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The Espy

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
62-64 Bath Street | Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 1HF, Scotland
+44 131 669 0082
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“salad” (19 reviews)
“chilli” (7 reviews)
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Gastropub, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
62-64 Bath Street | Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 1HF, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wandered in here without knowing the area or the type of clientele. Wowzer, we’ll not be back. There is more clutter, books, bunting, tat than a junk shop. Not to mention rolls in cling film (why?) If that’s you’re bag, cool. Just not my thing.

Thank spooner007
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited on a busy sunny Sunday. Despite the rush the waiters were friendly and we were served quickly. The burgers were amazing and at a reasonable price. Would recommend if you are in the area.

Thank Myrtle171
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walk early with my dog, and if the chairs and tables are out I pop my head in the door and ask if I am too early for a coffee.Not at all was the reply, please take a seat and I will bring it...More

Thank Angela L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had our annual Spring visit to Portobello, which of course included lunch at The Espy. We had to wait quite a while for the food to arrive, but we were told when ordering it would take a while. We didn't mind as the food...More

1  Thank Sander v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've lived in the East of Edinburgh for some time and had some really lovely meals at The Espy over the years but the place has really gone downhill of late. From the choice on the menu becoming quite limited to the state of the...More

Thank Lauren J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff service good, however on complaining about the Cajun chicken burger being dry I was immediately confronted by the chef who said he had tried it and he was of the opinion that the chicken was juicy but that my replacement choice would be with...More

2  Thank pilch2014
Reviewed 14 April 2018

The Espy in Portobello has been on the skids for some time unfortunately. From a trendy bar/diner run by gap-year Australians popular with the locals it has descended into a - well I'm not quite sure. Obviously the object of a sudden take-over, when I...More

1  Thank merrywanderer2017
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Called here for a drink , beer was excellent & plenty of choice. Decided to return for a meal, enjoyed the atmosphere & service only the food was a little dissaponting, bland to say the least. Shame as everything else here is great

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Having read The Guardian’s Weekend endorsement of this dog -friendly pub and its much vaunted reputation we sallied forth from Edinburgh on the bus. Surprisingly we were told it was fully booked - Thursday evening at 6pm. Even more surprisingly -when glumly ordering a beer-...More

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Some lovely staff in this place and it's a favourite stop off of my dog's BUT I feel the place is slowly but surely going downhill. Looking a bit too shabby and not in a chic way. Food still okay but I think the time...More

Thank Margaret D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
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10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62-64 Bath Street | Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 1HF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 669 0082
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