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Cafe Royal

) #112 of 1,867 Restaurants in Edinburgh ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , Seafood, European
19 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Scotland
+44 131 556 1884
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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19 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 998 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We had drinks only here but the room itself is charming, quaint and quite historic; high ceilings, wood panelling, old fashioned bar. Great choice of beers including hand pulled ales with lots of staff so no hanging about even though it was busy. Ideal for...More

Thank ITTS
Reviewed 1 week ago

At the Fringe last week Edinburgh was so busy, we past Cafe Royal. It seemed a busy place so in we went. What a find atmosphere was great, he staff were so polite and helpful. The food was amazing, gutted I didn't take photos to...More

1  Thank Freda K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a history, so the authentic interior is already a good reason to visit Cafe Royal. It's not very big, so I guess reservation for the evening is recommended. We however went their when the restaurant was almost empty (early afternoon), got a...More

Thank Nunu-Mervi
Reviewed 1 week ago

I first frequented the Cafe Royal bar regularly in 1984. A place full of character and staffed by dean and friendly staff. I have gone there ever since when in Edinburgh for social occasions and meeting up with friends. My last visit will be definitely...More

Thank ArabianVisitor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe Royal was one of the highlights of our trip to Edinburgh! So pretty, such friendly servers, so accommodating to our 2 young girls, and very good seafood! The six of us loved this restaurant!

Thank bpr437
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food we had here was amazing . My husband had the scallops and black pudding, The scallops were cooked to perfection and the venison. I had soup followed by mushroom rissoto which was stunning, However a few things spoilt our visit there .Firstly when...More

Thank Kimeo C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have lived in Edinburgh all my life numerous visits to the cafe royal pub always wanted to try the restaurant finally made it, the best sea food platter I have had in a long time the price was very reasonable service great. Looking at the...More

Thank johntmitchell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The two of us called in for a lunchtime meal. Although busy, we managed to find a table quite easily. What a lovely atmospheric old building. A very helpful waitress, gave us the low down on the various oysters available. This was invaluable as niether...More

Thank Boddies
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a concert on a Friday evening at the Voodoo Rooms and the building is worth a visit to look at the beautiful stained glass, the tiles and ceilings. Pre-booked to eat in Cafe Royal and a £20 per person deposit was required and can...More

Thank 97Review97
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious seafood and nice environment. Need reservation for dinner but lunch time is open and much quieter.

Thank novbear
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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9 February 2016|
Response from symagry | Reviewed this property |
Informal dress seems appropriate but we did not see shorts and flip flops at dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 23 - US$ 75
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 1884
  • E-mail
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