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“By far the best Burger I've had, anywhere.”
Review of The Holyrood 9A

The Holyrood 9A
Ranked #130 of 2,483 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Bar, Grill
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Southside & Holyrood
Description: In Edinburgh's old town, just off the Royal Mile, you'll find new The Holyrood 9A. A place to bring friends and discover a local bar restaurant to call your own in the heart of the city. The gleaming pumps offer 20 beer and ale varieties from Scotland and around the world. There's wines and spirits in any which way and a classic cocktail list for your well deserved post-work tipple.The Holyrood's all day menu includes mouth-watering 'two-handers' - an eclectic array of delicious gourmet burgers, with plenty more large and small dishes including options for our vegetarian pals. Ask us about reserving a bar corner or a whole room for your own event. Stay all afternoon or night and spoil yourself. As Alexander Pope said, 'a little beer is a dangerous thing...'
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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“By far the best Burger I've had, anywhere.”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Great atmosphere, excellent drink selection and phenomenal food. Afterwards it felt like I should have been paying 50% more.

The sweet potato fries were a highlight, and the Burgers were outstanding.

  • Visited November 2012
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Merced, California
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“Plan to visit more than once if you can.”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

Needed a place near Holyrood to fit with our tight schedule and could not have picked a better establishment. Burgers in a bar might not sound like the best place for food but the fare is well thought out and excellently prepared. Filling, delicious, good value, top-notch service - everything you want in a meal when traveling in a new city. Highly recommended.

  • Visited June 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“First visit - and not the last!”
Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

If you like burgers, this is the place. I had the cilli one and it was fab! Good place for couples or group of friends

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London, United Kingdom
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“Great burgers and beer.”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

After wandering around the streets looking for somewhere to get a nice lunch on our final day in Edinburgh, we came across this place. We'd been looking at the menu outside 'David Bann', the vegetarian restaurant around the corner. We would have gone there if they had a lunch menu, but with it being our final day we had virtually spent up, so didn't quite want to pay the prices of David Bann.

We looked at the menu outside the Holyrood, and after a quick check on Yelp decided this would be a good call.

It's cosy inside, especially with the current Christmas decor. The boyfriend had a halloumi burger which he hailed to be delicious. I also wanted halloumi, but something lighter than a burger after 3 days of over indulgence. There is a halloumi salad on the menu, but I preferred the look of the cesar salad, so opted for this substituting the chicken for halloumi, which was no problem at all. It was lovely.

We stayed here quite a while as there was Blue Moon available, my favourite beer at the moment, which they served properly with a slice of orange.

All in all great lunch with great beer.

  • Visited December 2012
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Boston, MA
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“Best Burger in Edinburgh”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

A great option with its wide selection of beers and the best burger (aside from maybe Cambridge Bar) in Edinburgh. Not a spectacular burger by American standards but great for a taste of home while away.

  • Visited December 2012
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