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The Kilderkin

#381 of 1,819 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, 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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  • 80
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  • 49
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    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
One pound pizzas on Monday

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Anna B
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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Tamworth, Australia
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Was going on a little holiday to Edinburgh and found on google an amazing bar for rum. As my boyfriend loves rum I contacted them. Well this was an amazing idea as when I surprised my Steven with a night there we both couldn't be happier. What an amazing host Mike was . Not only did we sample the best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

What a lovely and inviting place to visit. Both PT :-) and I were so pleased to take the weight off and sup some very nice ales to quench our thirst after walking half way down the Royal Mile to Hollyrood & Arthur's Seat. We were even more delighted at the massive array of rum that greeted us on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

We went with granddaughter and had a very nice lunch with a pleasant server. She graciously provided samples of beer for us to try before buying.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

After being a regular of this pub since moving to edinburgh, even with its over priced food and drink prices and lack of a good social atmosphere, me and a few friends popped in for a quiet pint, the staff waited until we had paid for our drinks before telling us we had to leave after drinking the 1 pint,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We had just climbed the Arthur's Seat and came to this pub on our way back to the centre and the Royal Mile. The service was nice but little bit slow and the meal and choice of drinks were perfect. Also think the prices were acceptable since you are at the most popular tourist street of the city. We had... More 

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Additional Information about The Kilderkin

Address: 65 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BT, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 556 2101
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 16
Cuisine: Bar, Pizza, Pub

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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 - 16
  • 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?

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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