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The Kilderkin

#304 of 1,938 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Pizza, Bar, 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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TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 37
    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
Lovely atmosphere and true pub-food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
Patrik D
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
57 helpful votes 57 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Zurich, Switzerland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

The bartender was not nice nor friendly. I asked him about a certain ale. All he did was rolling eyes and a sarcastic answer. Very nervous and looked like he could use a shower. I was in pubs that were nicer decorated and lit. It was a bit somber at noon in there. Really nothing special.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Since we arrived, it was clear that something was wrong. We asked for a table, but no one came. We seated down and no one came to take the order. We have to get up and ask for our order: the girl in a lazy mood answered to sit down and wait. We waited to about 20 minutes in spite... More 

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Kilsyth, Stirlingshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the fish dish for lunch - salmon with cod balls and a great portion of chips. The food came promptly and the drinks were served by a pleasant, chatty barman. The dog was served a very welcome dish of water and made welcome.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Have been here a couple of times. People seem friendly. Good selection of drinks. Get down on a Monday night for pizza's for £1 when you buy a pint! The pizza's are really tasty!

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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: Pizza, Bar, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?