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2-6 Rutland Place, Edinburgh EH1 2AD, Scotland
+44 131 222 9930
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic wedding venue and pub. Upstairs transformed from the place for ceremony to the receprion and looked fantastic! All the staff were fantastic too.

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Thank Marty W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a meal here last sat night and then went upstairs for the Ceileidh. The food was good, and was also good value for money. There was a really good musician downstairs where we ate, but the music was a bit loud for a restaurant area. We went upstairs for the Ceileidh and had a great night. There was a... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I first discovered this bar quite a few years ago and I always call when in Edinburgh it's really lovely for a drink and food, it was a little bit quite last night as usually there is live music but we still had a nice evening

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Sheffield
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a night here during my trip to Edinburgh for the ceilidh evening. It was such good fun if somewhat tiring!! The room was lovely and the food was good. For the money it's a good value night out to do something a bit different. The only negative was that there were a lot of people and when all... More 

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Thank thesazzle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had booked into a booth on Saturday night for a friend's birthday! There were 15 of us and I can safely say each one had a great evening. You can always count on the Ghillie due for cracking atmosphere and great service! The ceilidh music was fantastic and there was plenty room to grab a partner and dance!! We... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are very disappointed with our recent visit to the Ghillie Dhu and want people to consider carefully before parting with their money. We first experienced the Ghillie Dhu for my best friends wedding in May 2015 and couldn't fault it. That was my partners first experience of a Scottish get together and he was impressed. So for his 40th... More 

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Central E, General Manager at Ghillie Dhu, responded to this review

Dear Cherrypie33, Many thanks for taking the time to feedback on your experience with us. We do appreciate you taking the time to do so - we would like to speak to you directly so that we may confirm some details with you and investigate your experience further. Please email us at info@ghillie-dhu.co.uk and we will be in touch as... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waitress service good food terrible group of us mix range of food would not recommend to anybody stay away. Tourist trap overpriced canteen food.

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2 Thank Alan R
Central E, General Manager at Ghillie Dhu, responded to this review

Dear Alan R, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Your comments have been passed onto kitchen as we are always looking to see ways we can improve. Kind regards, The Ghillie Dhu Team More 

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169 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Busy bar with live music, great atmosphere and good range of beer and spirits, great bar staff and lively clientele. Great night.

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1 Thank Sean G
Central E, General Manager at Ghillie Dhu, responded to this review

Hi Sean G, Thank you for your review, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are pleased to read your comments and you had a fun weekend in Edinburgh for the rugby. Rugby days are always good fun and we are pleased you could be part of it. Kind regards, The Ghillie Dhu Team More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In Edinburgh for the Scotland v Wales rugby match. All friends travelling independently so arranged a central location to meet. This is a great spot, conveniently central.i I was last to arrive all others had a drink I went to the bar but by the time I was served as it was so slow everyone else had finished and were... More 

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Central E, General Manager at Ghillie Dhu, responded to this review

Hi Tom M, Thank you for your review and feedback, it is always greatly appreciated. Your comments will be discussed at our next meeting as we strive to constantly improve our service and guest experience. We hope we can welcome you back sometime in the future. Kind regards, The Ghillie Dhu Team More 

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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we stepped into the breathtaking auditorium space, we knew the Ghillie Dhu was the one for us! Being a ‘Pinterest bride’, I had so many bespoke options I wanted to incorporate into our day, and from start to finish nothing was ever a trouble. From the hiring of the gold chairs to match the colour scheme, to... More 

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Central E, General Manager at Ghillie Dhu, responded to this review

Hi Peachy_Passport, Thank you so much for sharing your wedding day story with us. It was an absolute joy and pleasure to work with you both in the run up to organising and then working with you both on the day to ensure a smooth and seamless operation. It was a delight to watch you make your vows to one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 31
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-6 Rutland Place, Edinburgh EH1 2AD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 222 9930
Description
Originally St Thomas Episcopal Church, Ghillie Dhu has been beautifully restored to showcase its traditional features. With an enviable location tucked in at the West End of the city centre, we are a short distance from Haymarket Train Station and directly opposite all major bus routes. Awarded Best Small Venue at the Scottish Event Awards two years running the team pride ourselves on the quality of catering and service we provide.Ghillie Dhu benefits from a dedicated and experienced Events Team who are poised to look after your event from enquiry right through to completion. Our Chef has created a variety of mouth-watering menus from the best produce that Scotland's larder can offer.Free wifi access is available every day of the week, ideal if you've got a working lunch or just feel like a nosey on Facebook.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West End

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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