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Arcade Bar

££ - £££, European, British
48 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PB, Scotland
+44 131 220 1297
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“haggis” (331 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (15 reviews)
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Bar, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
48 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PB, Scotland
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Reviewed today via mobile

Popped in for lunch and we were pleasantly surprised. Staff was nice and very helpful. Really good Scottish traditional food and a great atmosphere!

Thank Tracy_and_Mal
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Popped in for a drink on a Sat night after a show because it looked lovely and cozy from Cockburn St. We were sent upstairs to the bar off the lane. The staff didn’t even crack a smile and behaved like we had offended them...More

Thank 365HeatherC365
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely place to pop in for a pint and a bite to eat whilst in Edinburgh. Good haggis and nicely kept beer.

Thank epj123
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrived on a Sunday morning at about 11.00 for a late breakfast before we got the train back home. Asked for a table of 2 and was pointed to a table at the bottom of the stairs/kitchen by a lady behind the bar. As...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I popped in here at 7pm on a Friday evening for some dinner on a night out. We ordered chicken Balmoral plus (starter) haggis bon bons with chips, to be served together. We had to chase the meals after waiting almost an...More

Thank Laura A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was delicious and staff were lovely. It’s off one of the main streets in the old town at the end of a little close. Great range of haggis inspired options and something for those not keen to try the traditional Scottish offering.

Thank mmil094
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to test the haggis, the recipe left me perplexed that's why I had to find a good one. I heard about this restaurant and I'm left tempted. Very good surprise it was excellent. I would warmly recommend this place to discover or enjoy...More

Thank Dannick C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great and drinks made were great too. Their haggis was tasty as all he'll and came with a delicious rich whiskey sauce.

Thank Charles F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were going to have breakfast/brunch here having tried last year but not being able to get in. As it was we arrived just after 12 and were told that it was too late for breakfast and so would have to have lunch. Since we...More

Thank Jezzzer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not sure why fate smiled on me last week but looking around Edinburgh for a nice place to try haggis for the first time we just happened on this place because it's in such a good location. I almost never write reviews of restaurants...More

Thank Paul J
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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Questions & Answers
17 September 2017|
Response from Lauryn B | Reviewed this property |
I believe haggis is made of sheep.
Paul W
2 August 2017|
Response from Anna B | Property representative |
Hello :), We've got vegan and gluten free haggis, and at the moment that's all I'm afraid. Hopefully see you son :) Regards Anna
Sarahjane G
9 March 2017|
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Response from Anna B | Property representative |
Hi, Yes but not the youngest ones, due to licensing restrictions we are only able serve kids age 5 and above. Regards Management
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
09:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 220 1297
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