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Greyfriars Bobby Bar

#234 of 1,788 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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30-34 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QE, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
0131 225 8328
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The title pretty much sums it up. It's standard bar fare, but the staff are friendly and there are a couple of decent ales on the bar. It can get pretty busy with tourists, so if you are desperate to get a seat in this bar in particular, it might be worth booking. However, there are plenty other places nearby.

Thank Lee_n_Dee123
Nashville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate here twice in the 4 days we were in Edinburgh. Their Mac and Cheese is unbelievable!!!! It does get crowded so you may want to make a reservation or get there early

Thank Jube37135
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Triple cooked chips, dirty chips and sausage in a sauce, def must try, cozy little bar area and friendly staff, food came quick too

Thank Tii8
London, Canada
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner in this pub our last night in Edinburgh. The food was very good and the service was great. Reasonably priced, good food and a nice atmosphere.

Thank Wally M
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was excellent. The only complaint I have is that they were going to be changing the menu next week so they were out or low on items on the current menu. It happened that they were out of the actual meal I had gone in there for but what I chose as a substitute was excellent.

Thank Peeps69
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good ambiance and nice beers on tap. We were also gladly accepted despite being a 'group of lads' (not all places in Edinburgh were so welcoming)

Thank The_Creg
Conway, Arkansas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this while walking around Edinburgh. Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. We shared the triple dessert and they were all very good. Highly recommend the macaroni and cheese. Delicious.

Thank 755carolynb
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Am currently working through a plate of haggis, beeps and tatties with gorgeous whisky sauce. Absolutely delicious and less than £10. The bar is also right next to the love Greyfriars church yard. Would happily eat here again.

Thank Nicola C
Billingham, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited after we had finished the local bus tour where the Greyfriars Bobby Memorial had been explained. Busy but we managed to get a table and seat. Excellent service and worth a visit for a pint / glass of wine with food if required.

Thank home4valerie
Guildford, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff and good pub grub. A great selection of beers constantly refreshed to keep range new. Reminds me of the London pubs Nicholson run. Good atmosphere

Thank 753anthonyl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30-34 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QE, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 0131 225 8328
You will find Greyfriars Bobby's Bar in Candlemaker Row Edinburgh within a short stroll of Chambers Street, Grassmarket and George IV Bridge - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.Greyfriars Bobby's Bar is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

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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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