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“yummy”

The Filling Station
Ranked #601 of 2,460 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Old Town
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. When it's cooked well using fabulous ingredients, nothing beats authentic American food. Very few can resist a cocktail mixed by a real bartender who knows exactly how to blend flavours to achieve a perfect balance of strong, weak, sharp and sweet
Liversedge, United Kingdom
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“yummy”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

food was really nice. Popped in for breakfast, service was excellent, food was very nice and staff was very friendly. couldn't ask for more

Visited October 2012
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“Nice American feel in Scotland”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

Great food and atmosphere. Fantastic service. Stunning mojito!
Best potato skins I've had for a long time

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“Attentive staff”
Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

The service in this venue is brilliant! Tho only down side is the prices of the drinks! However the food during the week is on offer!!

2 meals
Onion rings to share
1 bottle of cider
1 pot of tea for one...
£25

Overall I suppose it works out quite good!

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Manchester
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“A very interesting place to eat and drink”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

We found the filling station walking the royal mile and we were so pleased we found it. Its super interesting and very tastefully done in an american diner sort of way but not in that tacky over-used stereotypical manner of brilliant white, lipstick red and chrome furniture... its actually very tasteful with lots or dark woods and deep burgandys the artifacts were also in keeping with the decor and they made them fit in a way that is not just a mish mash of memorabilia its done with a lot of taste.
The staff were very helpful and the breakfast we had there was lovely, i must point out the tea cups were a welcome surprise you actually get real size tea cups instead of those little things you get in hotels and many cafes now of which you cannot get the sugar to water ratio correct because the average person does not have such tiny cups to contend with at home... sorry my little pet hate there lol.. Its a must visit little place whether you want beer and cocktails or some good food served with a great ambience and enough memorabilia to keep you talking about during your meal.

Visited October 2012
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“Poor service and quite disappointing:(”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Arrived as a group of 5 an our first disappointment was the size of our booth; it was tiny, very squashed and quite uncomfortable. To make things worse, there was nowhere to hang our jackets, taking up even more valuable space. The ladies toilets at the time of our visit was filthy and badly in need of a clean (this was at 530pm) on a Saturday. The really loud music is also annoying and not to everyone's taste.
The food was quick to arrive and average in taste and presentation but perhaps a little pricey for what you actually get. After our food was served our server completely disappeared and we were simply abandoned at our table. Having tried on numerous occasions to catch the eye of another server, we eventually had to leave our table (which had not been cleared) and stand at the till until someone came to take our payment. It was completely disorganised! I wouldn't rush back, I'd try Nando's instead.

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