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The Waiting Room

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7-8 Belhaven Terrace | EH10 5HZ, Edinburgh, Scotland
441314529707
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10:00 am - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A welcoming local pub situated in the heart of Morningside. Our friendly...
A welcoming local pub situated in the heart of Morningside. Our friendly staff will serve up a varied selection of the best Scottish craft beers, or if you're not a beer person, maybe one of our mouth-watering cocktails, or something from our extensive spirit and whisky gantry.

Between 11.30 am and 9.00 pm, we also serve up an extensive and reasonably priced menu of delicious home-made food, which includes our much loved burgers and sizzling fajitas; and if you're out and about early on (or need some help recovering from the night before...), we serve a hearty Scottish breakfast until 1pm (3pm weekends), and fresh coffee all day.

Sports fan? The Waiting Room is the place to be for all sporting events. With 5 large TVs and a 6-foot big screen, we show all major football, rugby, golf and tennis tournaments, and our staff are always willing to accommodate requests when possible (we can have up to three different things on at one time).

We look forward to seeing you soon!
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    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Just a good pub.

No complaints at all, we came in a party and all our needs were catered for. Menu is basic but food is good. Friendly staff, reasonable prices, even for drinks, surprised considering it's Morningside! Recommended.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No complaints at all, we came in a party and all our needs were catered for. Menu is basic but food is good. Friendly staff, reasonable prices, even for drinks, surprised considering it's Morningside! Recommended.

Helpful?
Thank msg84
edinburgh
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I used to eat here regularly, but haven't been in a while. Decided to pop in for some lunch after Xmas, but shouldn't have bothered. We both opted for a breakfast as it seemed good value and we'd always enjoyed it in the past - I went for the vegetarian option. The waitress took our order and... More 

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Thank edinburghdude
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a great pub in the centre of morningside. Friendly and well staffed, with a good food menu and a big selection of ales! Can't go wrong.

Helpful?
Thank siobhancx
Joshprend, General Manager at The Waiting Room, responded to this review

Hi Siobhan, Thanks for the great review! Hope you visit again soon. More 

edinburgh
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Visit the Waiting Room regularly. Staff are friendly and efficient, and the meals are good quality fare for pub lunches / dinners. Excellent food offers during WRC2015 matches in which one of the "home" nations is playing (Hot Dog, or Burger and Fries for 4.95). Top pub!

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Thank weeboaby
Joshprend, General Manager at The Waiting Room, responded to this review

Hi weeboaby, Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review! All the best from all of us at the Waiting Room. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Went for my birthday, was lovely, great food, even better cocktails. Staff were great, lovely atmosphere. Can't wait to go back.

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Thank Louise913
Joshprend, Manager at The Waiting Room, responded to this review

Hi Louise, Thanks for your great review. Great to hear you had such a good time, and hope the rest of your birthday was just as enjoyable! Look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Edinburgh, Scotland
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Visited for the first time for an evening meal with friends who raved about the lunchtime menu. Bits of someone else's pizza on the floor under our table. Champions League footie game on the large screen next to our table which meant my friends had Celtic fans staring at them throughout their meal, some of the language wasn't particularly nice... More 

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Thank FamousFiveCordoba
Joshprend, General Manager at The Waiting Room, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. I'm sorry you didn't have as positive an experience as you'd hoped. We don't sell pizza, and don't allow people to eat food from elsewhere in the pub. We are a pub that show's live sporting events and we do try our hardest to discourage bad language and any behaviour that might disrupt the experience of... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It's one our locals. I go there with my wife if we can't be bothered to cook for ourselves. The service is friendly and fast, and there are several sorts of beer. Our main complaint is that the menu is a bit dull and doesn't seem to ever change. There is nothing to excite us. Also the Chillie Con Carne... More 

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Thank John G
Joshprend, General Manager at The Waiting Room, responded to this review

Hi John, Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad to hear that you feel our service is friendly and efficient. We've had our current menu in place for 2 years now and, although we believe everything on it is lovely, we agree that it needs to be updated. We've been working on putting a new menu together for a couple... More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I really love this pub. I've been coming frequently for about a year now after moving to Morningside. The staff are always great and friendly and generally really efficient. It's my pet peeve in bars when it's busy and the bar staff don't even acknowledge you to say they'll be with you in just a minute (which happened to me... More 

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Thank Shiplass
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Nipped in for luch, menus were great and simple, not to much info on them as it was seperate menus for breakfast lunch and dinner. Food was very fresh and quick to arrive! Very happy overall

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Thank Baz1424
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

Came here to celebrate half marathon completion after awful experience elsewhere. Awesome service, food and fun quiz night all in one. Best burger had in ages in highlander burger and onions rings to due for. Brilliant family meal and staff. Highly recommended 😀

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Thank Garry C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7-8 Belhaven Terrace | EH10 5HZ, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: 441314529707

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 22
  • Cuisine: American, Scottish, British, Pub, International

Description

A welcoming local pub situated in the heart of Morningside. Our friendly staff will serve up a varied selection of the best Scottish craft beers, or if you're not a beer person, maybe one of our mouth-watering cocktails, or something from our extensive spirit and whisky gantry.

Between 11.30 am and 9.00 pm, we also serve up an extensive and reasonably priced menu of delicious home-made food, which includes our much loved burgers and sizzling fajitas; and if you're out and about early on (or need some help recovering from the night before...), we serve a hearty Scottish breakfast until 1pm (3pm weekends), and fresh coffee all day.

Sports fan? The Waiting Room is the place to be for all sporting events. With 5 large TVs and a 6-foot big screen, we show all major football, rugby, golf and tennis tournaments, and our staff are always willing to accommodate requests when possible (we can have up to three different things on at one time).

We look forward to seeing you soon!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:30 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?