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Elephant House

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Cafe, British,
21 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN, Scotland
+44 131 220 5355
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good35%
  • Average24%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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21 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We just wanted to have a short relax while walking around in Edinbourg. We sat near the "fireplace" and had a Nice cup of capocino and a chai tea. But the chai tea you have to makeup at your own and that didn't workshop very...More

Thank Niels K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went twice during our time in Edinburgh! First time I had the Seafood Pie (not a fan)., Steak and Ale Pie (AMAZING) and a latte to go (also amazing). Second time we went we had steak and ale pies and lattes to go again. I’d...More

Thank danibell13
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really friendly clear and awesome. Maybe if you would have draft beer then it would be the heaven. You have to wait for sit down by waiters hence it is not busy. Really cool

Thank Csaba S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here during a day trip with my family as it looked a bit different and both me and my sister loved Harry Potter growing up. We also wanted to try somewhere that wasn't a chain restaurant/cafe, however we all left very disappointed. It took...More

Thank Imogen W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate the fish pie and got food poisoning. The waiter that served us also had a bad attitude, not even apologising after spilling my coffee. If you are a Harry Potter fan and absolutely must go here, I would not recommend eating the food.

Thank Josh H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Birthplace of harry potter. Good for a few pics and quick brew. Stop off here after walking past bobbys memorial. Food looked great aswell

Thank MrECustomer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have come here twice with my friend and the first time I had a salmon and cheese wrap which was really nice and the freshly squeezed orange juice was amazing, nice and chilled. The second occasion the staff forgot to take our order as...More

Thank Peahea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd been here earlier this year and enjoyed it other than the service. I had a bad feeling when we went in this time that the sad old service story was going to continue. We waited at the reception desk but no staff acknowledged us...More

Thank FairCityFrasie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off at the Elephant House as our youngest daughter is a die hard Harry Potter fan and desperately wanted to add her graffiti to the plethora of other sharpied messages left by previous visitors in the w.c’s. As an added bonus to just...More

Thank Larry G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called the birthplace of Harry Potter, it has plenty of visitors who come to take a photo of the place. Inside, there are a few chairs shaped like elephants, and a unique decor. The eggs on toast was good for breakfast, but the coffee (a...More

Thank mostlysolotraveller
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 220 5355
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