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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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Today
11:00 am - 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Bar scene

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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
Very lovely sandwiches in a fantastic location

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Lola H
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United Kingdom
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  • Bar scene
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Essex
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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565 helpful votes 565 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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Cork, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I ate here with my dad and his wife while we were visiting Edinburgh. I don't usually expect much from pub food, but was really wowed by this place! Our server was fantastic. We got appetizers, mains, and desserts. Everything was delicious, especially the mac and cheese. I would stay here again in a heart beat!

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Brisbane, Queensland
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83 restaurant reviews
377 helpful votes 377 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We called in here for s drink on a Friday evening, primarily because of the story of Greyfriars Bobby. The bar is across the road from the statue. It was pretty busy and it looked like they would be full for dinner. We just had our one drink and left. The staff were very nice (some new bar staff were... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The food was really good, not pubfood,but better. The service was very friendly and attentive. The beer was good, too.

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Ellon, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I liked this wee pub but it was very busy. There was a man stopping people going up to where it was 'meals only'. But i really needed a slash and as thats where the toilets were, i just went up anyway.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I highly recommend this restaurant. The food was delicious and reasonably priced, but the main thing that stood out for us was the staff. The gentleman that served us was extremely friendly and polite and we were greeting with a smile, which unfortunately seems to be quite rare in hospitality these days! The receipt says we were served by 'dan'... More 

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Gateshead
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were thrilled to find a table in this lovely pub/ restaurant in the centre of the city. The friendly waiter was honest about the meals on the menu which weren't available but there was still a great choice. The Haggis , neets and tatties was tasty and fun and the fish basket very popular. Well worth a visit and... More 

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Akersloot, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

After a friendly welcome we sat down and ordered a lager. We recieved a menu containing typical pub food. The food was really good at fair prices! Kind regards, Bob

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This Bar is quaint with wonderful atmosphere. A great selection of local beers to chose from. Lots to chose from on the menu but my choice was the fish & chips. It was the best ever. The service was great with very friendly wait staff. Its easy to find at the corner of Edinburgh's Candlemaker Row and George IV Bridge.... 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 - 18
  • Cuisine: British

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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Typical questions asked:
  • 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.