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Greyfriars Bobby Bar

$$ - $$$, British,
30-34 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QE, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
+44 131 225 8328
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“fish and chips” (41 reviews)
“haggis” (45 reviews)
“pie” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30-34 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QE, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
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11 - 20 of 632 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location. Full of character. Not big. Busy but relaxed. Very. nice meal. Don't be in a hurry.. Value for money for sure. Touristy, yes - but feels like it could be your local as well.

Thank tomfitz46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our last sunny, beautiful day in Edinburgh,and we popped into the always busy Greyfriars Bobby Pub, which is just a block or so from the hotel we stayed at. We got cocktails from the cute bar and enjoyed it as we waited with our...More

Thank Cindycct
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only came in here for drinks but it was very very busy so no seats, the food looked and smelled really nice, Think it would be best to book a table if you are going to eat.

Thank cujimeScotland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a terrific dinner and dessert here while in Edinburgh. The bar staff, hostess and our waitress were on top of their game, the food was wonderful, and the ambiance was great as well. We started with a scotch egg, and both had the...More

Thank PeonyGal212
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been looking forward to eating here then we checked out the menu. It's the SAME menu as half the restaurants in Edinburgh. It's owned by the same family that runs a ton other so we didn't go in. The Nicholsons really need to...More

Thank dragonflyfrisbee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely visit to Greyfriars Bobby Bar. Best Fish and Chips I've had in a long time. We were well taken care of by Hannah, very professional and courteous, Fab Food.

Thank Mags C
Reviewed September 11, 2017

It's located in a corner where everything looks like a castle. Order the meat pie for an authentic experience and fall in love with Scotland.

Thank Rudy M
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

I visited there with my friends and the wait was not long at all. The staff came to greet us and asked us to wait while they were clearing the table. The waitress led us to the table and recommended the local menu since she...More

Thank Choltita H
Reviewed August 31, 2017

Have been to Edinburgh before and on this visit decided to go into Greyfriars Bobby for a drink. When we went in and ordered drinks we also had a look at the menu and the food being served and decided to eat there as well....More

Thank rayeds
Reviewed August 29, 2017

My wife and I visited Scotland at the end of June, and stayed in Edinburgh. We loved every minute of our stay, but we especially loved Greyfriars Bobby. We kept coming back! The food was wonderful, and Louise always made us feel right at home....More

Thank djaymaxx61
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
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: +44 131 225 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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