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“Very disappointing” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Constitution

The Constitution
Ranked #797 of 2,437 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $17
Cuisines: Bar, British, Scottish, Grill, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Constitution is a fantastic Grill bistro-style casual Leith eatery. Our menu is locally sourced and freshly created. We have over 20 local craft ales and draught beers, an attractive wine list to choose from as well as a special cocktail menu. The Red Room is our exclusive place for parties,intimate dining, birthday
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

My friend and I tried this restaurant today and the difference between the description ("You'll get an aged, specially selected Orcadian (from Orkney) rump steak each") and the reality was huge. The steak was stringy and tasteless and the whole dish wasn't very hot. Had I not been there with a voucher I would have complained forcefully but just put it down to a bad experience.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Sunday Brunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

The constitution wouldn't be out if place in George street - very pleasant staff and easy Sunday afternoon. Many places are full these days in Sundays - e.g. Hector's, hamiltons, circle cafe. So we will add the constitution to our favourite places for Sunday lunch. Good place for parties and gigs too. Well worth trying out once so you can see if you like it.

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Voiron
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good and nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

We came with a Groupon voucher bought in France, and book a table by phone in the morning for lunch.
The place is very nice and the food good, specially the meat.

Good welcome too. A nice place to go for eating and have a rest visiting Leith before going to Newhaven and Portobello.

I recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hampshire, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Noisy Bar with Huge TV Screen”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

I liked the fact that this bar served great drinks at reasonable prices - £3.50 for some of the cocktails and wine at about a tenner a bottle. We didn't eat here, but many people were eating and the food looked really good.
Didn't like the noise, but that's not a criticism of the venue whatsoever, that's just me!!

Visited September 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good Atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

Came here for a drink or four before meeting our son after work and our flight to Edinburgh. Bar was busy but a good atmosphere despite England on the big screen playing football!

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