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Bailie Bar

#263 of 1,784 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Stockbridge & Dean Village
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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2-4 St. Stephen Street, Edinburgh EH3 5AL, Scotland
+44 131 225 4673
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Johnson City, New York, United States
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596 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

1 Thank Dennis P
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

1 Thank SciFiGirl007
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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 3 weeks ago

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

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 3 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank Vinko Š
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing nachos with a beer - prefect Saturday afternoon respite! Red and dark, it encloses you in a warm embrace. Try it!

1 Thank holidaydiva840
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is the second time I’ve been here and reviewed this place. It was much better than the last time. We had chicken, leek and rice soup. (very nice and expertly seasoned). Rump steak, with chips and peppercorn sauce. Despite ordering the steak medium and it come out well done the meal was very good indeed. On today’s efforts I... More 

1 Thank Davidbaird1
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210 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

A nice neighbourhood bar that seems to be popular with the locals, especially the older folk. Live music on Fridays, good service, friendly atmosphere. What more can a pub offer?

1 Thank Applefee
Lakeland, Florida
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had the pleasure of finding Bailie's Bar quite by accident; and we couldn't be happier with our find. In fact, we went back again the following evening. The mussels were fantastic. The atmosphere great and the people (guests and staff) were so friendly. We would highly recommend Bailie's Bar during your visit to Edinburgh, Scotland.

1 Thank MimiGrumpy
Waterford, Ireland
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here with relatives that live in edinburagh and would have to say it was a fantastic experience from the food to the locals and the staff .there was a varied selection on the menu to choose from and we all had something different and everything was fabulous will definitely be returning when in edinburagh again it is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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