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“Quality and Value” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pret a Manger

Pret a Manger
Castle Street, Edinburgh, Scotland (New Town)
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Ranked #320 of 1,789 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Neighborhood: New Town
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Neighborhood: New Town
Edmond, OK
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8 restaurant reviews
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“Quality and Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I'm in the UK a couple of times every year, primarily Edinburgh and London. When there, I generally grab a sandwich at Pret at least once and I've never been disappointed- Well, that isn't strictly true, as I am very disappointed they no longer offer the 'All Day Breakfast'. But overall, having a place which consistently serves good, fresh and fairly healthy sandwiches is not something to be taken for granted. I only wish Pret had more stores in the States.

I've seen the reviews claiming Pret prices are too high and I have to wonder what some people expect for 2-3 Quid. Have you checked out what McDonald's is charging for their assembly-line manufactured sandwiches lately? Personally, I still find Pret a good value and look forward to my next visit.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brechin, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Don't go to the toilet!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Limited choice for a large pret, especially on a Sunday. Toilets very dirty despite my writing to Pret to complain. Better places to have a sandwich.

Visited March 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Gourmet classy sandwiches!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Edinburgh is quite an expensive city for most tourists. If you do not want to overspend on food, suggest making a trip down to Pret, where you will not find a lousy sandwich.

However, the sandwiches here are not the cheapest around and dining in is way too expensive. If its not too cold, grab the sandwich, find a bench and relax, enjoying the beautiful streets of Edinburgh.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gatehouse of Fleet, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Always a favourite!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I always end up in Pret if looking for a quick sandwich and a tea. My friend opted for the Thai Chicken soup and he wasn't disappointed!
The staff in Prets all over the place are usually helpful and friendly and so it is always a safe place to go for us.
Good choice and good value always!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Overpriced- don't buy the hot wraps!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

Went here for a quick bite to eat. I had the mushroom soup and baguette which was nice, my partner however had a hot chicken wrap which was dry, over heated, small and less than average for nearly £5- my soup and and baguette was cheaper!! Might be back for a coffee but not for food! Disappointed!

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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