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Greyfriars Bobby's Bar

34 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
+44 131 225 8328
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Great food - gets very busy

Firstly, this was the weekend of Hogmany so there is certainly a larger number of people present... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Darren C
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Very nice pub.

Stopped by for a pint, the food smelt that nice we ate here the next night. Good selection of... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Sean R
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Nuneaton, England, United Kingdom
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34 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Firstly, this was the weekend of Hogmany so there is certainly a larger number of people present there than normal (even for a tourist city) We arrived at 4.30pm and managed to get a table - thereafter it was a 40 minute wait. Approximately 12-14...More

Thank Darren C
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Stopped by for a pint, the food smelt that nice we ate here the next night. Good selection of dishes to choose from and couldn't find fault with the taste or quality of their produce. Would certainly recommend this place as it's slightly off the...More

Thank Sean R
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Lovely, excellent, home made food. Staff really great. About to undergo a major redevelopment (so check the venue is open) the food is delicious. I'd normally recommend booking. The bar is small, if you want a drink, but tables are numerous. Great staff and amazing...More

Thank hu10
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Great little pub in a nice location. Friendly service. Would have given 5 stars, however our table was not cleaned following the prior customers.

Thank StephenLondoner
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Was at Greyfriars Bobby yesterday with my family after spending 3 wonderful days in Edinburgh dining out. Ended most unfortunately at Greyfriars Bobby and are now in bed with a food poisening. The service was slow but the food is really lousy. My green salat...More

Thank TinaNorgaard
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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

We heard about this place because of the statue of the famous "Bobby,". At the evening we got inside the pub for dinner and found it with very good food and good service for a decent price. The next evening we came again and although...More

Thank RubiKayam
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Not sure what all of those bad reviews were about but we loved our lunch here. We waited for a table in the bar area and were lucky enough to share a table with a friendly couple from Portsmouth while we were waiting. Once we...More

Thank lovetogoAR
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

En face de la statue de Bobby. Un petit pub sympa pour boire un verre un peu à l ecart du Royal Mile In front of the Bobby's statue. a nice pub to have a drink a little bit further away from the Royal Mile.

Thank Magalie F
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

I've never experienced such negativity with staff in Edinburgh. Everyone that came in was asked just if they were having food or drink. If it was just a drink they were just pointed to back of bar with no explanation that upper bit was just...More

Thank Plewstours
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

The pub is still inviting and very nice from the inside and you'll directly feel comfortable once you are inside. Nevertheless it is one of these Nicholson's pubs now and even if the menu is the same in all Nicholson's pubs it is priced differently...More

1  Thank Dominik K
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