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Iglu - CLOSED

2B Jamaica Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HH, Scotland
+44 131 476 5333
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
May 28, 2015
“Very average”
Mar 22, 2015
“Airline food in downstairs economy Bar.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Steakhouse, British, Pub, Gastropub, Scottish
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2B Jamaica Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HH, Scotland
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Reviewed May 28, 2015

Disappointing experience , expensive and very average. I would not recommend this place to anyone in search of a good meal in Edinburgh .

1  Thank John L
Reviewed March 22, 2015

We booked a table for seven at Iglu on a Saturday night. We were in fact situated in the bar downstairs. I suppose we should have had a notion that things were going to be a bit strange when we were asked about three days...More

1  Thank horsetiger
Reviewed March 5, 2015

If you want a cosy atmosphere and a home food feeling - this is your spot. I will say that the space is for cool natural (non fashion people). I love the little sentences written here and there on the wall. Menu was limited in...More

Thank AlainGourmand
Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

Visited the bar at Iglu last night with three friends and had a couple of drinks. We asked for the bill and put £10 each on the plate and gave it to the waitress. She returned about 5 minutes later saying it was £20 short....More

2  Thank WeeStooshie
Reviewed December 24, 2014

Arranged Christmas work do on Thursday 18th with everyone looking forward to it as the menu looked very appetising. When we arrived it was pleasing to know that our party of twelve would have the whole upstairs. Sadly that feeling soon went when everyone realised...More

2  Thank Steve C
Reviewed October 27, 2014

We stopped off from our pub crawl on the route between the Cumberland Bar and Kay's on the off chance they had a free table, upstairs was closed and there were only two other people in the restaurant. The restaurant did fill up before we...More

Thank Travelling_Bairn
Reviewed September 25, 2014

We love Iglu - it's on our doorstep. We go there when we're tired and don't want to cook for ourselves or if we have friends staying, (one visitor insisted we go back next night and have the Peelham Farm organic lamb all over again...More

Thank Sue J
Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice ambience. Very pleasant staff. But main ingredient – the food - was sloppy, overcoked, undercooked, small portions, presented badly, I can think of anything good to say about the food at all.More

2  Thank Lindsay M
Charlie C, Owner at Iglu, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2014

I am so sorry that Iglu did not meet your expectations. We had a full change of staff in the kitchen a few months ago and feedback regarding the food it overwhelmingly positive since then. I am wondering if you came before then? We try...More

Reviewed September 2, 2014

We decided to go to Iglu following a recommendation from a friend, but were extremely disappointed. The service was incredibly slow considering there weren't that many people there and once the food finally arrived it was mediocre to say the least. Definitely would not go...More

Thank Dreamypeach
Charlie C, Owner at Iglu, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2014

I am so sorry that Iglu did not live up to your expectations. We try really hard to provide great consistent food and service. We had a change of chef at the end of August so maybe that could explain the slow service. Best wishes,...More

Reviewed August 22, 2014

The food was slow, but it was so worth the wait! Fishcakes that melted in the mouth and Lamb so full of flavour. Worth every penny!

Thank Willie J
Nearby
New Town
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
...More
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Restaurant Details

Cuisine
Steakhouse, British, Pub, Gastropub, Scottish
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2B Jamaica Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighborhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 476 5333
  • E-mail
Description
Located in a back street 10 mins walk from Princes Street away from the tourist prices. Award winning Scottish food with French and Italian influences. Iglu is famous for using wonderful local produce, much of it being organic and bought directly from artisan producers.We are rated as one of the best places to eat Scottish food in Edinburgh - and there is pretty tough competition - most of the others charge a lot more! Our food has featured in the Michelin guide, we won gastropub of the year, best sunday lunch and many other awards! We think it is great honest food maximizing the flavours of the high quality produce.Cosy and relaxed Iglu is in the historic World Heritage Site Edinburgh New Town. There is a street level bar with real stone walls, Black Isle organic beers on tap (Iglu was the first place in Edinburgh to put them on tap)hand crafted Scottish oak tables and bar tops. There are Oak holders for glass Demijohns contaning hand made Scottish fruit liquers.You can eat in the bar which can seat twenty people here or in the dining room upstairs which seats up to thirty people.Service for us is important - we try and be there for you but not overly attentative. I hope you enjoy your time at Iglu - and tell the world about us! Charlie
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