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$$ - $$$, British,
65 Lothian Road | Lothian, Edinburgh EH1 2DJ, Scotland
+44 131 228 8400
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“fish and chips” (14 reviews)
“lamb pie” (4 reviews)
“burger” (16 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
$$ - $$$
65 Lothian Road | Lothian, Edinburgh EH1 2DJ, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My girlfriend and I had a meal each for a very affordable price and the food was very decent. The service was also very good.

Thank Diego L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While on vacation in Edinburgh, my wife started to feel weak and faint outside Usher Hall. Looking for something to eat and drink, Shakespear was right across the street. We had about 15 minutes before we were supposed to start our scheduled walking tour so...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here on the 10th May 2018. We ate here on a couple of occasions, last year and returned because the food is good, as is the service ! I enjoyed the gammon, which I have to say was not only very tasty,...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was amazing, the food was great easy to order. Got to pick your table, music was low enough for talking.

1  Thank sunnygirl2555
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a Friday evening, before going to the Usher Hall, everywhere around is heaving, so we took a chance at the Shakespeare. Perched at an extremely high table wasn't the most comfortable experience but at least we managed to get fed and watered before the...More

Thank rayduns
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If I could give them no stars, I would and if I wasn't so angry I would have asked to speak to the bar manager. However if he anything like his staff he would more than likely have ignored me anyway!! I would give Shylock...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Close to the city centre, nice and big pub to drink a beer or eat. We have been there at lunchtime, to eat and drink. We ate a good chilli con carne and a cesar salad. Good choice of beers and drink, good menu. You...More

Thank Giuseppe C
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Friendly service, Fish and chips to die for. We're lunchtime regulars there - and we haven't had a bad meal yet. Highly recommended!

1  Thank JohnALancaster
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Fantastic lunch with the guys last week. Burgers are always excellent value and the Black & Blue is a personal favourite "no salad required". Great friendly staff and a superb pint of Tennent's to wash the burger down. We will return soon for more of...More

1  Thank jamestimothyhorton
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Service quality was quite low. Besides requesting you to go to the bar for any orders you may want to do, the attention they drove to us and the interest demonstrated was significantly lower than in the rest of places in this lovely city. In...More

1  Thank Jofrebm
West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
industrial Britain had their most desirable
neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes.
Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest
citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind
grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel
crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and
sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
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7 February 2016|
Response from MaxPower1875 | Reviewed this property |
Better safe than sorry, but I wouldn't have thought so no.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
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 - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Lothian Road | Lothian, Edinburgh EH1 2DJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 228 8400
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