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Dubh Prais

Certificate of Excellence
Old Town
European, British, Scottish
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123B High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
131 557 5732
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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West Yorks
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in Edinburgh for the uni open day, coinciding with our daughter's 18th birthday. What an excellent choice to celebrate, the food was lovely, particularly the mushroom starters and the venison main. The staff also made our daughter's dessert a bit more special by decorating it for her coming of age. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Booking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second trip to this resturant and again the food was lovely. The table service was also first class. I would book a table if you are going to be in area.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting scottish menu offering some of the best food available. Both food and service were good. However, it is quite expensive which makes it more of a special occasion place rather than one which I would visit regularly. Also, it is very small, possibly 10 tables,which I normally really like but there is a slight lack of atmosphere which... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have nothing but praise for this place. Food was fabulous. Service was impeccable. A bit expensive and worth every penny. We discovered it late during our vacay, or we would've returned. Reservations are a must, it's pretty small. Amazing things from a very small kitchen. Chef is to be commended.

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Grand Isle
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We couldn't make a reservation in advance and we were lucky to get a table. My husband had the venison. I tasted it - and don't usually care for venison- but it was great. I had the salmon starter and steak, which was also fantastic. Unfortunately, I didn't realize when ordering a bottle of wine that you can't take the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our return trip was just as enjoyable as prior trips. Reservations are essential as it's quite small (10 tables). The food is excellent and I put Dubh Prais in my list of top 3 restaurants ever (and I've travelled (and eaten) extensively). I highly recommend the lemon sole with the Orkney cheese sauce although every one of my recent dining... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked this in advance after looking online for a wee restaurant to celebrate our 10 years together... and I am so happy to have chosen this restaurant from start to finish everything was just excellent food and service was above my expectations. Thank you to all that made the food and served it... you made our night extra special. I... More 

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Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This visit was with friends from Australia and was a pre-tattoo dinner. Classic world class Scottish food accompanied by some excellent international wines, served by wonderful staff in a special location. Thank you Dubh Prais for creating a most memorable dining experience for our Ozzie friends

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for an eatery near our hotel and had limited time before our next Fringe event. I found this on tripadvisor....handy that it was opposite our hotel. Based on the good reviews I thought it unlikely we'd get in at short notice. We were lucky, a group was just walking out. We only had time for a main... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

We had a free night and were looking for a really nice meal. Our tour guide mentioned this place for consideration. We stopped in (actually down from street level) and were able to get a reservation for four at 8:30pm. It was worth the wait! Small basement place the seats about 25. White tablecloth kind of place. A little high... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
European, British, Scottish
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123B High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 131 557 5732

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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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