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Greyfriars Bobby Bar

30-34 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QE, Edinburgh, Scotland (South Side)
0131 225 8328
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Ranked #697 of 1,915 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $6 - $18
Sun 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: British
Neighborhood: South Side
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: You will find Greyfriars Bobby's Bar in Candlemaker Row Edinburgh within a short stroll of Chambers Street, Grassmarket and George IV Bridge - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.Greyfriars Bobby's Bar is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We (young couple) had a fantastic lunch here prior to the potter trail, I got the chicken and mushroom pie and my boyfriend the grilled cheesey bbq chicken, which were both tasty and well presented! We saw mega mountain burgers been served to a big group beside us, they ate them all up and were clearly enjoying their food. A... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Fantastic pub, very friendly welcome. Nothing was any trouble for the staff. Ordered food off the snack menu which was delicious. Highly recommended

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The facade and outer appearance promise an atmosphere that Greyfriars Bobby's Bar does not deliver. The interior is far too bright, the bar relatively small, and the woodwork too new and shiny to generate anything cozy. The beer selection on tap is rather boring. This place feels like a chain franchise (ever been to Applebee's in the US?). There are... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Service and pub food was outstanding. The servers and bar keepers were friendly and th ewindow seat table was the best in Scotland. Will definitely go back again like Bobby went back to his Master every night.

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Singapore, Singapore
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Got recommended to this bar by of all people, an ex boyfriend. Thought it would turn out dumpy but was totally wrong! Phyllis who was working behind the bar counter was prompt with her service and talked to me as she went about doing her work since I came alone. Had a pint on tap then switched to my usual... More 

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Portland, Maine
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This place is just across the way from the Greyfriars Bobby statue. Nice pub food, with a comfortable neighborhood bar feel. We had beer and wine, fish and chips and a burger. The food was good pub fare, the prices were reasonable, no great deal, but not robbery either. We had an attentive waitress and enjoyed the experience.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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102 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

We live local and had a discount for a drink.While we was there we decided to have a meal. I had the sausages and mash and the wife had Haggis,Neeps and Tatties, Both meal were really nice.Service superb.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Such a nice place to stop for lunch. The service was so good, the food was spot on would go back. We mould wine was good, we ordered the chicken pie, just what the dr ordered on a wet day. The place was busy but the staff did not forget us. lovely place.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Ordered black pudding sausage with mash. Very small portion, more like child size than adult. Sausage obviously cooked on a char grill . Which was way to hot, as the meal had a distinctive taste of burnt coming from it. The meal was sent back, the second meal came out within minutes, and did not taste or look much better.... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We (2 couples) only called in for a mid-afternoon couple of beers on our trek around Edinburgh but found it to be very welcoming. We settled into the window seat had a game of cards in sight of the Bobby statue. The Peroni was particularly good and was superbly complemented by the bar nibbles (pistachios and those spicy crackers). A... More 

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Additional Information about Greyfriars Bobby Bar

Address: 30-34 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QE, Edinburgh, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 225 8328
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > South Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 6 - 18
Cuisine: British

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