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The Dogs

110 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DR, Scotland
+44 131 220 1208
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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110 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DR, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, to say I was a tad worried about the service we might receive is bit of an understatement. We had booked a table for 6pm, so made sure we got there on the second, so we didn't upset the infamous BEARD. We walked up...More

1  Thank CalWhu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we went on a Wednesday night and definitely needed a reservation! Really delicious food that certainly earns the Michelin rating but we felt rushed and the service was not as friendly as we would have hoped. Worth it for the food as it was ridiculously...More

Thank LindsandPhil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were 7 adults and a baby and the restaurant was very kind in accommodating the buggy given limited space. Being up several flights of stairs, it’s not recommended to take babies here. I ordered Cullen Skink which was delicious and followed with fish and...More

Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at the dogs was delicious - we had the haggis as well as steak and both meals were great! The atmosphere is quirky and very cool if that's what you are into! We liked it. The one problem with the restaurant was the...More

1  Thank Katie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small restaurant that gets busy so recommend making a booking. The food is high quality Scottish dishes with a flair. Limited choice for vegetarians. The staff were amazing and happy to receive feedback on their food. Good atmosphere, prices were fair and we will go...More

Thank GillMS30
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Completely new discovery. Just had a sublime steak and kidney pie and my wife loved her fish and chips. Quaint setting and relaxed atmosphere. No frills, just really good food.

Thank JS186525
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had lunch at this small restaurant at the top of a flight of stairs. The menu looks like a pub menu with items such as fish and chips and bangers and mash, but these are done to a higher standard than a typical pub....More

Thank mjaberry
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Solid restaurant with reasonable vegetarian options. Very clean. Food was solid but not amazing. Service was good. Definitely worth trying.

Thank helmerss
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Every time I go to Edinburgh, or anywhere near it, I eat at Dogs. I don't really know anywhere that does such well appointed, good value, simple and wonderful food. I worship at the feet of St. John where I eat most weeks in London,...More

2  Thank Juncta1
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Worth booking! Went with my family of 5 and friends- family of 6 plus dog. Service was excellent and food a delight. Great place, which is quirky without trying to be. This is our second visit and won’t be our last. Good honest food with...More

Thank Charlotte L
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New Town
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clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
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I’m sure the restaurant would accommodate you
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Bomi K
5 June 2017|
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No parking in the building. There is on-street ticketed parking in the area during the day, free in the evening (after 18.30) - but it does get busy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 220 1208
  • E-mail
Description
‘the dogs’, hmm, how to introduce this exciting venue? Well maybe some recent history would help. Eight years ago, ‘the dogs’ founder, David Ramsden, after ten years running ‘(fitz)Henry’ then ‘rogue’ began looking for a gap in the Edinburgh dining scene. What he found was a dearth of great value, easy access type venues. Then, having watched the rise and rise of the ‘gastropub’ in England, and the increasing interest in British ingredients and dishes, spearheaded by the likes of Mark Hix, Hugh Fearnley-Whitingstall, and Skye Gyngell, the mists cleared. David began seeking a site in which to install an eaterie that would accomodate such a ‘place’. After many attempts, the site on Hanover Street was finally found. A fantastic location, an added interesting fact is that the same site used to be occupied by ‘The Edinburgh Wine Bar’, spooky. The menu champions Scottish and British ingredients, in dishes that will comfort and excite. Wines on the list are interesting and affordable.
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