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Cafe Royal

19 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Scotland
+44 131 556 1884
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Seafood, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
19 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Too much to say on this one but here goes...... Stepping back in time but with a modern twist. Whether you are a tourist or a local - everyone needs to go here. Royal Doulton tile panels on the walls, Victorian bar but with modern...More

Thank DavidStuart456
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went twice during our 2 week trip. Food was solid. No great surprises....until it came to dessert. The cheesecake was exceptional! Service was spotty.

Thank Rakdoo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food excellent and staff attentive but suffers a lot from bar noise coming over the partition. Would visit again but not my top choice because of this.

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful bar rightly Heritage listed and a magical place to had a drink after walking around Auld Reekie. Good selection of drinks with good service and food available. I visit to Edinburgh without a trip here is a pity.

Thank wamunro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Th eCafe Royal is clearly a very old establishment, steeped in tradition. Its divided in to two parts. One is a very busy and noisy pub and the other a small traditional restaurant. The food was outstanding, large portions and the service was very good....More

Thank Speeds64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has to be one of my favourite places to come on a Sunday for a few drinks. The bar itself is all original and beautifully maintained. I can't say iv had any experience of eating here but what iv seen go out looks great....More

Thank r0ssaitken
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've eaten in the dining room and the bar area, and the food and service were very good. It is a convenient place for meeting just a block away from Waverley Rail Station and Princes Street.

Thank Mollyshumom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another one of Edinburghs classic traditional old style hostelries, with a modern feel, perhaps a bit hidden out of the way but worth seeking out, with a usually good atmosphere, lovely period decor.

Thank author55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch on a wet dull Day in August. It made the day much better all round. A traditional "boozer" with an interesting history. The service was excellent, good recommendations for wine. The food was presented very well and delicious as well. Would recommend...More

Thank jan1439
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building inside with lots of atmosphere, used by locals & tourists Bottle of Shiraz only £20 & very nice Two lovely starters Cullen skink (Scottish soup) delicious and recommended also pork & cider pate very good Worth a visit Around the back of Mote...More

Thank Labradoodl
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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9 February 2016|
Response from symagry | Reviewed this property |
Informal dress seems appropriate but we did not see shorts and flip flops at dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$75
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 1884
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