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The Kilderkin

65 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BT, Scotland
+44 131 556 2101
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Ranked #176 of 1,855 restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $18
Cuisines: Pizza, Bar, Pub
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Good pub food during the day and pizza in the evening. Please note that as our kitchen is so small we are unable to serve from our daytime menu in the evenings and there are no pizzas before 5pm.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Good pub food during the day and pizza in the evening. Please note that as our kitchen is so small we are unable to serve from our daytime menu in the evenings and there are no pizzas before 5pm.
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
76 helpful votes 76 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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

hants UK
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We called in here one afternoon, attracted by the Trip Advisor advert outside. This is a welcoming place at the quiet end of the Royal Mile. It serves great beer. We had a veg burger which came with some salad and good chips. The evening deal offering cheap pizza looked great value and we would like to return to try... More

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James N, Owner at The Kilderkin, responded to this review

Thanks for the recommendation Vicky42, Hope to see you next time you're in town. Cheers James More

Perth Western Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Local pub - good ambiance - but as long as you happy to eat pizza - cos thats all they have on the menu. Pizzas good size and very nice - thin and crispy crust - heaps of choice and reasonable price. Enjoyed our time there

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James N, Owner at The Kilderkin, responded to this review

Hi Mytimenow, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Pop down for lunch next time you're in town, as our daytime menu is every bit as good as our evening one (but without the pizzas). Cheers James More

Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

After a long day of walking along the Royal Mile, through two museums and the Parliament buildings my parents and I were glad for a table in the corner of the comfortable and cozy Kilderkin. This pub has become a mainstay each time I host family from out of town and it never disappoints. The selection seems to change regularly,... More

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James N, Owner at The Kilderkin, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Rhonda M, Hope to see you again soon. Cheers James More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Pretty much thought my friend was lying when she said you could sit in a nice bar that plays good music with cool staff that sell pizzas for a pound. ONE POUND! ...she was not lying. The place is really nice and relaxed, with a nice mixture of people sitting in it, the staff had pretty good banter too ANNND... More

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James N, Owner at The Kilderkin, responded to this review

Cheers therichyedwards, Glad you enjoyed your pizza. Hope you didn't have to wait too long, as it can get a bit messy on a Monday night. J More

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