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The Melville Bar

) #772 of 1,864 Restaurants in Edinburgh ££ - £££ , British,
19 - 25 William Street, Edinburgh EH3 7NG, Scotland
+44 131 225 1358
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“burger” (29 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
19 - 25 William Street, Edinburgh EH3 7NG, Scotland
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11 - 20 of 184 reviews

Reviewed 10 February 2017

Visited the other day and had a delicious chicken burger with cheese and bacon and would thoroughly recommend a visit. The staff are nice and the atmosphere is just what you would expect in a local pub, great.

1  Thank BTDEdinburgh
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The Melville is usually described as 'trendy' but we went in as a family of 3 adults and 3 children, one of whom is a baby. We were welcomed and well looked after. The original idea was to have a light lunch but we were...More

1  Thank LCGILL
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Nice daytime boozer. Modern decor. Probably shows sport when it's on. Didn't have food. Bogs okay. Good selection of whiskies. Decent prices. Bar staff nice. Decent beers on tap.

Thank Bradford C
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Totally disappointed ..was rushes as they had 2 large bookings ..the staff need to chill and smile ..the food was ok..but the pub lacks atmosphere ..not as wecoming as we had hoped

Thank denise5561
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Nice bar but don't put money in the juke box because I paid a pound and the waitress skipped all my songs at the request of a group of people! Quite sad since we paid :(

Thank Nicole T
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The funny thing is, we used to go in here a lot, not been in for a while as my wife no longer works round the comer, so we met some colleagues, started a tad, had a drink. It was apparent very quickly that the...More

1  Thank Scottieboyuk
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in here for a drink on the way to the fireworks for Hogmanay. Great service and great atmosphere. I loved the kisses on the wall in the ladies loo. Have eaten here in the past and the food was lovely. Hidden gem.

1  Thank Christina N
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Hadn't been in here since I worked at this end of town in the late 90s. All change on the decor front - no carpet any more and everything done in - sorry - characterless grey. But. But, but, but. Don't judge this book by...More

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 25 November 2016

I had lunch with my wife on a Friday, not a good experience for us. Decorated very contemporary, not my favourite for a Pub. The service was slow.The food was not good at all, bland and unmemorable. There are so many better options around.

Thank Andoni A
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Superb burgers are served up here !!! Got a good deal with Groupon --so popped in for the offer --and wont hesitate to return and recommend A rather smallish bar --but very friendly atmosphere greeted us from beginning to the end---well done and thank you...More

3  Thank bill c
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$26
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 - 25 William Street, Edinburgh EH3 7NG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 1358
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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.
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