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“Intimate family run Scottish cellar” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dubh Prais

Dubh Prais
123B High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland (Old Town)
131 557 5732
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Ranked #22 of 1,982 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Scottish
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
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“Intimate family run Scottish cellar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Great for the more intimate meal, reasonably prices Scottish Fayre cooked to perfection. Based in a tiny cellar seating about 25 in the heart of the old town. A good honest place well worth the visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“cosy, warm, romantic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

visited with my partner on a friday evening after he choose to book this restaurant for my birthday. the service was brilliant, having specials explained thoroughly, our glasses constantly topped up as we were coming to the end, asked if we wanted to keep the cork if we were celebrating, just very thoughtful attentive staff. food was beautiful, one of the best steaks i have had and great value for money. i would say that this restaurant is best suited to couples although i am sure it was suit families and groups of friends but it has a cosy relaxed atmosphere with only a dozen or so small tables, with candles and low lighting, i found this perfect for just me and my partner.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridgeshire England
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“Enjoyable evening with excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Visited with friends on a Saturday evening during a weekend trip to the city and booked this one largely on the reviews from this site.
All four of us thought the food was excellent and pretty good value, the service was very good and informative and although the dining area is quite small, the ambiance was very warm.
It was nice to taste Scottish food and the quality of what we all had, compared favourably with most good London restaurants.
All in all would recommend if you are in the area.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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“a mixed experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

My husband and I had dinner here October 2,2013, and were somewhat disappointed after the very positive reviews. I had the lemon sole with Orkney cheese sauce, which was nicely presented and pleasant; I liked the side dish of mixed, fresh vegetables, including filet beans, which was generous in portion and nicely cooked. My husband had the evening special of beef collops, which was just average, both in terms of the sauce and the meat. While the service was good, the ambience of the restaurant leaves a lot to be desired. It is essentially a crowded basement room with a very casually dressed-most in blue jeans-clientele.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Spot on”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

This intimate restaurant provides a welcome escape from the larger Edinburgh establishments. With friendly waiting staff who are extremely attentive the service was second to none. The menu is small but clearly well designed, focusing only on specialities. Every mouthful of the food served was mouth-wateringly delicious. I have recommended this restaurant to everybody I've met and hope they will book in time to get a table.
Meeting the owner/head chef in the kitchen was a really nice touch and incredible that in such a small kitchen he can produce such masterpieces!

  • Visited August 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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