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The Dogs

110 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DR, Scotland
+44 131 220 1208
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 2:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
110 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DR, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Had a meal with a chum last Saturday and was not dissapointed. Great service, amazing food...so fresh and delicious. Fab wine, lovely ambiance to the room also. Reasonably priced and would highly recommend to all. A great wee find :)

Thank jamiemcnamara
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had the most delicious supper here last night. My starter of devilled liver was perfectly piquant and it was followed by gorgeously rare flat iron steak. Drew raved about his French cauliflower soup and fish and chips, simple but perfect. With great atmosphere and...More

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great food, friendly staff, quirky atmosphere and a bowl of water for our dog. Perfect for lunch. Small portions, with great taste and pickles on the side.

Thank WB_Yonda
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excelent food but the owner is such an a55hole. .. some kind of a tatooed old man angry with the world. Clearly he didn't like us and was unfriendly since the beginning. That spoiled a perfectly nice meal. One of the waiters said it is...More

Thank João X
Ddrvo, Other. at The Dogs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Sir, Thank you for your positive comments. The situation you describe is known. The old waiter you talk of IS now close to retirement, and there is a policy of non tolerance of age discrimination. Hope you are well, toodle-oo.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Weary travelers we were, and the owner fit us in without a reservation. We were starved after a day of sightseeing and still suffering a touch of jet lag. The food was delicious and nourishing, imaginative and pleasing. Love the decor and the ambiance of...More

Thank auntieolo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I came here on a Saturday night for dinner and we were luckily able to book our table just a few hours beforehand, possibly because we went for a late time. Loved the building, decor and vibe of the place immediately. The...More

Thank Mariam R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love when a restaurant is as visually appealing as their food is, and this place is just that. Loads of quirky detail to absorb as you wait for your meals to arrive. The low-lit room adds to the atmosphere, and it could be perfect...More

Thank capt_rapt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stylish but cosy place with traditional British & Scottish dishes (like fish&chips, haggis, sticky toffee pudding) at reasonable prices. Staff could be a bit friendlier but we enjoyed our quick dinner nevertheless. Advisable to reserve at the weekend.

Thank nicky h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice place to dine, very interesting setting with a unique decoration and the food suites the nice place. The food was very good, well seasoned and everything tasted very fresh. Worth the visit.

Thank Tiago J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in on recommendation from a frequent visitor to Edinburgh and were not disappointed. Quite the opposite - great food. Terrine tasty and with the pickles- perfect. My fish of the day (hake) in a slight soup of barley with fennel and samphire was tasty,...More

Thank spoonerwright
Nearby
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
...More
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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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