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The Holyrood 9A

Edinburgh, EH8 8AE 9A Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8FQ, Scotland
+44 131 556 5044
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (617 reviews)
“fries” (74 reviews)
“chilli” (24 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Edinburgh, EH8 8AE 9A Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8FQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place came highly recommended as having the best breakfast in Edinburgh, and it did not disappoint. Most of us order the full Scottish breakfast and were very happy with the meal, it was excellent. Although it was somewhat empty when we arrived, it only...More

Thank emcii
Sarah N, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hey Emcii, Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a kind 4 star review. We are very proud of our breakfast service at Holyrood 9a and are very glad to hear you enjoyed it. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Always in search of a good burger (and beer) I was recommended Holyrood 9A by a work colleague and happy to say it delivered! Great atmosphere, great burger and a great selection of beer. I had the ‘Holyrood’ washed down with a pint of Gamma...More

Thank Keith M
Sarah N, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hey Keith M, Thank you so much for leaving us such a nice 5 star review. Our signature Holyrood burger is certainly a crowd pleaser and we are very glad to hear it did not disappoint. If you like the Gamma Ray make sure to...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great choice of both burgers, beef,chicken and veggie, and wide range of beers. Add in friendly, helpful staff and great atmosphere what could be better for an informal, relaxed evening.More

Thank Stuart M
Sarah N, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hey Stuart M, Thank you so much for you 5 star review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and experience with us, We take great pride in our standards of service and food quality so thank you very much for...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We came here for lunch and were not disappointed at all. Great burgers and good choices for everyone. Even the vegetarian haggis was delicious!More

Thank linpaws
Sarah N, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hey Linpaws, Thank you so much for your 5 star review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at the Holyrood 9a. We do our best to cater to everyone's needs and the Vegetarian haggis is one of our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered the "original" burger and it was fantastic. The accompanying chips were hot and crispy and the house-made pickles were a nice touch. The haggis "bonbons" are an acquired taste, but the restaurant did a good job with them. Presenting each diner with a...More

Thank tampacubana2015
Sarah N, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hey Tampacubana2015 Thanks so much for the wonderful 5 start review. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meals and experience with us at the Holyrood. You can't beat a classic like the original burger and we are glad you agree. We look...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wide range of quality beers served by very helpful staff. Cool and vibrant atmosphere, would certainly recommend.More

Thank Conor I
Sarah N, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hey Conor, Thanks for taking the time to visit us and leave a 5 star review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and our staff were on point. Come back soon as we always have new and exciting beers on for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here with a couple of colleagues for a nightcap after a lovely meal. My one colleague spotted his favourite whiskey, and was a happy chap. Well worth a visit.

Thank Bobbsee
Sarah N, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Bobbsee, We do love our craft beer but so glad to decided to stop by for a whiskey, we've got a great selection. As well as beer and burgers. See you again soon, Sarah

Reviewed 1 week ago

Dog friendly pub with charming decor. Food was delicious and service was friendly. Big menu and located towards the end of the royal mile.

Thank Kait T
Sarah N, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kait T, Thanks so much for leaving us a review. Delighted to have your dog come to visit us. A firm favourite of all the staff. Hopefully see you again soon, Many thanks, Holyrood 9A

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great selection of beers and food menu that mostly consists of burgers.. pretty decent burgers at that ! Staff are uber efficient.. been in this pub/restaurant before and will definitely return.

Thank Adam_Caroline
Sarah N, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Adam, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Great to know were doing something well and thrilled that you've returned to us. Hopefully see you soon. Many thanks, Holyrood 9A

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We showed up on a Friday night without reservations and they were pretty full. We put our name down and grabbed some beers. They have a great beer selection and we could try a few out before choosing which ones we wanted. Hadn't even finished...More

Thank Svanhvít S
Sarah N, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Svanhvit S, Thank you so much for your 5* review, we really appreciate you taking the time to do it. We are thrilled you managed to get a table on Friday as it is one of our busier days, and that you enjoyed our...More

Nearby
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
...More
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PaulaWinzar
20 May 2017|
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Response from Sambo20389 |
Food is served until 11.30pm year round and I'm afraid we don't do Sunday roasts
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Santi H
3 February 2016|
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Response from Sambo20389 |
Hey, Children are allowed into the restaurant until 10pm
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Betty W
22 August 2015|
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Response from Diane O |
Yes, we have a gluten free menu including gluten free buns for the burgers, just ask one of the members of staff for the menu!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Edinburgh, EH8 8AE 9A Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8FQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 5044
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Description
In Edinburgh's old town, just off the Royal Mile, you'll find new The Holyrood 9A. A place to bring friends and discover a local bar restaurant to call your own in the heart of the city. The gleaming pumps offer 20 beer and ale varieties from Scotland and around the world. There's wines and spirits in any which way and a classic cocktail list for your well deserved post-work tipple.The Holyrood's all day menu includes mouth-watering 'two-handers' - an eclectic array of delicious gourmet burgers, with plenty more large and small dishes including options for our vegetarian pals. Ask us about reserving a bar corner or a whole room for your own event. Stay all afternoon or night and spoil yourself. As Alexander Pope said, 'a little beer is a dangerous thing...'
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