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Greyfriars Bobby Bar

30-34 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QE, Edinburgh, Scotland (Cowgate)
0131 225 8328
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Ranked #730 of 1,859 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $7 - $20
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

It was extremely busy, but we got a table quickly. The service was very, very slow, we waited for nearly 40 minutes to order. The good was just ok, I had the lamb shank pie. They were out of potatoes, so it was served with chips. The server was rushing and while cleaning the table next to us, she knocked... More

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High Peak
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

On a recent visit to the city my wife wanted to visit the nearby churchyard and it famous gravestone so as we were in the area decided to stop for an early evening meal and something to wash it down with. Overall the experience was a very good one with good food, excellent service and a reasonable choice of ciders.... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My wife and I ended up here for a few drinks and listen to the entertainment...Its a bit grubby but the atmoshere was good and the bar staff were reallt helpful and friendly...

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Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My wife and I ate dinner at Greyfriars Bobby Bar with a group of conference-goers. I think we caught them by surprise, because their staff seemed stretched to capacity and consequently a bit confused and scattered. No problem. When 35 people show up and you're not prepared, you scramble. They did their best for us and even though things went... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The food was amazing and plentiful. The drink was great too, they offer a 1/3 pint taster paddle for Ales and they have Scottish Ciders on tap. A cracking, historical pub.

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48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Came here during the Festival and the place was packed. Fairly friendly staff and food is about the same as many other pubs (same Nicholson pub menu as many other places). Prices were medium. Next to some great historical places.

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

very good food and at a reasonal price , service very good and some great beers , would defo go back , well worth a visit

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Popped on for dinner during the fringe and can't praise this place enough. Food was great, superb knowledge of drinks and the service was first class. Go give it a try - you won't be disappointed.

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Muirhead, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We visited on Saturday for lunch and opted for the sharing cottage pie and a couple of sides. It was absolutely delicious, very tasty and filling, and both my husband and I were glad to have chosen to eat here. Great service and tasteful decoration. I would highly recommend. Thank you.

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The quality of the food at the Greyfriars Bobby is top notch. On the day we went however the service was very slow to begin with, but once they took our order it all went smoothly. Staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough for you. Presentation and surroundings were good too. Definitely recommend this place and would assume that... More

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