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Elephant House


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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Cafe, British, Scottish
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So busy here I decided to get a takeout coffee. Menu looked good and liked the decor. My coffee was good and prices seemed reasonable. Maybe not best time to visit at weekend when it’s so busy

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Karen R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth checking out but there are definitely nicer places to eat in Edinburgh. The service is slow and the staff aren't that friendly. The portions are small and the prices are much higher than other restaurants. Not bad but nothing special.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 200claret
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Oh dear just read all the bad reviews and kinda glad we didn’t read them before we visited as it might have put us off. We visited on a Monday morning which may have been a quiet time as there were no queues and the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank rosie101010
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Only writing this review in the hopes that management begins to take notice of these increasingly negative reviews and takes action. Today we had a decidedly lacklustre experience at the cafe. Having recommended we visit due to a nicer experience three years ago I was...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank perrijayw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only came here due to the history, but I knew I wanted to actually have coffee and breakfast as well. It was really good and the service was amazing! I had an amazing view of the Castle and the Graveyard JK would walk through.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank CamMohajerin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered full breakfast. Scrambled eggs pre-cooked and reheated (there was black lumps in it); black pudding was dried out; sausage tasteless and toast hard ie not fresh; coffee tepid and weak. Staff indifferent and not properly trained. Toilets disgusting - need i say more? As...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Durris681
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really feel this place is just coasting on the JK Rowling fame now. Seems like none of the staff put much effort into assisting customers and seem surprised to be ask for things like a table, a menu, your order...the usual stuff when you...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank ukdiva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited today with my 6 month old daughter and husband for some cake and coffee, during our visit my husband went to change our daughters nappy and what he found was truly disgusting. The area for changing a babies nappies was so dirty he...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Claire G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Also not one to complain but WOW what a letdown. Go for the picture outside and then LEAVE! Service wasn’t good at all, coffee was cold (even though we asked for extra hot cappuccinos)...then the food came... my mom had oats- what a measly portion...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jessica-Rose R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an extremely popular place due to the Harry Potter connection. We visited for breakfast as we were staying in the apartments above. To be fair to them they don’t overdo the HP bit, just a sign on the front and some pictures on...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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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
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Response from GoTravelate | Reviewed this property |
Patisserie Valerie - superior service and food at a fraction of the price but without the HP / JKR connection
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