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The Theatre Royal Bar and Restaurant

#362 of 1,788 Restaurants in Edinburgh
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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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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
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We stopped here for an early dinner. The pub has a great atmosphere, it was busy and I felt instantly at home. As we hadn't planned to eat here, I didn't really know what to expect from the menu. I chose the prawn ciabatta with salad and fries, followed by the rhubarb and strawberry crumble... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
DorisDiner
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Redhill, United Kingdom
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Redhill, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for an early dinner. The pub has a great atmosphere, it was busy and I felt instantly at home. As we hadn't planned to eat here, I didn't really know what to expect from the menu. I chose the prawn ciabatta with salad and fries, followed by the rhubarb and strawberry crumble, which came with ice cream... More 

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orkney
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50 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

busy pub ,warm and friedly ,had a roast lamb dinner and a sea bassbetween us ,both were of the highest quality , will go again

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Was going to see Derren Brown last night, and fancied some food, so, as was nearest, and gets good reviews, decided to give it a try....................good decision. Great service from the staff, who seemed to be run ragged, as there were only 4 of them to look after a busy pre theatre bar, so a big well done to them.... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Decided to stop here on our first night for some food and it just wasn't up to par. I'm paying £7-8 per burger and it wasn't worth the money the burger wasn't fresh and it didn't come on brioche like stated it came on a bog standard bread bun. The fries that accompanied it were frozen and rather disappointing. Seeing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Back in the day, it was a year ago and eventually I got my mom in Edinburgh for her 50th bday. I picked that pub, without any clue about its history but once walked in I could felt warmly welcomed and friendly treated till we had to head out: my old lady can't handle so many beers in once, but... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We had just arrived in Edinburgh and the pub was just opposite the hotel we were staying at. We ordered fish and chips and a chicken burger Texan style. Both were made fresh, served with chips. Lovely friendly service. Was fairly quiet but was a midweek lunchtime. Decent price for a good pub lunch.

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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

… 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.