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“Won't be back!”
Review of The Dogs

The Dogs
Ranked #304 of 2,597 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: New Town
Description: ‘the dogs’, hmm, how to introduce this exciting venue? Well maybe some recent history would help. Eight years ago, ‘the dogs’ founder, David Ramsden, after ten years running ‘(fitz)Henry’ then ‘rogue’ began looking for a gap in the Edinburgh dining scene. What he found was a dearth of great value, easy access type venues. Then, having watched the rise and rise of the ‘gastropub’ in England, and the increasing interest in British ingredients and dishes, spearheaded by the likes of Mark Hix, Hugh Fearnley-Whitingstall, and Skye Gyngell, the mists cleared. David began seeking a site in which to install an eaterie that would accomodate such a ‘place’. After many attempts, the site on Hanover Street was finally found. A fantastic location, an added interesting fact is that the same site used to be occupied by ‘The Edinburgh Wine Bar’, spooky. The menu champions Scottish and British ingredients, in dishes that will comfort and excite. Wines on the list are interesting and affordable.
Reviewed March 22, 2014

We should have known after reading the uninspiring menu that we were going to be disappointed. The mussels were particularly unappealing; the smell was disgusting and not easily identified - certainly not like shellfish. The fish and chips were just blah with undercooked batter and overcooked chips. Add to this the sullen attitude of the waiter, poor value for money and we resolved never to try this restaurant again.

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Reviewed March 21, 2014

Quite simply you get they most tastey lunch , served in a very quirky restaurant .
Lovely staff .
Starter of Deviled Liver was knockout.
Black Pudding , bacon and Pigs belly salad just scrumptious , my wife also loved her lunch , with a glass of wine came to under £25 bargain.
Cant wait to go back.
We highly reccommend this restaurant

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Thank vincent w
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

After reading good reviews we booked a table but were disappointed by ambiance of the back room and the unsmiling waiter.
The starters risotto and liver were good, but the fish mains were very average.

Thank Corinne O
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

.....the 5 of us meet every few weeks for lunch in Edinburgh - this Restaurant exceeded our expectations. The atmosphere was relaxed yet efficient, the food was excellent and service faultless with the Owner attending to our table - although he was clearly busy with other diners, our two water jugs were topped up without asking. The meal was very good value with quality ingredients. Definitely a Restaurant us Gals will return to.

Thank Janey1951
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

Fantastic buzz, full restaurant. We got a great table at the window. Lovely meal, ox liver starter was a good size, the squid starter nice but a bit light on the squid. Steak fantastic as was fish and chips. Great value.

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Thank Caroleannes
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