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Dubh Prais

Certificate of Excellence
Old Town
British, 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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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
What a find

Visited this restaurant on a recent visit to the city as it was recommended by a friend . Was made to feel very welcome straight away . The menu was explained in detail to us and we went for the chefs special . It arrived on hot plates and was cooked to perfection as were the accompanied vegetables... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Derby, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For such a highly rated restaurant, this place had very average food and wine at an above average price. My mum's venison was apparently inedible. Service nothing to write home about. On the plus side, it is a cute little place with a nice atmosphere.

Thank alic3cat
Derby, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited this restaurant on a recent visit to the city as it was recommended by a friend . Was made to feel very welcome straight away . The menu was explained in detail to us and we went for the chefs special . It arrived on hot plates and was cooked to perfection as were the accompanied vegetables . Would... More 

2 Thank janandmartinwood
Ballantrae, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we were looking for somewhere special for my wife's birthday and so decided to look up trip advisor for restaurants on the Royal Mile. This was among the highest rated and within 500 yards of our hotel so we decided to give it a try. Its presence on the Royal Mile is very unassuming, nothing more than a door way... More 

1 Thank andy01465
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went based in a recommendation wasn't disappointed. Haggis starter was great, venison and cutlets for mains were also spot on. House Merlot wasn't the best, that's the only minor downside but easily forgiven. Only has 9 tables though so either get there early or book. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Alex W
Newcatle upon Tyne
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We chose this restaurant after reading the reviews. We booked the week before we went to Edinburgh for the weekend. Great location on the Royal Mile. Downstairs to a warm cosy room. Received a warm welcome from the waitresses. The west coast broth (fish soup) was delicious. I could have ordered a second bowl. We both chose the special of... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I relied on previous Trip Advisor reviews when looking for a good restaurant near to our city centre base in Edinburgh (opposite Radisson Blu hotel)…and what a find! The doorway is about as big as a cupboard, wedged between pubs etc along the Royal Mile/High Street - blink and you'll miss it. You need to go down a flight of... More 

1 Thank Gnomelette
Oxford, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined here on Saturday with friends. Very cosy atmosphere in a small basement but what superb food. Traditional well cooked Scottish fare served by friendly and helpful waiters. Strong emphasis on well flavoured and well presented meat dishes. Very good wine list at reasonable prices. The deserts are to die for. Booking essential as there are only about 12 small... More 

Thank 556HAH
Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland
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108 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Down a flight of stairs,..in between two pubs,...a nice small restaurant,...cosy, warm. Very good menus and wine lists too. Nice service, not too pricey either. Really enjoyed my evening there. would come back and recommend it too.

Thank JC-Delage
Workington, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always try to get a reservation at Dubh Prais when we visit Edinburgh and it is necessary as it is only a small restaurant. On our most recent visit I am pleased to say that the food and service are still excellent and well priced. There was 2 of us dining and for 3 courses each and a bottle... More 

Thank Philip S
darlington,county durham, england
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this restaurant for my wife's 50th birthday after reading the reviews and wow we were not disappointed, the welcome was so warm that we felt at home from the moment we walked in, the staff are so friendly and nothing was a trouble to them, I had the haggis starter, my first ever haggis with a whiskey and... 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>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 131 557 5732

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Staying in Old Town

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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.
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