Food and drink
French bistro fare: mussels, boudin noir, casseroles, liver, sauces, creamy lyonnaise potatoes, side salads, sliced baguettes and butter in bread baskets. You get the picture.
The choice changes daily but the fish is always cooked perfectly.
Intimate and quirky, with one wall-papered wall and higgelty piggelty, genuinely shabby chic but comfortable furniture.
Informed, informal, helpful and eager to please. Unable to decide which house wine to order, I was able to taste the two I was considering.
Just off Hanover Street, on Thistle Street, next door to Joseph Bonar - an excellent antique jeweller. Beware, his window looks even more attractive after a few glasses of vin blanc.
The set lunch and dinner is incredible value and you can go off plan if you desire.
Tables to book
There are only nine so take what you can get.
Cafe Marlayne has opened a second restaurant opposite The Playhouse at the top of Leith Walk.
- Families with teenagers
- Special occasions