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Royal Dick at Summerhall
Ranked #1,021 of 2,590 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Southside & Holyrood
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Been here a number of times and you never know what to expect. Sometimes the service is prompt, other times I've waited half an hour for a cold lunchtime snack ( but then it was very good when it arrived). Restaurant portions are really small, more like tapas and a number of items on the menu were not available My biggest gripe is that in 4 visits they have run out of beer 3 times. UNFORGIVEABLE when the nearest brewery is 50 metres away! Don't worry, you don't have to go far to find better places.

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

The food was potentially quite good but stone cold and tiny portions for what is essentially pub food. It was overly pretentious, what was described as polenta with red pepper stew, the word stew , to me implies hearty food, was in fact a dribble of stew around the plate. All the food was cold, I will say that some of our party were late in arriving but who cooks the food to be ready for the time the table was booked for? Some of the staff were fairly helpful but not all. Over all the most disappointing dining experience.

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Thank Henry C
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

I was recommended to try this new venue in Edinburgh , lack of choice on the the food front , we ordered a platter of mixed cheese and meats etc ,small portions and costly . The beer was excellent from own brewery ,staff great. Strange place to go ,institutional springs to mind ! No views except stone walls for seating outside .

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Thank nimble120
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

very disappointed the food was poor and took an age to arrive, staff are nice but the design is upmarket jumble sale. toilets are very naff.

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Thank james e
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Went to the Royal Dick bar for food last night, I love the location and uniqueness of this place but, I was sorely disappointed by the food !! The squid, tomato, chick pea and chorizo stew was a tasteless mush with very little flavour, and did not taste or look fresh and the bread served with the dips was stale.... I hope this was a one off but unfortunately I would not eat here again and certainly would not recommend it !!

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