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The Black Rose

49 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 2NH, Scotland
+44 131 220 0414
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish and chips” (40 reviews)
“chicken wrap” (4 reviews)
“lasagna” (6 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
49 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 2NH, Scotland
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11 - 20 of 382 reviews

Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Good food, good music, polite and helpful staff. The place reaches mostly to locals, but it is turist friendly. Prices are more than reasonable.

Thank Kasandra_Trojanska
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped at the Black Rose Tavern while doing our own pub crawl back to the hotel. It is a small space with limited seating, but he atmosphere is great and the service is wonderful. Had fish and chips, soup appetizer and onion rings - very...More

Thank Toni C
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here, pushed by the positive reviews we read. Typical pub, a bit noisy, but we enjoyed the music. Cheap and great angus burger, even if the fish and chips we ordered wasn't that good.

Thank Carolina B
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Seems a lovely, well run pub. Very clean. Fabulous quick and friendly service. Food was really good. We had chicken wraps with chips. No complaints and would return.

Thank mazzaghirl
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Visited for lunch and ordered lasagne and salad. This seemed as if it was a frozen packet lasagne and very watery, no layers and no definite cheese taste. Salad consisted of old lettuce, 1/4 tomato and white onion, virtually inedible.

Thank lovechocolatecake
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Stopped in while touring/walking the Rose Street Area. Seen their lunch special of fish & chips & decided to enjoy. Friendly helpful pleasant waitress, sat & all of us ordered their lunch special & a cold Tennants. Great large portion of fish with hot fries....More

Thank Conrad S
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Love this place.. we’ve been here many times before. Vibrant, busy, fab live music and great bartenders. Love it

Thank AngM45
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Ordered half-pints but the bartender drew up pints and told us 'no such thing as half-pints in Edinburgh'. Paid full price and only drank half, our fault for not walking out. Beware.

2  Thank kdwhirl
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We ate the best haggis and enjoyed the super friendly atmosphere. It is super easy, and you get delicious food for a super reasonable price.

Thank Seza E
Reviewed 27 September 2017

A great pub in the middle of Edinburgh. Small but very busy, we had a party of 6 with one in a wheelchair. The staff could not have been more helpful, rearranged tables for us to fit us in. The food was great value and...More

2  Thank David N
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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Sam M
6 August 2017|
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Response from Robinson716 | Reviewed this property |
They do amazing Breakfasts, including haggis and a potato cake 😉 when we visited we had our breakfast at around 10am
James R
31 March 2017|
Response from Duncan W | Reviewed this property |
most bars will accommodate children before 9 or 10 pm if they're eating but may need to be seated outside as there is no lounge away from the bar here
23 September 2016|
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Response from FifiFizz | Reviewed this property |
East End very near Primark Rose Street Entrance near Hanover Street end
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 2NH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 220 0414
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