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The Mitre Bar

) #248 of 1,856 Restaurants in Edinburgh ££ - £££ , British,
131-133 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
+44 131 652 3902
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“haggis” (50 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
131-133 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
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21 - 30 of 743 reviews

Reviewed 10 May 2017

We arrived to the place because we wanted to visit a typical bar in Edinburgh and was good, they gave us a table very quick, we tried haggis (so nice like morcilla in Spain) and burger with the tipical drinks, everything was good even the...More

Thank phoebe_laura
Ian J, Manager at The Mitre Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Phoebe_laura, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Mitre Bar! Your recommendation means so much to us and we're so happy to have earned it. Thank you again for taking the time to let the world know about your positive experience. Have...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Found their food excellent. Their Haggis, Neeps & Tatties, Fish & Chips, Balmoral Chicken are surely worth a try. In sweet dish, I liked both Trio of Desserts and Cranachan. Cranachan is little bland but mixing the ingredients together brings out a nice less sweet...More

Thank Amit R
Ian J, Manager at The Mitre Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Amit R, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Mitre Bar! Your recommendation means so much to us and we're so happy to have earned it. Thank you again for taking the time to let the world know about your positive experience....More

Reviewed 6 May 2017

Was hoping to find a pub with some live entertainment but alas no. Decided to stop here for a drink regardless but what a shock! This was the third pub on our 'pub crawl' and the last. Exactly the same order as the pub before...More

Thank Terence K
Reviewed 3 May 2017

My husband and I had our first dinner in Edinburgh at The Mitre Bar this past Friday. Service was fine, the prices were fair, and the food was decent. The nachos were repulsive, but it serves us right for ordering nachos in a Scottish pub!...More

Thank delphi927
General Manager A, Manager at The Mitre Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Hello and thank you for your recent review. I am sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy nachos. If you would like to discuss this further then please do not hesitate to contact us. I hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 1 May 2017

We stopped for dinner one evening whilst walking through Old Town. Everything about the place was excellent from the lighting to the food.

Thank goz041
General Manager A, Manager at The Mitre Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Hello and thank you for your recent review. I am very happy you enjoyed your visit and your comments will be passed on to the team. We hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Went for a pint, barstaff accidentally knocked a pint of Guinness and it spilled all over my partners jeans and jacket. Accidents happen but she could have offered us a drink or something cause he was soaked and stinking of beer.More

Thank ClaireDublin999
General Manager A, Manager at The Mitre Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Hello and thank you for your recent review. I am sorry to hear about your experience. If you would like to discuss this further then please do not hesitate to contact us but as you said, accidents do happen. I hope we see you back...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

16:30, 5 people. The waiter was rude, and unhappy to serve us, making comments on the fact that we were just ordering drinks, nachos, and cakes. I inquired multiple times about our order. I was told everything was prepared fresh - LoL - nashos? After...More

Thank EdBoris
General Manager A, Manager at The Mitre Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Hello and thank you for recent review. I am very sorry to hear about your experience with us. If you would like to discuss this further then please do not hesitate to contact us where I hope we can rectify the situation. We hope to...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Ordinarily we wouldn't do pub grub but we fancied fish and chips and the Mitre Bar suggested they could offer this! So regretfully we headed in. The staff and facilities are nice enough. Quick service and we even had a booth. They also had a...More

Thank Tim K
General Manager A, Manager at The Mitre Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Hello and thank you for your recent review. I am sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with the quality of your fish and chips. If you would like to discuss this further then please do not hesitate to contact us. We hope to...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017

Great dinner. We only had to wait 15 minutes but it seems the later it gets the longer the wait. We grabbed a beer at the bar while waiting. I had the chicken and leek pie for dinner. It was yummy! The chicken in the...More

Thank Stephanie0988
General Manager A, Manager at The Mitre Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Hello and thank you for your review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and your comments will be passed on to the team! If you wish to fill out a small survey on your visit to the pub, then...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I came here, ordered a pint and sat down at a table in the restaurant. I was actively ignored for 20 minutes by the two servers. Literally, they served the tables behind and across from me but wouldn't look my way, offer me a menu,...More

1  Thank LauraLeeTraveler
General Manager A, Manager at The Mitre Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Hello and thank you for your review. I am very sorry to hear about your experience with us. Unfortunately due to the set up of our dining area it can be a bit tricky to distinguish between guests wishing to have a meal and guests...More

Nearby
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
...More
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DavidComares_Malaga
Can children go into this bar at night?
1 October 2016|
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Response from hpfl | Reviewed this property |
Certainly when we were there at 7:00 or so.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 01:00
Monday
10:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 01:00
Thursday
10:00 - 01:00
Friday
10:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131-133 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 652 3902
  • E-mail
Description
You will find The Mitre Bar in Royal Mile Edinburgh within a short stroll of North Bridge, Waverley Station and Holyrood - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.The Mitre Bar is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
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