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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 good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (453 reviews)
“fries” (66 reviews)
“halloumi burger” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Edinburgh, EH8 8AE 9A Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8FQ, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 915 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Booked for lunch with family. My first visit and very impressed. Burger selection amazing, beer choice amazing and staff friendly and efficient. As specialist on burgers pricing were reasonable. Defiantly will be back. ps Got cheeseboard for desert. Lot of oak cakes and cheese. Perfect

Thank WhiskyJock
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice environment and great food. Someone told us to go there and she was totally right! We enjoyed it.

Thank redman5314
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great location, beautiful room, fantastic food and a fine choice of beers. What else could you want?

Thank Simon A
Aislin W, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hey Simon A Thanks so much for the 5* review, we are glad you had a super time when you visited us. I hope you tried our vegan beer too!!! Hopefully see you again soon, Many thanks, Holyrood 9A

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic pub, we had dinner here and the burger we tried was great! I suggest to all the BBQ burger with sweet potatoes. They have also a good choice of beer. If you are hungry and thirsty go to Holyrood 9A.

Thank SuperAleBros
Aislin W, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey SuperAleBros, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We pride ourselves on a good selection of tasty beers and delicious burgers, so we are delighted you enjoyed your visit with us. Come again soon, many thanks, Holyrood 9A

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great range of craft beer, and can order 1/3 pints, so able to try lots more! Cocktails also great. Burgers and fries delicious. Good service.

Thank Len800
Aislin W, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Len800, We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a 5* review. Soon we will be updating our cocktail menu, so you will have to stop by again soon. kind regards, Holyrood 9A

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great craft beers on tap! The staff even let me try several beers before settling on a pint. Super fast and very friendly service. Amazing burgers with good quality ingredients.

Thank MBush1992
Aislin W, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi MBush1992, Thank you so much for the review. We pride ourselves in good service, booze and food so we are delighted you enjoyed your time with us. Please come back again soon. kind regards, Holyrood 9A

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, friendly service, really good breakfast! Amazing salads! I just miss Guinness beer at the bar to make this place 100% perfect! Anyway i’ll be back soon ( with a pack of guinness in my bag 🤣🤣🤣). Thank you guysMore

Thank ChilenoUK
Aislin W, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear ChilenoUK Thank you so much for your 5* review. We are so happy you had a great experience with us. I try to have local beers on tap, but maybe we could see about having Guinness on as a rotational. Thanks for your feedback....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick business lunch. The portions are big and all were happy. My halloumi salad was delicious and the falafel burgers went down well. Great service. It’s very much a pub food menu, but what they do, they do very well.

Thank spagirlsontour
Aislin W, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Spagirlsontour, Thanks so much for the 5* review. Delighted you enjoyed your visit with us. Please stop by anytime. We take reservations and we are great for large parties Christmas bookings etc. Hopefully see you soon, many thanks, Holyrood 9A

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First day in Edinburgh and after walking Holyrood park and Arthur's Seat with the kids and dog were in need of some food in a dog friendly place. Googled it and this place was right under our nose. Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff, good food, perfect...More

Thank Colin M
Aislin W, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Colin M, Thanks so much for the 5* review. We are so glad you came across us and took the time to visit us. Very happy you had such a nice time with us, please drop in again on your next Edinburgh adventure. kind...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been wanting to try 9a for a while now and we are really glad we did. We called in for breakfast on a day trip to Edinburgh. The service was great and very friendly, the toilets were clean and the food was lovely. The...More

Thank Dani C
Aislin W, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey Dani C Thank you so much for the 5* review, we really appreciate it. So glad you finally found the time to visit us and we are delighted we lived up to your expectations. Hopefully see you the next time your in Edinburgh. kind...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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Questions & Answers
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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