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The Auld Hoose

#288 of 1,825 Restaurants in Edinburgh
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Southside & Holyrood
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23-25 Leonards Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QN, Scotland
+44 131 668 2934
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12:00 - 01:00
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great portions, comfy place, lovely food, dog friendly. Not too loud for chats, games on hand. Friendly staff.

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1 Thank radiocaz
Wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The nachos are the dogs b......ks. The review criteria says 100 characters or more well, the nachos are definitely the dogs b......ks woof woof.

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Thank cmtpete
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This pub has recently been refurbished and now it's a cosy and quiet pub serving good and inexpensive food and drinks.

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Thank Nicola B
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice pub - less atmospheric than I was expecting but the food was excellent and the staff were nice too.

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Thank excellentreviewerjen
Jonathan W, Manager at The Auld Hoose, responded to this review

Hi Jen, Thank you for your great review - come back and see us next time you're in Edinburgh! Kind regards, Jonathan More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in here after hearing that they offer a lot of vegetarian/vegan options. We were not disappointed! The Auld Hoose have a huge range of tasty vegetarian meals! The portions here are HUGE! We ordered way too much food (the waitress did warn us) but it was all absolutely lovely and very fairly priced. The bar also had a... More 

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Thank Laura P
Jonathan W, Manager at The Auld Hoose, responded to this review

Hi Laura, Thank you so much for your fab review! It never gets dull receiving such lovely feedback! :-) We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Jonathan More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Auld Hoose at the weekend after looking it up on Tripadvisor. Though a fair distance from our hotel it was definitely worth it! I had macaroni and my boyfriend had the pulled pork hot dog. Portions were massive and it was extremely reasonable price wise! Staff were friendly also! Would definitely return!

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1 Thank jenny16232016
Jonathan W, Manager at The Auld Hoose, responded to this review

Hi Jenny, Thank you so much for your great review! Dead chuffed that you both enjoyed your food - come back and see us next time you're in Edinburgh! Kind regards, Jonathan More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I read a lot of good reviews of The Auld Hoose and that is why we decided to visit. I has vegan burrito, Johnny had veggie burrito and onion rings, Anushka had veggie nachos. The portions were very large, which we expected as everyone says this. I would say the food was fine, I would like to have home made... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I've heard about the auld hoose on vegan blogs and forums, and dragged my boyfriend here as soon as we got into Edinburgh. He said it was the best burger he ever had, and I would say the same about my hot dog and onion rings. We completely went out of our way to come back here on the second... More 

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3 Thank Malevich92
Jonathan W, Manager at The Auld Hoose, responded to this review

Hi Malevich92, Thank you for your great review! Always lovely to get such good feedback. Don't leave it too long before planning your next trip! Kind regards, Jonathan More 

London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

We went for the nachos opting for vegan chillie but keeping the cheese and sour cream. I doubt this place is lying when they claim to have the biggest nacho's in Edinburgh but highly doubt they are the best. The chillie itself was spicy but lacking in flavour. Also, we went for chicken poppers and please get heaps of BBQ... More 

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1 Thank Honey B
Jonathan W, Manager at The Auld Hoose, responded to this review

Hi Honey B, Thank you for your review. Shame you didn't dig the nachos - they're dead popular. Likewise with the Popcorn Chicken - handmade with a lot of love. Kind regards, Jonathan More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Epic huge nachos. Juke-box. Cool and friendly staff. Always full of nice people. What a place. :) I keep coming back every couple of weeks at least.

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Thank Ola O
Jonathan W, Manager at The Auld Hoose, responded to this review

Hi Ola, Thank you so much for the fab review! Haha - we reckon our nachos may well be the best in the Scotland too! ;-) Kind regards, Jonathan More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$12
Cuisine
Mexican, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 01:00
Monday
12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23-25 Leonards Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 668 2934
Description
The Home Of Edinburgh's Largest Nachos! We serve quality pub food in nice big portions. Favourites include our famous nachos, burgers, hot dogs and burritos. Lots of our dishes are vegetarian and many are vegan. We are very passionate about beer. We serve Brewdog's Punk IPA and Brooklyn Lager permanently, and our guest ale comes from craft breweries such as Alechemy, Dark Star, Five Points, Fyne Ale, Magic Rock, Moor, Summer Wine and Tiny Rebel. Our jukebox is legendary in Edinburgh for having the best selection of metal, punk and goth music. Bands such as Alice In Chains, Black Flag, Danzig, Deftones, Kyuss, Mastodon, Nick Cave, Nitzer Ebb, Rage Against The Machine and Tiger Army make up the soundtrack to a stay in The Auld Hoose. Children are not permitted on the premises at any time, and we don't take reservations. Oh yeah, students get a 10% discount on all food purchases!

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Staying in Southside & Holyrood

Neighbourhood Profile
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 Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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