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No.1 High Street

$$ - $$$, British,
1 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, Scotland
+44 131 556 5758
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good47%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“cullen skink” (22 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 429 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped in here for supper around 5:30 or so. My wife had the chicken highlander and I had the steak and ale pie. Service was prompt and didn't have to wait long for the food. The food was hot and the main items including the...More

Thank dkeith
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is right on the Royal Mile, great location and friendly service. We only had drinks and enjoyed the atmosphere. We had nice weather, so we sat outside and enjoyed people watching.

Thank RichardinOhio
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy pub but not too noisy for a late lunch. The Cullen Sink was tasty and the Penne Arrabbia was good as well. Close to the Raddison Blu where we were staying and located on a cool street with lots of shopping and dining options.

Thank nowpacking
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small restaurant at the corner. Very congested. Good items on the menu. We ordered Cullen Skink Starter and Fish and Chips. Cullen Skink Starter is Potato soup with fish. Both were excellent. Fish and Chips was greasy as you would expect.

Thank Yusuf M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub was right below the flat we rented on historic High Street in Edinburgh. Menu is diverse with many choices, although service was a bit slow. Easy access right on the corner.

Thank THEJetSetGirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Out for a walk on the Royal Mile and popped in here for lunch. Cullen skink was excellent although I thought the place was a little bit drab

Thank RayL1892
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this pub - yes it caters to tourists, but that's what we are! Great fish and chips! Excellent selection of Scottish ales and whiskeys. We loved it.

Thank Euell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My dad and I visited here earlier today for dinner and was delighted to see I could have chicken wings! I told the server I was a coeliac so to ensure no cross contamination and I asked about the chips. She said that this was...More

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visited this place last October and always said we'd be back and have kept our promise. Absolutely live this place. Food has been superb as usual on both visits so far this weekend (Friday and saturday) and the beer is well kept and the...More

Thank Nicholas G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We discovered this pub a few years ago as we are regular visitors to Edinburgh, particularly the festival. It's a traditional pub and there is live music some nights although we missed that this week - this is great as it's a few blokes sitting...More

Thank Netty061
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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Questions & Answers
2 October 2015|
Response from Graham C | Property representative |
Hi Anne teens are welcome in the evening but have to leave at 9pm due to licencing restrictions. Our music nights Thursday to Saturday start at 8:30pm. For a group that size it would be advisable to book give us a call on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 5758
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