the south and the broad expanse of the Firth of Forth estuary to the north, it benefits from a rugged and varied landscape. So much so, the city has its own miniature mountain, Arthur’s Seat, which looms over the Old Town and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, dwarfing even Castle Rock and its crowning fortress, Edinburgh Castle.

A couple of miles east, Portobello is Edinburgh’s seaside area, with a long stretch of golden sand that attracts droves of city dwellers on sunny summer days. 


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