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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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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68 reviews
58 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
Lafayette, Colorado
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98 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

This is indeed the perfect setting for a quiet lunch, but you must choose your time, at the weekend on match days it can be very busy and full of the sporting set. But the food is first class and of excellent value. The service is good and friendly and the quality is perhaps the best in the immediate surroundings.

2 Thank Bob S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

Good Local Bar. Nice food, great service, allows dogs in and large options of drinks. Ideal for a meal, as a starting point or to watch sport.

Thank Stob19
United Kingdom
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Came For dinner just after 8pm; food arrived within 10 minutes; another couple turned up a few minutes after us and were told the kitchen had closed...... Would love to come back as service was lovely and on a busier night I think it would be a good place for food and a drink, but overall, left on this occasion... More 

Thank Paul_Gribbon
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

We live locally and regularly enjoy our visits to The Waiting Room. Recently under new management and is as good if not better than before. Some nice decorative touches with outside lanterns introduced which look good on a dark Edinburgh evening. Food is decent and the midweek lunch menu is particularly good value. Can also recommend the Breakfast Rolls which... More 

1 Thank AdeTheJambo
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

Excellent, welcoming service, immaculate facilities, great, consistently tasty food. Well done Vanessa in your role as the new manger for looking after the regulars, particularly Graham and his gorgeous daughter Katherine!!! Keep up the great work, this lovely local comes highly recommended.

1 Thank Liliana R

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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?