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Ghillie Dhu

$$ - $$$, British,
2-6 Rutland Place, Edinburgh EH1 2AD, Scotland
+44 131 222 9930
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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“pies” (20 reviews)
“haggis” (39 reviews)
“fish and chips” (24 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2-6 Rutland Place, Edinburgh EH1 2AD, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely quirky bar restaurant , great decor and atmosphere , live music on all night which we could hear from the booth table that was suggested to us via phone by a very helpful lady a week prior . So thank you . And then...More

Thank Christopher G
64manager, General Manager at Ghillie Dhu, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Christopher G, Thanks for the great review following your recent visit with us! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and also that our booking team looked after you on initial enquiry. I will be sure to pass on your...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant with 3 others a few days ago and we had a great time. Our waiter, Chris, was interested in chatting with us. He asked where we were from and why we were visiting Edinburgh, what we liked and where we were...More

Thank BallC11
64manager, General Manager at Ghillie Dhu, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the great review following your recent visit with us! We're really glad that you enjoyed your visit and that the food and atmosphere were brilliant. I will pass on the comment to all staff especially Chris! We always try to provide a warm...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

What a gem, great bar in an old building keeping a lot of original features, function hall was even better, again retaining a lot of original features. A must do if you are the west end of Princess Street

Thank doug k
64manager, General Manager at Ghillie Dhu, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Doug K, Thanks for the great review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and for such a special occasion too! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards The Ghillie Dhu Team

Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited on a Friday night as part of a small (10 people) , mature (average age 40) stag party. Had a chat with the doorman (appreciate some venues do not like large groups) and he was fine with us coming in, until he stopped 'the...More

Thank giltheblade
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit here. The place was very authentic and the venue is beautiful. When we went there was a live band playing which created a great atmosphere and the staff were very friendly and warming. The layout was really nice as the...More

Thank Sophie S
64manager, General Manager at Ghillie Dhu, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Sophie S, Thanks for the great review following your recent visit with us! We're really glad that you enjoyed your visit and that the food and atmosphere were enjoyable. We always try to provide a warm Scottish welcome and the best of Scottish produce...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always have a great time here, the booths are great. Haggis starter is 10/10. Music is excellent. Great service, especially Christopher (aka Fraser)!!More

Thank Andrea M
64manager, General Manager at Ghillie Dhu, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Andrea M, Thanks for the great review, always nice to hear from our regular visitors! We're really glad that you enjoy your visits to the Ghillie Dhu and our Haggis! I will pass on the comments to all staff especially Chris! We look forward...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with a friend last night and we had a wonderful evening. Our waiter Chris was great, very chatty and friendly and quick to recommend some dishes which were lovely! Highly recommend the haggis starter, the chicken pie and the steak burger! For what we...More

Thank lizrose_X
64manager, General Manager at Ghillie Dhu, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Lizrose_X Thanks for the great review following your recent visit with us! We're really glad that you enjoyed your visit and that the food and atmosphere were brilliant. I will pass on the comment to all staff especially Chris! We always try to provide...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We organized dinner and drinks for this venue, for a Hen Party of varying ages. From the off-set Kathryn was brilliant and immensely accommodating. The food was great, the table was well set and to top it off the waiter who was looking after us...More

Thank JRSL_37
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chris, our server, spent time telling us about the history of the building and the origin of the Ghillie Dhu name. Great food, good portions, great beer selection.More

Thank Olivia M
Central E, General Manager at Ghillie Dhu, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review following your recent visit with us! We're really glad that you enjoyed your visit and that you were able learn about the Ghillie Dhu history. I will pass on the comment to all staff especially Chris! We always try to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit and this time opted for steak for two with glass of wine deal. Absolutely delicious steak and although not included in deal had to have pudding. Marmalade sticky toffee pudding ...... a died and went to heaven desert. Waiter was lovely too. Our...More

Thank Jenny P
Central E, General Manager at Ghillie Dhu, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jenny, Thanks for the great review following your recent visit with us! We're really glad that you enjoyed your visit and that the food and atmosphere were brilliant. We hope you had a lovely wedding anniversary with us! We hope to see you back...More

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February 5, 2018|
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Response from Happyargylle | Reviewed this property |
They are very accommodating so I would say yes. Sorry for the delay in responding
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September 29, 2017|
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Response from Scott P | Reviewed this property |
walk-ins are welcome and the dress code is casual to dressy
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September 11, 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$34
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-6 Rutland Place, Edinburgh EH1 2AD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 222 9930
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Description
Originally St Thomas Episcopal Church, Ghillie Dhu has been beautifully restored to showcase its traditional features. With an enviable location tucked in at the West End of the city centre, we are a short distance from Haymarket Train Station and directly opposite all major bus routes. Awarded Best Small Venue at the Scottish Event Awards two years running the team pride ourselves on the quality of catering and service we provide.Ghillie Dhu benefits from a dedicated and experienced Events Team who are poised to look after your event from enquiry right through to completion. Our Chef has created a variety of mouth-watering menus from the best produce that Scotland's larder can offer.Free wifi access is available every day of the week, ideal if you've got a working lunch or just feel like a nosey on Facebook.
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