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The Melville Bar

) #781 of 1,865 Restaurants in Edinburgh ££ - £££ , British,
19 - 25 William Street, Edinburgh EH3 7NG, Scotland
+44 131 225 1358
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • 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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81 - 90 of 183 reviews

Reviewed 14 December 2014

I got an offer on cocktails and nibbles at this bar...the whole experience from start to finish was really enjoyable..the bar staff looked after us so well.

2  Thank Murphy-willis
Reviewed 4 December 2014

Thank goodness for the lovely Irish waitress or I would have nothing good to report at all. The manager (Steven?) was disrespectful to his staff (vocally and publically), rude, surly and inefficient. Save the details, suffice to say: the food was bland, greasy, lukewarm; the...More

3  Thank SuziSteveC
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Popped in the some lovely cocktails and nachos. The woo woos were fab and not too expensive. There wasn't any other food available when we were there due to staffing problems but based on the nachos I'm sure it would be lovely. Lovely friendly staff...More

Thank lainie15
Reviewed 22 November 2014 via mobile

My mum had purchased a voucher for 4 cocktails and nachos. We also purchased food and more cocktails. The nachos were brilliant, the cocktails even better. The food was excellent, well presented and very well made. The barman Stephen was very attentive and his recommended...More

1  Thank Fiona W
Reviewed 20 November 2014

I had a voucher for 4 cocktails and nachos which was great value for money, thoroughly enjoyed the nachos. The place overall really lacked any atmosphere and we didn't feel we could relax, which is a shame as the décor and choice was really good....More

Thank PammyJ1980
Reviewed 13 November 2014

Went here after buying an Itison voucher. The burgers were delicious and the staff were friendly and efficient. Was a but quiet when we were in but is was after lunch time. Really enjoyed it and would definitely go back. I didn't realise I had...More

1  Thank LDS009
Reviewed 2 November 2014

My wife and I stumbled upon this bar when exploring the local West End Village and decided to return for our evening meal and I must say that we were not disappointed. Firstly there was noticeably a good atmosphere with the bar area well populated...More

Thank MAG-2957
Reviewed 24 October 2014

Had forgotten how good this pub was for food and drinks Went with friends and had their wee mini meals-- A choice of three mains,but littler portions-- Wine prices reasonable and cocktails super value --- 2 for £9.50 Staff very friendly and attentive Def going...More

1  Thank 24jaxx
Reviewed 28 August 2014

We stopped in due to the Trip Advisor ratings and the location was close to our hotel. We found the entire place being run by one bartendar and one server. The food was average but with a decent price. The server was pleasant but the...More

Thank DavidPence
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Great little place for a wee bite to eat and a chill out time! Service is good and foods good! I'd recommend the platter!

Thank TheBigDram
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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