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Dubh Prais

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Old Town
British, Scottish
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123B High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
131 557 5732
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A SPECIAL PLACE

Sometimes a little does say a lot so if you are looking for a Scottish restaurant in Edinbrough then look no further.Dinned hear on 21st &22nd August this year. Quality food by experienced chef and team complimented by excellent waiting staff and extensive wine list. Booking in advance advisable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Sometimes a little does say a lot so if you are looking for a Scottish restaurant in Edinbrough then look no further.Dinned hear on 21st &22nd August this year. Quality food by experienced chef and team complimented by excellent waiting staff and extensive wine list. Booking in advance advisable and speaks for itself. TOP MARKS.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I am skeptical about elaborated food in the UK: usually you end paying too much for dishes that only taste to butter :D However, my expectations about Dubh Prais were high (in part, thanks to A. Bourdain!). It turns out that my expectations were right. Wonderful experience! I got the mandatory Haggies, and I also tried the a beef dish... More 

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Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A small cosy slightly dated decor resturant serving excellent food. Service extremely friendly and efficient. Presentation and quality of food very good - not cheap but good restuarants arent. Well worth a visit but make sure you book.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

So glad we booked in advance (a week or so before) for this fabulous yet tiny restaurant. 8-9 tables only. Saw many people without bookings turned away as we ate. It's right on the Royal Mile -but down in the basement so you're looking for the entrance only from the street. It's pronounce doo-prash and means black pot. The haggis... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

cozy settings fantastic food great service good whiskey selection centrally located even the broccoli was amazing

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Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful experience at this quite brilliant little restaurant, located in the heart of Edinburgh's historic old town. Once we had negotiated the narrow, slightly steep steps, we entered a small and seriously atmospheric traditional dining area, and were greeted by two very pretty young ladies who set the scene for a wonderful dining experience. The four of us... More 

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Polmont, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A close friend who had eaten in the restaurant on a previous occasion took us here for an early evening meal. Although small it is very comfortable and the welcome was very friendly. The food was delicious, served hot and on hot plates! There was a lovely selection of vegetables to accompany our maincourses of beef, venison,, chicken and lemon... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Fantastic service, great food and reasonable wine. The sauces in particular were superb. Lemon sole, chicken and beef medallions. Yummy! Wonderful occasion that impressed us all.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We visited as a 60th birthday meal with family. What can I say . Welcome excellent. Service excellent. Food superb. All in all a fantastic experience . Would definitely recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Really enjoyed eating at this restaurant. Good location in the heart of all the action, and the food was delicious. The atmosphere is upscale, but cozy, and we were happy to get a reservation last minute on a Saturday night. My only complaint is that we wanted to have a friend join us at our table for dessert (there was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 123B High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 131 557 5732

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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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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