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Dubh Prais

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

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  • 531
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    Very good
  • 28
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  • 7
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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
LOVED it here!

We ate here our first night in Edinburgh with a group of 6 for a 40th birthday. We had a wonderful time: the food, ambiance, location, service was all wonderful. We loved how small it was, everyone (servers and other patrons) was incredibly friendly. Probably my favorite meal of the trip-I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
jentario
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We ate here our first night in Edinburgh with a group of 6 for a 40th birthday. We had a wonderful time: the food, ambiance, location, service was all wonderful. We loved how small it was, everyone (servers and other patrons) was incredibly friendly. Probably my favorite meal of the trip-I would DEFINITELY go back.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was #1 on our list for restaurants when we visited Edinburgh, and we were not disappointed. The opposite - this was one of the best meals I've had out, in a delightful setting. The restaurant itself is tiny, down a flight from the Royal Mile street level, but absolutely welcoming and quaint. We started with haggis, crusted in oatmeal.... More 

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Barrie, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

If you want a true Scottish fine dining experience , then you should give this restaurant a chance, the haggis for a starter was great then followed by the lamb as the main, the wine was very good and the dessert was very good...

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you're looking for a really special place, right in the heart of the city, give Dubh Prais a whirl. Lots of local whiskies, great food, and a tony, intimate venue, perfect for that really special meal. We walked in off the street and were lucky enough to get a table, but I'd recommend booking and seating is limited. It's... More 

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Boston, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We were surprised. The reviews were so good that we expected more. The room is adorable and the wait staff were very nice, but the food.. was only good. We tried their "west coast broth" starter which is supposedly a signature dish and it was just ok. It's essentially mussels, calamari and fish in a tomato broth and I wasn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Dubh Prais only seats about 20 people so make your reservation if at all possible. If you don't have reservations your best bet is to get there when it opens at 17:00. The entry is a narrow white door and stairwell that lead to a windowless room underground. The atmosphere is definitely romantic, and the food exquisite! We ordered all... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Last Tuesday was my 6th time at the Dubh Prais. I always go there for big occasions or when my family comes from France to visit. Anyway...it was once again an amazing evening...From starters to deserts the recipes are spot on offering fresh Scottish traditional food cooked with imagination and modesty. I don't want to spoil your experience by revealing... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Writing a review on behalf of my parents. I actually booked this restaurant for my Dad's 70th b'day. I called up and the staff were really helpful and obliging when I said it was for a birthday, when he had his meal the staff wished him happy birthday so did the chef, James and he had a special "happy b'day... More 

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Brighton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

It's a shame there isn't a 'good' nestled in between 'average' and 'very good' on the ratings system. I feel a bit cruel giving only three stars but the reason is that the food, whilst good, was quite expensive for what it was. Not necessarily the quantity but the quality. Everywhere along the mile is expensive but I have eaten... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Liked quality of food, standard of service, and atmosphere in this small, intimate restaurant which only holds around 20 people yet does not seem crowded.

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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: Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.