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Links Restaurant

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Southside & Holyrood
Bar, Scottish, British, European, Pub
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4 Alvanley Terrace, Edinburgh EH9 1DU, Scotland
+44 131 229 3834
08:00 - 00:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

I went with some friends for a dinner out and I loved it. The food was tasty and the terrace outside is wonderful. I ordered a glass of red wine which was pretty good too. The manager of the bar/hotel came outside to check and ask if everything was ok; very nice gesture. I recommend the nachos!!!

Thank MariaTma
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Went round and watched a World Cup match at the hotel. Despite being very busy ordered some food. Portions were enormous and very good. Recommend the fish and chips. Staff were very polite and attentive even though they were mobbed. Would highly recommend and I am a very fussy eater.

Thank Claire H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Went to the links for an evening of World Cup action, food and beers. Sadly the football was a major letdown but the food (and beer of course) more than made up for it. The chilli beef nachos would have fed a family of four and the quality of the beef was superb. Can't wait for my next visit already!!!!!

Thank ElzoCarsico
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 June 2014

A friend and I had been looking forward to afternoon tea at the Links for a couple of weeks, and we finally managed to find a Sunday afternoon to fit in with our busy schedules. We started with prosecco which was nice, but then they brought out the pot of tea immediately, which meant that it had over-stewed by the... More 

Thank Kerry F
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We went along as a group of 4 on a very sunny Saturday afternoon for a Groupon Afternoon Tea. All 3 of the outdoor sections were very busy, with no tables available so we went inside and found a table by the window. Afternoon tea and sports bar don't particularly sit well together, but, due to the nice weather, there... More 

Thank James M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We popped along here on Sunday with a super £10 Groupon deal. All the food was freshly prepared and the tea tasted wonderful. The restaurant was modern, clean and tidy with ample on street parking. With this kind of deal, we would return every week - just should have bought more vouchers! Go on, spoil yourselves!

Thank m.obrien83
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4 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2014

This bar sells itself as a sports bar. In fairness it has plenty of screens to watch although with the high stools at tables and low position of screens, some are impossible to see. We choose this bar to meet friends for the Scot/Eng rugby match. We booked a table to eat at 1pm and watch the pre game. The... More 

Thank MrsBell80
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2013 via mobile

Around 40 of us went to the Link for our Christmas party last week. This was our second year there following a good experience last year. We had the use of two rooms and gathered first for a much enjoyed glass of mulled wine. The dining area is a good size and we helped ourselves to a buffet meal. The... More 

Thank hazel m m
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2013

I was visiting Edinburgh recently on a business trip, and I stayed at this small and cozy hotel. I didn't pay the bill, so I cannot say much about the value for money; they seem to have reasonable rates. The room was spacious and fully renovated. Nice and clean bathroom; perfect views over the park (I got one beautiful room... More 

Thank Hank_Qu
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2013

Went for lunch here at the weekend and was extremely disappointed. Menu looked promising, however the "Posh chicken kebab" was rank and completely tasteless, a complete rip off at £9.00. Nice looking bar since refurbishment but unfortunately unable to deliver on the food and charging ridiculous prices for what rubbish is served to customers. Wasn't even asked by staff how... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Scottish, British, European, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Alvanley Terrace, Edinburgh EH9 1DU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 229 3834
  • This restaurant is at Links Hotel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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