Carlyle’s bar & kitchen is a friendly, family run restaurant in the heart of Balerno. 

We are passionate about food and pride ourselves on a menu created using fresh & locally sourced produce, much of which is hand picked from our own allotment.  Our food is designed to satisfy and comfort, and we believe that whether it’s a good story, a bottle of wine, or a pick and mix of our small plates, the best things in life are more enjoyable when shared with loved ones. 

The Food 

Our menu is created with fresh, seasonal ingredients, with a range of vegetarian and vegan options available. The majority of our produce comes from Scottish suppliers who guarantee quality and ethically sourced meats and vegetables. We also grow our own herbs, fruit and veg throughout the year that we regularly incorporate into our dishes. 


The village

Our family has lived in Balerno for 8 years. As well as the gateway to the stunning Pentland hills, you may also find yourself here by following the famous Water of Leith route. With stunning scenery and surrounded by the countryside, Balerno is very popular with walking groups and those wanting to explore a little further out of the city. 
If you're looking to visit the village but not sure how, the 44 bus route takes you to the top of our street.


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The Environment 

As a business we are always working on trying to reduce our carbon footprint, so we carefully select the suppliers we work with.  

We are huge supporters of Vegware packaging. Founded in Edinburgh, their packaging is made from plant based materials as opposed to conventional plastic disposables. The materials used in Vegware products are renewable, sustainably sourced and create less carbon emissions in the manufacturing process. 

All of our menus and business cards are printed on 100% recycled paper and we try to communicate with our customers via digital methods as opposed to sending printed marketing materials.