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Bailie Bar

#261 of 1,806 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Stockbridge & Dean Village
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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2-4 St. Stephen Street, Edinburgh EH3 5AL, Scotland
+44 131 225 4673
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's been here for years, hasn't changed too much, does decent beer and decent food at reasonable prices. Snug warm bar in winter. Popular with locals of the Stockbridge area.

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1 Thank Whiskydram
London, United Kingdom
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341 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and cosy setting. Not too busy. Wine selection ok but the beers were better. Friendly bar staff.

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1 Thank JustinA-S1979
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently visited the Bailie for a team Christmas night out. It was just great! The staff at the Bailie are so friendly and attentive. It's warm and welcoming and the food is excellent! I had a 10oz rump steak which was cooked to perfection. It was really good value at about £13.50. The burgers and fish and chips all looked... More 

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1 Thank BrannysMissus
Inverkeithing, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here as a party of 8 for a team dinner and drinks. What a great night!! Really great fresh food, perfect fresh veg, massive portions and great service. The staff are absolute gems - friendly, efficient, happy to help you and the food was suck incredible value. We were given a lovely corner table - small but meant... More 

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1 Thank Karen S
Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Great food in his cosy local pub, dog friendly and great atmosphere.mthe food was delicious. One of the best bars in town.

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1 Thank Jamie W
Johnson City, New York, United States
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608 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

It's been a long time since I was in this bar and it hasn't changed a great deal - it is still steeped in character. Great woodwork and quality décor. Dogs enjoy the atmosphere as well. I sat outside with my two half pints - Timothy Taylor's Landlord and Jarl Blonde Ale enjoying the sun, reading my book and enjoying... More 

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1 Thank Dennis P
Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Our group has been to the Bailie Bar many times. Its a keeper on our list every time we return to Edinburgh. The kitchen puts out some decent pub food- but beware- if you get there late some specials may be sold out. We come to the Bailie on QuizMaster nights to play the game and enjoy the food and... More 

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1 Thank SciFiGirl007
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We wanted good old fashioned pub grub and dam it was good... we sat down and the girls to our drinks order 2 secs later and we ordered steak and chips, cod and chips and a huge burger... no chance for a dessert.... portions are big and dam taste... will definitely come back thanks to everyone

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1 Thank Derek O
New Orleans, Louisiana
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Very close to our B&B. Went there twice. The food, atmosphere and service was excellent. Very reasonably priced.

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1 Thank janetg6667
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Great place to visit. Food is excellent, one of the biggest portion of Fish&Chips i have ever seen!! :) great soups... Very friendly and polite staff. it seemed like most of the customers were locals which usually means that the place is good. I usually don't go to the same place twice when on trip, but couldn't resist to come... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-4 St. Stephen Street, Edinburgh EH3 5AL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Stockbridge & Dean Village
  • Neighbourhood: Stockbridge & Dean Village
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 4673

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Staying in Stockbridge & Dean Village

Neighbourhood Profile
Stockbridge & Dean Village
Just downhill of New Town and attractively straddling a river near the elegant Royal Botanic Garden, it’s small wonder that Stockbridge became one of the city’s first hip neighbourhoods. It’s now one of Edinburgh’s most desirable, though many bohemian touches have fallen away as its residents have matured and the area has gentrified. Some second-hand shops cling on, but mostly residents display refined tastes in basement bistros, gastropubs, coffee and antique shops, boutiques and delis and at the Sunday farmers' market. A pleasant ten-minute walk away, along a leafy riverside path beside the gurgling Water of Leith, lies Dean Village. This sleepy neighborhood of medieval half-timbered houses still retains much of the village feel it had when watermills plied their trade here. Beyond, the wooded riverside path feels even more remote as it climbs to the sculpture gardens of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
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