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The Melville Bar


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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner

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Newly refurbished bar/restaurant in the heart of Edinburgh's West End serving great food and cocktails. Open till 1am Daily.
US$13 - US$26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub
Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was in Edinburgh for a meeting and needed a bite for lunch before going to the meeting. Popped in for a Bowl of Soup and a drink of juice. Was served a nice drop of lentil soup which I think was homemade. It was very...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank allymacintyre
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made a booking online but when we got there, they never had our booking. However, the girls all worked their magic and found us a table. Fabulous staff, tasty food, brilliant service. Would definitely recommend

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank AlisonE753
Reviewed 16 December 2018

We ate here on our recent trip to a local holiday rental - it was very busy, but they made a concerted effort and fitted us in for dinner. We all had good tasty pub grub and some nice local beer. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JamesMyerson
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Visited here on Monday 26th Nov. Having been here previously through the day we thought it best to book. However a Monday night was obviously a quiet night and we had our choice of tables. Really good pub grub - 2 of us had the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 183edithg
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Found this place whilst exploring the back streets on the way to the centre Great sandwiches and beer, barman apologised for a delay as the chef went for some fresh tomatoes - I didn't notice the delay but did use it as an excuse for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lemonblade
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Landed here as we had intended to go to the pub next door for lunch but it's been gentrified and didn't suit our needs. We two different pints of hand pumped real ale, one was fine but the other was cloudy so perhaps not in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 37Wyatt
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Great wee place to come! Me and my partner stumbled along this place, we stayed for a few cocktails which were really nice and had the nachos to share, which were tasty!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank xcheeky_chopsx
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

You see.... the point of a great local is that 1st.... it’s local. Then it needs to go on to be friendly, have a great menu and a bartender who understands the customer. The Melville scores 5/5 on every element and I wish I lived...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tianavaig4
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

We hadnt realized how many things close relatively early in Edinburgh. Thankfully, we found this place! Bright and modern inside, super comfortable and friendly. We were the only people there, which was weird because the service and good were good. Really convenient if you're staying...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

I had a late lunch at the Melville Bar 6 September. It was not a planned event but stopped there to shelter from the rain. It was just after 3.45 in the afternoon. There other options close by , but we were persuaded by the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Hugh W
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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
industrial Britain had their most desirable
neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes.
Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest
citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind
grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel
crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and
sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
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