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Travelers' Choice2022
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$4 - $18
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Southside & Holyrood
0.8 miles from Edinburgh Old Town
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All reviews venison stew chilli specials board excellent pub scottish breakfast at reasonable prices nice atmosphere friday night royal mile beer malts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff are the best - friendly, knowledgable, swift and professional. Pub is full - Wednesday night - because it is an enjoyable place to have a drink with friends plus interact with people. We will be back.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 8, 2022

A party id 15 or so attended a refreshment-based reunion there last week. Amazing accommodating staff, reasonably priced drinks for Edinburgh, Comfortable atmosphere, mixed patronage. Food amazing with a good specials board, Great Venison stew, like Gran used to make.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 25, 2022 via mobile

Food was unbelievable ordered a Scottish breakfast and went large with it was very good, Holly the server was very good and attentive despite the restaurant getting very busy . Will definitely be back!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 22, 2022

We really enjoyed the Abbey. We ate there twice. Full menu with fair prices and mouthwatering pub food. Staff was very accommodating, despite our ignorant questions. Fish & Chips and steak & ale pie were both delicious here. It's in a student neighborhood but serves...a variety of folks. Very close to Arthur's seat.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 20, 2022

I had a baked fish dinner in a light sauce for 11 British pounds, which I thought was a good price compared to 20+ pound elsewhere. Had a few wee drams of whiskey's as well. Came back the next night, but due to Queen's death...and congestion in the city, the cook didn't make it into work:(More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 25, 2022

Food very good. Great ambiance. Very reasonable prices for food and drink. Service prompt and pleasant. All very good. Will definitely be back when next in Edinburgh. Very happy to recommend.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 13, 2022 via mobile

Excellent pub dinners. Good choices with a Scottish twist to different dishes (haggis burgers!). Nice atmosphere, not so many tourists more of a local pub feeling. The second time we were there we did a whisky tasting as a "dessert". Very good selection of whiskys....Next time we're in Edinburgh we'll be back!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 21, 2022

Great pub on S Clerk Street on the way into Edinburgh with wonderful staff and great food at reasonable prices . You would go a long way to get a better meal

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 22, 2022 via mobile

In town for a wedding and needed last minute brunch for 32 people because our prior venue closed without notice. Not only did they pull it off, but the food was wonderful and their staff is top notch. Special thanks to Josh and Nikki. We...have also eaten dinner there and found nothing but the best in service and food.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 6, 2022

Came here for breakfast, as the hotel we were staying in didn't have a kitchen. We had actually come in the previous afternoon for a beer, and noticed they opened up in the mornings for breakfast, so decided to give it a go. Staff were...all really friendly and the service was very quick. The breakfast was really good value for money. I had pancakes with bacon and maple syrup which was delicious and a decent sized portion. The bar itself had a good selection of beers and whiskies and was reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 4, 2022

busy pub but not too noisy, service a wee bit slow but luckily had time , waiter not sure how to make a liquer coffee my friend ordered.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 9, 2022 via mobile

A small quite lively bar with friendly staff serving really good good. Booking possible but not essential. Big selection of whiskey.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 3, 2022

Bigger than a normal pub. Great chips (french fries.) TV's for sports watching. Outdoor seating. Service was decent.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022 via mobile

Went there twice in a row. Awesome food (Haggis was delicious!) and great prices Family friendly for a late lunch or early dinner. Kids loved the soup and the garlic bread was awesome :-) Could not try the whisky selection but had several pints of...tasty beer. When we will be Edinburgh again we will head back here for sure! Quick service, helpful staffMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 17, 2022

We were down in Edinburgh for a week from our home in Aberdeen and were determined to try some new places. Although we were staying some distance away near Saughton Park we had a bus which took us from outside our rented apartment straight to...The Abbey Bar. Having read the reviews and having had a look at the menu we decided this was the place for us. We were lucky to get a table as the bar was very busy and before long we were served some delicious food washed down by MrSc's favourite drink of choice, Bellhaven Best and a cold glass of wine for me. We were so impressed with the quality of the food and the friendliness of the staff we returned twice more during our week long stay, once for food and the other time for drinks including a whisky flight and cocktails. Can't wait to return on our next trip to the Capital.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Oh yes! This is a very comfortable place to be.
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Hi Valentina ! I am sorry I haven’t saw animals in the restaurant both times I have been
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5