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The Torfin

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
Indulge with our fantastic cocktail menu, extensive wine list or locally sourced menu. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner, The Torfin offers something for all tastes. Try the finest cuts of Scottish meats & the freshest caught fish all cooked to perfection from our chefs. Join us in our relaxed and friendly bar area – serving draft beers to unique cocktails, fine wines to freshly brewed coffee. Your well behaved furry friends are also welcome to join you and can help themselves to a biscuit, water and even a towel for any mucky paws. Why not make your stay with us even longer in one of our four bespoke themed bedrooms which are the ultimate in style.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Grill, Pub, Gastropub, Bar, British, Scottish
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Top marks from us Food excellent Had the short rib which came with Mac and cheese but am not keen on that so took it off my plate and the chef added a dish of pulled brisket which was so tasty Staff very friendly Defo...be back when in the areaMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely evening with friends on Monday 25th July. The service was especially good and the food was great.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fantastic and the service just as good. We hadn’t booked but they accommodated us anyway for a table of 4. Best fish and chips I’ve had for a long time

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 30 June 2022 via mobile

Lovely food and drinks. Family friendly - kids ate free. Nicole our waitress was super kind. Will definitely be back!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 27 June 2022 via mobile

Been a few times here, I had the Lasagne today which was excellent and my wee dog Hamish enjoyed his treats and water. Taylor and Keiron looked after me so well

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 24 June 2022 via mobile

Excellent menu but we all chose burgers which were all amazing! First visit but will definitely be recommending to others and will definitely be back!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 23 June 2022 via mobile

Just spent a week in Edinburgh visiting family. Stayed at the torfin. Would definitely return. Room was great staff excellent. The food was excellent. Also can't forget the cocktails. Hope to return soon.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 22 June 2022 via mobile

Took ages to be seated, and when we were it wasn’t done with a smile or any effort to make us feel welcomed in a warm way. Understand it was busy, but when there is a service charge automatically added, it felt cheeky from them....The food was INCREDIBLE, quite highly priced but as you expect for the location. Cheeky waiter though when asking questions about menu which wasn’t appreciated. Would return at a less busy time with hopes it may be better? But definitely negative experience with the service, which is a shame as have heard good reviews about the food here. Just definitely been put off due to service and added service charge that doesn’t seem deserved.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 16 June 2022

This place has it all-great food, amazing bar selections, top notch service, cleanliness and very reasonable prices. Your visit to Edinburgh is not complete unless you eat here

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 14 June 2022

i was here for a few drinks whilst staying in Edinburgh the pub was very clean and well presented and the staff friendly and welcoming,

Date of visit: June 2022
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69lancek
3 March 2020|
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Response from gak51 | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs welcome and well provided for as well.
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rachaelh1104
17 October 2018|
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Response from Keely H |
There is only on street parking. Space behind the restaurant is reserved for hotel guests and residents only.
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Katrina S
27 September 2018|
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Response from abuckingham2017 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - we were in a hotel only a few hundred metres away so didn’t need to use the washrooms. I’d hope so but worth a check with them beforehand.
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Yes, The Torfin is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Torfin is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5