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The Dome

Open Now: 12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Open today: 12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
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Birthday evening meal and afternoon tea

Excellent on both occasions. It was a special birthday, people had travelled a long way to come and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dawn T
Newquay, United Kingdom
via mobile
Stunning Location

We visited for my daughters graduation meal. What a fantastic location. Service outstanding and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
County Cork, Ireland
via mobile
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“afternoon tea”(103 reviews)
“club room”(28 reviews)
This large domed structure was once a bank and now houses a classy bar with live jazz on Sundays.
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14 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PF, Scotland
New Town
+44 131 624 8624
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 1, 2014

I was told about The Dome last week by a friend who said it was amazing so thought I,d treat my girlfriend to afternoon tea there as it was her birthday. I had been told we might have a fairly long wait as it gets...More

4  Thank Maurice D
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed September 10, 2013

Had a lovely lunch here which ended quicker than expected when a beer glass fell apart and covered me in ale . Soaked to the skin and new shoes stained beyond repair spent two hours trying to find a new outfit for the remainder of...More

13  Thank Jamie W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent on both occasions. It was a special birthday, people had travelled a long way to come and no one was disappointed. Service and attention to detail could not have been bettered. Food was tasty and impeccably presented - first class. Thanks for all the...More

Thank Dawn T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went into the bar at 9.30pm to be told they were just closing! Honestly thought it was a joke, but no people were being refused entry. Used to love coming here but won’t be back, we went to The Printing Press...More

Thank 805jilll
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for my daughters graduation meal. What a fantastic location. Service outstanding and food very good. Christmas decorations were up and were out of this world. Beautiful setting and ambiance.

Thank looneybrew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon with friends. No rush and very relaxed. Wonderful food. Friendly staff who looked after us and attended our every need. Great value for money.

1  Thank FionaR1393
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! First of all, what a stunning setting! And then...fantastic staff, without exception everyone was friendly and professional, you could just see how well they all worked together! The food was gorgeous...we had filo wrapped haggis, crispy goat's cheese, ribeye steak, venison and sticky toffee...More

Thank Sazzledizzle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely afternoon at the Georgian Room at the Dome. It is beautifully appointed, with white linen tablecloths and silver teapots. The afternoon tea was delicious, generous sandwiches, scones, jam and cream and a most tempting array of cakes. Service was excellent from friendly, welcoming...More

1  Thank Mary K
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Having spent the entire day in the company of proud local friends and getting to know this amazing city through their eyes they brought us here (how fitting!) To be politely greeted at the door to walking in to something as splendid with the grandeur...More

Thank Beverley D
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

What a lovely building and attraction totally spoiled by very poor service and stale food. We tried The Dome for lunch midweek on the recommendation of friends. Waiter was grumpy and rude. Even when we asked for the bill and presented a credit card, we...More

1  Thank 663AllanB
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We had talked about the Tea that they gave in this place We booked flights from 1 pm. In the letter you had the option of requesting a glass of champagne or cava (Catalan) which made us very much excited The staff is very correct...More

Thank Juan m
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We have been traveling for two weeks in England and Scotland and, by far, this was our best meal of the trip; including the River Cafe in London, which did not live up to expectations. The building, which used to be the Royal Bank of...More

Thank KenNYC150
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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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October 9, 2018|
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Response from AnneEathome | Reviewed this property |
We always pop up up to Edinburgh around the time you are going and have no problems getting in. If you want lunch I would go either first seating or towards the end. Never had to book. If you are looking into going in the... More
Gina M
December 3, 2017|
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Response from SheMel32 |
they stop you at the door and apparently won't serve drinks only until after 4.30 pm