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The Theatre Royal Bar and Restaurant

#443 of 1,826 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: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 12
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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
Great bar

Always worth a visit, especially if you're going to the Playhouse or Omni Centre although it will get busy on performance nights. However, that does add to the attraction and the buzz of the place. Nice pint of ale aways on offer too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
TonyMBlairgowrie
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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The space is very pleasurable. Though something doesn't feel quite right, maybe the layout of tables. Our first waitress was evidently pretty fried after a long shift and forgot to bring our condiments. Staff in general seemed stretched. It took a while to get our bill. Actually, in writing this review I dropped from 4 to 3 stars. The food... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Had a beer in this pub one night and some average bacon and lentil soup on another night. Bar had a very nice atmosphere and beautifully appointed. Friendly staff.

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toledo
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A wonderful quaint pub with good service and great food. Try the Cesar salad or a hamburger. The decorating with photographs and posters was fun to read. Bar selection was very good.

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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Always worth a visit, especially if you're going to the Playhouse or Omni Centre although it will get busy on performance nights. However, that does add to the attraction and the buzz of the place. Nice pint of ale aways on offer too.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you're seeing friends this tends to be a good place to meet, as it's so central. It also means that you can go from here to the Cue cinema, the Omni centre, the theatre (as its name suggests), or any large numbers of cafes, restaurants and pubs in the immediate area. Good seating for large numbers in the back,... More 

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shetland
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Excellent friendly staff, basic menu but enough for most folk to choose from. Central. Good for playhouse. Reasonably priced .

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Boonville, Indiana
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We dropped in here for dinner after another place was too full. We were very glad that we came here. Our meals were delicious, our server delightful, and the desserts memorable. My husband enjoyed the fish and chips and I really loved my salmon. Others in our party tried the burgers and they were enormous and tasty. The pork was... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We decided on this public house earlier in the day when we walked past it when m,aking our way from the hotel. When arriving that night, we found a tradditional public house with a great selection of ales and fantastic food, definitley better than your average pub.

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Farmington, New Mexico
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Had a great pub lunch here. We randomly oicked it, and enjoyed our beers and sandwiches. I had the goat cheese grilled sandwich and my husband had the half fish and chips. The chips were perfectly cooked. Crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. I really enjoyed my goat cheese and fig sandwich. The ciabatta bread... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This pub is very handy for visitors to the Playhouse. Always a good atmosphere, friendly staff and lovely hanging baskets. I've never eaten here but can't complain about the wine.

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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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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.
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