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The Compass

#329 of 1,829 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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44 Queen Charlotte Street, Edinburgh EH6 7EX, Scotland
+44 131 554 1979
10:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Having visited this restaurant often in the past we thought we should try the new extended Compasss. First impressions? The extension into the building next door has worked brilliantly - there is now a real bar area with plenty of seating and a very well stocked bar. The restaurant area is lovely - spacious, large open kitchen, and nicely lit.... More 

Thank Barbara H
1 review
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

We visited compass after the refurbishment and was very impressed with the interior but was even more impressed with the food. The menu was easy on the eye with lots of different options to choose from. We choose the smoked salmon plate, haddock risotto and fish and chips. All beautifully presented and tasted amazing. For dessert we had the warm... More 

Thank Tasha C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

My daughter and i had a most enjoyable meal,we went on a thursday night when they do a steak night with bottle of wine included.it was delicious

Thank sheish186525
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

I'd been here before for an evening meal before the restaurant was extended and it loved it so I thought I'd try out their breakfast. A simple but accommodating breakfast menu. I opted for the vegi breakfast and my friend went for the full Scottish, where she had the eggs adapted to her taste which was fab. Delicious and fresh... More 

Thank Lana S
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

I have felt the need to give the compass a second review as it has been significantly expanded and given a make over , so much so it is like a new restaurant. I was sceptical as I walked into a bar area that once used to be the whole restaurant. It was little too lounge like and beige for... More 

Thank WiggiD
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Six of us ate here and really enjoyed our meal. I had the smoked haddock risotto which was very good, another had the Cullen Skink which was also top notch. Good home made burgers and very good cheese board. Around £25 per head with wine. We would go back.

1 Thank Douglas B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Visited this place due to a number of others being busy and we couldn't get tables. Wish we just moved on. Food was terrible, burgers over priced for what tasted like a standard Tesco burger. Chips also tasted like generic supermarket oven chips. My gf had the chicken burger which was very dry. Had a starter which took about 40minutes... More 

3 Thank Russell W
Dundee, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Popped in for a late lunch yesterday. The restaurant is very nicely decorated and the staff were friendly on arrival. The menu options all looked appealing and the food we ordered was fine. However the service was very slow. We waited a good half an hour before our order was taken and then our food took an age to be... More 

1 Thank R138D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

We had a Saturday lunch here and our first impressions were great. Beautiful place, friendly staff, nice ambiance and lighting. Sadly the menu let it down, quite complicated reading as some things are available at certain times on certain days. By the time we got our heads round to what we could actually order, there wasn't much left to choose... More 

1 Thank Anne B
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Went here last night as we were up from Liverpool and staying in leith. We had been checking all places to eat in leith and the menu for this place caught our eye as it had some decent veggie food. But one online menu didn't reflect what was on offer on their standard menu. My partner ended up with a... More 

2 Thank Gmacbairn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$23
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Queen Charlotte Street, Edinburgh EH6 7EX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 554 1979

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