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“Have the haggis burger!”
Review of The Holyrood 9A

The Holyrood 9A
Ranked #204 of 2,653 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...'
Reviewed March 10, 2014

Walked past this place on the way to Arthur's seat and thought it was worth a try and I was very pleased with what I found. Extensive burger menu,spoilt for choice with beef,chicken,veggie and what I went for was the haggis burger with sweet potato fries,both delicious and nicely presented on wooden board. Also had chocolate brownie with ice cream which was okay,though wouldn't go out of my way to have again....spotted someone else having chicken skewer starters which looked tasty. This pub is at the end of Cowgate so slightly out the way of the main royal mile which goes in its favour as felt less touristy more locals,nicely busy for a Monday night.
Staff very friendly,lots of people serving same tables which was nice as could ask anyone for help.

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Reviewed February 26, 2014

A cosy pub tucked away just off the Royal Mile. The menu is moslty grill and seems to specialise in burgers with a large range on offer.

Pub is owned by the same company running Red Squirrel so unsurprisingly the food is almost identical - burgers served on the same chopping block, same bun, same fries in the same bowl.

Some nice beers on tap. The burger I had was good but as with Red Squirrel the bun was too large for the meat meaning one has to chomp through a load of bread before the meat, very juicy too so the bun was soggy by the end.

Serving staff friendly and helpful, a nice enough experience.

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Thank Chakns
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

It was my first time in the Holyrood 9A. Place was recommended to me by friend of mine so after a long hiking day we decided to pop in and try what this place have to offer. I must say we weren't disappointed at al. We ordered two burgers: Bohemian and Pionnier both excellent, tasty and well presented with skinny and crunchy portion of slaw. Staff was very friendly, and recommended great burgers to us...on the top of that they allowed us to sample some of their amazing unusual drought beers. Will definitely be back !

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Thank cust0mer007
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

If you like burgers, you should definitely try this place out. It is probably better described as a bar than a restaurant, but it does have friendly table service. As well as very tasty burgers, they had a good selection of craft beer. Price-wise, this place isn't cheap, but equally it is far from expensive - we came away very satisfied indeed.

Thank R4ABigman
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

A great selection of salads, gourmet burgers and steaks on offer, plus some really interesting beers and lagers. Sensibly, they sell the beer in 1/3 pint measures so you can try a few - or maybe just work your way through the beer menu! I would say its a more of a bar rather than a restaurant, but it has a great informal atmosphere. The burgers were great. The fries could have been hotter and crisper.
Excellent table service. I want to go back to try the haggis or venison burger!

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Thank MrNoManIsAnIsland
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