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New Bell Restaurant - CLOSED

233 Causewayside, Edinburgh EH9 1PH, Scotland
+44 131 668 2868
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible10%
20 Jun 2017
“Things are looking up”
14 Aug 2015
“Pre show drink and meal”
Restaurant Hours Closed
British, Scottish
233 Causewayside, Edinburgh EH9 1PH, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 97 reviews

Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

I left a review a couple of years ago saying the New Bell had gone downhill. Pleased to say they have reversed the slide and the food is back in my good books. The upstairs has had a remodel and is fresher whilst still keeping...More

Thank ILoveFood68
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Thought this would be the ideal place for a drink and meal before going to a Fringe show. Were not disappointed. Great atmosphere in the bar area. Went upstairs for our meal and the service and quality of food were just right. Be warned though.........More

Thank KeithJay
Reviewed 2 January 2015

Excellent hamburgers, a very good Caesar salad and the best toffee pudding in town. Pleasant surroundings and good service.

Thank Vancouverliz2015
Reviewed 16 November 2014 via mobile

I wrote the "very poor" critique in January 2014. The Old Bell has since dispensed with the previous upstairs incumbents and has gone back to being a great Pub upstairs & downstairs. Great sports pub with big tvs showing all bog events. Basically its gone...More

1  Thank David1874
Reviewed 11 November 2014

I regularly come up to Edinburgh for business and I always make sure I visit the New Bell, the beer choice and quality is consistently very good and the bar meals are always excellent and very well presented, this visit I had beef and chorizo...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Wrote a good review of this pub back in Oct 2011, however things have gone downhill a bit since then. I would have to revise my opinion of the food to average, though the staff continue to be very pleasant.

Thank ILoveFood68
Reviewed 1 June 2014

I wish I could award this place zero stars... This was the worst experience I have ever had in any restaurant worldwide. We had some friends visiting from London and decided to take them out for dinner here. Boy was that a mistake. It amazes...More

3  Thank ACR06
Reviewed 1 May 2014

The best food I have ever had! Everything looked so beautiful. The staff was so nice. We made reservations.

1  Thank Natasha F
Reviewed 11 April 2014

The Old Bell used to serve fantastic pub food, good quality and reliable. As locals we have eaten in the pub for lunch and dinner and have had dinner in the restaurant upstairs a couple of times. Something has gone horribly wrong, because our dinner...More

2  Thank jsicar
Reviewed 4 February 2014

I had passed in front of this restaurant many times, always thinking that it was a bar, until one day I saw it had many reviews on Trip Advisor. I finally decided to give it a try, and it did not disappoint. I ordered a...More

1  Thank Alfonso Javier E
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 56
British, Scottish
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 Causewayside, Edinburgh EH9 1PH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 668 2868
  • E-mail
Discover The New Bell Restaurant, situated above The Old Bell.We provide rustic, homemade food at its best; incorperating Italian inspired influences and using only the freshest local ingredients.Dine in our relaxed, cosy atmosphere and enjoy Scotland's Larder by Italian Design.
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