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Dubh Prais

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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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We were warmly welcomed and shown to our table. With the menu and specials explained the problem was what to choose. No problem in changing a sauce with the steak for one of our party. Excellent food with true Scottish service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Bournemouth
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were warmly welcomed and shown to our table. With the menu and specials explained the problem was what to choose. No problem in changing a sauce with the steak for one of our party. Excellent food with true Scottish service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Four of us were on a trip of 'ticking' boxes! One was to make it to a recommended restaurant of the choices of seasoned traveller daughter. Dubh Prais came on top, and how very, very happy we were with choice, as it turned out to be across the road from hotel, and so cosy to enter! Staff were just delightful,... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We visited Dubh Prais based on previous reviews, and we were not disappointed. A good selection of dishes and produce on the menu, including Haggis, which after experiencing for the first time, I will definitely be having again! Highlight of all the dishes I have to say, were the beautiful sauces that accompanied many of the dishes - the thyme... More 

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This was the second time we have tried to eat here, the first time they were fully booked - take note of this word BOOK in advance. Entry is via steep steps so has limited access. Having said this the service was given with a smile and they did not rush us. Good items on the menu were haggis rolled... More 

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Montauk, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We went to this restaurant based on other reviews from Trip Advisor and when we arrived and told them we had no reservation they almost turned us away, but then found a way to let us stay. So call ahead for reservations since it is a very small place with only 8 or 9 tables. We ordered haggis to start... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My wife and I found this gem of a restaurant thanks to Trip Adviser. This restaurant is entered from street level, down steps and basically occupies a cellar. Would be easy to walk past and missed though I doubt many casual diners get to eat here. Booking looks to be essential. Inside is an intimate restaurant, mainly couples. My wife... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We were visiting Edinburgh for our wedding anniversary, and wanted to book something special. We were staying on the Mile, so wanted a restaurant near to us. This place sounded perfect - traditional, intimate and romantic. I booked a table in advance as advised by other reviewers. We were shown to our table by a lovely girl who talked us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Tucked away on High St just before the Royal Mile this place is a gem. Firstly, the staff... genuinely friendly and knowledgable and not in the least bit pretentious. The food..... smoked salmon with pickled scallop starter...beautiful. Main course was the special, medallions of beef with pickled walnuts and a delightful jus. I didn't need a steak knife, it cut... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

You will need to book in advance as this is a very small cosy restaurant. Everything was delicious. Vegetables were cooked perfectly. Portion sizes were generous. Food was served piping hot. There is a huge wine selection which was not over priced. Highly recommended.

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Southlake, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

You could walk right by it - don't! It features very high end Scottish food. While you might find haggis, it is not front and center. Think smoked salmon so delicate and creamy that it melts in your mouth. Dishes change - but, while we were there - people raved about the beef dish of the day, the lamb chops... More 

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Additional Information about Dubh Prais

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

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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.