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The Abbey Bar


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


$4 - $19
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews highland chicken haggis scotch whisky steak and ale pie nachos mashed potatoes black pudding chilli salmon salad big scottish breakfast served all day specials board pub food great portions great pub menu is extensive
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Edinburgh this summer and was recommended this place by a friend who had visited the city a couple of years ago. I had an excellent breakfast on my first day and kept coming back up until I left. The service, the food,...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come here often when in the area... Eggs Benedict is very good for breakfast on a boys golf weekend... had soup and a starter last night. Thick tomato soup and Venison bon-bons both excellent staff very good as well

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank paulcH3911WA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well I was surprised walking towards this place about how good it was going to be. Away from the pubs and restaurants close to the Royal Mile and past charity shops there is this little gem. The food was excellent and the service outstanding. There...More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank dodo2761
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in whilst at the fringe as we were intrigued by the number of whiskies on offer. It was busy as the rugby was on but the staff were still very attentive and friendly, and made us feel welcome. We were shocked by the bill...More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank Frances P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found the Abbey Whisky Bar on our way to city centre from our Guest House. A truly fortunate find. The pub is clean and inviting. The staff are welcoming and the choice of food is very good. I chose the Big Breakfast and my wife...More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank John S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We needed somewhere to eat in the morning and this did not disappoint..The Big Breakfast and the Big Scottish Breakfast were both excellent. Loved the Haggis. The staff were friendly and whatever we asked for they were happy to oblige. We ate here every morning...More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank rsssnooker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this Whisky Bar on the first morning of a four day visit to Edinburgh.It is about 1 mile from the Royal Mile. Good menu choices for all tastes - highly recommend one of the Scottish Breakfasts on offer. Very warm and welcoming pub atmosphere....More

Date of visit: August 2019
2  Thank John S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited a few times whilst visiting Fringe. Always busy with friendly atmosphere. Had a meal couple of times. Fair prices decent enough food. Drinks cheaper than you normally find in area. Notice they open early for breakfast too. Staff all friendly and efficient in busy...More

Date of visit: August 2019
2  Thank georgedoull
Reviewed August 6, 2019

Pub grub and whiskey galore! We found a great scotch - Tullibardine 500 - and enjoyed the smokey mac and cheese. Relaxed and inviting. We have a lovely chat with the gentleman seated next to us, who advised us on walking the city. We'd go...More

Date of visit: July 2019
1  Thank Janet B
Reviewed July 30, 2019 via mobile

We went to the abbeybar on our last day in Edinburgh. It was 1 Mile walk from the old town to the south side. The bar was cosy and the food was good! Staff was super friendly. We really recomment this place.

Date of visit: July 2019
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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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December 31, 2018|
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Response from Dougie M | Reviewed this property |
Oh yes! This is a very comfortable place to be.
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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