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The Constitution

#704 of 1,830 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Scottish, Grill, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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48 Constitution Street | Leith, Edinburgh EH66RS, Scotland
+44 131 538 9374
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to the constitution many times, but this night has to be the worst service i have encountered in any restaurant/bar. The waiters managed to get 2 main courses wrong out of the 4 we ordered, they left us for long periods of time without checking our food was okay, also taking a long time to clear away... More 

Thank Chelsea G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really friendly bar staff which makes this Place stand out, good food, great variety of cocktails, have been several times and would go again

Thank Eilidh W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely bar! Went to watch the rugby six nations match on a Friday night. Got a round of 4 beers and 1 double vodka coke for £20, so fairly priced. Lovely relaxed atmosphere in the bar with several massive TV screens so no problems with watching the game. Staff were friendly too.

Thank GeeAliThorne
Durham, United Kingdom
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246 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Called in around 7.00pm on Saturday after the rugby. Lively bar with buzzy atmosphere, good staff. Had teatime rugby on big screen.

Thank mallyduk
Turriff, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Went for a meal here which we had booked, the chairs were old and broken, the food took a long time to come after ordering as did the drinks. We ordered cocktails and they took ages to come and there wasn't a great amount of choice. The food came and was warm not hot, it tasted okay but wouldn't come... More 

Thank karritough
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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323 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Although Constitution has been recently redecorated, the food remains as bland as it was before the refurbishment --huge disapointment! Lack of flavour and makes you feel that the cook was in a hurry. I've tried their burger and their "vegetarian chilli" and was not impressed with any of them. I would recommend this place only for drinks.

Thank gkullis
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Staff were really friendly and there's a nice atmosphere. However the food was average and not that warm when it arrived. Good value for money though!!

Thank 08091995
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Booked a table for eight, for 7.30. Eventually after sitting for 30mins, had to ask for the menus, also had to ask for someone to take our order, although the waitress said they were busy and the food would be about 30-40 mins, we were watching the football so it didn't really matter. 9.15, almost an hour after we ordered,... More 

Thank susieq07
Garstang, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We visited with an itison deal for burger and beer and took our two kids as well. The kids had macaroni and it was lovely, we had a bleu it burger and a highland fling burger. Both were amazing, best burger I've ever had. Chips and coselaw really lovely too. We shared a starter of ribs and frickles. Never had... More 

Thank ythmsn
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Dan is an absolute legend. Looked after us from the moment we came in and provided an excellent commentary throughout the evening. Johnny is equally as humorous and gave a few anecdotes of the Edinburgh night life. An absolute must of a place to eat and drink in Leith.

Thank Stuart P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Bar, British, Scottish, Grill, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Constitution Street | Leith, Edinburgh EH66RS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 538 9374
The Constitution is a fantastic Grill bistro-style casual Leith eatery.
Our menu is locally sourced and freshly created.

We have over 20 local craft ales and draught beers, an attractive wine list to choose from as well as a special cocktail menu.

The Red Room is our exclusive place for parties,intimate dining, birthday

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?