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Dubh Prais

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Castle / Royal Mile / High St
Scottish
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123B High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
131 557 5732
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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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
Most recent review
Lovely food and friendly service

We took the advice from othet reviewers to ring first, which I am glad we did to get a table. We were warmly greeted by the chef and waiters and made to feel welcome straight away. Food and service was great and the bill very reasonable for three of us (but then I am comparing with London and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
TrevorJFoulkes
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We took the advice from othet reviewers to ring first, which I am glad we did to get a table. We were warmly greeted by the chef and waiters and made to feel welcome straight away. Food and service was great and the bill very reasonable for three of us (but then I am comparing with London and Paris!) Well... More 

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Tamworth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

nestled modestly amongst the busy hullabaloo of the Royal Mile, if you look very hard you'll find the smallest of doorways with an unassuming sign announcing Dubh Prais. This was my second trip to Edinburgh and my second trip to the restaurant, once again it was a real treat. It really is a foodie's paradise creating the finest of dishes... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

An unassuming entrance door near the top of the Royal Mile takes you downstairs into this lovely albeit small restaurant with its open kitchen. Very friendly staff and nice ambiance. We had a lovely meal and good wine for a reasonable price. An excellent choice for our Edinburgh weekend.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The starters were good, although not amazing, it wasn't the best haggis I had over the weekend and the mixed meat salad needing a bit of flavour. The mains were absolutely top though, we had venison and the special and the meat was beautiful. I'd say really good home cooking, rather than amazing restaurant standard food. Decent wine list and... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Lovely little unassuming place in Edinburgh. 9 tables so make sure you book. The food, ambiance and staff make this a great restaurant...we will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Recently visited Edinburgh for a early valentine celebration couldn't make sat 14th due to work commitments We booked an overnight at the Scotsman on north bridge street, which was superb We do what we do every trip away and visit trip advisor to find the best local restaurant and then decide what we fancy that evening scottish Italian Indian Chinese... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Lovely small restaurant, all the positive reviews on here don't do it enough justice. The food is simple with no extra garnish as it perfectly defends itself as it is. Worth a visit if you have a chance while visiting Edinburgh.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I love this restaurant; I go there regularly when I travel up there from London. I booked here 7 weeks ago to go for Valentines day; I rarely book anywhere more than a month in advance but that's how much I like the food, service and general custom. I called up today to confirm my booking as I had not... More 

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Heather M, Owner at Dubh Prais, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review regarding our booking system, which we have had in place for nearly twenty seven years, and has always worked well for us. At the time of your alleged booking we were closed for our winter break. Our answering service clearly advised guests not to leave messages but call back when we re-open. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Booked here when we knew we would be visiting Edinburgh due to the good reviews- were not disappointed . Hidden underground on the mile, it is a cosy and welcoming restaurant. Meal was perfect, as was the service- would definitely recommend and I would not hesitate to go back!

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

It takes a chef and restaurant with confidence to set every meal with roast potatoes and veg, all you have to do is choose which meat you would like. Simple but perfect. The venison is up there with the best Ive ever had. Oh and yes the place is tiny but the wine list is big and on the money.... 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>  > Castle / Royal Mile / High St
  • Neighborhood: Castle / Royal Mile / High St
  • Phone Number: 131 557 5732

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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