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“Aye, not bad”
Review of Gbk

Ranked #966 of 2,460 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: New Town
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Aye, not bad”
Reviewed May 10, 2014

Went on the recommendation of a friend on a Saturday afternoon. It was fairly quiet at the time and we were warmly welcomed by one of the staff and shown to a table. It's counter service and you order and pay at the same time. This little trick ensures you're likely to stay when the wait for food exceeds what you would normally tolerate. The décor is a bit flat: it could be a really nice space, exploiting some period features, but they've opted for cheap wooden seating that isn't too comfortable when you're waiting more than half an hour for your burger. The blue cheese burger was good and their own label Pale Ale was very palatable. A chicken burger and sweet potato fries were also well received. Overall it was ok: words like "awesome" and "fabulous" didn't make an appearance at my table. I do think with a little more imagination and faster service they could up their game and give customers a more rewarding experience.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Bigdug
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Awesome Gluten Free Burger Experience ”
Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Visited on Wednesday for lunch. I'm not Coeliac but avoid Grains & Sugar by choice, once inside I discovered they had a full separate Gluten Free Menu which was fantastic. Our server was so helpful checking that I was able to eat nuts and seeds and suggesting sides for me. The whole lunch was great including the presentation. I'm gutted the Belfast franchise is no more!

More people need to know about this as a Gluten Free restaurant!

Thank oldyellowbull
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fabulous Burgers”
Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Went to Gourmet Burger King on Sunday 6th April for lunch with friends. These are gourmet burgers, the food is delicious, all homemade and reasonably priced. Also the wine was excellent. Students get 30% discount! The staff were friendly and efficient and told us that a GBK will open soon in Glasgow. Highly recommended.

Thank Margaret F
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“Better than ever”
Reviewed March 7, 2014

We hadn't been to a GBK for a while so visited the branch in edinburgh and was delighted to find that the one in edinburgh was better than we remembered. Great burger, and the combinations are very good too. The onion rings are a must have, but the skinny fries are more akin to shoestring fries, nice but be sure they thats what you want.

  • Visited February 2014
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Kavala, Greece
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“Always great burgers”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

GBK is one of my favorite fast food restaurants. While we were waiting our order a waiter came to us with a burger and two extra potato portions. He wanted to apologize this way because he sent our order in another table. So, our order was a kinda late, but we hadn't to wait hungry. Of course we did't pay extra. I found all of the staff very friendly and polite.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Xosejulia
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