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Dubh Prais

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$$ - $$$
Old Town
European, British, Scottish
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123B High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
+44 131 557 5732
17:00 - 22:30
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We followed the recommendation of our airbnb host and went to Dubh Prais to enjoy Scottish cuisine. The haggis and meat tray to start were delicious! Each person in our group tried a different entry and enjoyed the meal. I had the lamb and it was perfect! I wish we would have gone sooner on our trip, so we could... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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358 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We made reservations for Dubh Prais for New Year's Eve and were looking forward to a memorable and fantastic dinner - we were not let down. Dubh Prais is nestled into the basement level of a building on the Royal Mile and is accessed by a narrow staircase. The restaurant is tiny - about 10 tables each with a sense... More 

2 Thank TravelBoomerang
Wokingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On Thursday 13thApril, my son and I ended up here because the Restaurant that we want do to eat in as a walk in was fully booked. SO very glad that it was, because we ended up in Dubh Prais and what a bonus that turned out to be. It's a small restaurant downstairs from street level. We were warmly... More 

2 Thank car0lynmatthews
Alexandria, Egypt
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an Amazing meal at Dubh Prais. It was a quaint little restaurant, that if you don’t look out for it, you will miss the entrance. The food was amazing, in both presentation and taste. The service was impeccable, but as the restaurant is so small, you may want to ensure you have a booking before heading over there.... More 

2 Thank Ben H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute reservation. Excellent food and service. Definitely Scottish themed menu. Fine selection of malt whisky to finish with.

2 Thank Keith J
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Intimate, small cellar restaurant. Outstanding food with first class service. Relatively expensive but worth every penny! Thank you Dubh Prais for a wonderful culinary experience!

3 Thank Sue G
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty as hell !!! Intimate and comfy. Great service from the two girls . Haggis and then venison .... delicious .

3 Thank Gerald m
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

After reading reviews managed to get a booking for the Friday. What a lovely evening, the food was delicious and the atmosphere very romantic. If in Edinburgh and you can secure a table I would highly recommend. The restaurant only seats 24 so try and book early to avoid disappoint. I had the Salmon, and would highly recommend it.

3 Thank Tai-ann
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We wanted something traditional and the food did not disappoint! Really great food and excellent service. Really nice, cosy atmosphere too. Would definitely recommend!

3 Thank Rosie J
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I lived in Edinburgh for 7 years eating here regularly, however I've been away for 12 years and came bs k up for a weekend away, once again Dubh Prais was outstanding from starter to dessert. Very traditional Scottish food at its best. Thank you.

4 Thank Ian J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Scottish
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123B High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 557 5732

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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