We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Piemaker

38 South Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1LL, Scotland
+44 131 558 1728
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (264 reviews)
“scotch pie” (63 reviews)
“pastry” (58 reviews)
Closed Now
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
38 South Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1LL, Scotland
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (661)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

41 - 50 of 490 reviews

Reviewed April 2, 2018

I visited the place on March 2018. Best concept ever! Great pies at a low price. Great for lunch or a quick snack. A must visit as a snack-pit-stop between bars in the evening. I haven't stop talking/dreaming about these pies ever since

Thank Rasmus H
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

We wanted to try some Scottish pies and think this place can be a hit or miss. We ordered 3 pies to share and they were quite cheap. The steak pie was pretty good, so was the haggis with a crunchy crust. But the third...More

1  Thank Monica_CSR
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Piemaker is not a Michelin star restaurant. But you knew that already. What I love about this place is that it knows precisely what it’s about. Quick, tasty pies and pastries, good prices and absolutely excellent service (at least when I have visited). The selection...More

Thank KRMoustache
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

Great place to grab a cheap lunch however the gentleman at the counter exhibits very passive-aggressive behavior. Total Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde. Maybe he is practicing for one of the ghost tours in the evening. Either way, if you don't mind that, the food is fresh...More

Reviewed February 28, 2018

We had an unpleasant visit here due to a rude, arrogant and deliberately unhelpful member of staff. My husband first asked what was in one of the pies, the offhand and curt reply he received was 'feta - that's why it's called a feta *something*....More

3  Thank Janester2
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

The Piemaker is just off The Royal Mile and is well worth the visit! You can go in at any time for a quick bite or a full, carb-filled meal. There is a great selection to choose from. This is not a great spot for...More

Thank Thomas G
Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

My partner and I were in Edinburgh over night and just fancied something small for lunch due to having dinner arrangements planned. We stumbled upon this venue and I am so glad we did. Steak scotch pie & a large steak pasty we had and...More

Thank vicki w
Reviewed February 7, 2018

We stopped in here after walking the Royal Mile for a few hours for a snack. We split 2 of the pies, the feta pie and the Mac & Cheese pie. Both were wonderful and super tasty. The feta one was my favorite and had...More

Thank cmdisney
Reviewed February 7, 2018

Cheap and real small meals, and very tasty. You will visist and visit again for sure. Homemade hot pies and soup.

Thank Mariella Z
Reviewed February 5, 2018

Fresh pie good and tasty! absolutely recommended! In my opinion, the 2 best are the vintage cottage and the haggis pies

Thank Rita P
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 150 hotels in Edinburgh
Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge
2,786 reviews
.01 km away
Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile
2,518 reviews
.13 km away
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile
1,487 reviews
.15 km away
Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh
1,779 reviews
.16 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Mother India's Cafe
2,023 reviews
.08 km away
The Banshee Labyrinth Pub & Restaurant
206 reviews
.08 km away
Roti of Edinburgh
276 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
St Cecilia's Hall & Music Museum
21 reviews
.04 km away
Dovecot Studios
40 reviews
.13 km away
Talbot Rice Gallery
11 reviews
.10 km away
Stevenlaw's Close
9 reviews
.12 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Rick C
June 24, 2018|
Response from Xmaslvn | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they do Gluten Free. Most of what we saw was regular crusts. But if you're in the neighborhood, it's good to check it out. The guy at the counter very was friendly and approachable.
December 1, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Xmaslvn | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, if you haven’t gone to Edinburgh yet... the beef and potatoes pie was delicious and is what we picked as a “familiar “ item. They are kind of like hot pockets (here in the US) but Actually fresh/not frozen. They... More
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 South Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1LL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 558 1728
  • E-mail
With over 30 different meat, veggie and sweet fillings we have something for everyone. For a quick bite on the run, a hearty lunch or a filling dinner the variety available make its a place for everyone. Quality coffee, soups, burgers, baguettes, cakes, doughnuts and of course PIES!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing