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The Magnum Restaurant & Bar

#198 of 1,831 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Broughton & Calton
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1 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3PY, Scotland
+44 131 557 4366
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11:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 01:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the Magnum, i go there all the time. I'm fortunate enough to live close enough to walk there. One of my favourite things is to go there with my partner and our dog and have the fish and chips for dinner. It's always superb! I've stopped asking for the menu because i know what i want and i... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was recommended to us in the hotel and we went with not much expectation another pub serving food. What a surprise it was. It was Saturday on the day Scotland played rugby but there was no TV in there so we thought it will be ok. But it must be popular because all the tables were booked. We were... More 

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Specifically went here for a drink as they stock Valencia Gin. It was perfectly served with Pink Grapefruit and a sprig of fresh Rosemary - Well Done!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Magnum is a 'classy' pub which sits alongside two rooms which house 'Gastro-pub'-style dining. The young staff are attentive and cheery, and went out of their way for us, which was nice. The bar, serving real ales and fine wines and nibbles, is cosy, if on occasion a bit noisy. The menu has many typical pub favourites like fish... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

A great place! Lovely staff who were on hand but not overbearing. I had the venison which was cooked beautifully and was very tasty. A good selection of food and a welcoming atmosphere.

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Glasgow
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132 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Met my friend in Edinburgh for a speedy late lunch - the place we were going to go to had started closing on a Tuesday, so we ended up at The Magnum. Wowzers, what a find. My friend had been in for drinks before but I was a first time visitor. The menu was fantastic. 2 courses for £10.95 or... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch with husband and two sons (around 10yrs old). Very welcoming, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Food was fresh and delicious. Accommodating for my sons needs who loved their lunch. We were visiting Edinburgh and would definitely return in the future. Ideal place for a 'couples' lunch too 🙂

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Our concierge recommended this place.Looks average from outside, but inside the décor is impressive.Not the cheapest but excellent choice of traditional Scottish cuisine and the waitress gave useful advice on choice of Scottish beers!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Went on Saturday evening for a meal with friends, 4 of us, all had starter, main, drinks and shared a cheese board. Presentation of food outstanding and all cooked to perfection. Pigeon and Trout for starters, Steak and Venison for main, when ordering the main courses was informed that the Venison comes medium rare, I asked for it to be... More 

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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

A decent bar on Albany Street. Surprisingly quiet on a Sunday evening but pleasant ambience and fast service. A good location to go and talk with friends without being overwhelmed by music and noise.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 44
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3PY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 557 4366
Description
For great food and wine and an old-fashioned good time, you can't go wrong with this delightful and traditional restaurant in Albany Street, Edinburgh. As you enter the dark, seductive dining room – filled with candles and tall palms – it will be a case of love at first sight and we guarantee you'll want to curl up in a corner and stay forever. The cosmopolitan crowd love the cosy, comfortable vibe, and we love the walls decorated with whisky-inspired poetry from a local writer. Signature dishes at The Magnum Restaurant include the rib-eye steak served with pink fir fries; the venison burger with chips cooked in delicious, salty beef dripping; and the tempura Peterhead haddock with lemon tartare and a green pea puree.

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Staying in Broughton & Calton

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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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