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The Abbey Bar

65 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9PP, Scotland
+44 131 668 4862
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good35%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
65 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9PP, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is spot on: football on the big screen but you don’t have to listen to it if you don’t fancy: there’s mild music in the background instead and all is kept at a volume so you can enjoy a good chat with your...More

Thank peterrC6433YC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Via the bus service working our way around this area. Stopped at a few recommended "tour" recommendations and found them to pretentious for our style. The Abbey is wonderful. Great food, beers and local folks. In fact, they had a brief power outage when we...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so cheap and the fish and chips were gorgeous. There was no main meal over £12.00 which in Edinburgh is rarer than hens teeth. My dessert belgian waffles were nice and soft and not like cardboard which happens all too often in...More

Thank adamcU6777XT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Abbey is a very friendly spot that we found by chance. Lucky for us, they serve great food, great portions and fair prices. Go for The Abbey Breakfast to get ready for your day plans in Edinburgh or a pint to relax after your...More

Thank marcialmoreira
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there on a Friday late afternoon. The locals were coming in for eats and a pint Had the Steak and Ale Pie and a Tennents Beer (2 pints) and the Potato soup WOW all homemade and filling. The prices were very reasonable and...More

Thank Odyssey828528
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there as part of my 50th birthday weekend celebrations, there were 17 of us. We all had a great night and the food was amazing and beautifully cooked couldn't fault any of it. The atmosphere was vibrant the whole party loved it. Thanks for...More

Thank JuliaR489
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was out in Edinburgh for a birthday weekend with a party of 11. I booked the abbey for 2pm. It was very busy so glad we booked. It was a lovely atmosphere and we were served quickly ! Drinks and food were all reasonably priced....More

Thank angel_val2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the atmosphere of this piace. Food good and delicious Salomon salad. Non pretty expensive the unique mole is the kitchen closin to early. Anyway portions are big enough. We didn't drink scotch so i cannot talk about it but i admit they have a...More

Thank Ilaria C
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

This shoud be rated as one of the best places to eat in Edinburgh! We had breakfast here 3 times and wr only stayed in the city for 3 days :) breakfast is absolutely great and nice priced, staff is cool. We also had lunch...More

Thank 220sabinan
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Lunch midweek yesterday was once again excellent .Food is served all day long and it’s freshly prepared. Smoked haddock with a creamy dill sauce and fresh veg both from the specials blackboard followed by a homemade Brazilian flan and ice cream was really good ....More

Thank Jamesh64
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighborhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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Valentina M
August 30, 2018|
Response from ChiaraM2912 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Valentina ! I am sorry I haven’t saw animals in the restaurant both times I have been
Steve W
April 24, 2017|
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Response from AbbeyManager | Property representative |
Yes pooches welcome
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $19
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
1:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9PP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighborhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 668 4862
  • E-mail
Whisky bar , traditional ales and fresh Scottish fayre. Over 200 whiskies available.
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