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The Waiting Room

Scottish, Bar, International, Pub
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7-8 Belhaven Terrace | EH10 5HZ, Edinburgh EH10 5HZ, Scotland
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 1:30 am
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Penicuik, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ate here on Saturday 13 August 2016. Late lunch with some old colleagues. Welcoming and friendly. Efficient staff. Food served quickly, and very acceptable. We all agreed that our dishes were fine, and a bill of around £70 for 5 of us, including desserts and soft drinks, was not going to break the bank. Worth a visit.

Thank Andrew G
Traralgon, Australia
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158 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been coming here over the years on visits to Edinburgh as it is the "Local" to a good friend. Service is always friendly and efficient and there is a decent range of drinks and food on offer. The premises is big and uncrowded even when busy with plenty of tables and seating whether you are eating or just in... More 

Thank Nostratamis
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Waiting Room has undergone a minor facelift since we were last there. It's lighter, brighter and generally looking fresher. The menu has been slimmed down (a good thing IMO) and has a few new additions. The seabass was really lovely (unexpectedly so!) as was the cod - we were both really quite impressed! Good, quick service and not overly... More 

Thank Hazeywazey
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub food and great selection of beers. A good pub with atmosphere especially if you're into watching sports.

Thank JAD1954
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a late lunch on a Saturday with some old work colleagues. Service very efficient and pub was not too busy. Had Fish and chips which was great. Batter on fish crispy and great chips. My friends had no complaints from their dishes. Very enjoyable. Would definitely revisit if in area.

Thank Suzanne S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Very busy bar/restaurant with a great vibe. Staff were lovely and very attentive. We had a chicken burger and a steak burger they were amazing! Will definitely be back to try more on the menu. X

1 Thank saz9495
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Had a very pleasant time at the Waiting Room. Food was excellent and good value for money.Good selection of wine. Hope to return soon.

1 Thank PTB76BBT
United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Visited yesterday, service extremely slow & unfriendly! Food was very basic, luke warm, tasteless & side salad had no dressing. People were sitting at every table in front of the massive windows, the manageress decided to go outside and slide the windows wide open without consulting anyone who was sitting eating hot food, extremely rude!! People complained and were met... More 

2 Thank suntanboy
Dundee, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I went here with some family members and was impressed by both the scope of the menu and the quality of the food. It is a pleasant enough pub restaurant to sit in (quiet and spacious) and the prices are reasonable enough though the service, whilst courteous, was a little slow. I would definitely go back, though, to try out... More 

1 Thank TheGlobetrotta
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

We pop on here quite often after a walk with our spaniel. Usually it's busy but we always get a seat. Friendly staff reasonable prices and food good. By the way nothing to fear from that new restaurant opened up the road. Food not as good and expensive

1 Thank moira a

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $20
Scottish, Bar, International, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 1:30 am
10:00 am - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7-8 Belhaven Terrace | EH10 5HZ, Edinburgh EH10 5HZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: 441314529707
A welcoming local pub situated in the heart of Morningside. Our friendly staff will serve up a varied selection of the best Scottish craft beers, or if you're not a beer person, maybe one of our mouth-watering cocktails, or something from our extensive spirit and whisky gantry.

Between 11.30 am and 9.00 pm, we also serve up an extensive and reasonably priced menu of delicious home-made food, which includes our much loved burgers and sizzling fajitas; and if you're out and about early on (or need some help recovering from the night before...), we serve a hearty Scottish breakfast until 1pm (3pm weekends), and fresh coffee all day.

Sports fan? The Waiting Room is the place to be for all sporting events. With 5 large TVs and a 6-foot big screen, we show all major football, rugby, golf and tennis tournaments, and our staff are always willing to accommodate requests when possible (we can have up to three different things on at one time).

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?