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The Holyrood 9A

#135 of 1,832 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town
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Edinburgh, EH8 8AE 9A Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8FQ, Scotland
+44 131 556 5044
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We used to be a regulars at the 9A but we moved out of the area, this was our first time back in a while, we weren't disappointed. The selection of starters and burgers on the new menu was great. Beers and wine very good. We thought it couldn't get any better, then our food came, wow, so good, starter... More 

Thank laureneaston12
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Busy Saturday night with a great atmosphere. Excellent burger options, it was difficult to pick just one!

Thank GavABDN12
Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I walked in without reservations at dinner time on a Friday night and we only had to wait 15 minutes at the bar to get a seat and we were so glad we waited. The bar tender was incredibly pleasant and knowledgeable. The food was so good and the service was very friendly. They had a really... More 

Thank Stacie B
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visted Holyrood 9A on my graduation weekend. Brilliant place, ambience was busy but welcoming, the burgers were fantastic - the best i've ever had (I've had a lot 😜) and great range of beers to choose from. Highly recommend!

Thank Jude S
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great beer selection and lovely burgers. I attended here at the start of a night on the town, nice pints and a great burger with a nice atmosphere.

Thank 19-Ben-90
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here in early Dec 2016. We had no reservation and it was really busy with office parties. But this was not a problem we were seated within 15 minutes. We both had burgers and they were unreal. Really friendly staff, thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank Georgina M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the vegetarian breakfast. It was superb.sausages were very good . So was the Scottish food on my plate.. Don't know what it was but it tasted great. It worked about £10 ahead with orange juice and tea. The surroundings are very good also. Quite trendy.

Thank elvis11Saltash
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place, good selection of food, drinks and lots of lager selection, really enjoy the pint over there. Prices as reasonable, highly recommended.

Thank Maciej M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an enjoyable meal here. Went with the chilli death burger with a gluten free bun. The burger could have done with upping the chilli factor a bit and might have preferred a plate to the wooden board it was served on but otherwise impressed. Nice big portions too.

Thank Cat S
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic gourmet burgers. Price includes fries which were lovely. Great staff. I had the burger with brie and sausage - divine. Highly recommend!

Thank Leigh Ann N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Edinburgh, EH8 8AE 9A Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8FQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 5044
In Edinburgh's old town, just off the Royal Mile, you'll find new The Holyrood 9A. A place to bring friends and discover a local bar restaurant to call your own in the heart of the city. The gleaming pumps offer 20 beer and ale varieties from Scotland and around the world. There's wines and spirits in any which way and a classic cocktail list for your well deserved post-work tipple.The Holyrood's all day menu includes mouth-watering 'two-handers' - an eclectic array of delicious gourmet burgers, with plenty more large and small dishes including options for our vegetarian pals. Ask us about reserving a bar corner or a whole room for your own event. Stay all afternoon or night and spoil yourself. As Alexander Pope said, 'a little beer is a dangerous thing...'

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Staying in Old Town

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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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