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The Kilderkin

#404 of 1,780 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Old Town
Bar, Pub, Pizza, Scottish
As featured in Unexpected Edinburgh
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65 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BT, Scotland
+44 131 556 2101
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Lakeside, California
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We only had drinks but took a look at the menu. Lots of unusual items! See the picture I am including. The service was good.

Thank Laura B
Level Contributor
3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came for lunch and they don't serve there main attraction... The Stone Pizzas! Fiancés burger was just a frozen patty, and my sandwich was very boring, something I could have made at home. Beers were good, but wouldn't come back again for lunch.

Thank Jake R
Durham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this pub after a morning at Holyrood Palace. Both The Redhead and I were hungry and keen to find somewhere to eat nearby. We had on a previous visit had lunch in The Scottish Parliament but today decided on a change. We called into The Kilderkin, which, to be honest is located in a rather ugly late 1960's/70's building.... More 

Thank Travel2together
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Dropped in while visiting Edinburgh for a bite to eat and a pint. Simple pub, good cold beer, food was ok (had veggie burger) while my travel companions had a club sandwich (really good), a burger (my daughter didn't particularly love the seasoning, thought it was a little fishy), and my wife had swordfish which she enjoyed). Staff were attentive,... More 

Thank mclaymannn
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very quirky pub at the bottom of the Royal Mile area. Interesting selection of pizzas, including 'world' options with kangaroo, bison, crocodile or rabbit. Good classic pizzas and some other interesting combinations. Well made and cooked. The pub celebrates classic albums and t-shirts on the walls too.

Thank Russell D
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I went to the Kilderkin for dinner. We took pizzas and beers: well, the beers were good, the pizzas were.. squared? Anyway, pizzas were pretty good too! The staff was kind and friendly, the pub itself was good looking both from the outside and the inside and we didn't spend much. Definitely going back for another couple... More 

Thank Martina M
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Without doubt the best place to get kangaroo, bison, zebra, crocodile and haggis all on the same pizza on the entire Mile.

Thank Liam D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit to The Kilderkin. All the food that I saw being served looked good portions and everyone seemed to be enjoying their lunch. Great selection of beers and spirits. Ewan, sorry if wrong spelling of your name, pointed out comfy sofa in quieter part of pub when I said I was looking to have lunch and read... More 

Thank E C
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great find on the mile and easy to walk in and get a table. I could tell this was a local favorite. The pizza was good but you had to go to the bar to order which was hard at some points because of everyone getting drinks. The pizza came out within 20mins and was extremely fresh/ hot. Not the... More 

Thank Amanda M
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here on Saturday 29th July for lunch with my partner. It seemed like a lovely place with a nice atmosphere, but the service soon changed that impression. It was not very busy, but our waitress was rude and couldn't have paid less attention to us as customers if she had tried. The chicken burgers we ordered were poor... More 

Thank Jack Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $13
Bar, Pub, Pizza, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 2101
WE SERVE TWO DISTINCT MENUS; OUR DAYTIME MENU RUNS TILL 5pm AND OUR PIZZA MENU FROM 6pm Traditional Scottish bar with high-quality, home made food and a great selection of beer and spirits.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

Neighborhood Profile
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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