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“Great atmosphere Very romantic great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Dogs

The Dogs
Ranked #281 of 2,449 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, British, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: New Town
upminster
2 reviews
“Great atmosphere Very romantic great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

Last night in Edinburgh Where to go What to do.
Decided to try The Dogs restaurant out on the back of a review we read.
We were on the way to the airport straight afterwards we had 4 bags and 3 people. The staff wrere very friendly took bags out of the way to rear of bar. .
House Red, a plate of Mussels in a spicey tomatoe sauce and chips in goose fat plus the most delicious bread. In an intimate friendly atmosphere that and good service.
Made it one of the highlights of a fabulous weekend.A must on a visit to Edinburgh

  • Visited February 2013
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“Dogs Restaurant, Hanover Street, Edinburgh”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

I live and work in Edinburgh but only visited The Dogs for the first time on Friday 15th Feb. 2013. It certainly won't be my last visit.
This place is excellent and serves seriously good food at affordable prices. It also has a good choice of wines and other drinks.
It's quirky, individual, with lots of character and professional, cheery and helpful staff. And it's located right in the city centre.
Edinburgh has lots of fine restaurants, The Dogs is one of the finest.
More than happy to recommend.

  • Visited February 2013
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“Close to perfection - Highly recommend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

We booked a table last night (17th Feb 2013) as we were spending a night in Edinburgh and had read the good reviews on Trip Advisor - and we weren't disappointed. We booked for 9pm and it was still very busy when we arrived so we were told there would be a slight delay (5-10 mins) before we could order our meals, but wine arrived straight away so not a problem. We loved the surroundings, the style and informal, but excellent service, while the food was simply outstanding. We ordered lamb and mango salad and makrill pate to start and both were delicious. For the mains my wife went for the pork and butterbean stew which looked and tasted amazing. I went for the cauliflower, broccoli and stilton pie - also tremendous. Overall we couldn't speak highly enough of the place, it represented excellent value for money, we will definitely be back and have already recommended to friends. I would put the eating at The Dogs up there with the best dining experiences we've enjoyed in recent years, and we eat out a lot!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank AJC1973
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London, United Kingdom
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“Perfect place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Called last minute for a table which we got the 8.45 which was fine. Amazing food and wine for the menu, not as extensive as others but the quality is something else. What certainly go back when next visiting as the staff are great. The location is just a 2minute walk from princes Street.

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“5* ????”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

This was our second visit, first time was excellent but just gets better.. Love the casual surroundings with great food..
This time I had devillied liver followed by a shared ribeye steak and finally a choc & rasberry tart..
Ok so down to the nity gritty.. Food is great.. We were sat in corner next to window which I think is going to turn into "our" table .. I can only rate this by saying I WILL be back especially since it was only a month since our last visit..

Thank you kindly as our hosts..

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