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The Abbey Bar

65 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9PP, Scotland
+44 131 668 4862
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  • Average1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
65 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9PP, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were in the vicinity and at short notice tried to get a table at the Abbey. With the world cup being the place was busy but we managed to bag a table for 2. Straight away, i noticed Venison casserole on he specials board...More

Thank johnloughray
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here with two old friends. We had a great time. The food was good...one of our party got the chilli which eventually we shared because the portion was so generous. I shared nachos with a friend - delivious. The ambience is great too....More

Thank erfreutwanderer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came by for a dinner and were not disappointed. I got their special burger with haggis - tasted amazing and the right dish to try haggis for the first time. My bf got their special - lamb ragout - was also delicious. Waitress was suggesting...More

Thank Alena G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great pub close to the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. The Pub was walking distance from our accommodations so it became our start and finishing points for our daily excursions. Stewart and his staff went overboard to accommodate us at all times. The food...More

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the monster breakfast and the girl looked at me and asked if I realized how much food it was and if I can eat it.....I said I was gonna try......3 eggs, 2 pieces of haggis, black pudding, white pudding, REAL hash browns, baked...More

Thank John J
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Good food and good staff with relatively quick service. Really nice atmosphere we enjoyed our visit and would recommend a visit.

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 5 May 2018

I'm 50 years old, travel internationally, and love eating out. I can afford to pay for good food, but this was just brilliant food for a very small price. I got the steak pie and it was nothing short of amazing. It was a real...More

Thank AuntieLizzie
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

After reading so many good reviews, I was disappointed to receive a dry and overcooked breakfast. Not sure why as the cook had time to scroll through her phone which you could see from the hatch. The service was quick and the barman friendly.

Thank Chicoescoces
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Delicious food, friendly staff, fairly cheap wish we had seen this place before the last day as the breakfast was fantastic.

Thank Katie K
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent place vibrant and homely with a quite outstanding range of whisky. The food is great especially for the price and the portions. A very mixed crowd with all age groups and a buzzing atmosphere. The staff are all very engaging and pleasant ready to...More

Thank BryanMcW
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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Steve W
24 April 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9PP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 668 4862
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Whisky bar , traditional ales and fresh Scottish fayre. Over 200 whiskies available.
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