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Palmyra

#872 of 1,831 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Nicolson, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 667 6655
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Callander, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Best doner kebab plate I've ever had. Succulent meat, not greasy, hummus to die for, chilli sauce was awesome, pita was home made and fabulous. Fresh salad and black olives. Friendly service in a canteen cafe style takeaway. Authentic food!

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Thank Darthgill
London, England, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Could do better but it's what you pay for. Cheap and easy but a little but rough. But no spice on the chicken doner? For shame!

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Thank CanadianJames
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Love this place. Have been going for years . Small, and maybe in need of a redecoration, but the food is amazing, the prices are great and I look forward to popping in whenever I get the chance!

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Thank Sci K
Toronto, Canada
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94 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We were grabbing a quick bit in between Fringe shows and this place is fast and cheap (1 falafel wrap, 1 doner wrap and a iron bru for a tenner). The food is alright - cheap and cheerful, but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here.

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Thank Jane T
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

The Palmyra may look a bit tatty on the surface but don't let that put you off, these guys serve the best kebabs in Edinburgh. The sauces they use are delicious creating a fantastic overall flavour. Prices are very reasonable.

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Thank drzoom11
dundee
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here early evening between Fringe shows as we only had about 1 hour to spare. The felafel sandwiches were amazing. Quick fresh food at a very reasonable price.

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Hale, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

fantastic falafel and so reasonable - really great food and service. simplicity at its best at bargain basement prices

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Thank samirs64
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

We stopped to try their shawarma wraps for lunch. It was nearly double the price to eat in so we opted for takeaway and ate in the little square opposite. The food was of great quality and really tasty.

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Thank Elise O
Greater London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Hummus was a bit thin. Sheesh kebab small in portion and tough for £8. Avoid this place - no real redeeming quality to speak off. Has no lamb schwarma.

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Thank SFP-LTD
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

A good late night takeaway which doesn't disappoint. Good food served til late and delivers later than most too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 19
Cuisine
Fast food, Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nicolson, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 667 6655

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

Staying in Old Town

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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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