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The Mitre Bar

$$ - $$$, British,
131-133 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
+44 131 652 3902
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“haggis” (59 reviews)
“fish and chips” (37 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
131-133 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 637 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Must have picked bad night to visit. Limited availability of ales and some items on menu not available. Shorthanded but waitress was doing her best -pleasant enough and polite. Meal was mediocre at best - mushy peas more accurately described at pea soup and in...More

Thank dubbers390
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The staff were very helpful in explaing beverage options - they have so many beers, and brew their own also. The food was simply great.

Thank Ror8987
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never been to Edinburgh before we came across the mitre bar part of a chain on entering the premises which is a beautiful building we asked for a table to sit at,the woman we were confronted with quite obviously did not want to be at...More

Thank Claire b
Reviewed 1 week ago

wandering the Royal Mile during the Fringe Festival we happened to see this bar..one of us worked at the Mitre Corp in the states so we had to go in...glad we did..got snacks and sat up front with a couple of pints of excellent Bellhaven...More

Thank Larry G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here last week on our trip to Edinburgh. It is a lovely bar and we just managed to get a table. I had beef and ale pie and my husband the chicken and chorizo pie. Both were excellent and some great real ales....More

Thank evilcat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here he first night in town. The haggis appetizer was excellent and had the fish and chips for main meal. Staff was friendly and gave u a lot of time between courses. Looking for a good night, then head to High Street and...More

Thank Presto67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really lively pub full of local working people alongside tourists. We struggled to get a table and many people were being turned away so booking is advisable. The food was really excellent and the food came out very quickly and was served...More

Thank ChoosyMum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here and the food and service was great. Manager (aussie) chatted with us for awhile and was very helpful. We both had beers and haggis, very good

Thank TheDukeCalifornia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cool bar with small restaurant in rear. Wonderful food and people who work there. We could have made a meal out of just the Scotch eggs but glad we didn't, rest of meal was just as good. Highly recommend. One tip: if you drove...More

Thank Rkolb26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of Nicholson's many excellent real ale and dining establishments. The Mitre is always popular with tourists and locals alike. The staff are excellent with a good knowledge of "Real Ale" and whilst visiting Edinburgh from 18th to 22nd Sept 2017, my wife and I...More

Thank Y4726SQdavidv
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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1 October 2016|
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Response from hpfl | Reviewed this property |
Certainly when we were there at 7:00 or so.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131-133 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 652 3902
  • E-mail
You will find The Mitre Bar in Royal Mile Edinburgh within a short stroll of North Bridge, Waverley Station and Holyrood - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.The Mitre Bar is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
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