The Netherbow

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Neighborhood: Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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Karen c
2 contributions
Avoid, overpriced, small portions, poor quality.
Oct 2021 • Family
I'm afraid I would not recommend, you visit. The service was very muddled the staff came to check our order 3 times before telling us we couldn't have something we had ordered. The food itself was very poor and overpriced. The children's pasta Bolognese was spicy which was not indicated on the menu. The adults pasta carbonara was the same size as the child's pasta portion. All of the ingredients are very cheap and taste that way. Which I actually wouldn't mind so much if the price reflected this. I do have to say the bagel my daughter ordered was good and very generous with the filling hence the 2 stars but the pasta dishes were pretty terrible. Perhaps reduce the menu and stick with bagels and sandwiches etc. Unless something changes I would say avoid this place.
Written October 26, 2021
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George M
1 contribution
a must visit cafe!
Oct 2021 • Friends
consistently great food and service is always friendly! would recommend the pancakes and egg florentine
Written October 22, 2021
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PJ B
Stone, UK10 contributions
Great food and welcome
Sep 2021 • Couples
Conveniently located on the Royal Mile, reasonably priced and excellent quality. We had a lovely lunch and the warm welcome from the owner and his wife made the experience even better. Highly recommended.
Written September 17, 2021
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Rikki P
5 contributions
Breakfast
Sep 2021
Food was lovely, very friendly staff had a good laugh with them. Also a nice little venue on Royal Mile! Reasonable prices as well
Written September 4, 2021
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Brian M
Fochabers, UK90 contributions
Bit measly
Aug 2021 • Family
Stopped in past for breakfast but it was a bit measly to say the least. Filled breakfast rolls, for example bacon and another filling, contained a single rasher of bacon in a large bap. Much sauce needed just to get some taste away from the bread. Didn’t feel fulfilled at all nor felt it was value for money. A smidgeon under £30 for a family of 4. Not good.
Written August 5, 2021
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James C
Glasgow, UK210 contributions
Lunch
Oct 2020 • Couples
Lovely little cafe with great service. Totally recommend for a bite to eat whilst out exploring the royal mile
Written October 22, 2020
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Hesketh
Manchester, UK31 contributions
Lovely brekkie
Aug 2020 • Couples
Lovely breakfast right in the heart of the old town. Nice friendly staff. Little touches like China mugs for a cosy tea. Thanks. Would visit again.
Written August 27, 2020
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Gary C
Ipswich, UK495 contributions
Worth a visit
Aug 2020 • Friends
Pleasently suprised by this lovely little restaurant. Situated on the royal mile things were quiet due to current circumstances. The service was fast and friendly and the food excellent. Catered very well for gluten free best gf toastie my wife has ever had. Only complaint is they should shout louder about just how good they are for Colieacs. Would highly recommend.
Written August 2, 2020
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Rachii72
Newbury, UK80 contributions
Delicious & great service
Jul 2020 • Family
Delicious burgers - inc veggie, and excellent service. Glad we picked this bistro for our quick bite to eat while in Edinburgh today.
Written July 28, 2020
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Emma H
Rugby, UK256 contributions
Lovely breakfast x
Feb 2020 • Couples
A lovely little cafe with a great menu, and friendly atmosphere. We had the eggs Benedict which was delicious, and very reasonable. the staff were extremely friendly and happy. Very reasonable, we’d love to try again for lunch.
Written February 17, 2020
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