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The Theatre Royal Bar and Restaurant

#385 of 1,794 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
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
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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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    Very good
  • 9
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  • 4
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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
Pre theatre visit.

Looked on Internet for places to eat near Edinburgh Playhouse theatre and decided on this pub restaurant. The meals we both had was very tasty and prices was excellent. Total was £20 for 2 main meals and 2 colas which was great value for the portion size we received. Very friendly relaxed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
GillRob11
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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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Middletown, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The pub has a nice feeling and a wide selection of ales. The sandwiches were good. The fish n chips were so so.

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is a very nicely appointed pub/restaurant, but much more spacious than most. The service is very good and so is the food. We had a very nice meal of fish and chips and a pear salad. Both were very good. I would visit here again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Like the bar but it tends to be over full with business types. Go when it's quiet and admire the beautiful old tiling.

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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Looked on Internet for places to eat near Edinburgh Playhouse theatre and decided on this pub restaurant. The meals we both had was very tasty and prices was excellent. Total was £20 for 2 main meals and 2 colas which was great value for the portion size we received. Very friendly relaxed atmosphere. Worth a visit.

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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Additional Information about The Theatre Royal Bar and Restaurant

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

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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.