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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
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Lavenham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dubh Prais is tiny - 24 covers - but oh so perfect. Friendly staff, congenial atmosphere and a chef who knows what he's doing. The menu choices were varied and interesting and I could happily have chosen several different things for each course. They all sounded fab. In the end, I had a starter made with smoked salmon and my... More 

1 Thank TammyJackson
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Simply the best restaurant in Edinburgh. Limited menu offering top quality Scottish produce cooked to perfection with fantastic service. I have been here many times over several years and always very impressed and as it is small and intimate you are advised to book.

Thank MandC
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was superb quality, authentic Scottish cuisine very well presented. However quite expensive. Surroundings not the best as it is quite compact and close to other diners. Service was superb though so highly recommended.

Thank Gingeroadonis
Benidorm, Spain
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family were here 2weeks ago for dinner and it was really lovely.as it was my birthday they paid extra attention to my dessert which had a candle on it and chocolate piping which spelt ou happy birthday which was very nice. The staff were so nice and smiley. Would certainly go again

Thank csimpson51
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a good time at this Scottish restaurant. The dinner was perfect. The ingredients were fresh and tasty. I would recommend reservation since the place is quite small. They got like 7-8 tables at most.

1 Thank Raphatsanun B
Gresham, Oregon
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315 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did my research and made reservations before we traveled from our home in the USA. Seeing we were going to be in Edinburgh during the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Fringe Festival, I knew it would be extraordinarily busy, and it WAS, (i heared them turning people away because every table was booked. This was one of my favorite... More 

1 Thank SuzanneLG
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wedding Anniversary, in Edinburgh, where to eat, .....Dubh Prais. Managed to obtain a booking, always book well in advance, taxi up to the Royal Mile, down the stairs and there it is. Great as always. we have eaten here a number of times and have never been in any doubt as to the quality and presentation of the food and... More 

2 Thank pmel018
West Yorks
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

2 Thank WandererWestYorks
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

1 Thank TrevorJFoulkes
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

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 

1 Thank hollymccabe2016

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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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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