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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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 505
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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
Excellent dining experience

We enjoyed this restaurant on our previous trip to Edinburgh and so we booked it for our return trip last weekend. This time the meal was even better and the staff provided excellent service. It is good value for quality dining in the touristy part of Edinburgh. I highly recommend it

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
John G
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this restaurant on our previous trip to Edinburgh and so we booked it for our return trip last weekend. This time the meal was even better and the staff provided excellent service. It is good value for quality dining in the touristy part of Edinburgh. I highly recommend it

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Scotland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Booked here on the strength of trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed. The food was superb and the service couldn't have been better. While all the food was excellent the venison in particular was outstanding - cant't wait to go back.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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271 reviews 271 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Had a good meal here in this nice restaurant. Lamb was good. Beef was also good. Overall enjoyed it. Would go again but think also that there are plenty of other places to try in Edinburgh.

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Providence
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

I ate here on a set menu with a large group. It is a small but truly cozy restaurant, and I doubt many will come here in such a group, but the restaurant was great and I would recommend it to couples and smaller groups who want to sample Scottish fare. The haggis was outstanding, as was the salmon. Service... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was lucky enough to be taken to this excellent little restaurant for my Wedding Anniversary after my 50th birthday celebrations and had a fantastic meal. It was 28th of November so it was cold outside but so warm, cosy and welcoming inside. It is a very small and intimate place down a flight of steep stairs but it is... More 

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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We ate here on Saturday night during our honeymoon. The service was perfect. The food was amazing. My seafood broth was outstanding and medallions of beef literally melted in the mouth like butter. I've knocked a point off only because my partner has his heart set on the lemon sole and it wasn't available and because the ice cream for... More 

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England
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Food very good and staff friendly. Booking essential as this is a small restaurant. Bit expensive compared with pub prices Not open Sunday or Monday.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We booked our table a few weeks in advance and reading all the reviews here we had very high expectations. The restaurant is located on High Street but watch out, it's easy to miss. The actual dining place is located in a cellar, no windows, a bit cramped, very atmospheric, but that's all part of the charm. The staff was... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We were only able to get a table at 5.30 on a Saturday (despite booking) and this alone shows the popularity! The restaurant is tiny but all part of the charm. Starters were absolutely incredible. I had the west coast seafood broth which was possibly the best dish I've ever had in a restaurant. My boyfriend had the haggis which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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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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