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Greyfriars Bobby Bar

30-34 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QE, Edinburgh, Scotland (Cowgate)
0131 225 8328
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Ranked #757 of 1,836 restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $7 - $21
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Cowgate
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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Houston, Texas, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Hit this pub after a long day of sightseeing and being too tired to contemplate and upscale restaurant. We sampled several beers with lots of good advise from the bartender and had simple meals of macaroni and cheese for me and a pulled pork sandwich for my husband.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I didnt enjoy my meal at all as it wasnt what i wanted, the kitchen had hardly any stock. The food jus didnt taste good. Service was ok but i wouldnt go back

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Goslar, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

good Scottish food, please book in advance to make sure to get a seat. A nice and proper place to spend an evening with friends

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Andover, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised - just one visit and we found the food excellent and the staff very helpful and friendly.

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glasgow
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had a day out in our capital city and stopped in to this bar for a nice lunch with our son. Both my partner and I had one of the hot sandwiches on offer. BLT and a thin sliced steak sandwich, my son had the chicken child's meal. what we got lacked imagination in a big way. Number one,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Or at least such was my veri first haggis. Surely not last: I loved it and had to try again during the trip.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled across this place when out walking. It's quite small so get there early, it fills up fast. The menu was very good and our food came quickly and was well prepared ( I recommend the salmon). Wait staff was very good and friendly. They recommended a great local beer that became our favorite. Highly recommended.

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Orangeville, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Greyfriars Bobby Bar is a centrally located 18th century pub with dark panelled walls and bulls-eye glass windows. The service was quick (although a little idiosyncratic--either the waiter knew little about beer or assumed I did), and the food excellent. They were out of quite a few dishes when I was here, whether due to popularity or undersupplies, I... More

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Middlesex, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food is excellent which is a shame because it's paired with wait staff that doesn't give a krap about its customers. Sat almost 15 min before they came over then waited 20 min for our drinks. After getting the food the next time we saw them is when I flagged them down for the bill.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Hands down this restaurant had the very best Cullen Skink (fish chowder) in Edinburgh. We tried it several places and Bobby's was the best!

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