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The Theatre Royal Bar and Restaurant

Broughton & Calton
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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25-27 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, Scotland
0131 557 2142
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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New Church, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sausage and mashed potatoes were very good. I think they serve different kinds so ask first. The burgers were well done, and I am being kind, actually dry and way overcooked. But with a few pints of local ale, you could choke one down. Service a little slow too start but it was very crowded as there was a... More 

Thank Scott M
Aberlour, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyable food in equally enjoyable surroundings! Perfect for theatre visit being right next door! Menu would suit most tastes and the price was really reasonable!

Thank Catherine M
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't made any dinner plans and happened to be really hungry and walking past! Staff were really friendly and the food was great! I had the macaroni cheese which was one of the best I've had in a while! Football was on but this didn't distract us from having a nice meal.

Thank Lwy9
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very busy, adding to a noisy but vibrant atmosphere. Service was friendly and good and the food was first class with not much waiting time until it arrived.

Thank jch0
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited just recently to see Gary Mullen as Freddie Mercury, what a fantastic show. Always a good venue. The bar is comfortable and if you're early for the show, all you need to do is show you're tickets, and you can sit down and wait for the show, especially if it's pouring with rain. I do like the pavilion

Thank Carole M
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195 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We had a drink outside, as they have a nice terrace. My coffee took ages to come but it was definitely a tasty one! Good bar for friends and a few drinks

Thank Angielondonct
Gambrills, Maryland
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241 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

it was steps away from the glass house and the service was good...the scottish steak is always my favorite in Scotland...good salad and chips.....

Thank 66travelor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Touristy, yes. but the food was tasty and the drinks were plentiful. We came here because we noticed that this place was a bit more busy then the surrounding area. We were able to grab a comfy booth in the back room behind the bar. We had just arrived in Edinburgh so we really needed to sit down and get... More 

Thank T M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Next door to the theatre and lots of old theatre posters above the wood panelling that aim to engender a theme for the pub. This was slightly off-set by the large projection screen TV at the entrance end where sports fixtures are displayed, evidently to the (vocal) pleasure of the clientèle there. The end of pub past the ornate, wooden,... More 

Thank Conor B
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65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Fabulous pre-theatre lunch and a few Guinness. Delicious Sea bass main course, beautifully presented and served by delightful young waitress. A bit dearer than pub grub but still good value. Good atmosphere with lots of interesting theatre posters on the walls. Ideally situated for the Playhouse Theatre.

Thank PeeTeeMascot

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25-27 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighborhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: 0131 557 2142

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Neighborhood Profile
Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighborhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicenter Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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