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The Mitre Bar

) #259 of 1,867 Restaurants in Edinburgh $$ - $$$ , British,
131-133 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
+44 131 652 3902
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  • Excellent33%
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  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“haggis” (52 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
131-133 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Two of our party included myself went for the Balmoral chicken, a beautiful meld of whisky, bacon, haggis and tender, grilled chicken. A match made in heaven, it hit the spot and didn't leave us too full. My mother and brother went for the gammon...More

Thank jack m
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really enjoyed the food here. Good service and great value with 25% off voucher from their website. Will definitely return next time when in edinburgh

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One in the Nicholson's chain of pubs, you know what to expect and it serves up a traditional meal in typical surroundings. As you may expect it is a pub of two halves, the drinking part and eating part, as you enter, the pub has...More

Thank Lakesman95
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great dinner in a new city isn't always the food and atmosphere, although this place has both. The festival is probably the busiest time here in Edinburgh, but our waiter, Euan didn't let the stress impact his attitude and delivery of excellent service. He...More

Thank Margaret C
General Manager A, Manager at The Mitre Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Margaret, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Mitre Bar! I will certainly pass on your lovely comments to Euan thank you again for your comments.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to taste what the Scots call their defining dish: haggis. This was on the menu, but unfortunately, it was so busy that day that they were out of it. Had to settle for another Scottish dish that was unfamiliar to me: the Cullen skink,...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first day and Edinburgh and we took a walk along the Royal Mile. We were getting hungry we looked around for a place to eat. The Mitre bar caught our eye because not only was it authentic it was spacious with tables...More

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here twice during the past 3 weeks and both times a lot of the dishes from the menu were unavailable. The first time we got the menus without any warning and my father-in-law tried to order 3 different dishes before he could find...More

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General Manager A, Manager at The Mitre Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Theresnonameleft, it is disappointing for us to hear that your experience was anything less than great. Sorry to hear we did not have some of our dishes available on the menu and sparkling water also. We strive to get our orders correct at all times...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch here on Friday. We just wanted sandwiches and they had a good selection. We had a cheese and chutney sandwich and a club sandwich both with homemade crisps and they were both delicious. The service wasn't great though. There were a couple...More

Thank Beanie14
General Manager A, Manager at The Mitre Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Beanie14, thank you so much for the positive review! and your comments regarding service we strive to deliver the best service we can everyday I will investigate this and we can use your comments to improve what we do going forward. Thank you again for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a drink late one afternoon to avoid the rain for a while and enjoyed the atmosphere. Saying that we decided to go back another night for dinner and our meals were good.

Thank Fun2Travel_7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went to this restaurant when we were in Edinburgh in late May for lunch. We really enjoyed it, and here is my review. The Food: To start I ordered a Scotch Egg to try, as I’ve never had one before and...More

Thank TheAverageTourist
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Response from hpfl | Reviewed this property |
Certainly when we were there at 7:00 or so.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
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10:00 - 01:00
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10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131-133 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 652 3902
  • E-mail
You will find The Mitre Bar in Royal Mile Edinburgh within a short stroll of North Bridge, Waverley Station and Holyrood - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.The Mitre Bar is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
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