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Greyfriars Bobby Bar

$$ - $$$, British,
30-34 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QE, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
+44 131 225 8328
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“fish and chips” (43 reviews)
“haggis” (46 reviews)
“pie” (23 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
30-34 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QE, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 647 reviews

Reviewed 16 January 2018

Popped in here for a couple of drinks. Not a great selection of drink and the prices were definitely on the high side. Perhaps caters more for the tourist trade. Didn't eat here but the kitchen seemed to be doing a brisk trade.

Thank hibs78
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

I would highly recommend to try Greyfiars Bobby bar. Such a quaint pub. The food and drinks are very good and affordable. The service is very good. We really enjoyed our meal

Thank Chantalle_Maritz
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Visited this bar at a busy time and only had to wait 5 mins for a table. The food was lovely and the service brilliant. There Was one girl who was named Louise who was almost running the restaurant area herself. Will definitely return

Thank joanneslancashire
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We had the Cullen skunk, Scottish broth, haggis and macaroni cheese and it was all amazing. The place itself is super cozy with great staff but add in the yummy food on a rainy or cold day and it's a match made in heaven!

Thank Brandie R
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Another great Scottish pub with the typical pub fare and beers. Nice location and great ambiance. The bartender was helpful in describing the different Scottish beers and ales and allowing samples of each.More

Thank Rob H
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Hello Rob H, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback. Its great to hear that you had a good time with us and enjoyed the ales, getting to sample them first makes such a difference doesn't it. Thank you again for...More

Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

We called in yesterday as part of our tour of the Nicholsons Brewery pubs in Edinburgh. From the outset the bar staff were more than friendly and helpful. There were about 5 beers on the bar plus mulled wine. The beers we had were in...More

Thank Nick A
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2017

Hi Nick and thank you for the review although surely you are only saying this so you don’t keep getting kicked out of all the Nicholsons pubs...... or is this just in Edinburgh 😃. It was a pleasure to have you here with us at...More

Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Had this on our ‘to do’ list since we booked this trip. It is a lovely bar with friendly staff. We got served straight away, the prices are fair and it’s situated in a nice area. Will be going again before we leave

Thank Chloe C
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2017

Chloe C, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care. its gerat to hear that we were on the to-do list and we lived up to the expectation. we hope you come back and see us again soon.

Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited for drinks, ordered twice, Sauvignon blanc , the second time was more expensive and I questioned this , when I went to bar for another drink the male bar person refused me , giving no reason?????? Won't be back

Thank sparky19542015
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

This was the first place we ate on our visit to Edinburgh. The inside was warm and inviting, service was great, and food was delicious. It was perfect for a chilly, winter’s night. I had the fish and chips. It was flavorful and not greasy....More

Thank Obake14
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Greyfriars Bobby's Bar! its great to read things like this and I know the whole team will be happy to hear this. i love the sticky toffee pudding too! its my absolute favorite. thank you again...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017

We had a really excellent lunch here on a Sunday before visiting the museum which is literally across the street. We had chicken burgers and chips and the quality of the food was just great. Very tasty food served by lovely staff in a nice...More

Thank JEGCoArmagh
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Greyfriars Bobby's Bar! its great to hear that you had a good time with us. I will pass your kind words onto the whole team, they will love to hear thank you again and we hope...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$17
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30-34 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QE, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 8328
Description
You will find Greyfriars Bobby's Bar in Candlemaker Row Edinburgh within a short stroll of Chambers Street, Grassmarket and George IV Bridge - 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.Greyfriars Bobby's 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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