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King's Wark

) #316 of 1,855 Restaurants in Edinburgh ££ - £££ , British,
36 Shore, Edinburgh EH6 6QU, Scotland
+44 131 554 9260
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
36 Shore, Edinburgh EH6 6QU, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 621 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wandered in and was pleasantly surprised by the food. Decor was nothing special but the food was tasty and plentiful. I enjoyed my trout and crab linguini and my friend really liked her seafood curry. The drinks were OK.

Thank sweettooth2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've dined out for lunch everyday seven days a week for over ten years.This having been a weekly visit. From Michelin fine dining to average fare in Edinburghs gastropubs. Now I looked at the specials,saw pan fried scallops & asparagus as a starter £12. Then...More

3  Thank Craig G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in to King's Wark on our first night in town for dinner and drinks on the recommendation of our AirBNB hosts. Nice atmosphere and delicious food and drinks. Be brave and try the Vegetarian Haggis as you will love it.

Thank lfogo60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go hungry because this place serves it up. Home-style cooking in a classic pub. We (four of us) ordered the specials of the day plus a starter of mussels. All but one were terrific (the pasta dish was bland). The mussels rank among the best...More

Thank YearofYes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's like they are trying too hard but without the effort. It should have and could have been so much better. What a real shame. My biggest problem with it was cold plates. A hot breakfast on cold plates makes for a breakfast going cold...More

Thank BBB2108
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Four of us went for lunch recently and although the venue is attractive and the service attentive the food is disappointing and it is overpriced. A simple lunch for 4 came to almost a £100! Two of the main courses were pasta and risotto, which...More

Thank Moira T
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Ordered a pint of Heineken and double rum and coke phew! £14. Gave us an expensive rum £4 a nip and dash of coke was 90p £8.90. Felt ripped off, left! Won't be back. Should have listened to partner Leith Shore has become a rip...More

Thank Padraig O
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Went here recently for a team meal, I love the ambience and general appearance indoors! The food was simply divine. I had the salmon and crab starter which was delicious, followed by what might have been the best beef and mushroom stroganoff I've ever eaten....More

Thank Ben A
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Go here occasionally for Sunday breakfast. The food is quite tasty, but that is really all i could say to be honest. The service is quite slow (considering there were 4 staff on last time we were there), and we had to wait quite a...More

Thank kitkat690
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

For many years the King's Wark was a hidden gem, and for the money one of the best places in Edinburgh to eat. It was a mix of excellent food and service. After moving away from Edinburgh in a recent trip back we thought we...More

2  Thank Richard F
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It was the 29th March
6 April 2015|
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Response from keith g | Property representative |
So on that day we were fully booked, even if there were four tables free there's no guarantee they were actually available, being asked if you have a reservation doesn't mean someone has taken a disliking to you?! As for the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Shore, Edinburgh EH6 6QU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 554 9260
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