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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 #7 of 1,859 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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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

While this restaurant is not a "fancy" property (yes, it is down a flight of stairs off its Royal Mile doorway and yes, it is a small space) the food and service are 5 star all the way. Between the four of us we sampled appetizers, main courses, and desserts. We also shared some wine from their extensive wine list.... More

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Mulhouse, France
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Excellent food, nice staff... Ten of us for dinner, and we all renjoyed it very much. We recommend this restaurant..

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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

If you are expecting glamorous and plush surroundings, then probably best to go elsewhere...this is a very small and almost subterranean restaurant just off the Royal Mile which serves outstanding Scottish fayre in a small, relatively basic, yet atmospheric room. Two of us shared a haggis starter (we'd learned from previous experience!) which was just fantastic, followed by some of... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We went to Dubh Prais on the back of Trip Advisor reviews for my husband's 40th. The restaurant itself wasn't what I was expecting as it's down a close and into a room no bigger than the average lounge so if getting up close and personal with other diners isn't your thing - beware! We did have some particularly loud... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

delicious food, great atmosphere, friendly staff. Would recommend the seafood soup (almost like a spicy tomato chowder) - so good!

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Dudley, West Midlands, England
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We booked here after reading tripadvisor reviews and because it was close to our hotel. And how lucky were we? The food here is marvellous, the service very friendly, and the prices are very reasonable given the quality and location. My steak was as good as any I have ever had, with the most rich and delicious sauce. And don't... More

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Booked well in advance for this treat & wasn't disappointed other than we had no room left for a pudding. Ambience spot on, not stuffy or pretentious whilst small & intimate. A real hidden gem. Waitress was very clear & concise. I may have preferred the waitress to top up the wine glasses & allow us to taste before serving... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Quality ingredient's, good service and excellent cooking was our experience at Dubh Prais. The atmosphere is relaxed,the cooking has integrity and a reasonably priced wine list helps the experience along. To my knowledge Dubh Prais has been around for 20+ years and you can see why it has survived in a city where there is a lot of competition.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Another visit to Dubh Prais and it didn't disappoint. Traditional ingredients cooked perfectly. Haggis starter is a must!

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New River Valley of Virginia US
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The best things come in small packages!! A small, intimate dining room on lower level of historic High Street building, Dubh Prais offers Scottish cuisine that combines native flavors with modern flair. I chose the Atholl venison--it was melt in your mouth delicious! The service was impeccable. We enjoyed our meal (starter, main, wine, dessert, and coffee) at a leisurely... More

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