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The Kilderkin

65 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BT, Scotland
+44 131 556 2101
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (76 reviews)
“haggis” (24 reviews)
“mash” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hours
Bar, Pizza, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
65 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BT, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just come down from Arthur’s Seat and were on the lookout for a bar to rest up and take on fluids. Kilderkin is as close to the bottom of the Royal Mile as you can get. It is also opposite the Scottish Parliament....More

Thank collavfc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch after touring Holyrood. We had a decent lunch, but the food was just OK. A couple of members of our party had the Bangers and Mash and this was excellent, but everything else was rather "meh". The service was good...More

Thank Danielle N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch with family. Service was Better than we had ever seen in Edinburgh - friendly and helpful. Food was great and beer was very cold - even the prices were ok given it was Royal Mile! Definitely stop there!

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a day of trekking up, down and around the royal mile we realised we were stood outside this place, feeling knackered and hungry we decided to pop in. Boy are we glad we did, met with the most kindest of service and a vast...More

Thank T0mRand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This pub has earned out top review for several reasons. We gave eaten Haggis all week and this was the best Haggis of the week. The staff were phenomenal. They were quite helpful in answering our questions about local pubs. If you want a good...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Stopped in here with my family after conquering Arthurs Seat.... great food, good selection of drinks, all served by a lovely, knowledgeable lady, with a fantastic accent that ranged somewhere between American and Scottish,(sorry no name). I had the Haggis wrap, wonderful. Also had some...More

Thank _p_neeves2
Reviewed 24 March 2018

I stopped here with my friend on the way back from the Holywood Palace for a drink. Just your average pub. Was nice to find the radiator was on as it was so cold outside!! They also played good music.

Thank clamlo
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Nice place, lovely music, very helpful and friendly staff (Eric is a star 😊) and amazing food!!! Haggis (recommended by Eric ) was awesome!! Definitely worth of stepping in!!

Thank Asia L
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Kilderkin is a great place for a chilled meal with friends and we always come for £1 pizza on a Monday. The pizzas are very nice but the service can often let it down as we found when the kitchen ran out of pizza dough...More

Thank Luke J
Reviewed 28 January 2018

We stopped there for lunch on our way to the Hollyrood Palace because it looked like a typical pub with atmosphere. Place was pretty full, but I think they fill up because they're on the Royal Mile. Food was pretty average, nothing to note and...More

Thank travelermom23
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
Bar, Pizza, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 2101
  • E-mail
WE SERVE TWO DISTINCT MENUS; OUR DAYTIME MENU RUNS TILL 5pm AND OUR PIZZA MENU FROM 6pm Traditional Scottish bar with high-quality, home made food and a great selection of beer and spirits.
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