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Greyfriars Bobby Bar

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30-34 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QE, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
+44 131 225 8328
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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30-34 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QE, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 618 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We had been looking forward to eating here then we checked out the menu. It's the SAME menu as half the restaurants in Edinburgh. It's owned by the same family that runs a ton other so we didn't go in. The Nicholsons really need to...More

Thank dragonflyfrisbee
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely visit to Greyfriars Bobby Bar. Best Fish and Chips I've had in a long time. We were well taken care of by Hannah, very professional and courteous, Fab Food.

Thank Mags C
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's located in a corner where everything looks like a castle. Order the meat pie for an authentic experience and fall in love with Scotland.

Thank Rudy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited there with my friends and the wait was not long at all. The staff came to greet us and asked us to wait while they were clearing the table. The waitress led us to the table and recommended the local menu since she...More

Thank Choltita H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been to Edinburgh before and on this visit decided to go into Greyfriars Bobby for a drink. When we went in and ordered drinks we also had a look at the menu and the food being served and decided to eat there as well....More

Thank rayeds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Scotland at the end of June, and stayed in Edinburgh. We loved every minute of our stay, but we especially loved Greyfriars Bobby. We kept coming back! The food was wonderful, and Louise always made us feel right at home....More

Thank djaymaxx61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got dropped off prior to the Tattoo, so headed in for a couple of drinks and dinner. It is small, but we only had about a 10 minute wait for a table. The entire restaurant is run by a single lady, who did an...More

Thank Gla_Rangers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously the whole restaurant can hear this woman barking instructions at the staff. It's constant and created a seriously bad atmosphere. The fish cakes must have microns of fish in them. The excuses ranged from tradition to be don't make them ourselves. Seriously steer clear.

Thank MarkyPerris
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

me and my friends went for a meal and a drink in bobby it was good food and good serve will good back next year for food with my kids and wife

Thank infoB9525QF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easily found next to the Greyfriars Bobby memorial. This is a good pub for a drink and a meal. Partly because of its location it can get very busy - but the possible wait is worth it with good food, good menu choices and good...More

Thank JohnCracknell
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30-34 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QE, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 8328
You will find Greyfriars Bobby's Bar in Candlemaker Row Edinburgh within a short stroll of Chambers Street, Grassmarket and George IV Bridge - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.Greyfriars Bobby's Bar is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
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