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“Great staff, good food, good atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Royal Circle Bar

Cafe Royal Circle Bar
Ranked #16 of 211 Nightlife in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Darwin, Australia
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great staff, good food, good atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

Our introduction to Edinburgh pubs could not have been better - don't miss it. The staff were friendly, helpful and efficient; the food was tasty and well-presented; the atmosphere was welcoming (and smoke free); and the range of beers and other drinks was excellent. It's just off Princes St and close to the main railways station and major hotels. This is a venue not to be missed in Edinburgh.

Visited June 2013
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Stamford, Connecticut
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80 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Excellent atmosphere and very busy pub. Worth a visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

Good food. Excellent bar design and seating with wonderful tiles walls and ceiling. Feels like you are back in victorian times. Very good menu with haggis, etc. and next door is a very good restaurant tied to the bar (I believe same kitchens) and very good choices of ales and lagers as well as a nice, but slightly pricey, whisky selection.
Went several times and was always busy and lively. Good luck getting a table.

Visited April 2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Cafe Royal off Princes Street.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

This is a hidden gem as promised. It came with a personal recommendation from a Glaswegian as the best place to eat / drink in Edinburgh so had to give it a try! The beer range was excellent and on sampling tasted first rate. The food we had was superb. Really cannot say enough about this place. Even a small mistake with our food order was put right very quickly and with a complimentary drink offer! (Declined as the mistake was so minor). If you only visit one pub in Edinburgh - make it this one.

Visited April 2013
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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432 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
“Great selection on hand pumps, impressive interiour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

Popped in for an hour and enjoyed some excellent dark ale. Impressive surroundings, relaxing, friendly, good service. Food looked nice, although I didn't try it. Well worth a visit, and right near the station.

Visited April 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Extraordinary interior & decent beer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

Just up from Princes Street is an pub worth a visit just for the interior - which is extraordinary, a great survivor from the days when grandeur was an acceptable mode to build pubs in. But also a a good range of beer & bar food or the restaurant as well.

Visited March 2013
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