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Greyfriars Bobby Bar

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30-34 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QE, Edinburgh, Scotland
0131 225 8328
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12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Description: You will find Greyfriars Bobby's Bar in Candlemaker Row Edinburgh within a...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food and Friendly Service

Nice atmosphere, pleasant waitress with a smile, good food and Pies with a lid and sides not just a pastry topping here, well done!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
RandH32
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Minehead, United Kingdom
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Minehead, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice atmosphere, pleasant waitress with a smile, good food and Pies with a lid and sides not just a pastry topping here, well done!

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Thank RandH32
Turriff, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This our 3 rd time here and For food and each time we have been we cannot fault it Everything is first class from the staff the food and the drink You must try the venison Pie it is out of this world. When we are back in Edinburgh we will be back thanks to you all

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Thank grahamgaffer
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to have a meal here on a recent visit. I opted for a fish finger sandwich and fries. It was big chunks of white fish with relish. My OH opted for the haggis neeps and tatties. There was a good plateful. The only thing was there wasn't much gravy. I am sure they would of provided more if... More 

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Thank Barbara S
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited with my child the staff were great the service was great. The prices were worth paying for such good food and service. My daughter even tried the haggis!! Food was severed quickly and was piping hot, despite being at a busy point of the day. The male member of staff helped me with my map to find the... More 

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1 Thank imafussymoo
WORCESTERSHIRE
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having arrived early for our meal at the Tower Restaurant, we walked across the road and stumbled upon Greyfriars Bobby Bar. What a find! The bar area is very small but persevere as the atmosphere and staff are great and looking at the pricing for food very reasonable!

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1 Thank DESOUSA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Could not fault the staff at this very busy venue. Under continuous pressure in a very confined space is to be applauded. All staff were very knowledgeable about what was good and available, and very polite. Food was simple but well presented and tasty. We just loved the feel of the place. At busy times , you must be prepared... More 

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Bolton
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We visited on New Years Eve. The atmosphere was great and the food was excellent! We all enjoyed our meal. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. Highly recommended!

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Thank cclamaar
Milano, Italia
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We've been there for dinner and we haven't waited to get a table. The staff was friendly and the food was good, we've ordered fish & chips, soup, a huge delicious hamburgher. We've appreciated a lot also beers and dessert like sticky toffee pudding.

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Kelso
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

As a group of three visiting the National Museum for the day, we called in to the Inn at 11am to book a lunch time table. The helpful waiter explained that booking were not taken but to chance our luck.. We did, and got a table at 1:30pm, finding the inn beautifully decorated for Christmas. We found the menu to... More 

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Thank tamimandi
Turku, Finland
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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We´re walking around at Christmas Day. Have a drink and get little bit warm. It was perfect place to be for that. Friendly staff and absolutely best mulled cider in Edinburgh for me. Very nice decoration and I´m sure that it was perfect place to have Christmas Day meal there too. Unfortunately it was allready fully booked. Next time hopefully... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30-34 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QE, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 0131 225 8328

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 17
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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