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“Well cooked steak” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The McKirdy's Steakhouse

The McKirdy's Steakhouse
151 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8AG, Scotland
+44 131 2296660
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Ranked #143 of 1,826 restaurants in Edinburgh
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Well cooked steak”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Have been here a few times. My husband and I like our steaks cooked differently, but both came out exactly the same time and perfectly cooked. I like mine rare, and sometimes this can be cold in the middle of not done right, but this was perfect. Rare in the middle but warm all the way through. BYOB as well.

Visited March 2012
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Pontycymer, Wales, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“birthday celebrations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

amazin steak. best we have ever tasted. Only small criticism would be as you walked in there was a curtain behind the door which lowered the tone a little. Would still highly reccomend

Visited January 2013
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Bath, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“First class service & food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

My first time in Edinburgh and this was the 1st restaurant we ate in - I was so impressed with the service, all the staff couldn't do enough for us we were so well looked after.
A lot of thought clearly goes into the food with a focus on great produce cooked by talented chefs. It was delicious! The owners are a team of brothers who also own a butchers so they really know their meat!
Restaurant was busy with both locals and tourists - clearly a well loved restaurant in the area.
Thank you so much to the team - when we come back to Edinburgh this is the first place we'll be heading!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dunoon, United Kingdom
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“Average tasting Steak and service.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We visited this steakhouse on Thursday 10th January after making a reservation for 8pm as we thought it might be busy. We arrived early and was shown to a table with only 2 other diners present. We got drinks and decided on what we wanted as the steak house began to fill up. More people created a better atmosphere and it was good to see that you could bring your own bottle of wine which a group of males did that we noticed.

Our order was taken but not in order of arrival, but thats not a huge problem although it meant we had waited a wee while. We just thought maybe it was a genuine mistake. The sirloin was cooked as directed but not the thickest piece of steak that I have ever seen for that price, and my chicken and haggis was nice.

We did enjoy our food on our visit but dont think we will be rushing back next time we visit the capital.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Bath, United Kingdom
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“The most delicious beef I have ever had.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

Our receptionist booked us a table at McKirdys on arrival, which she highly recommended.
We were not disappointed! The quality of the beef was exceptional. I understand that the family run steakhouse also runs a butchers near by which explains all the knowledge sourcing the tasty meats.
In addition to the excellent food, the costumer service was exemplary. Probably the most genuine, friendly and kind service I have experienced. Thank you to all your team.

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