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The Dogs

#248 of 1,831 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
New Town
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110 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DR, Scotland
+44 131 220 1208
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Today
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Fri 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Farnham
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you're in Edinburgh be sure to visit the Dogs. A really excellent and popular restaurant with attentive staff and amazing food. I always end up have the same thing haggis, with sausage which is a bit like a hash. Simply delicious with a good IPA.

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Thank Hotelreveiwer67
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On entering, the small restaurant has what must be described as a unique aesthetic, centring around a gigantic and slightly creepy giant painting of a dog. There's an eclectic collection of lamps, mirrors, pictures and other knick knacks hanging around. I had an excellent meal here. Starters were mussels, main was a rabbit stew, desert a lemon posset. Everything tasted... More 

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Thank featuredteacher
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant seems to be in an apartment with tables very near to each other although the atmosphere is nice. The food is quite good and the price reasonable. The problem was that you do not feel like you are out for an evening. The staff wanted you out of there as quickly as possible. 30 seconds after being seated... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bookings couldn't be done online. We went without reservations to try our luck. The server at the door took one look at us and said 2 words "No table". We asked to book one for the next day. He didn't even check any records but just said again "No table". Didn't ask us whether we wanted to book for lunch... More 

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Thank BernieTMN
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been here on several occasions with friends and family. They have a varied menu full of fresh, delicious food. I've always found the staff to be polite and helpful, which adds to the relaxed atmosphere. The lunch menu especially offers great value for money. I would absolutely recommend to all.

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Thank stuartiswright
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed the food. The artichoke starter was lovely but needed a sauce. The rest was lovely. Loved the rabbit dish.

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Thank Carla C
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff were not very friendly at the restaurant. Ordered the vegetable soup which was way too salty and my friends had the steaks were over cooked as well, wouldn't recommend this place.

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Thank Fallenstar1987
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cool and stylish place and absolut delicious food!! Not that easy to find the 1st time, but close to the biggest roads in the City center, but definitely worth going to!!

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Thank happenpappen
north east
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited The Dogs on a Monday lunchtime on the recommendation of a friend. First impressions were of fabulous doggy artwork in the high ceilinged room on the first floor, especially the large impressive image of the hound above the bar. We were fortunate enough to have a window seat with a view across the beautiful city of Edinburgh. The... More 

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Thank jessNorthEast
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to take your spouse or business clients out for something a bit different, this is the spot. Not an extensive menu (not a criticism) so what they do, they do well. Ingredients were fresh, and everything was tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
12:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in New Town

Neighbourhood Profile
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 squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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