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Dubh Prais

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Old Town
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123B High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
131 557 5732
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, 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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I went here with a friend for dinner. Exquisite food and excellent service by the staff. Not too pricey but everything looks upper class. Along the Royal Mile.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Rebecca A
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I went here with a friend for dinner. Exquisite food and excellent service by the staff. Not too pricey but everything looks upper class. Along the Royal Mile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Outstanding presentation, service and taste. We happened upon this amazing restaurant right on The Royal Mile opposite a major hotel chain. We were welcomed even without a reservation with friendliness and charm. Though tiny (we counted only 9 tables) this restaurant serves up delicious, flavorful meals by a chef with 21 years experience in the Edinburgh food scene.....definitely worth a... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Had a thoroughly enjoyable visit with family and friends. Very welcoming attentive staff and service, great tasting food, extensive wine list. Would definitely recommend and we will return. Had Haggis starter, Medallions of Beef special main and Dark Chocolate and Whisky mousse special dessert.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I live in Edinburgh and had been meaning to visit Dubh Prais for a while as I'd noticed that it seems to maintain fairly high ratings on tripadvisor. My partner and I finally got around to going last week. When we first arrived we were surprised at how small it is. It really is tiny with tables quite close together.... More 

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Henley in Arden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My wife and I visited here on Valentine's Night, whilst spending the weekend in Edinburgh. The ambience was good, the food quality was also good although not superb. It was a lovely evening though and we'd recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Dinner for four. Called one day in advance and had to accept an early booking (almost fully booked). Small restaurant and kitchen. Friendly staff who were efficient and polite. Haggis was palatable for us as tourists and worthwhile trying. Smoked salmon with caper berries was nothing original but a well paired combination, thin slices of pickled scallops added a nice... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

For those who thought the haggis bland they must have heard you - mine was loaded with pepper. Killed the whisky sauce. Venison was very tender but something was missing in the sauce - a hint of redcurrant would have been nice. It was just ok. Veg were steamed perfectly but unimaginative. Cheese board wouldn't fill a cavity. My dinner... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

First visit in Scotland and after planning and reserving restaurants based on trip advisor recommendations I left here full but slightly underwhelmed. The food is traditional, we enjoyed the haggis, but to be honest all other dishes were just meh. And the vegetables on the side were extremely over cooked to the point of mush that I couldn't even take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We enjoyed this restaurant very much when we visited Edinburgh 5 years ago. When we returned to Edinburgh recently we could hardly wait to get back to Dubh Prais. It did not disappoint!! The setting is lovely and intimate. The staff are attentive, knowledgeable and very welcoming. The food is so very outstanding! The menu is Scottish and ingredients are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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: British, 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: British, 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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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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