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The Constitution

#759 of 1,808 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Grill, Gluten Free Options
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48 Constitution Street | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6RS, Scotland
+44 131 538 9374
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Staines, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of seven arrived to have a meal on the evening of the 9th May and found the welcome very good and the food excellent and we will go there when we visit Edinburgh again for sure Mavis and Bruce Duncan

Thank maddogmave
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the constitution many times, but this night has to be the worst service i have encountered in any restaurant/bar. The waiters managed to get 2 main courses wrong out of the 4 we ordered, they left us for long periods of time without checking our food was okay, also taking a long time to clear away... More 

Thank Chelsea G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Really friendly bar staff which makes this Place stand out, good food, great variety of cocktails, have been several times and would go again

Thank Eilidh W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely bar! Went to watch the rugby six nations match on a Friday night. Got a round of 4 beers and 1 double vodka coke for £20, so fairly priced. Lovely relaxed atmosphere in the bar with several massive TV screens so no problems with watching the game. Staff were friendly too.

Thank GeeAliThorne
Durham, United Kingdom
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251 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Called in around 7.00pm on Saturday after the rugby. Lively bar with buzzy atmosphere, good staff. Had teatime rugby on big screen.

Thank mallyduk
Turriff, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Went for a meal here which we had booked, the chairs were old and broken, the food took a long time to come after ordering as did the drinks. We ordered cocktails and they took ages to come and there wasn't a great amount of choice. The food came and was warm not hot, it tasted okay but wouldn't come... More 

Thank karritough
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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326 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Although Constitution has been recently redecorated, the food remains as bland as it was before the refurbishment --huge disapointment! Lack of flavour and makes you feel that the cook was in a hurry. I've tried their burger and their "vegetarian chilli" and was not impressed with any of them. I would recommend this place only for drinks.

Thank gkullis
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Staff were really friendly and there's a nice atmosphere. However the food was average and not that warm when it arrived. Good value for money though!!

Thank 08091995
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Booked a table for eight, for 7.30. Eventually after sitting for 30mins, had to ask for the menus, also had to ask for someone to take our order, although the waitress said they were busy and the food would be about 30-40 mins, we were watching the football so it didn't really matter. 9.15, almost an hour after we ordered,... More 

Thank susieq07
Garstang, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We visited with an itison deal for burger and beer and took our two kids as well. The kids had macaroni and it was lovely, we had a bleu it burger and a highland fling burger. Both were amazing, best burger I've ever had. Chips and coselaw really lovely too. We shared a starter of ribs and frickles. Never had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Constitution Street | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6RS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 538 9374
The Constitution is a fantastic Grill bistro-style casual Leith eatery.
Our menu is locally sourced and freshly created.

We have over 20 local craft ales and draught beers, an attractive wine list to choose from as well as a special cocktail menu.

The Red Room is our exclusive place for parties,intimate dining, birthday

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?