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#479 of 1,808 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Old Town
Bar, Pub, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
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49-50 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EJ, Scotland
+44 131 226 2781
12:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Despite the tasty food..below average sized portions, chips similar to McDonalds, also paying by card includes extra charges to process.. service was delayed as the waitress clearly out of her depth trying to serve 7 people..probably ok for drinks but nothing else!

Thank CheekyMcSqueaky69
Level Contributor
95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in here for a quick cocktail and to take a 5 minute break from exploring the city. I ordered a banoffee martini which was lovely :)! I would recommend it! My partner ordered bulmers cider which was nice.

Thank Aimee L
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Dad had picked us a spot for lunch and I had a hunch it would be an Italiano so when we rocked up to a place with scaffolding outside that looked more like a bar , I thought hmm not a place I expected my Dad would go in a month of Sundays I could imagine it rocking on... More 

Thank agentgourmet
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So me and some friends found this place by accident on a hungry quest for food. We were lured in by the 25% discount for students, win. So me and another friend ordered the steak sandwich whereas my other friend had the special of the day which was seabass with potatoes. All the food was lovely and we enjoyed our... More 

Thank KaterinaAndr
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Let's start with the service, absolutely nothing to complain about. The staff was extremely nice and attentive. Now it's time to talk about the food. So far, the best food I've ever had in Edinburgh. I've ordered the sandwich of marinated buccleuch steak, mushroom and mustard cream, with straw fries. Well, the bread was so moist and the meat so... More 

Thank Giacinta L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely wee late lunch there today. Am currently doing slimming world so it's so hard to find somewhere where foods aren't laddled in sauces etc. I had the salmon salad which came with an oil sauce but asked if they had balsamic vinegar and they where so happy to oblige. They don't do kids portions for my 6... More 

Thank mandyking80
New York
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

My friend and I came to Villager on a Saturday evening for cocktails. We had three each. I tried the Strange Fruit, Tapatio and Ting, and the special, which was something to do with hemingway that had gin and st. germain. The Strange Fruit was sweet but really good. My friend had the Choc Espressotini which looked amazing. The drink... More 

Thank Andrea L
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

What a great place. Found it by chance. The menu was different and the cocktail menu was wonderful. We had a great meal and the atmosphere was relaxed. The staff were very friendly and I really enjoyed it. Would love to go there again. Any excuse to visit stunning Edinburgh!. I highly recommend the Siberian mist cocktail. Thank you very... More 

Thank Ann-marie M
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Very attentive and friendly staff. Firstly enquired about the menu and dairy-free options and this was no problem at all unlike some places. Good value food, venison steak and chicken were both cooked excellently with good flavours on both. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Kat G
South west
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Having a Daughter unable to eat Gluten severely restricts all choices for eating out. On my recent trip to Edinburgh it was brought home just how miserable and restrictive a problem this is. From hundreds of restaurants you are cut down to a few and when you don't know your way around it means hours of searching, as even if... More 

Thank Trixiepink

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
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: 49-50 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 2781
The Villager has been recommended several times on the Ediburgh forum it is a great place for food and drinks. I did visit it during my last visit to Edinburgh and really want to add my review.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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