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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
+44 131 557 5732
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very lovely food and a lovely place to eat on new years eve. Not to crowdly as other places but you just loved the food! we have been there twice to eat and every time it was a pleasure to eat there

1 Thank Jurgen V
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cosy little cellar restaurant showcasing Scottish cuisine. All four of our party loved their meal. I had a beautiful beef dish in a wonderfully rich red wine sauce. Staff are excellent too. Highly recommended.

Thank Marcus W
Alton, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small venue tucked under ground ..can't be more than 20 covers at a time. Fabulously cooked food, great atmosphere and reasonably priced at around £60/head for New Years meal including wine and drinks. Definitely one to add to the list when visiting.

Thank riverhouse95
Dundee, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here for an evening meal with my parents and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. This was our second trip to dubh prais and we will definitely be back for thirds! The food was lovely and the staff very friendly and attentive. I love the intimate cosy atmosphere of this restaurant although this was slightly spoiled on this visit... More 

Thank Meghann T
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a little gem serving Scottish cuisine. The small restaurant (circa 20 people) offers excellent dining and is situated opposite the Radisson Blu - it is currently hidden be the nearby building works. It has a small but well planned menu, and a good selection of wine and whiskys. Two of us each had 3-courses and shared a bottle... More 

2 Thank Kev W
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went here on Friday 9th December for dinner having read other reviews. We weren't disappointed! Service friendly and professional. Food exceptional. A very cosy dining experience. Will definitely return when in Edinburgh next. Booking is a must. We saw a number of people being turned away. Specials were amazing.

3 Thank Andrew D
Broughty Ferry, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely loved the food, restaurant and service. This restaurant was recommended to me and it did not fail to impress. Not a huge menu, (which is a sign of a quality restaurant), but still varied. So glad I booked this in advance because it was full. It's small, down some steep stairs and not overly fancy. Oh my the food... More 

2 Thank H0ddle
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

Went with a large family party and we all found the food extremely salty and over-cooked. It's very meat orientated with only a little amount of (soggy) veg offered and masses of concentrated sauce smothering the plate, regardless of what you order. I had the smoked salmon starter which was meant to have scallops too - it did but only... More 

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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Wow - the food was great. Try their version of Haggis, it was the best we had in Edinburg. Very small venue, easy to miss, but search it out. It is that good and the price is right!

1 Thank syonk
Doha, Qatar
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65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

Found this hole-in-the-wall by near accident. I'm glad I did. Good staff, fair prices, and a great meal.

2 Thank dutemplar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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: +44 131 557 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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