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Justinlees Inn

1-5 Dalhousie Road | Eskbank, EH22 3AT, Scotland
0131 663 2166
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Ranked #54 of 74 restaurants in Midlothian
Cuisines: Scottish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 8, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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44 reviews from our community

41% Recommend
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Visited again swore I wouldn't but because its close to my home decided to give it its third or fourth try on Sunday . Disappointed again . Bland food, poorly cooked taking ages to be served. Wasn't even busy . Waited over 45 minutes for a bowl of custard and some chocolate cake for the 2 kids. Maybe I will... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Went with my husband and daughter for Father's Day with our friends and their daughter reserved a table a week before arrived and they didn't have our booking but not to worry they weren't busy so we got a table I should have realised then and left...... Ordered nacho Mexican to start as a sharing plate for two after 45... More

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Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I think the quality of the Justinlees depends entirely on which chef is on shift that night. We have had good food here on occasion, but mostly it is a good honest 2/5. The only reason we return is its proximity to our house! The beers are equally changeable. They have kept and served a good pint of ale, but... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We went as a family, with two kids under 5. On plus side they have a kids play area... this was the only plus side. As entering the restaurant we could overhear another family complaining of having to wait ages (we should have realised then- and should have left) and the place was pretty empty. The food was awful, all... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Unfortunately, this is going to be painful reading for someone but it is an honest opinion. The place was cold & not comfortable at all, it just didn't feel right (perhaps it was the brightly arcade style prize grabber machine in the middle of the pub) My wife ordered the steak pie, I ordered sausage & mash. When they arrived,... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We were passing through the area and came across The Justinlees. Being hungery we stopped for something to eat and I'm very glad we did. Food was LOVELY. My wife and I both got steak, £10.50 for one or two for £10!! How that works I don't know but lovely they were. All the food was well cooked, well presented... More

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Highlander in Dalkeith, Edinburgh
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Family was off for new Year but I stayed to look after my guesthouse nearby,,,decided to be lazy, Soup came quickly and was superb, Fish was spot on and vegetables cooked just right and served promptly after soup, despite fact it was busy. 80 shilling ale just right. Party atmosphere . Then went home ( 150 yards) and saw the... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Hubby and I popped in here for drinks on our way elsewhere. Thank goodness wee hadn't planned to spend our evening here. It was very cold and we ended up sitting for the the entire visit with our outdoor coats on. Not really very pleasant.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Arrived at 3pm prompt to be left standing in the foyer. Eventually shown to table which was basically in a corridor. Table was very basic, no christmas decorations or wine glasses etc. Affter 5 minutes a young lad came and took a drinks order and 10 minutes later a slightly older boy came over and said everyone was getting a... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

went for meal tonight my husband and i have not had a proper meal for 3 days due to work came here looking forward to a meal fish was under cooked greek lamb was tasteless chocolate waffle cooked to long in microwave that you struggled to cut it disgusting

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