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“OK food, staff, hmmmm”
Review of Malt Shovel Inn

Malt Shovel Inn
Ranked #612 of 2,777 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Just had a late lunch, place was very busy. Looked like they just had a large rush. Sat myself, the waitress looked tired and annoyed. She did warm up after a bit! I had the fish and chips, was ok. Fish a bit greasy, but, taste was good. The fries did not taste fresh. They tastes like fast food fries that had been sitting under a warmer, they were barely warm. Got the small/reg portion, soft drink and bottle of water, £18.
Ladies restroom is tiny!!! Seriously tiny. No tissue and a bit messy.
I would have given 4 but staff & facilities brought score down.

Thank Jej55
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Had nice burger here, chips were cold..had to wait 30mins but it was grand we had a drink.. very unfriendly lady working here while we were there 7 people walked out due to her rudeness not very friendly towards tourist.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Good Ale, good variety of local dishes, friendly staff in the center of the city
What do you need more?

Thank Hugo H
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Friendly staff excellent choice of drinks. Food looked great although we didn't dine here. Would highly recommend a visit

Thank asdf146
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

This was exactly the experience we were looking for. We had just arrived in Edinburgh after a long series of flights from Canada, and we were looking for a traditional Scottish pub in the pouring rain.

The interior was nice: Sherlock-Holmesy feel, warm after the cold rain, with gregarious Scots and their lovely accents filling the air. We tried haggis for the first time and were pleasantly surprised! The beer was spot on, too.

What really set the experience apart was our server. We weren't clear on her name (Maeve? nickname Meb?), but she was amazing: genuine, warm personality, funny, kind, there when we needed her and gave us space when we didn't. I work in the service industry and her service was truly excellent. She did a hundred little things exactly right, making it seem effortless, and my girlfriend and I both appreciated it very much.

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