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Dubh Prais

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123B High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
131 557 5732
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, 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
Superb 18th Birthday , Family meal

I found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and booked a table for 3 for my sons 18th birthday family celebration about a month beforehand. We did feel a little claustrophobic descending into the cellar like room but the delicious food aromas were very enticing! We had a good choice on the menu... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Janice B
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and booked a table for 3 for my sons 18th birthday family celebration about a month beforehand. We did feel a little claustrophobic descending into the cellar like room but the delicious food aromas were very enticing! We had a good choice on the menu although two Of us opted for the specials... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely meal. Restaurant very small but didn't feel overcrowded. Food was well cooked and staff were knowledgeable about what was being served. I would argue meal was adequately priced.

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Arrowtown, New Zealand
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206 reviews 206 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

So pleased to step down few steps into oasis of calm- lovely staff. Great menu and wine selection. Ordered lamb for me and Husband Venison- comes with tasty sides ( not added on $) absolutely recommend. Pleasure to see restaurant accolades on the wall from yesteryear and find the same lovely chef in the kitchen not looking any older !... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I was here with family and friends for a meal and enjoyed it very much. The food is superb. Location is great - right on the Royal Mile. It is a small restaurant and booking in advance is essential. The restaurant is downstairs in a cellar area which is a nice experience and quite typical of some of the nice... More 

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lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We visited the restaurant on the first evening of our visit to Edinburgh. We found the restaurant easily by walking from our hotel. We were made to feel very welcome when we arrived and received great service throughout the meal. The food was of high quality as was the wine. We enjoyed our evening so much that we can't wait... More 

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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We had decided to go to Edinburgh for my birthday and I booked this restaurant before we left - it was one of the best meals I've ever had. The haggis starter is superb (and lots of it too)! The service is excellent and the staff are really welcoming. As it only seats around 24 people, booking in advance is... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Very small,only 7 tables and approx 25 covers. Essential to book in advance. The menu is scottish based,not extensive but very good. Well cooked and presented food. Recommend medium cooked venison. Service friendly ,decor traditional. Will definately visit again, not cheap but worth the money. 1 starter, 2 mains, 1 dessert 1 coffee with shortbread & fudge and wine £... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

we booked for fourteen and got two tables. The restaurant is actually on the Royal Mile, tucked under street level. Restaurant was a bit chilly but had nice atmosphere with beams. Menu was Scottish oriented, salmon and haggis were on the menu among other things. Wine choice was good. Staff was quite friendly. Food was served at the same time... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I visited Dubh Prais on a weekday afternoon at about 5:30pm and was lucky to be able to get a table without making a reservation. Contrary to the unassuming exterior the modestly-sized restaurant had great ambience and excellent service. I had the wild mushrooms for starters and salmon for mains (which came with baby potatoes and boiled vegetables on the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We walked into a very small, unassuming basement dining room. We didn't book but we got there early at 5.30pm and had a table until 6.45pm. Walk-ins started to get turned away from 6pm onwards though so I'd advise booking. Food arrived quickly and was excellent. We had mentioned we would share our haggis starter and we were very pleased... 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: Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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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.