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“Tasty Breakfast”
Review of Filling Station

Filling Station
Ranked #442 of 2,457 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $20 - $26
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Broughton & Calton
Description: Filling Station coast to coast American restaurant and bar, has been created by a team of people who genuinely love good quality food, drinks and good times! No doubt you're thinking, well doesn't everybody want that? It's true many people do, but we have genuinely struggled to find somewhere that actually delivers all of these things. So our solution was simple - let's do it ourselves, the result is Filling Station.
Guangzhou, China
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Tasty Breakfast”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Stayed in Edinburgh for 2 nights in January and had breakfast here both days. You get 2 for £10 (choosing from a variety of things: pancakes, full Scottish, vegetarian, eggs benedict etc). I had traditional breakfasts both days. Staff were all extreemly friendly - they were also happy to swap breakfast items at no additional charge.
Only critisism is that toast was not included but then for the cheap price it's not really a problem.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Muppet333
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Gillian K, Marketing Co-ordinator at Filling Station, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Hello

It's fantastic to hear you visited Filling Station for breakfast both days! We are so glad you enjoyed dining with us :) Hopefully you'll visit us again next time you are in the area!
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California
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“OK food at high prices”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Being from the US, going into the Filling Station was definitely like entering a restaurant back home. The decor was fun and appropriate to the theme: someone there clearly did their homework. The American-styled food was good but nothing exceptional. However, the service was pretty slow. Also, the prices were higher than other restaurants we went to on our trip. Granted it is on the Royal Mile but we ate at much cheaper restaurants there.

  • Visited July 2012
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Gillian K, Marketing Co-ordinator at Filling Station, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to review us! It's great to hear from an American that we are keeping things authentic - we try our best :) However I'm really sorry to hear you didn't think the food/service/pricing were quite right. We'll definitely take your comments on board.

Thanks again :)
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dunfermline
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“Nice meal”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

2nd time at this restaraunt in just over a month fast becoming one of my favourites,service exceptional thanks to a young lady by the name of Lucie.Atmosphere & meal itself were 1st class the best barbecue chicken fajita's i have ever tasted.Will return on my next visit to Edinburgh .

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank paulDunfermline
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Gillian K, Marketing Co-ordinator at Filling Station, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Great to hear you are fast becoming such a big fan! Hopefully see you again soon (we'll pass your compliments onto Lucie!) :)
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Amazing”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

I recently stayed in Edinburgh and went to Filling Station in the Omni Centre on Monday, March 18th at around 9.00pm. Myself and my partner were greeted by a very friendly guy behind the bar, who showed us to a table and stood chatting to us for a few minutes, which is rare these days. The food was out of this world and the waitress that looked after us was a lovely, polite and bubbly girl. It was such a friendly atmosphere and the waitress came over to us a number of times to ask if everything was ok. 10 outta 10 for food, service and the friendliness of the staff. They deserve a raise :) Will definitely be back.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Tony D
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Gillian K, Marketing Co-ordinator at Filling Station, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Hi Tony

Thank you for your review! So pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. We'll pass your compliments onto the staff - they'll be delighted! Hopefully you'll come and visit us next time you are in Edinburgh :)
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Quick bite”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We were in town & fancied a quick meal, 2 courses for £10.95 & we were provided with fast & efficient service & of course full bellies. Will definately return!

  • Visited February 2013
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Gillian K, Marketing Co-ordinator at Filling Station, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Hi Steven

Thanks so much for your review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your visit to Filling Station and made the most of our specials menu :) Look forward to seeing you in Filling Station again soon!

Gillian
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