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McSorleys Irish Bar

#651 of 1,823 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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14 Forrest Road, Edinburgh EH1 2QN, Scotland
+44 131 226 5954
12:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here as we were heading by, The bar is large and has plenty of seating, they are geared up for showing sports with a huge projected tv screen. The cost of the drinks aren't too bad and a Guinness always go down well.

Thank Mark W
Limerick, Ireland
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We were over in Edinburgh at the same time as an Ireland and New Zealand rugby match was one, so naturally we went to find and irish bar to watch the match. We found Malone's Irish bar, which was pretty busy, we were kind of shocked at the amount of irish who had turned up to watch the match. We... More 

Thank clodagh g
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

we booked a table for dinner, and from the phone call till the last drink we were really impressed with the service, food, entertainmant and friendliness of the whole establishment. My only complaint was the language and general behavior of the door men, who were disgusting crude and not a great welcome for such an excellent establishment, as a smoker... More 

Thank glenelg96
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

went in on a Saturday afternoon so wasn't busy. Service was fast and the food good. It got busier right before the Wales/Aussie rugby game started up but did not affect the service. it was really fun.

Thank Farron H
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

7 p.m on a Friday night ... Young bar man poured my gin and tonic in a half pint glass. I said I didn't want it in a half pint glass so he changed it then proceeded to fill it up with more tonic ....never asked for more tonic!!!the lady in charge was of no help. She asked him ,what... More 

Thank Catherine W
Seattle, Washington
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

After a long day exploring the sights of Edinburgh we were looking for something to eat near Greyfriers Bobby. We went around the corner (away from the Royal Mile) and found Malone's about a block away. A slice of Ireland it was - down to the Irish bartender. Since it was the middle of the afternoon and not raining, we... More 

Thank totandem89
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

a slice of Irish charm in the heart of Scotland's capital. They also do fantastic burgers. Don't bother with any of the draught beers, Guinness is the only thing worth drinking here

Thank The_Creg
Preston, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We went in for a Sunday roast and we wasn't disappointed…very nice, lovely thick slices of beef. Reasonably priced too. Would recommend.

Thank Nicola R
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Went for food and drinks. Lovely bar inside. Lots of screens for the sport. Alcohol was cheap. £2.50 for a can of cider. We had burgers as well. Cooked well and tasty. Friendly staff.

Thank Becky W
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I stopped at Malone's with two friends in the middle of the day and we had a great time! The place was pretty empty so I can't comment on service (it was good but not representative), but I can say that everything else was great. I ordered the beef with Guinness: it was the perfect dish, full of flavor. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Forrest Road, Edinburgh EH1 2QN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 5954
With 4 large HD TVs, 2 Huge projector screens, unreal craic and an unrivalled atmosphere, we are the only place to watch live sports in the capital. McSorkleys is Edinburgh's premiere music venue, showcasing up and coming local acts and the very best Irish bands

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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