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The Mitre Bar

££ - £££, British,
131-133 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
+44 131 652 3902
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“haggis” (59 reviews)
“fish and chips” (39 reviews)
Opens in 25 min
All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
131-133 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

We were recommended this place by our taxi driver... Not a bad choice to be fair. However, we chose our food and went to order... I Wanted sea bass, none left, opted for salmon as alternative, none left, ended up having chicken.. Which turned out...More

Thank Vicky M
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Friendly and central pub. Good atmosphere and decor. Nice selection of wine and beer. Food good value.

Thank J0siej073
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Comfy pub with nice wine and food. Really nice inside and staff were friendly. Tv's showing sports but not too loud. Nice little pub with lovely window seats!!

Thank Holly190832
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Really good service the poor guy was rushed off his feet and he had a couple of tables of the usual idiots,winking and "we will use the fast track next time." Any way apart from that the service was spot on,food very good and a...More

Thank Whitty85
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Iain the duty front of house manager. I personally must think him for the outstanding service and keeping cool when all around are loosing theirs ( customers that is ) The whole team front of house were on top form at the end of the...More

Thank Street-Foodie1974
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Everything from service to food was average. Nothing special this time but went last year and it was amazing.

Thank CallumMacneill
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Not my first time eating here but my first review. Had dinner here whist on business and went for the Burns night 2 course. Wasn't disappointed, quick service and tasty dinner, although the veg needed seasoning. Good range of craft beers on tap and good...More

Thank j0hnmac1314
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Visited twice whilst on a return trip to Edinburgh. Good pub and good staff, especially George, who was pleasant to talk to and was a top bloke, who seemed to go out of his way to help us with various queries on both visits. Good...More

Thank Marcus H
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

One of the few places left where you can get guest Ales. Excellent atmosphere to share a pint with friends and a perfect location on the Royal Mile.

Thank Ed M
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Very nice and clean bar with a huge variety of beers whiskey and Gins! Live music on Sunday make it an extreme interesting place in the heart of old town

Thank Vasilis_Kourousias
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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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
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
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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