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The Holyrood 9A

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , British
Edinburgh, EH8 8AE 9A Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8FQ, Scotland
+44 131 556 5044
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (569 reviews)
“chilli” (25 reviews)
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American, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Edinburgh, EH8 8AE 9A Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8FQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went for lunch, great burger, good selection of beverages. Service was good and servers friendly. Easy walk from the Royal Mile but out of the bustle.

Thank redhills585
Reviewed 6 days ago

We chose to eat here because their burgers are out of this world...flavourful, large and fresh. Even better is the choice of regular or sweet potato chips. The Scottish borders pale ale topped off the meal after a long day. We can also recommend this...More

Thank Beth E
Aislin W, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hey Beth, Thank you so much for your five star review! I'm so glad you enjoyed you visit and got to try one of our signature burgers. Come back soon and let us spoil you and your dog! Cheers The Holyrood 9a

Reviewed 1 week ago

I went for an early-ish dinner on Saturday evening and was seated immediately. I had the Elderflower Fizz (Edinburgh Gin Elderflower & Prosecco) and the Ecosse burger. The drink was as expected, nothing mind-blowing, but pleasant. The burger though was very enjoyable. The bun was...More

Thank Jean H
Aislin W, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Jean! Thank you so much for your kind four star review. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us. The Ecosse burger is always a good choice and the truffle mayo is also especially nice on chips. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here early on a Saturday evening, really busy with a good mix of locals and tourists. A big range of beers both local and international. Was only going in for a beer and ended up staying for dinner. Burgers are the main focus here...More

Thank TravellingFalco
Aislin W, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hey TravellingFalco, Thank you so much for your kind words and four star review. Glad we could entice you to stay for dinner and hopefully a few more drinks during your visit on Saturday. We take great pride in our selection of draft beers and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited recently and were greeted at the door by a friendly server. He intimated that there would be a short wait for a table so we went to the bar to order a drink. We waited and waited then waited some more to order...More

Thank Frog39
Aislin W, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hey Frog39, First I would like to start by saying thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate all feedback and are always looking for ways to grow as a business. I'm glad that for the most part you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited during recent visit to Edinburgh, had been recommended by a friend. Good recommendation. The pub had a good selection of beers and cider. Their specialty is burgers, and the two we had were very good. I had the Holyrood burger and my partner the...More

Thank travelmoose_13
Aislin W, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey TravelMoose, Thank you for taking the time to write us a 4 star review. We are so glad that you were impressed with your food and our selection of draft options as well as our holyrood and pioneer burger. We are also very happy...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is nice when it is possible to get a burger done with that extra touch and even a really good veggie burger. On top of that an extraordinary large selection of taps. This is a place where I would like to return, so I...More

Thank Stjensen
Aislin W, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Stjensen, thank you so much for your kind 4 star review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your meals and the vegetarian options that we provide. We look forward to welcoming you back soon when we can take you through a few more...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Picked this because it had good reviews and was only 5 minutes from our apartment. Menu was mainly burgers but loads of choice including chicken and vegetarian options. Huge portions of chips. Too full for pudding! Interesting range of beers. If you want burger and...More

Thank Sylvia S
Aislin W, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Sylvia, We really appreciate you taking the time to write to us, and giving us 5 stars. We are glad you liked our selection of burgers and pride ourselves on variety, food and drink wise. We looking forward to seeing you the next time,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch/ early dinner. My burger was just great. I wasn't crazy about sitting at the couches to eat, so you may want to request an actual table if you are visiting for food. The atmosphere was great and the...More

Thank ozark_Roxy
Aislin W, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey Ozark, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a four star review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your burger and the atmosphere of our little pub. Next time you visit us we will be happy to seat you at a table...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this restaurant so much, that in the three days we were here on holiday, we ate here twice. All very yummy!!!

Thank chefgraves
Aislin W, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a five star review, and we are very happy that you enjoyed both your visits during your short stint in Edinburgh and hope to see you again next time. The Holyrood 9a

Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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Questions & Answers
20 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Sambo20389 |
Food is served until 11.30pm year round and I'm afraid we don't do Sunday roasts
Santi H
3 February 2016|
Response from Sambo20389 |
Hey, Children are allowed into the restaurant until 10pm
Betty W
21 August 2015|
Response from Diane O |
Yes, we have a gluten free menu including gluten free buns for the burgers, just ask one of the members of staff for the menu!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Edinburgh, EH8 8AE 9A Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8FQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 5044
  • E-mail
In Edinburgh's old town, just off the Royal Mile, you'll find new The Holyrood 9A. A place to bring friends and discover a local bar restaurant to call your own in the heart of the city. The gleaming pumps offer 20 beer and ale varieties from Scotland and around the world. There's wines and spirits in any which way and a classic cocktail list for your well deserved post-work tipple.The Holyrood's all day menu includes mouth-watering 'two-handers' - an eclectic array of delicious gourmet burgers, with plenty more large and small dishes including options for our vegetarian pals. Ask us about reserving a bar corner or a whole room for your own event. Stay all afternoon or night and spoil yourself. As Alexander Pope said, 'a little beer is a dangerous thing...'
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