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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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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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 scottish food at fair price

Its a very nice and relaxed atmosphere - ab it aside from the Royal mile. We chose the Häggis - but they were almost out - so we took a pie and enjoyed it

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Diwi1950
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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  • Bar scene
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Its a very nice and relaxed atmosphere - ab it aside from the Royal mile. We chose the Häggis - but they were almost out - so we took a pie and enjoyed it

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

A little dissappointing to find a Scottish pub had no haggis available, my first visit to Scotland and missed trying this traditional dish. However having said that, the food was excellent and batter on the fish was beautiful. Our waiter was very attentive and amusing. Lovely young man

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Stopped after seeing the church. Nice pub with a very good seafood pie. Service good and atmosphere nice we enjoyed it.

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Buckinghamshire
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

The evening we visited was the night prior to the menu change and therefore a lot of the menu was not available. Although we were made aware of this on entering the pub we were not made aware of the fact that there was limited staff and therefore there would be a long wait even for a drink to be... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Reviews of this bar cemented our decision to eat here on our first night in Edinburgh. Our experience didn't exactly start well when the waiter advised us that at least 4 or 5 of the dishes on the menu were not available, which becomes an issue when the choice isn't all that extensive to start with. Ordered the Haggis, Neeps... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We were lucky to get a table here on a Saturday night. The pub had been all booked up but because they have a 15 minute limit for bookings to turn up, we managed to get a table for 6. The pub isn't anything amazing but its comfortable, the food good and the staff were amazingly friendly. Prices were fair... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Greyfriar Bobby's became our go-to pub when we were in the neighbourhood of the Royal Mile. Whether we showed up at 3pm or 6pm, we were always quickly seated and service was very friendly. Even though locals filled the pub, the restaurant was not noisy as some other pubs in the area can be. The food completely changed my opinion... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Tam, our waiter, was outstanding. He was funny, polite and a joy to have serving us. The food was some of the best we'd had while in the UK.

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Fabulous food in lovely surroundings. I always eat here when in Edinburgh. They have an excellent menu and the staff are super friendly. Don’t forget to see the Greyfriars Bobby statue just outside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The sun was out, we were peckish and desperately searching for tasty treats (having been disappointed by what was on offer in the quarter Mile), and came across Bobby's! On the menu - sandwiches, soups, bagels, breakfast rolls, and other tasty delights you would imagine to find in a deli style sandwich bar. I chose a made to order sandwich... 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 - 19
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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?

Staying in Old Town

Neighborhood Profile
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.