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65 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BT, Scotland
+44 131 556 2101
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Ranked #290 of 1,915 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $15
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
Cuisines: Pizza, Bar, Pub
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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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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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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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Washington, DC
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had a great lunch here after visiting holyrood palace- just a short walk up the street. I liked the environment, friendly service, and my salad with fish cake was very tasty! My husband enjoyed his haggis hamburger!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Our family group had a good, pre-rugby, carbo-laden lunch here yesterday. Not subtle cuisine but ticked all of our boxes for that situation. However, I must add comment on the service. We were warned that there was a kitchen backlog as soon as we arrived - tick. We were updated on that when we placed our order - tick. The... 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
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 - 15
Cuisine: Pizza, Bar, Pub

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