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The Kilderkin

#396 of 1,852 Restaurants in Edinburgh
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Neighborhood:
Old Town
Bar, Pizza, Pub
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65 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BT, Scotland
+44 131 556 2101
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11:00 am - 12:00 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: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
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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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
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  • 5
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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
Surprise pizza night!

Everyone in the group had a taste for pizza. And Kilderkin was close by. Turns out Monday is pizza night where a small cheese pizza is a pound with a drink and you can add on toppings as you please for various charges (depending on the topping)! The rest of the menu is not available as a note and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Everyone in the group had a taste for pizza. And Kilderkin was close by. Turns out Monday is pizza night where a small cheese pizza is a pound with a drink and you can add on toppings as you please for various charges (depending on the topping)! The rest of the menu is not available as a note and seating... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Friendly staff. Great food and drinks. Would definitely recommend this. Different events most evenings

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Closest pub to Holyrood and well worth a visit. Good beer and a huge range of whisky and rum. The cocktails just add to the atmosphere and with the food and unusual pizza flavours...even better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Lovely friendliness in this vaulted ceilinged pub, good beer offerings and freshly made food inlarge helpings!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I visited this pub along with a group of friends after a walk which ended just after eight, thinking we could get some supper and a drink. We were told that the kitchen closed at eight, which I thought was poor for somewhere in the tourist area. I could not rate the staff as pleasant or welcoming at all, in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Kilderkin offers one pound pizzas after 5 pm on Mondays. Come early if you want to get one though because it gets really crowded. You have to buy a drink to get the deal, but you can buy a soda if you don't want alcohol. They're not spectacular pizzas, but they're definitely worth a pound. I had a goat cheese... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This was enjoyable pub that was very comfortable and very welcoming without feeling too much like a tourist trap! Nice collection of drink options and very yummy, light pub fare. Given its location to the Royal Mile we thought it would be too conventional. But the vibe was laid back and very warm and welcoming.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to while away an hour right at the bottom of the royal mile. It had a local feel rather than the tourist feel in the middle of the mile. No great reason to go out of your way to visit but friendly enough to wander in for a pint if you atmre passing by.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My partner and I were really excited to hear about the offer of the £1 pizza with a drink deal at this venue, especially as it is in our local vicinity and we thought it could become a great value regular. On deciding to try out this fantastic offer we were disappointed to find that at 6:50pm there would be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The chef is top notch. I had the pot pie which was incredible, and my wife has what she called the best bangers and mash ever. Even better considering it is in a tourist area. Recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 65 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • 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

Questions & Answers

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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?

Staying in Old Town

Neighborhood Profile
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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