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Greyfriars Bobby Bar

30-34 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QE, Edinburgh, Scotland (Cowgate)
0131 225 8328
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Ranked #704 of 1,855 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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Grantham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We were in Edinburgh for the fringe and popped in here for a bit of lunch it was delicious service with a smile as well couldn't fault it I would definatly go back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We arrived at about 5pm on a Thursday during the festival and the bar area was packed. Fortunately there was space in the restaurant and we were shown to a table straight away. Despite the fact that only 2 staff were working in the restaurant the service was excellent. We had the calamari which we agreed was the best we... More

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was one of only two disappointing meals we had in our two weeks in Scotland. Although we sensed this was probably a tourist spot, we were really hungry and the lines weren't long. The food was dreadful. I would give it a lower rating, but the waitress was so apologetic and made a great effort to do what she... More

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Gretna, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Excellent service from hardworking staff in an incredibly busy establishment. Good menu giving huge choice of meals to cover all tastes, no pun intended!! Good location just away from the busiest streets.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great place. I had a burger and it was excellent. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and history of the place. i would recommend stopping by this very unique pub and restaurant.

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Instow, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Doing the sights with a friend recently when the rain came down. We took shelter in this lovely old with a modern twist pub. What a find. The staff are all so friendly and the selection of malts superb. A few hours later we decided to eat here before attending the tattoo, this was a good move as the food... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A quaint little pub with a beautiful facade outside. Warm and welcoming staff and food beyond belief. Staff made sure we were happy with our food and delievered genuine smiles and banter. Paying the bill, I didn't notice I'd been overcharged for a dessert I didn't have and was approached with the money and a sincere apology before I left.... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My partner and I came here for our evening meal while we were staying in Edinburgh. As the waiter didn't notice us arrive, it took a little longer to be served than usual, but once our order was taken, our drinks and food arrived quickly. I had a vegetarian haggis with swede, mashed potatoes and onion gravy. I have to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The food was good although the portion waa very small for what I paid for. It was tasty so the food was fine. What I didn't like was that the waiter would take a lot of time to get to our table and was rather rude when we asked for the bill she just turned her head and spoke to... More

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