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The Magnum Restaurant & Bar

1 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3PY, Scotland
+44 131 557 4366
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3PY, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is nothing wrong in being a pub, and there's nothing wrong in aiming at above-average pub cooking. And the food was okay, and I certainly liked my soup. But why all the fuss, the soup served as a tiny blob in a huge black...More

Thank hugh106
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for an early lunch before we headed off to watch Scotland v New Zealand at Murrayfield. A great selection of starters off the set lunch menu, followed by really good main courses. My favourite was Vension Haggis wrapped in smoked bacon. A very...More

1  Thank Ian M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just my type of place. Welcome, atmosphere, food and wine were all just perfect. Both my Asparagus starter and Hake main were a delight. Portion sizes were big enough but not too big so room could be left for dessert. Honestly this was one of...More

1  Thank aniceglassofred
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We visited The Magnum Restaurant & Bar during our first evening in Edinburgh. The restraurant was easy to find, on the corner of Albany Street and Dublin Street. Food was tasty and well portioned and service was professional and courteous throughout!

1  Thank JenandNeil365
Reviewed 25 October 2017

I have been to The Magnum a number of times as on my way home from work. The staff are lovely and helpful and always greet you as you walk in. The decor is nice although often rather quiet. Food selection is good, soup is...More

2  Thank missmaria2017
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Living locally in the magnificent New Town of Edinburgh with the Magnum quite literally at the top of our street it would be remiss not to be a regular customer and equally remiss not to give Chris and his wonderful team a huge boost to...More

1  Thank jimkdub13
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Having known the Magnum over several years, we often pop in for a drink. This evening was one such occasion. We were not made to feel welcome. We asked simply about a cocktail menu and it was made very clear that no such thing existed...More

Thank PHandLaura
Magnum R, Manager at The Magnum Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Dear PHandLaura, I would like to start with an apology that the service you received on this particular trip to The Magnum was not as you have grown to expect form us and was not to the level we strive to achieve. We have recently...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Well where do I start...what an amazing experience! From being served instantly from walking in we received impeccable service. Nothing was any hassle from the staff who was under pressure of serving a busy restaurant/bar. The menu choice was great, highly recommend the venison which...More

1  Thank KazTheFoodie
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We ate at some top of the line restaurants with top of the line prices; the food here was comparable but at reasonable prices. We ended up going back for a second night. Some good wines on list at good prices. The venison was great...More

1  Thank friendshipsloop9
Reviewed 20 September 2017

My partner telephoned to make a dinner reservation for my birthday last Sunday evening and requested our favourite table. She was told that our reservation was secured and was assured that we would definitely have the table in question. We arrived on time only to...More

2  Thank 555jaydee047
Magnum R, Owner at The Magnum Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Dear Customer Thank you for taking the time to place your review . Having looked into your visit with the Manager and having discussed the circumstances with the member of staff attending, you are quite right your table was not quite ready. Many of our...More

Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to
malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton
have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a
mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village
found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything
but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street;
even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and
art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$47
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3PY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 557 4366
  • E-mail
For great food and wine and an old-fashioned good time, you can't go wrong with this delightful and traditional restaurant in Albany Street, Edinburgh. As you enter the dark, seductive dining room – filled with candles and tall palms – it will be a case of love at first sight and we guarantee you'll want to curl up in a corner and stay forever. The cosmopolitan crowd love the cosy, comfortable vibe, and we love the walls decorated with whisky-inspired poetry from a local writer. Signature dishes at The Magnum Restaurant include the rib-eye steak served with pink fir fries; the venison burger with chips cooked in delicious, salty beef dripping; and the tempura Peterhead haddock with lemon tartare and a green pea puree.
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