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The Auld Hoose

23-25 St. Leonards Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QN, Scotland
+44 131 668 2934
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“nachos” (84 reviews)
“onion rings” (18 reviews)
“chilli” (11 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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23-25 St. Leonards Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QN, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 179 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Went here to try out the nachos as we heard they are "the best in Edinburgh"! Sadly, we didn't have the best experience. We asked the barman about the nachos (who was barley clothed, wearing a thin vest with his long armpit hair clearly on...More

1  Thank lr011
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So. Last minute night out with 2 dogs & someone with coeliac disease. Sorted! Really lovely relaxed place. Simple short menu - nachos/ burgers/ chilli. Loads of beer & cider. Water bowl & treats for dogs. Great food. Fab place.

Thank SallyAnn R
Jonathan W, Manager at The Auld Hoose, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Sally, Thank you so much for your fantastic review - very much appreciated! Delighted that you enjoyed your food, and the gluten free nachos were a big hit. Come back and see us next time you're in Edinburgh. Kind regards, Jonathan

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small bar with nice atmosphere with good selection of on tap and bottled beers. Food menu has some new slants on old ideas. The Nachos, onion rings, burgers all very tasty with good portions and lots of ideas for sides. Very popular so if you...More

Thank Tom C
Jonathan W, Manager at The Auld Hoose, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Tom, Thank you so much for your great review, very much appreciated. Come back and see us lots! Kind regards, Jonathan

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the vegan nachos and they were outrageous. The flavours were spot on, the portions are enormous and the vegan substitute ingredients were great. The staff were friendly and the pub would be a cosy place for a beer even if you didn't...More

Thank Mark O
Jonathan W, Manager at The Auld Hoose, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mark, Thank you so much for your great review, very much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Jonathan

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well what can I say. Walked in here thinking ok a regular back street pub. And wow was I wrong. The music was fab but not too loud, there are board games to play, the portion size of food will keep you fed for at...More

Thank lezztgo
Jonathan W, Manager at The Auld Hoose, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Lezztgo, Thank you so much for your fab review, very much appreciated! Hope you pay us a visit again soon. Kind regards, Jonathan

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This place serves veg- and vegan-friendly pub grub (meat dishes are included) at reasonable prices with huge portions. The nachos and onion rings come in large quantities. The beer selection is large and goods. Service was very friendly and the bar man even downsold us...More

Thank dxmyekat
Jonathan W, Manager at The Auld Hoose, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Hi Dxmyekat, Thanks so much for your excellent review, very much appreciated! :-) Pop back and see us next time you visit Edinburgh. Kind regards, Jonathan

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Great place to enjoy ales. Try out their Guest Ale. I had the Local Motive when we were there. Changed regularly.

Thank Jimmy C
Jonathan W, Manager at The Auld Hoose, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Hi Jimmy, Thanks for the great review, much appreciated! Come back and see us again next time you visit Edinburgh. Kind regards, Jonathan

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Mecca pub destination for vegans. Just everything - food, beer, staff, ambience - I love it there! Onion rings 👍

Thank Pat B
Jonathan W, Manager at The Auld Hoose, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Hi Pat, Thanks so much for you fab review! Come back and see us lots! Kind regards, Jonathan

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Visited Edinburgh on a rainy Fringe day with my other half and two dogs, town centre pubs full up so looked up a dog friendly pub close by. 10 minute walk away. Friendly atmosphere with huge choice of beers. Try the Citrus 5% - wife...More

Thank Peter S
Jonathan W, Manager at The Auld Hoose, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Hi Peter, Thank you so much for your lovely review, very much appreciated. Hope you all enjoyed your trip to Edinburgh and Skye. We look forward to seeing you next time you visit Scotland. Kind regards, Jonathan

Reviewed 6 August 2017

I came to "The Auld Hoose" because I was craving nachos one day and this place came up as one of the best nacho places in Edinburgh. The bar is spacious and modern and we went one lunch, restaurant was pretty quiet and chilled. Something...More

Thank TMN H
Jonathan W, Manager at The Auld Hoose, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Hi TMH, Thank you so much for your great review - very much appreciated! Come back and see us lots! :-) Kind regards, Jonathan

Nearby
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
...More
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Nanette M
17 September 2017|
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Response from Jonathan W | Property representative |
No under 18's at any time I'm afraid.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Monday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23-25 St. Leonards Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 668 2934
  • E-mail
Description
The Home Of Edinburgh's Largest Nachos! We serve quality pub food in nice big portions. Favourites include our famous nachos, burgers, hot dogs and burritos. Lots of our dishes are vegetarian and many are vegan. We are very passionate about beer. We serve Brewdog's Punk IPA and Brooklyn Lager permanently, and our guest ale comes from craft breweries such as Alechemy, Dark Star, Five Points, Fyne Ale, Magic Rock, Moor, Summer Wine and Tiny Rebel. Our jukebox is legendary in Edinburgh for having the best selection of metal, punk and goth music. Bands such as Alice In Chains, Black Flag, Danzig, Deftones, Kyuss, Mastodon, Nick Cave, Nitzer Ebb, Rage Against The Machine and Tiger Army make up the soundtrack to a stay in The Auld Hoose. Children are not permitted on the premises at any time, and we don't take reservations. Oh yeah, students get a 10% discount on all food purchases!
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