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Dirty Dick's

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Address: 159 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 4LS, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 260 9920

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Friends birthday trip

Just happened to walk pass and stop in for a drink or two. Very cozy and all tables were taken so must be good. Didn't had food but drinks were nice especially the cider. Would... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just happened to walk pass and stop in for a drink or two. Very cozy and all tables were taken so must be good. Didn't had food but drinks were nice especially the cider. Would def return if in Edinburgh

Thank udz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Called in when passing and was very pleasantly impressed. Great atmosphere, pretty lights and eclectic decor. Very busy but soon got a seat. We didn't eat but good seemed popular. Nice gin and tonic in a nice glass with plenty of ice and they even had pink grapefruit, just how I like it! Staff very pleasant and seemed very organised... More 

Thank herringfish
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my husband are in Edinburgh Christmas shopping and passed this while wandering about. Went in at 8pm and it was really busy but the staff were great got us a table straight away. Ordered some food it was gorgeous just wot the doctor ordered in a cold night.. I had haggis, taties, beeps and hubby had dirty cow... More 

Thank Kelly P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tracked this pub down as i found it online before our trip! Was a bit out of our way on foot but worth it. Very snug little pub with a wide range of drinks and local traditional food. We had a few starters which we served quickly and cooked to perfection! Haggis balls weren't are thing but when in Rome... More 

Thank Gemma M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Splendid pub with great food. The decor is great....the beer is good, and our three meals were all great. Particularly impressed with their Haggis. Stunning... (the mashed potato was a bit to smooth) but, Haggis just wizz.

Thank Donald A
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was hungry and lucky to get a seat in the crowded room. All the items on walls and ceiling made the premises both cosy and unusual. Visiting Scotland, I chose a haggis plate, which was nicely prepared and precisely the right thing for a hungry person! Nice staff too. Definitely a place to return to.

Thank Lisbeth L
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are looking for a pub with character, this is it. Great drinks and a non-touristy atmosphere. We LOVED our visit to Dirty Dicks. We just stopped for one, but it was well worth it and a place we will not soon forget.

Thank kas31614
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

A great find! Real quirky pub with an excellent selection of whiskey and beers. We haven't tried the food but if you want to stop for a drink then highly recommend.

Thank Jeff R
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

A fantastic quirky pub with cosy seating and awesome decor. Service is very friendly and quick, food is excellent (best burger I've had in a long while).

Thank herzeleid22
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Loads of character. The staff is friendly. The beer is good. There is even a random trap door behind the bar. If you are in the vicinity, be sure to stop by.

Thank Squeakasarus

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Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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