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The Holyrood 9A

) #121 of 1,867 Restaurants in Edinburgh ££ - £££ American, , British
Edinburgh, EH8 8AE 9A Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8FQ, Scotland
+44 131 556 5044
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Edinburgh, EH8 8AE 9A Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8FQ, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Came here just for a beer, wasn't disappointed, returned the next day. Good selection of local beers. Can't say anything about food (I took only small snaks).

1  Thank Yaroslav S
Reviewed 2 days ago

came to holyrood after a show in the Pleasance, we were greeted straight away and despite being very busy we were seated promptly, attentive service and we both had burgers, as we both wanted each burger the kitchen very nicely halved them for us, I...More

Thank Darragh B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very busy during the fringe but really well managed. We went in for a drink and something to eat. The guy organising the tables was first class. Gave us an estimate of how long the wait was likely to be and we had a drink...More

Thank Happy_Holidaymaker51
Reviewed 6 days ago

You should have a meal when you are hungry, and drink when you are really thirsty, we were both. After day of shows and wandering the fringe festival we made a pit stop here. I had been many years ago so I knew what to...More

Thank Neilmact
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on 3 occasions.Had breakfast roll with haggis on it,delicious,other 2 times had blue murder burgers with sweet potatoe chips,unbelievable!!!Great selection of beers and ipa's.Staff very friendly and helpful.Definitely recommend this place

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in for a quick meal on our way to the Pleasance. Everyone enjoyed their burgers, with special mention going to the vegetarian haggis burger. Great selection of craft beer and cider on tap.

Thank Sarahpgrove
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dark interior, vibrant, with a busy atmosphere. The food and service were solid. Nothing spectacular but no complaints. Maybe I've been spoiled by recent visits to In-N-Out Burger (USA), Five Guys, and Wow Burger (Dublin), but the Holyrood's burgers are nowhere near the standard of...More

2  Thank ElstonDublin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good choice of beers on tap, nice atmosphere & fantastic friendly staff, the decor is nice, it's really a very pleasant place to visit

Thank superfiance
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great burgers, wide variety including veggie options. Your food is serve pretty fast. The best part the great service and its lovely beers!

Thank Ana M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in for a late lunch, service was good and the food nice. Vegetarian options available that can serve for whose are not veggies. I'd come back.

Thank Veronica A
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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Questions & Answers
19 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Sambo20389 |
Food is served until 11.30pm year round and I'm afraid we don't do Sunday roasts
Santi H
3 February 2016|
Response from Sambo20389 |
Hey, Children are allowed into the restaurant until 10pm
Betty W
21 August 2015|
Response from Diane O |
Yes, we have a gluten free menu including gluten free buns for the burgers, just ask one of the members of staff for the menu!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Eat like a local, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
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09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Edinburgh, EH8 8AE 9A Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8FQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 5044
In Edinburgh's old town, just off the Royal Mile, you'll find new The Holyrood 9A. A place to bring friends and discover a local bar restaurant to call your own in the heart of the city. The gleaming pumps offer 20 beer and ale varieties from Scotland and around the world. There's wines and spirits in any which way and a classic cocktail list for your well deserved post-work tipple.The Holyrood's all day menu includes mouth-watering 'two-handers' - an eclectic array of delicious gourmet burgers, with plenty more large and small dishes including options for our vegetarian pals. Ask us about reserving a bar corner or a whole room for your own event. Stay all afternoon or night and spoil yourself. As Alexander Pope said, 'a little beer is a dangerous thing...'
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