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The Jam House

#1,518 of 1,875 Restaurants in Edinburgh}
££ - £££British
5 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JE, Scotland
+44 131 220 2321
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good16%
  • Average16%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible17%
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“haggis” (8 reviews)
“bag pipes” (2 reviews)
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5 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JE, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 79 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited this place a couple of nights ago for the first time. We went to see Wishbone Ash who were brilliant. We booked a table on the balcony so we could have a meal before the main act started, unfortunately the service was horrendous. We...More

3  Thank jillybbl
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Fantastic night... Booked here to specifically see the real thing. Got a great table on the balcony overlooking the stage and floor. Service and food was very good. Our server was Adam. Great bubbly personality. A real credit to your venue. I found the whole...More

7  Thank stene_12
TheJamHouseEdinburgh, Manager at The Jam House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hi Stene, Thank you very much for your kind words! We take pride in having approachable and helpful staff members so I'm very glad this has come across. We have passed on your compliments to Adam also. We are delighted you had such an enjoyable...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Booked this to see The Real Thing who were brilliant. Booked dinner as you have a table in the balcony to watch the band. Paid £35 each for the food and entrance, which we thought was not too bad. However the food was mediocre, but...More

1  Thank Scottishperson
TheJamHouseEdinburgh, Manager at The Jam House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hi There, I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your meal with us for 'The Real Thing'. The panacotta was served on the night with a toasted shortbread & oatmeal crumb. I'm very sorry nobody returned to you to deliver the verdict regarding this...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017

If you want to drink yourself under the table, then this is your venue. Food is bland at best. Hagis if you want to taste (I passed). The show had a few good songs, and the first couple of HighLand Flings were fun, but I...More

1  Thank skygal63
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We recently attended the Spirit of Scotland dinner show and had such a great time. It was a packed house but the service was excellent the food was good and most importantly the show was super.. Great Scottish songs, accompanied by bag pipes, and accordion...More

Thank Wyndee H
Allistair T, General Manager at The Jam House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

We are delighted top read your wonderful comments. We are very happy you had such an enjoyable evening with us. Please keep us in mind if you ever visit Scotland again in the future. Kind Regards

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I went to the jam house for the first time my daughter has been quite a few times over the last 3 years without any bother but there was a big crowd of drunks that came i and wanted the table we were at so...More

Thank virgo1009
Allistair T, General Manager at The Jam House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Hi there, Your comments have been taken on board and our security company have been made aware of this review. Kind Regards

Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We were one of only two party's booked in, I felt this could've been communicated to us before hand and an alternative date offered. Food was nice, drinks were pricey. Live Band were decent but we ended up leaving early due to lack of atmosphere...More

Thank ScottSaz1512
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

My friend and I went here as we were in Edinburgh for the first time and I have regularly been to the sister venue in Birmingham. Thought there was something odd when paying and chatting to the door attendant when she told us it was...More

Thank Els_1977
Reviewed 3 October 2016

What a fun time. The dinner was wonderful and the entertainment was fabulous. When the Bag Piper played Amazing Grace I was in awe. They also played an old Scottish song my Grandpa played "Bonnie Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomand". We then got to go...More

1  Thank Lgebb
Allistair T, General Manager at The Jam House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

We are delighted to hear that you had such a great time with us! Your comments are greatly appreciated. Kind Regards

Reviewed 14 September 2016

We went here as part of itinerary on a CIE tour for a Scottish dinner and show. We were seated at the very back. Waitress/Waiter never did get our order right. Had different servers for order vs delivery of food. Wait staff started clearing dishes...More

3  Thank Tbosgreen
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$54
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 03:00
18:00 - 03:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 220 2321
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The Jam House is your one stop destination for food, drink, and live music.Dusky purple lights cast romantic shadows on the walls of this funky, jazz-centric venue. Guests dine on the balcony above the main stage where soulful musicians entertain throughout the evening. This is one venue where you can eat, drink and dance to your heart's content!
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