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The Kilderkin

#293 of 1,952 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Bar, Pizza, Pub
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65 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BT, Scotland
+44 131 556 2101
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Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: WE SERVE TWO DISTINCT MENUS; OUR DAYTIME MENU RUNS TILL 5pm AND OUR PIZZA...
WE SERVE TWO DISTINCT MENUS; OUR DAYTIME MENU RUNS TILL 5pm AND OUR PIZZA MENU FROM 6pm Traditional Scottish bar with high-quality, home made food and a great selection of beer and spirits.
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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Bar Staff, Very Friendly

We had just climbed Arthur's Seat and were doing a self directed Pub crawl back up Royal Mile and stopped in here. The bar manager was very nice and full of useful information. He was honest about the beers and offered great recommendations on where to go next. The pizza was excellent and would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
adamjohnson4
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Phoenix, Arizona
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We had just climbed Arthur's Seat and were doing a self directed Pub crawl back up Royal Mile and stopped in here. The bar manager was very nice and full of useful information. He was honest about the beers and offered great recommendations on where to go next. The pizza was excellent and would definitely go back.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Everything a pub needs: great food, drinks and staff. We got down from Arthur's Seat a wee tired and hungry and luckily decided to try the place. This pub turned out to be absolutely brilliant. Food was excellent, far better than you could expect. They have tasty choises of beer in the tap and the selection of whisky is really... More 

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London
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149 reviews 149 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

a music pub judging by the regalia and posters around the pub. Exterior is a little off putting and could lose the custom, but the warm welcome and service makes up for it when inside. Needs some TLCa inside.

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London, United Kingdom
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42 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Exterior is none to clever, but inside decor is great, choice of drinks is excellent and staff super friendly. This is the GO-TO destination in Edinburgh for the rum connoisseur. No to be missed!

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28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

After our visit to the Scottish Parliament we ended up here. The actual reason was the Tripadvisor-sticker on the door. And boy, we were just delighted! The pub has a geniune atmosphere and the food was just great, espceially the bangers and mash! Well worth your lunchmoney of your in this part of the town when hunger appears!

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15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Can't describe what it's like every day of the week, but I visit the place most Mondays for their pizza deal, good track list and cosy setting. £1-4 a pizza (forced to buy a drink with it) is a great deal. Well made, and a huge choice of toppings means I won't get bored anytime soon. Staff are consistently friendly... More 

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Ballymena, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Popped in for a New Year's Day Lunch. Good pub and staff attentive & pleasant (without being too much). We enjoyed a Kilderkin Burger and Haggis, Tatties and Neeps. Both enjoyable - really enjoyed the Haggis (could have done with a bigger portion) and the Neeps seemed to be missing. Overall a pleasant experience.

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Northumberland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We called in at lunch time on a Friday. It wasn't overley busy but the barman was truly lovely, very helpful. Couldn't do enough for you. Our lunch was great very tasty and good value for what we received. Will be going back

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East Calder, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Having worked on the Royal Mile for 15 years I have seen businesses come and go, when a down at heel pub was changed into The Kilderkin a few years back we had a new destination for eats and drinks. The food offering is what you hope for but all too often don't expect. The chef's ideas are often inspired... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I found this place while doing the lap of the sights of Edinburgh and it was pleasant and a nice change to find a bar that wasnt just "Scottish" to the hilts! nice friendly staff talked me through their amazing selection of whiskies and rums and i had a nice meal while chatting to some of the locals! Easy going... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 65 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 2101

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 15
  • Cuisine: Bar, Pizza, Pub

Description

WE SERVE TWO DISTINCT MENUS; OUR DAYTIME MENU RUNS TILL 5pm AND OUR PIZZA MENU FROM 6pm Traditional Scottish bar with high-quality, home made food and a great selection of beer and spirits.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?