Welcome to John Saunderson’s – Edinburgh’s Quality butcher. We hope that you find all the information you need on this site and you are assured of a warm welcome when you visit us at our shop in Leven Street. With over 80 years of butchering experience amongst our award-winning staff we are happy to advise on cuts of meat, cooking methods and recipes – from traditional Scottish dishes to the exotic.

Please browse through the site and contact us – by phone, by email or by personal visit – with your questions and orders.




Merry Christmas

At John Saunderson we have now stopped taking Christmas orders and all existing orders will be ready for collection as agreed with our customers. Of course we are open for normal business right up to 4:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and we will be open on Saturday 27th December then again on Monday 29th .

We would like to wish all their customers a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. It has been a pleasure to serve you all in 2014 and we greatly look forward to your continued custom in 2015.

The Treehouse Café

(Next door on the corner)

Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th December

Have kindly offered a special price on teas and coffees to our customers. Just pop in and tell them you're collecting an order from us and they'll get you sorted with a brew. This will warm you up nicely, especially as you may have to wait a few minutes in a queue while our staff put together your Special Christmas orders.