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The Kilderkin

65 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BT, Scotland
+44 131 556 2101
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Ranked #188 of 1,859 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $16
Cuisines: Pizza, Bar, Pub
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I am originally from Edinburgh but have lived in England for 15 yearsvrecently returned with my partner for my first visit in many moons walked down the royal Mile expecting to find the old watering hole that was Jenny Ha,s and found The Kilderkin. Very warm and welcoming , very nice decor and comfy sofas they have separate lunch and... More

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Elgin, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

As we were staying in an apartment above we frequented The Kilderkin regularly for drinks. Everybody working there was so friendly and full of suggestions of where to visit and different restaurants to try for what we were fancying. Upon being in another pub we asked where the best place for Pizza as we just fancied a snack, to our... More

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Espoo, Finland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

For the first time (or maybe second), got something of a wrong impression of a restaurant from TripAdvisor. Went for dinner expecting Scottish fare, but there was only pizza available. To be honest, I would have found this out if I have kept on reading the TripAdvisor reviews further on. And maybe "only pizza" is not quite fair in this... More

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I popped in here last Monday for the £1 pizza deal as this seemed like excellent value for money. Immediately I was greeted by the fantastic Ross. Polite, pleasant and very easy to talk to. I had a pint of Black IPA, which they only had for a limited time, and ordered my pizza. Came out 20 mins later but... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

went to this pub for some lunch a week ago. seeing as the pub was very quiet I didn't have high expectations but the food was amazing. great portion size and very tasty. would recommend going here for a nice food and friendly staff too.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The menu is not extensive, but it caters for all tastes and the food is very good. The portions are big and the service is fast, with very reasonable prices. Visited here a couple of weeks ago before the Fringe Festival and the service was fast, but didn't expect it to be the same when the Fringe was on, so... More

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Armonk
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109 reviews 109 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We came in for some traditional Scottish food and were not disappointed. The Haggis was excellent and we also liked some of the other local fare. The regular burger was just ok and the menu is very limited - not a lot of options if you dont like local pub food. Service was ok but it can be slow if... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Great pub with good beer and speedy pizza for a pound on a Monday night. There's nothing to dislike!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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88 reviews 88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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

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