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“Below Average” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ghillie Dhu

Ghillie Dhu
2-6 Rutland Place, Edinburgh EH1 2AD, Scotland
+44 131 222 9930
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Ranked #551 of 1,899 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $8 - $39
Cuisines: Scottish
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Originally St Thomas Episcopal Church, Ghillie Dhu has been beautifully restored to showcase its traditional features. With an enviable location tucked in at the West End of the city centre, we are a short distance from Haymarket Train Station and directly opposite all major bus routes. Awarded Best Small Venue at the Scottish Event Awards two years running the team pride ourselves on the quality of catering and service we provide.Ghillie Dhu benefits from a dedicated and experienced Events Team who are poised to look after your event from enquiry right through to completion. Our Chef has created a variety of mouth-watering menus from the best produce that Scotland's larder can offer.Free wifi access is available every day of the week, ideal if you've got a working lunch or just feel like a nosey on Facebook.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Below Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

I don't understand the good reviews for this place, I've been for lunch about 3 times over the last couple of years. Most recently 2 weeks ago. The service is really bad, food over priced for what you get. Maybe I've just been unlucky?

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“A wedding to remember”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We attended a wedding at this venue and it was excellent in every way. The food was served as a buffet and was top quality and plentiful with a great variety to suit all tastes. The venue itself was beautiful and very atmospheric making a really lovely backdrop to the ceremony and the celebrations. All the bar staff and waiting staff were very friendly and helpful in every way. Would definitely recommend and would not hesitate to return for dinner or drinks again. Great live music in the bar later on at night which would encourage a return visit soon.

Visited February 2013
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“Good for big groups but not the greatest food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Met up here with around 10 other friends. Managed to get a booth to ourselves which could seat us all which was good. Table service. I had the steak pie and was not over enamoured with it, other liked it but not to my taste. Plenty of meat filling in it though.

Visited December 2012
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“Good Atmosphere with Excellent Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

A short walk from Princes Street, i had an enjoyable evening meal with a group of friends here. I ordered the Fish Pie and was given a very generous dish which was excellent and packed full of flavour. A couple of friends ordered the beans on toast which came with a salad and griddled bread, i couldnt believe how high-class they'd made a student staple! Theres a wide variety of spirits, wines and ales to chose from and whilst we were eating there was some live music which added to the atmosphere.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Run by incompetents!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

I'm sitting in this place right now, on a rugby wkend (for which they are apparently renowned) and the service had been disgraceful. Cold food, late food, cold coffee, no cutlery for our meal. Even the staff admitted that "it's a rugby day an everything has gone wrong". They were ill prepared and it isn't even that busy. Poor show. Wouldn't mind if it wasn't so bloody expensive. Don't come here unless you enjoy being treated like a hungry caged animal. At least I'm using the free wifi to post this review :)

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