2 years ago, we opened our doors for the first time on the 7th of August. After a difficult 2020, we are almost ready to launch again. You guessed it: on the 7th of August. Email us for reservations: enquiries@eat-merienda.com.

For bespoke home and event catering bookings, email info@exec-chef.co.uk or call 0131 664 6965. 


With the green light given to restaurants to re-open, we decided to hold off a little longer to ensure the R-number remains stable. We are very excited about bringing our small plates back to Edinburgh and will only do so when we feel our staff, friends and customers are safe when within our walls.


We have risen up to the challenge and altered our response through the different phases of the crisis and into recovery. Thank you for your continued support.


Located in Stockbridge, Edinburgh, Merienda serves Mediterranean-inspired small plates of the finest artisan Scottish produce, featuring a tasting menu you design. It’s an exquisite, casual fine dining experience with a difference.

For reservations, email enquiries@eat-merienda.com

Merienda works in partnership with its sister catering firm Exec Chef Cuisine, which specialises in bespoke fine dining and high-end events catering. For enquiries, email info@exec-chef.co.uk

“It’s casual dining with the very best that Scotland has to offer.”

Our fresh, seasonal menu utilises the very best of Scotland’s larder cooked and served in a Mediterranean style: Small plates with a communal dining experience. We have built up a fantastic relationship with artisan producers and trusted suppliers who ensure we receive the finest ingredients available in the country.

The menu is ever-evolving and based around 5 main sections: Staples, Fields & Gardens, Rivers & Seas, Farms & Pastures and Sweetness. These 5 sections flow with the seasons. We use some of the finest small artisan producers around Scotland, from individual cheese making farms, a smokehouse in the Hebrides, some line cut fish, a mushroom farm, charcuteries and the best poultry and meats. Provenance is at the heart of our menus.

Wines are sourced from small growers around Europe, offering sumptuous White, Rosé and Red wines, all hand selected to match the dishes that we serve. The majority of our superb wines are available by the glass. We have a list of purely Scottish craft beers, a large selection of spirits that are high-end and pre-dominantly Scottish sourced, a range of Scottish soft drinks and an incredibly rare whisky because we might as well have something unique. 

We can email, post or arrange a gift voucher for collection from the restaurant. These are available in £50, £100 or £200 denominations. To order a gift voucher, please get in touch via email. 

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Merienda is the perfect size for a small gathering with exclusive use. We offer a fantastic private dining experience featuring imaginative, exciting menus for you and your guests to enjoy. We have hosted parties, weddings, special celebrations, private business lunches, product launches, Christmas events and more. Menus range from a 10-course offering of sumptuous small plates, to 3-course lunches, canapé and cocktail events. Corporate and private bookings welcome. Ask the question, the answer’s Yes.


Wednesday – Sunday  12 noon – 2pm & 6pm – 9pm

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30 North West Circus Place, Edinburgh EH3 6TP

Merienda works in partnership with Exec Chef Cuisine which specialises in fine dining and high-end events catering.
For enquiries, email info@exec-chef.co.uk

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