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On The Roll

1 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ, Scotland
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“lunch” (3 reviews)
“sauerkraut” (3 reviews)
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German, Fast food, European, Grill
1 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

friendly and polite staff serve up fantastic meals with German sausage and veg alternatives in all of the glorious Scottish weather

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I work very close to On The Roll, it's a great wee spot for a quick lunchtime snack. The service is always wonderful and it's definitely great value for money!

Thank Omazza14
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Visited "On The Roll" at the Kelburn Garden Party nr Largs although they are normally located in George Square in Edinburgh. Bratwurst in a roll with all the trimmings plus a choice of sauces. XL for £4 - what is not to like. I am...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Very tasty Bratwurst from some very cool guys at this food truck. I like On the Roll a lot. The sausages are very tasty, portion sizes pretty good, and prices not exorbitant. You can get sauce and sauerkraut as well, all in all adding up...More

Thank Bonzostar
Reviewed 19 January 2015

That is proper German food! It's not the widest selection but therefore it is authentic and good quality food. All you need. Definitely a must see for all Edinburgh tourists and German food lovers! Additional plus: The guys are just awesome! So go and get...More

1  Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 10 January 2015

I can attest that the people grilling the Bratwurst are from Teutonia, at least the ones at George Square. Except for some limitations, they serve pretty much what you would get in any town in Germany. The bratwurst itself is OK, and it is well-prepared....More

Thank zitounihalouf
Reviewed 11 July 2014

I have purchased an authentic German bratwurst many times from the 'On The Roll' wagon at George Square. I have seen a few different people running it, always friendly and happy to serve. The bratwurst comes in three sizes: regular, XL & XXL, all very...More

Thank C_Ramsay78
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Have often bought a bratwurst at the stall on the corner of George Square. Always tasty and the staff are really friendly and chatty. Well worth a visit - on a nice day one could also buy a coffee at the adjacent 'police box' and...More

3  Thank Dundreich
Reviewed 19 November 2013

I have lunch here on an almost weekly basis and, for what it is, it can't be faulted. For £3.50 you get an XL sausage in a roll with choice of sauerkraut, fried onion, sauce, mustard or ketchup (all all of the above!) and they...More

Thank HollyBathg
Reviewed 11 July 2013

I decided to treat my daughter to a Bratwurst, and she said that it was Fantastic Only thing lacking is the German beer to go with it or a nice coll glass of lemonade. The service was excellent and the standard of hygiene was excellent,...More

1  Thank Eli D
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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Andy M
9 July 2017|
Response from Martin S | Property representative |
Hello Andy, We also do a very tasty Currywurst, you are very welcome to give it a try at 1 George Square. We currently open Mo-Fr from 11-3, but will be open daily from 11am-11pm during the Fringe. Cheers, Lennart
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  • Address: 1 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
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Germany's finest Bratwurst freshly grilled on a unique BBQ-Bicycle. 'On The Roll' serves German Bratwurst on a crusty roll, tasty Hot Dog and traditional Curry Wurst (Berlin style) with homemade sauce.
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