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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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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Genuine, busy, unpretentious little place with good food

Mostly tourists around me Good modern British menu, nice to have the option of a glass of dessert wine (rather than being compelled to buy a bottle) Staff were quick to help with gluten free options

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
Cheshire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

Mostly tourists around me Good modern British menu, nice to have the option of a glass of dessert wine (rather than being compelled to buy a bottle) Staff were quick to help with gluten free options

1 Thank ToneController
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

Dubh Prais was recommended to us whilst visiting Edinburgh. I rang the restaraunt a week or so before going and was lucky to get a booking for the Saturday night we were there, the Thursday and Fridfay being fully booked. When you arrive it's not hard to see why - it is a small basement restarunt serving approximately 20 guests... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

Up from Cornwall and just happened upon Dubh Prais - luckily there was one table for two left. Great service, great ambience and delicious meal - I had the melt in the mouth chicken and my husband had melt in the mouth venison - would highly recommend!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

We were a group of 8 opinion Edinbirgh for the weekend, we needed a table for 8 of course and this restaurant took our booking for 8 30pm Saturday night, they checked about 15 minutes before to tell us our table was ready. The menu looked good and it was. We all agreed it was some of the best food... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We came here for my partner's birthday, having read the many positive reviews we thought we might be in for a treat. The restaurant is located in a dark an slightly stuffy basement room. The décor is a bit dated but could perhaps get away as "genuine". We both had a three-course meal with no wine as we both don't... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We dined here in July this year. We'd read great reviews of the place here, and thought it was well-wroth a visit. It's a small place, down some stairs from the High Street (Royal Mile) into a room in a basement. It's decently lit, and the tables are spread out just enough to make it comfortable. I skipped the starter... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Visited here with family who were very eager to try it - I had never heard of (or seen) it before! It is located on the Royal Mile and simply has a front door but it is so cosy and pleasant inside, you will forget that you're actually in a major city. I had the mushrooms to start which were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

What a brilliant restaurant! A friend recommend we eat here as they had previously visited Edinburgh. It didn't disappoint! We booked in advance which i highly advise as it's quite small and they were fully booked on just Tuesday evening. The staff are so friendly and happy and food is just delicious. Dubh Prais is certainly on my list of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Sometimes a little does say a lot so if you are looking for a Scottish restaurant in Edinbrough then look no further.Dinned hear on 21st &22nd August this year. Quality food by experienced chef and team complimented by excellent waiting staff and extensive wine list. Booking in advance advisable and speaks for itself. TOP MARKS.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I am skeptical about elaborated food in the UK: usually you end paying too much for dishes that only taste to butter :D However, my expectations about Dubh Prais were high (in part, thanks to A. Bourdain!). It turns out that my expectations were right. Wonderful experience! I got the mandatory Haggies, and I also tried the a beef dish... 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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic


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

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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