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The Magnum Restaurant & Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, European, British
1 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3PY, Scotland
+44 131 557 4366
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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1 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3PY, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No visit to Edinburgh is complete without lunch or dinner at The Magnum. This time dinner. Once again albeit under (another) new ownership it did not disappoint. Indeed it excelled. Having snacked a bit in the day we skipped the puddings. Which was a shame...More

1  Thank Jawenold
Reviewed 28 January 2018

We loved the Magnum--it is one of our favorites in Edinburgh. The food is fresh, creatively prepared and delicious. The owner was warm, friendly, and very hospitable. A meal at the Magnum is an all around wonderful experience.

1  Thank v0yageur22
Reviewed 21 January 2018

I enjoyed a really good lunch there last week. Great food, attentive service, nice surroundings, good ambience - and all without music blasting my eardrums. The staff are polite and friendly, without being overbearing. The food appeared just at the right time - no long...More

1  Thank George1507
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Have been here a few times now - good selection of wine and beers - service is good. Its not the biggest of bars but that can be a good thing. Pretty central - good value.

Thank SeeFoodWillEat
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We just had our family Christmas lunch here and although our expectations were not low we were blown away by the quality of the food. We’ve had many Hotel/bar/restaurant Christmas dinners but this one is by far the best we’ve had. It had a ‘fine...More

1  Thank Caroline A
Reviewed 19 December 2017

This is a fantastic pub for lunch or evening meal, though you need to book as it is very busy. We had a lovely light lunch here and a couple of days later a brilliant evening meal. Staff are all polite and very welcoming.

1  Thank dumbo55
Reviewed 28 November 2017

There is nothing wrong in being a pub, and there's nothing wrong in aiming at above-average pub cooking. And the food was okay, and I certainly liked my soup. But why all the fuss, the soup served as a tiny blob in a huge black...More

Thank hugh106
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We went for an early lunch before we headed off to watch Scotland v New Zealand at Murrayfield. A great selection of starters off the set lunch menu, followed by really good main courses. My favourite was Vension Haggis wrapped in smoked bacon. A very...More

1  Thank Ian M
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Just my type of place. Welcome, atmosphere, food and wine were all just perfect. Both my Asparagus starter and Hake main were a delight. Portion sizes were big enough but not too big so room could be left for dessert. Honestly this was one of...More

1  Thank aniceglassofred
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We visited The Magnum Restaurant & Bar during our first evening in Edinburgh. The restraurant was easy to find, on the corner of Albany Street and Dublin Street. Food was tasty and well portioned and service was professional and courteous throughout!

1  Thank JenandNeil365
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 49
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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
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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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