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Dubh Prais

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Old Town
British, Scottish
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent venison.

I really enjoyed this restaurant. It is cosy and near the tourist area. We enjoyed the haggis starter and mains of steak and venison. The venison was especially tasty. There was a nice portion of crisp vegetables. This was washed down by pints of the excellent Belhaven 80 beer. The staff were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Montysheridan
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Gormanston
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Gormanston
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this restaurant. It is cosy and near the tourist area. We enjoyed the haggis starter and mains of steak and venison. The venison was especially tasty. There was a nice portion of crisp vegetables. This was washed down by pints of the excellent Belhaven 80 beer. The staff were fantastic.

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1 Thank Montysheridan
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here during our recent trip to Edinburgh based upon the reviews on Trip Advisor. We were greeted by our waitress who took us to our table and took our coats for us. Menu choices sounded good. I went for the haggis starter and venison main. Venison was gorgon and cooked just right. The restaurant is only small so has... More 

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4 Thank Pablo F
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé and I had a wonderful meal in Dubh Prais at the weekend, and neither of us can remember having had such a delicious meal for a very long time. Our food was, without exception, outstanding - not only was the presentation lovely, but it was clear from the eating that a great deal of care and expertise goes... More 

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3 Thank Lu T
Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cannot say enough good things about this Restaurant. Having eaten at Dubh Prais previously we managed to secure the restaurant for the night for our works Xmas night out.. James and staff done us proud with unbelievably good food, copious amounts of alcohol and great staff. Having returned to work and catching up with everyone that was at the party... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Very small, intimate and cosy place on the Royal Mile. A nice mix between fine food and good hearty food if you know what I mean. Excellent service and nice setting for a romantic meal.

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1 Thank Adam D
Helensburgh
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135 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We feel no trip to Edinburgh is complete without a meal at Dubh Prais. It is so reliable for good service and tasty food. This was the case this week on the Monday before Christmas when we had a lovely meal before going on to the Ballet at the Festival Theatre. The formula is tried and tested and while of... More 

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1 Thank HelensburghMaureen
Stuttgart, Germany
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We had haggis as starter and lamb as main dish - very delicious. You might not find the restaurant as it is located in a cellar on the Royal Mile, just look at the sign outside, it's a black pot (that means "Dubh Prais" in English)

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1 Thank Margit H
Edinburgh
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Party of 8 Friday 11th december. Food was truly stunning, accompanied by great friendly, helpful and prompt Been a number of times and never disappointed over the years. Top of my restaurants in edinburgh. Well done.

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4 Thank KevinL-Edinburgh
Felsham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

A small cellar restaurant on the Royal mile, with only 22 covers. Tasty and well presented food prepared in the tiniest kitchen! We could not work out how they managed it!

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1 Thank Gerry C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I've eaten here three times now because the food is always perfectly cooked, the service is great, and the place always feels friendly and intimate. I had the best venison I've ever tasted here, in a delicious dark red sauce. It's been perfect all three times I've been here - I can't bring myself to try anything else! The restaurant... 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.
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