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Dubh Prais

123B High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
131 557 5732
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Ranked #6 of 1,836 restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Scottish
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Castle / Royal Mile / High St
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515 reviews from our community

94% Recommend
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Derby, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Traditional Scottish food, locally sourced, the staff were exceptionally knowledgable about everything on the menu. The best Haggis ever. Would go back again and again and again.

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Harpenden, Hertfordshire
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Went here for our wedding annivesary on the advice of comments here. Wasn't disappointed. It maybe on the the Royal Mile so you may think it would be touristy and costly.Couldn't be further from the truth. It really is a gem, food is excellent and staff were so friendly. Will return when we go back to Edinburgh. One tip it... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Unique preparations without being crazy. Friendly, efficient staff. Small and cozy. Reasonable prices.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We had the pleasure of dining here on vacation and we loved every morsel that arrived on the table. My daughter tried their haggis and loved it! We received excellent service and loved the attention that the chefs gave to the food that we enjoyed.

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Solihull, England
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Liked everything disliked nothing. Tucked away in a basement beneath a Betting Office we had totally missed Dubh Prais (pronounced Doo Praish) on previous visits but never again. Liked the setting and the staff were great. Food was wonderful Scottish Modern.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

My second time at Dubh Prais (black pot) and every bit as wonderful as last year! James and company put lots of love into this intimate eatery and it shows wonderfully ... tried the Dover sole and am challenged to recall any better! ... save room for the their creative deserts ... will be returning when next in Edinburgh ...

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

my wife and I had dinner here last night after arriving in Edinburgh. The place has wonderful ambience. Reservation was definitely necessary which we made at 3 o'clock that afternoon for a7 o'clock dinner Thankfully, the waitress spoke very slowly and clearly since we were not used to a Scottish accent. I had the beef tenderloin special which I ordered... More

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A cozy intimate restaurant on Edinburgh's Royal mile, sensational Scottish cuisine with exceptionally friendly and helpful staff. Five stars is just not enough!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We first went to Dubh Prais 10 years ago. Since we had three children with us, ranging from 8 to 15, I asked the greeter whether they had food that was appropriate for small children. Drawing himself up, the man looked at me and said "We have proper food for proper people of any age." Well, after that, we had... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It's no mean feat achieving the cosy, intimate atmosphere of this basement restaurant amid the raucous nightlife and trotting tourists of the Royal Mile. Our visit was part of a surprise trip for my boyfriend's birthday, so I was looking for something extra-special. We had haggis and Perthshire mushrooms respectively to start, Collops (seems from the other reviews this is... More

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