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Dubh Prais

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123B High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
131 557 5732
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Raleigh, NC
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

An outstanding meal in a small (22 seats) and unassuming (downstairs) location. The venison in port wine reduction sauce was mouth watering and you could cut it with your fork. Lamb medallions were seared and cooked perfectly. Very sweet and attentive waitresses. Make the effort to find it, and make reservations.

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Vancouver BC
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cannot understand how they warranted all the great reviews on TA. My haggis dinner was average. May be that is what haggis is like. But one of my companions had salmon that was dry, and another had cod that was definitely stale.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food they offer is definitely one of the best we have had in Edinburgh. The atmosphere of the restaurant is however not very impressive. The layout is not very good and the overall feeling you get from the place and the staff is a bit blend and flat. A bit of a pity, honestly, considering the high quality of... More 

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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went for a pre-theatre meal on 18th August before attending the Festival Theatre. Thankfully we had booked well in advance as we watched so many being denied the chance of tasting such delicious food.I had the wonderful saddle of venison and my friend the Chicken dish followed by the dessert of the day Blueberry and Raspberry cheesecake.The sauces accompanying... More 

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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A quite excellent dinner well presented and superbly cooked. Unpretentious but seriously good Scottish fare in an intimate basement setting. Worth booking, only a couple of dozen -ish covers.

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Scotland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of our favourite restaurants as good as ever. Haggis starter shared then special of collops in the pan for me. If you are in Edinburgh then this place is well worth a visit. Simple menu but everything is quality, arrives piping hot (if it's supposed to!). Trip advisor rating doesn't lie, this place really is good.

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Rugby
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You wouldn't know this restaurant was there with its modest signage and hidden downstairs. The food was perfectly cooked, well presented and delicious and the service was good.

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was taken here by friends prior to attending the military tattoo. Wonderful venue small and intimate. Staff welcoming and knowledgable. We're also very familiar with routine and timings for tattoo attendees. I had haggis with cream sauce, lamb cutlets and chocolate terrine. Friends had smoked salmon, meat platter, sole and callops (beef) and ice cream . All meals were absolutely... More 

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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My number one restaurant in Edinburgh. The restaurant is quite small and you need to book but don't let this put you off. The staff are very helpful and welcoming. The food is excellent. The cheesecake special tonight was tremendous. Thanks again to all the staff for a lovely evening!!!

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From outside The street it does not seem what incredible it is. Small restaurant in an basement. The service (Spanish girl from Córdoba ) was perfect. We ordered haggis as a starter. It's was the first time we ate haggis and was excellent. As a main course we ordered sole and red deer, an both also very very good. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
European, British, Scottish
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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

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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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