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Deacon Brodie's Tavern

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Address: 435 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2NT, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 225 6531
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am

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Good Pub

Arrived later in Edinburgh than expected and was worried that we would be too late to find food. Luckily for us near our hotel was a Nicholson’s pub and it was serving until... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Arrived later in Edinburgh than expected and was worried that we would be too late to find food. Luckily for us near our hotel was a Nicholson’s pub and it was serving until 11:00pm. We like this chain when we are in London and knew that they had good food on the menu. We were shown to table quickly and... More 

Thank Pixie4444
Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Struggled to find somewhere to eat on a Saturday during Festival. Could not book and there were 6 hungry people. Arrived at Deacon Brodies and were told we could wait fro a table and it would be 30-40 minutes. In a very short time a table became available and we had a very good meal. The staff were exceptionally helpful,... More 

1 Thank Jackie T
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here several times over the years and as a local always wonder why I bother. Bar us nothing special as is interior. Location is main reason for anyone other than a tourist or visitor going. However on this occasion went with my other half whilst on a visit from England. She loved it. All the history and the nice... More 

2 Thank mcidle98
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant a couple of times in the past and I don't know if the manager's have changed. But the server's their are horrible and will not go back. The last two times I really wanted to give it another shot and hoped that it was just that day. I was with my staff and we... More 

1 Thank Chabela636
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had beef pie and my wife had sea bass with haggis as a starter. Nice food and very good service. Think the prices are fair considering the location near the castle.

Thank Per G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Friendly pub with good attentive staff. Menu is better than the food but it's decent enough pub grub. The range of whiskies is impressive and the atmosphere is welcoming .

Thank Sarah D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Spent a rainy Saturday here brilliant pub staff very helpful had drinks in the bar then food upstairs which was lovely good Scottish fair served by a lovely girl called renata all in all superb pub

Thank Donald E
Louisville, KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This restaurant has the bar on the ground floor and the restaurant up above. We waited in a line for about 20 minutes, before we were invited to "come through". The menu was pretty typical Scottish Pub food. We had stuffed chicken with haggis, mashed potatoes and vegetables and we had cranachan for dessert. The food was all tasty and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

I love this place. The location, the history, the choice of whisky. The food also upstairs is very good and the staff are great to interact with and they're very knowledgeable on their scotch. Trust me, there is a lot of very good competition for being the best bar in Scotland (Edinburgh itself is full of contenders) - but this... More 

Thank Dan S
Monroe, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

I was referred by a friend who was stationed at the base outside Edinburgh back in the 60's- he said we HAD TO go to Deacon Brodie's, and I'm so glad we did! We went for dinner two different nights, and had great meals both times. The fish and chips is bigger than your head, the haggis, neeps and tatties... More 

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