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Greyfriars Bobby Bar

) #256 of 1,807 Restaurants in Edinburgh $$ - $$$ Bar, British, Pub
30-34 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QE, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
+44 131 225 8328
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  • Excellent35%
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  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
30-34 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QE, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
Neighbourhood: Old Town
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came for dinner at 6:30pm Saturday 20th May. We were told by the waitress, who we think was called Hayley , that there was a bit of a wait, we didn't mind it was obviously a busy time and food must be good to...More

Thank joasiacybulska
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review of Greyfriars Bobby and your experience with us here, I shall take your comments on board, we are actively looking for people to join our team so hopefully this will be rectified soon. I will pass your kind...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We popped in her twice while we were in Edinburgh for the rugby. The first time it was almost closing time and the second for a drink and an evening meal. The pub is in a great position next to Greyfriars cemetery and by "Bobby"....More

Thank GillyT
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this review

Hi Gilly and thank you for your review of Greyfriars Bobby, we are pleased that your review is all wonderful and not at all scary, which Louise lived to hear by the way, made her smile a lot. Thank you again very much for your...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This cemetery is the most beautiful cemetery Ive seen so far. We went here first during our free tour but forgot to ask our tour guide about "tom riddle's grave" and its exact location.It was a challenge to find it since I havent read anything...More

Thank Princess N
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and I'm sure everyone else will be thanking you for the clue as it's such a popular one to find yet it can take some time if you are unsure. It really is a beautiful cemetery isn't it.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here recently for lunch and a few drinks. It is in an ideal spot right beside the Greyfriars Bobby memorial and churchyard. The Lunch menu is not exhaustive but more than sufficient to satisfy most appetites - Warning: Go early for lunch as...More

Thank WENDILL
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this review

Hello Wendill and thank you for your review of Greyfriars Bobby. I'm glad you enjoyed your lunch with us and enjoyed the location. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Entered this pub looking for dinner at almost 9 on a Saturday night, totally forgetting that almost all restaurants in the UK stop serving around that time. We had skipped lunch, and we were both WAY down that starving, cranky vacation rabbit hole you enter...More

Thank Eileen K
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this review

Hi Eileen. Louise here! Thank you very much for this review. It really made me smile that I was able to help you out and get you some much needed food! And it was no bother to get the kitchen to stay open for you....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a popular pub. The meal I had was very large. The steak was well cooked, the chips delicious and the whiskey sauce was really good. The young lady was efficient and manage to seat all the customers within a reasonable time, making sure...More

Thank Margaret H
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this review

Hello Margaret and thank you very much for your review of Greyfriars Bobby, I'm pleased that you had a good time with us and enjoyed your meal. The whisky sauce is really good isn't it! I will pass your kind words onto the team and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Per Wikipedia: Greyfriars Bobby was a Skye Terrier which became known in 19th-century Edinburgh for supposedly spending 14 years guarding the grave of its owner, until it died itself on January 14, 1872. Greyfriars Bobby bar, just around the corner from this famous graveyard, is...More

Thank Kristine H
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this review

Hi Kristine and thank you for your review of Greyfriars Bobby. Having a food goal is a great idea and I'm so pleased we were able to help you out with that and that you enjoyed them. Thank you for your kind words and we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened upon this place because of its location. One of our party is on a strict gluten free/dairy free diet. They accomodated her needs very well, providing her a tasty meal which met her diet requirements (she reacts to gluten so this was definitely...More

Thank Kimberly A
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this review

Hello Kimberley and thank you for your review of Greyfriars Bobby. Im glad you had a good time with us and we were able to meet the needs of your party, we have been trying hard to ensure this so it's good to know we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed an evening meal here. Prices ok, meal was good. Enjoyed the view out to the little statue of Bobby.

Thank Traveliterate
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this review

Good evening and thank you for your review of Greyfriars Bobby. Glad you had a good time with us and enjoyed watching the wee statue while you were here. Hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really like this bar / restaurant. We all had fish and chips and beer. Everything was tasty and the server was very nice. We are an easy table because we were on vacation having a relaxed time. It is a bit pricey for the...More

Thank AttractiveTraveler
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review of Greyfriars Bobby and I am pleased you had a good time with us. I will pass your kind words onto the team, we hope to welcome you back again soon.

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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30-34 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QE, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 8328
  • E-mail
Description
You will find Greyfriars Bobby's Bar in Candlemaker Row Edinburgh within a short stroll of Chambers Street, Grassmarket and George IV Bridge - 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.Greyfriars Bobby's 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.