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Malone's Irish Bar

#650 of 1,782 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Old Town
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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14 Forrest Road, Edinburgh EH1 2QN, Scotland
+44 131 226 5954
12:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went in on a Saturday afternoon so wasn't busy. Service was fast and the food good. It got busier right before the Wales/Aussie rugby game started up but did not affect the service. it was really fun.

Thank Farron H
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

7 p.m on a Friday night ... Young bar man poured my gin and tonic in a half pint glass. I said I didn't want it in a half pint glass so he changed it then proceeded to fill it up with more tonic ....never asked for more tonic!!!the lady in charge was of no help. She asked him ,what... More 

Thank Catherine W
Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

After a long day exploring the sights of Edinburgh we were looking for something to eat near Greyfriers Bobby. We went around the corner (away from the Royal Mile) and found Malone's about a block away. A slice of Ireland it was - down to the Irish bartender. Since it was the middle of the afternoon and not raining, we... More 

Thank totandem89
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

a slice of Irish charm in the heart of Scotland's capital. They also do fantastic burgers. Don't bother with any of the draught beers, Guinness is the only thing worth drinking here

Thank The_Creg
Preston, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We went in for a Sunday roast and we wasn't disappointed…very nice, lovely thick slices of beef. Reasonably priced too. Would recommend.

Thank Nicola R
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Went for food and drinks. Lovely bar inside. Lots of screens for the sport. Alcohol was cheap. £2.50 for a can of cider. We had burgers as well. Cooked well and tasty. Friendly staff.

Thank Becky W
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I stopped at Malone's with two friends in the middle of the day and we had a great time! The place was pretty empty so I can't comment on service (it was good but not representative), but I can say that everything else was great. I ordered the beef with Guinness: it was the perfect dish, full of flavor. We... More 

Thank TzipH
Ballycastle,Northern Ireland
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Big room, live band, place was packed. Well it was the Edinburgh Fringe Festival time. Whilst the floor was packed there was still room round the edges to set down your pint and coat and get onto the dance floor for some modern Irish rock.

Thank FatherTed1_7
Pensacola, Florida
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Just a solid pub with great food. there is no table service if you go there to eat,so order at the bar and you won't look silly waiting for a server to walk up.Try the haggis balls.

Thank Barry B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Nipped in on Saturday during the festival whilst waiting on friends I had the chicken curry it was lovely. BIg portion size that was piping hot. Will be back for the curry.

Thank Davis P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Forrest Road, Edinburgh EH1 2QN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 5954

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

Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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