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The Waiting Room

$$ - $$$
British, Scottish, Bar, Pub, International
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7-8 Belhaven Terrace | EH10 5HZ, Edinburgh EH10 5HZ, Scotland
+44 131 452 9707
10:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon 10:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:30
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying over one night in Edinburgh on business. Passed this pub outside Waverley station and called in on the off chance for a beer. Good choice of real ales and friendly staff. I had a pint of Orkney pale ale which was very good. I am not a fan of eating in restaurants on my own but the bar was... More 

Thank johnS49
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Dog friendly pub with great prices, for Edinburgh and decent food. The staff are always very friendly. Could do with turning up the heating a notch on a cold winters day though!

Thank Craig S
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50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I was here on Hogmanay, accidentally left my passport and the team were so super amazing about me coming back to get it, super friendly, super professional. Drinks the previous night were fab and decent value, I'll definitely be back - thanks again!

Thank LouMil18
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

OK, it's nothing out of the ordinary but this place has a really pleasant atmosphere and mixes the sports bar, local pubgrub, quiet pint thing very well. A mix of seating choices, for quiet date, family lunch or real ale drinker. Bar staff variable but the hard working table staff do their best for you, friendly too. Living nearby, I... More 

Thank maroonshooders
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Popped in for brunch after a haircut at Julies, the chap was very pleasant when I asked if they still did breakfast. I ordered a coffee and waited a few minutes for it to arrive. I ordered a big breakfast and by the time it arrived I had finished the coffee and asked the chap for a coke. Then I... More 

Thank David D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The staff are pleasant and the food is fine when it eventually arrives we have been making a monthly lunchtime get together here for quite some time we have always found the staff very friendly but the last two visits we have found the waiting times seem to get longer which is a shame because it is a really good... More 

Thank Margaret M
Stirling, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We visited Saturday and then returned on Sunday, I had a bacon cheese burger and my wife had veggie club sandwich they were amazing and even better on our 2nd visit. Free parking on street outside, pub has that homely inviting feel, staff are excellent and very friendly feels like your local immediately. Recommended for all types of occasions,football on... More 

Thank craig w
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I didnt think one can go wrong with fettucine..u can. Toilets filthy..ladies and gents. Not a 2 as charming waiter good atmosphere.

2 Thank Anne M
Stirling, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Stephanie and pascal are fantastic. Always attentive and go that extra mile. Take the time to treat every customer individually. Such a great local. Thanks Ellie. X

5 Thank EJSouthcott123
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We went as a family for a quick lunch. The service was fast and friendly, and the food very tasty. I had the chicken wrap, which came with fries, and was very filling. I would definitely have it again. On other occasions I've had the fajitas which were excellent.

Thank lastword2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
British, Scottish, Bar, Pub, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 01:30
10:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7-8 Belhaven Terrace | EH10 5HZ, Edinburgh EH10 5HZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 452 9707
A welcoming local pub situated in the heart of Morningside. Our friendly staff will serve up a varied selection of the best Scottish craft beers, or if you're not a beer person, maybe one of our mouth-watering cocktails, or something from our extensive spirit and whisky gantry.

Between 11.30 am and 9.00 pm, we also serve up an extensive and reasonably priced menu of delicious home-made food, which includes our much loved burgers and sizzling fajitas; and if you're out and about early on (or need some help recovering from the night before...), we serve a hearty Scottish breakfast until 1pm (3pm weekends), and fresh coffee all day.

Sports fan? The Waiting Room is the place to be for all sporting events. With 5 large TVs and a 6-foot big screen, we show all major football, rugby, golf and tennis tournaments, and our staff are always willing to accommodate requests when possible (we can have up to three different things on at one time).

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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