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“Good food, shame about indifferent service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Smoke Stack

Smoke Stack
53-55 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
0131 556 6032
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Ranked #475 of 1,901 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $13 - $56
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse, Scottish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Bath, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good food, shame about indifferent service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Had a family meal there, food very good, steaks excellent, calamari very good, overall its was an enjoyable meal, it was only let down by indifferent service from one of the waitresses,

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Mixed views”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Used the pre theatre menu for 7/8, and most found the meal good. However the burger was dry and over cooked. One of our party had from main menu and was very disappointed. The stack was dry and tough (£16)
However, it's a nice place the staff were helpful and most of us enjoyed the food.
I loved the labels explaining use of good scottish tap water!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Quiet and promised more ........ But undelivered”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

A meal with a daughter after a very disappointing Les Miserables movie on a Monday evening: it was almost empty with one other table filled. We shared Nachos which had been emptied from the pack with elegance and panache and the sour-cream and Guacamole dolloped on with equal sophistication and at £6.95 .... Pretty overpriced. I had a burger with some blue cheese topping ...which, sadly, had been reduced to a liquid by an aggressive microwave. A shame as the burger was OK but the chips were from a packet and the jalapeños straight out f a jar. Can the only reason for packet-chips in a country with a proud tattle-picking tradition be lazy chefs in empty restaurants. Great shame to ruin an otherwise good burger with microwaving the cheese topping to death and using McCains Oven Ready chips. Or maybe it was a poor movie.......


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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Excellent Midweek Burger”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Great place to go for a midweek catch up for friends. Great choice of starters - try the chilli! Customise your burger wityh their range of toppings. Always busy, always good service!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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54 restaurant reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Excellent Steaks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I have been eating here for a number of years now and have always had a nice meal. The staff are pleasent and the Ribeye steaks are lovely. Will continue to visit as they will also get you inn and out quickly if you are in a rush.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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