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The Theatre Royal Bar and Restaurant

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Broughton & Calton
British, Pub, Scottish
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25-27 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, Scotland
0131 557 2142
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Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 7
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sometimes I despair…

… that I am so weak-willed. Being in Edinburgh for the evening I thought I'd go for a stroll and a decent pint. This pub was nearby and I made the foolish mistake of glancing at the menu whilst clutching my pint of Landlord. So, minutes later I found myself ordering the Leicestershire cheese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Eldeano1961
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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

… that I am so weak-willed. Being in Edinburgh for the evening I thought I'd go for a stroll and a decent pint. This pub was nearby and I made the foolish mistake of glancing at the menu whilst clutching my pint of Landlord. So, minutes later I found myself ordering the Leicestershire cheese burger with caramelised red onion and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Thought we would grab a bite of lunch and a drink after a long walk around the city. The barman was friendly and we had a chat about all the posters on the walls. We ordered our lunch which we enjoyed and were never rushed. Nice place to go with great staff.

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I reserved a table at the Theatre Royal for my husband and myself before going to see Alan Carr at the Playhouse. It is advisable to book here as It got very busy and people coming in for meals were struggling to get a table. The pub has a good friendly atmosphere and is very classy in the dining area.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Went here for lunch when through to Edinburgh for Easter weekend. We sat in the dining area at the back which was lovely with a welcoming open fire ( 2 in fact). The back area also does not have any TV showing the sport as they do at the front which I liked as it caters for those of us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We were in Edinburgh for the Rugby Scotland / Ireland and needed to be well fed and watered and the said * Bar * comes up trump's once again I have had many a meal in this said * Tavern * over the year's while in Edinburgh on Holiday's during the Edinburgh Festival and the famous Tattoo held in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Cannot comment on the food but for drinks perfect! This is known a bit as the gay area of the city but isn't in your face and although bars either side of this one are predominantly geared to this sector this one is a real old fashioned boozer type. It gets huge trade from the Playhouse audiences so can be... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We were feeling hungry in the are, I was here few years back and I was happy, so we decided to go there, the food was amazing, we both ordered chicken balmoral, which was not dry, good amount of haggis, the whisky sauce was really brilliant, and the roasted roots just perfect. The staff was very friendly, they made as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Visited here for lunch before heading to the Playhouse. Service was excellent given that it was busy and there was only two staff on, despite being under pressure nothing was too much problem for either of them. Opted for the burgers which were lush, followed by the raspberry cheesecake :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We visited this bar last night and were so impressed by the staff we booked a table for tonight. The food was great, the service brilliant even though the bar was packed with people watching the Rugby, very attentive. Well worth a visit, after 8 pm is better as this is so close to the Playhouse they get very busy... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Lovely pint of Deuchars IPA.....top burger dripping in blue cheese with chips.....nice comfy chairs to watch the match on a projector screen near the bar. Happy days.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25-27 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighborhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: 0131 557 2142

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Scottish
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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Staying in Broughton & Calton

Neighborhood Profile
Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighborhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicenter Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.