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The Kilderkin

65 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BT, Scotland
+44 131 556 2101
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Ranked #149 of 1,836 restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $19
Cuisines: Pizza, Bar, Pub
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Good pub food during the day and pizza in the evening. Please note that as our kitchen is so small we are unable to serve from our daytime menu in the evenings and there are no pizzas before 5pm.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Good pub food during the day and pizza in the evening. Please note that as our kitchen is so small we are unable to serve from our daytime menu in the evenings and there are no pizzas before 5pm.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Had a few days in Edinburgh last week and discovered Kilderkin, a bar on Canongate just before the Royal mile. Firstly we headed up the Royal mile to eat at a bar that I had researched only to find they stopped serving food at 8pm. Disappointed we wandered back down and got to Kilderkin. It was actually only a few... More

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Oslo, Norway
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Whether you are in need of a meal or just a drink, The Kilderkin is a great place. We had lunch and a couple of beers and were very satisfied with it all. The burgers, - one beef and one chicken, were juicy and tasted wonderful. Highly recommended! The lunch menu is however quite varied, and it was a tough... More

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James N, Owner at The Kilderkin, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit to our little pub Knutarn. Thanks for the kind words. Cheers James More

hants UK
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We called in here one afternoon, attracted by the Trip Advisor advert outside. This is a welcoming place at the quiet end of the Royal Mile. It serves great beer. We had a veg burger which came with some salad and good chips. The evening deal offering cheap pizza looked great value and we would like to return to try... More

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James N, Owner at The Kilderkin, responded to this review

Thanks for the recommendation Vicky42, Hope to see you next time you're in town. Cheers James More

Perth Western Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Local pub - good ambiance - but as long as you happy to eat pizza - cos thats all they have on the menu. Pizzas good size and very nice - thin and crispy crust - heaps of choice and reasonable price. Enjoyed our time there

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James N, Owner at The Kilderkin, responded to this review

Hi Mytimenow, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Pop down for lunch next time you're in town, as our daytime menu is every bit as good as our evening one (but without the pizzas). Cheers James More

Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

After a long day of walking along the Royal Mile, through two museums and the Parliament buildings my parents and I were glad for a table in the corner of the comfortable and cozy Kilderkin. This pub has become a mainstay each time I host family from out of town and it never disappoints. The selection seems to change regularly,... More

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James N, Owner at The Kilderkin, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Rhonda M, Hope to see you again soon. Cheers James More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Pretty much thought my friend was lying when she said you could sit in a nice bar that plays good music with cool staff that sell pizzas for a pound. ONE POUND! ...she was not lying. The place is really nice and relaxed, with a nice mixture of people sitting in it, the staff had pretty good banter too ANNND... More

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James N, Owner at The Kilderkin, responded to this review

Cheers therichyedwards, Glad you enjoyed your pizza. Hope you didn't have to wait too long, as it can get a bit messy on a Monday night. J More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Kilderkin is a regular haunt of mine that I recently visited on a Friday when my Folks were in town. Everyone ordered pizzas to suit their taste--a "Two Tone" for me with black pudding and goats cheese. There's a great selection of both standard and eclectic pizza toppings (See: Zebra, Crocodile) on offer, and much slice swapping ensued to... More

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James N, Owner at The Kilderkin, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Dan. Hope to see you back in soon. Cheers James More

Stirling, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Having searched for a decent place to eat that was fairly reasonably priced I came across The Kilderkin. The general reviews seemed positive, however at arrival we were told that only pizzas were being served.. around 6.30pm. This was a disappointment as I was looking to try a burger. The pizza selection was impressive.. Duck, Crocodile, Zebra amongst others. I... More

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James N, Owner at The Kilderkin, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for us. We have had a few customers in the evening looking for burgers and during the daytime hoping for pizzas and have hopefully made it clearer on our TA page that we are unable to serve from both menus at once (our kitchen is tiny). I hope you can return... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

having popped in for a couple of pints of real ale we discovered possibly the biggest rum selection in edinburgh... just wow....I now have the next 3 months journeys planned....barbados, dominican republic, cuba........looking forward to not leaving that stool until being told to come back and try another shelf tomorrow.....

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James N, Owner at The Kilderkin, responded to this review

Thanks for the review George. Keep your eyes peeled for our Rum Club tasting sessions. Cheers J More

Sebring, Florida
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Kilderkin is located at the bottom of the Royal Mile so we happened upon it while sight-seeing. It turned out to be a great find. We had sandwiches--my husband had the Kilderkin burger and I had the chicken burger. Both were delicious and cooked to perfection. The burgers were dressed nicely with fresh lettuce (rocket), tomato, and mayo. The decorations... More

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James N, Owner at The Kilderkin, responded to this review

It was a pleasure talking to you. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Cheers James More

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