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The McKirdy's Steakhouse

151 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8AG, Scotland
+44 131 2296660
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Ranked #140 of 1,855 restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Compiegne, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had to burgers, the one with haggis was really good but maybe too tasty, the one with blue cheese and brown pudding was good. The fries were really not amazing and the whine (as everywhere is in Edinburg) was too hot and lacked flavours. Waiters are nice people and very friendly. The room is small and noisy but comfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food excellent service All home cooked packed with flavour Don't miss Also great whiskeys.

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Had an incredibly busy day with the Castle, Tattoo, Open top bus tour etc. One of our party happened to spot the restaurant on the way into the city centre. on our way back, tired and wet wanted a good hot meal with good drink at a reasonable price. We found it. McKirdy's what a little oasis. it's family run.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This restaurant is owned by a butcher so the cuts of meat are perfect. Reservations needed as it is a small restaurant, food excellent, casual atmosphere. One person had rack of lamb and there was lots of it, another had steak, the third person had medallions of beef layered with haggis. We all enjoyed our meal.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I thought we'd try this restaurant after reading a recommendation on the Lonely Planet website, and a quick look on their own website. We arrived at around 8:30pm on the Sunday, and the restaurant was reasonably busy (we sat in the main room to the right of the building). Our order was taken quickly, and we had to wait around... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Passed this restaurant a few times when in Edinburgh and finally ate here tonight. We went for the early evening meal and were enjoying it so much we opted for 3 courses instead of the planned starter and main. Excellent value though only 3 or 4 choices for each. The black pudding and apple stack was delicious but it was... More

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I was at McKirdy's for a Friday dinner, and it did not disappoint. Fillet steak was delicious and cooked perfectly on the chargrill. Diane sauce was creamy and tasty. We were in the small room to the left, and felt a bit forgotten about at times, although our waiter was very friendly. A good find - and I'll definitely be... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our cabbie had suggested McKirdy's as the best steak house in Edinburgh. I can't disagree with that as far as the food. Delicious, tender steak with tasty side dishes. Friendly atmosphere and good service. However, the atmosphere is greatly lacking if you are looking for a nice dinner spot. While our meal was outstanding, our tab was as well. We... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

After the first bite into my burger, I got a flashback of the fantastic burgers my grandmother used to make. I usually have my burgers medium to medium-well to have flavor, but the chef at this placed seasoned the meat to perfection and it was moist, despite being well-done. I would have given 5-stats, but the service needs a major... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Love the concept of butchers running restaurants ! Rack of lamb to die for, waiter was a butcher, brilliant !!! If u love meat go ! Homemade chips too !!! Glad we booked as was busy at 7pm, we booked online through website. Worth a visit !

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