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The Magnum Restaurant & Bar

££ - £££, European, British
1 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3PY, Scotland
+44 131 557 4366
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cullen skink” (33 reviews)
“venison” (26 reviews)
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Bar, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3PY, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From booking the restaurant for my partner's birthday get together and meal to the service itself staff just could not have been been helpful, attentive or friendly. A big thank you to you all. Food was very good, served at the same time to our...More

1  Thank Alison J
Simon R, General Manager at The Magnum Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Alison, Great to hear you had a great time with us! Hope to welcome you back to the restaurant again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very good and original tapas in local flavours that accompanies good selection of wines and whisky. Good service in a warm athmosphere

1  Thank marina97
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice place a bit quiet whwn we were there even although ot was a Saturday the menu promised a lot but the food itself wasn't exceptional and the wine was over-priced.More

Thank Alastair H
Simon R, General Manager at The Magnum Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Alastair, Thank you for your review. We are constantly reviewing both our menus and prices, which can sometimes be dictated to by our suppliers, however we always strive to maintain a high standard of quality at a keen price. I'm very sorry, that on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal at the Magnum - it has a great menu - I struggled to choose what I wanted! My goat's cheese and beetroot salad was light and refreshing and my main course chicken was beautifully succulent. My husband had the beetroot...More

1  Thank r_m_hurst
Simon R, General Manager at The Magnum Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely feedback! Great to hear you had a great time with us and that you're coming back again! Look forward to seeing you soon. Simon.

Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

So pleased to discover this insanely friendly place and their fantastic cullen skink. All of the food was delicious, fresh and seasonal with a gourmet Scottish flare, but what really stood out was the incredibly welcoming and friendly staff who went out of their way...More

1  Thank Roving311041
Simon R, General Manager at The Magnum Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

So great to hear you had a fantastic visit with us! Come back again soon. re: the pint, if you're buying? ;) Thanks Simon

Reviewed 23 September 2018

My boyfriend and I vacationed in Scotland this past June. On our first night in Edinburgh, we were jet lagged, tired, and hungry so we decided to dine close to our air bnb on York. The Magnum was closest to us and had great reviews....More

1  Thank Inspire83373
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Requiring a discreet restaurant for a late Sunday evening business meal with a colleague staying nearby I selected The Magnum based on previous visits, albeit at lunchtime. It was very professional - service understated and friendly, menu rather limited but none the worse for it....More

Thank paul c
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We had a great meal at this place on the last night at our stay in Edinburgh. We wanted to find a restaurant nearby our hotel and far away from all the usual tourist places. This is a mus-go-to restaurant if you ever go to...More

1  Thank Tina T
Simon R, General Manager at The Magnum Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Great to hear you enjoyed your visit with us! As a local independent business it's always nice to know when we've got it right. Safe travels and please certainly look us up again if you come back to visit our beautiful city.

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

This place is fabulous, the pub is great with a great range of gins and whisky. The food is fantastic and service is flawless. Special mention to Jodie our waitress and her photography skills!

Thank Catriona M
Simon R, General Manager at The Magnum Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Great to hear you had a fantastic time with us, it was a pleasure looking after you, and thanks again for the chocolates! Come back again soon (don't leave it another year)

Reviewed 28 August 2018

We found this Restaurant close by to a venue we were attending during the Edinburgh Fringe. I am a Vegetarian so chose a Risotto which comprised a Ratatouile and some mozarella cheese. When it arrived it was luke warm so I asked the Waitress to...More

Thank Thenortherners0
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Jonny G
25 July 2018|
Response from Simon R | Property representative |
Hi Jonny, Our beer offering, especially the cask-conditioned ones are brought in based on guests feedback and demand. It's a shame you did not like our guest at the time, although I fully understand if a light session ale... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3PY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 557 4366
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For great food and wine and an old-fashioned good time, you can't go wrong with this delightful and traditional restaurant in Albany Street, Edinburgh. As you enter the dark, seductive dining room – filled with candles and tall palms – it will be a case of love at first sight and we guarantee you'll want to curl up in a corner and stay forever. The cosmopolitan crowd love the cosy, comfortable vibe, and we love the walls decorated with whisky-inspired poetry from a local writer. Signature dishes at The Magnum Restaurant include the rib-eye steak served with pink fir fries; the venison burger with chips cooked in delicious, salty beef dripping; and the tempura Peterhead haddock with lemon tartare and a green pea puree.
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