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The Fountain

Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
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131 Dundee Street, Edinburgh EH11 1AX, Scotland
+44 0131 229 1899
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Tue 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I live not too far from here and have been a couple times. However tonight when we went the portion sizes seemed a lot smaller, and the meal overall just lacked a little bit for the price of everything. I had the risotto which was very tasty, and my boyfriend had the shin bone pie, which also tasted good, but... More 

Thank Alexis B
west lothian
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Out cycling along the canal Strolled into the fountain for a cappuccino and to sit outside in the sun for a bit Lad behind the bar was pleasant Made great cappy Nice clean bar

Thank stripesWestLothian
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was pleasantly suprised at the quality of the food, the portion size and the chilled atmosphere. The wife and I left with full bellies and a smile on our faces.

Thank Nicktheone
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best vegetarian risotto!! Great size portions, everyone really enjoyed their meals. I'll definitely be back! :) xxxx

Thank Tahni_Rush
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent find in Fountain Bridge. Great quality gastro pub food, gluten free clearly marked. Service was great and friendly.

Thank DEM1975
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Regardless of quality or quantity a Sunday roast is only really edible hot. On the plus side the staff were fairly friendly.

Thank Axisofelvis
Punta Cana
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has been our local pub for the last year and we love going. It serves really tasty food that is a bit pricier than most pubs but worth it. Great atmosphere for drinks any night of the week.

Thank Karyn1989
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely lunch, great staff, no one rushing us out. Loved it, will definitely be back! Loved it, thank you so much

Thank Mhairi S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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642 reviews
448 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here with a business colleague recently and again it was very good. Wine is reasonable, steaks were cooked to perfection. Nice calamari starter to get things going. Always consistent and never a disappointment.

Thank Patrick H
Central Scotland
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

It was a Monday lunchtime so a bit quiet, but met by a lovely waiter who dealt with the 6 of us really well, making recommendations and suggestions. The food was good and I will definitely be walking that bit further to go here for a drink or lunch again.

Thank Scotsbunny

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Dundee Street, Edinburgh EH11 1AX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 0131 229 1899
Near Fountain Park

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?