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The Kilderkin

#549 of 1,821 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Old Town
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Pizza
As featured in Unexpected Edinburgh
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65 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BT, Scotland
+44 131 556 2101
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:30 - 20:00
Mon 11:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch... it was horrible. Fries undercooked, bread old and dry....cannot recommend it!

Thank jasminrichter
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We just popped in for a pint of ale and some fish&chips. And both were excellent. The guy behind the bar was very friendly and let me sample ales before making a decision.

Thank dkacp
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I just popped in to this pub for a quick pint, one Sunday night back on in November. It's a traditional Edinburgh pub, nice atmosphere, with a good selection of drinks, it's a mixture of locals and tourists, the barmaid was fantastic, very friendly and was happy to chat with me, she was also very knowledgeable about the huge selection... More 

Thank Gordon D
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

A pleasant Scottish pub brought so much fun in a recent stay in Edinburgh. We were served by a pleasant person who made us laugh and was so helpful i requested her name. A lovely lady by the name of Danielle Seymour made a quick pub lunch into a fun experience! Thanks you!

Thank dazsfx
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I go every Monday that I am in Edinburgh after 5 pm you can't beat the pizza special, only £1 for a cheese and Tomato sauce pizza with purchase of a beverage. Toppings are extra. Friendly staff and good atmosphere make it a must see on a Monday or any other day of the week.

1 Thank David T
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Came here with friends to enjoy the Monday night pizza to be told there was no pizza left... All they had left was chips and onion rings at full £3.50 price, which when we explained we were disappointed, little apology was given, even felt like we were the bad guys for wanting the offer! This was only at about 7pm!

Thank KieranAldy
Fife, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Saw reviews and promise of a range of rums online. Husbands a bit of a rum connoisseur so made a point of visiting on his birthday. Limited range of rum and girl behind bar not too knowledgeable or to be honest interested in finding a rum to try. Bit grubby and lacked atmosphere. Online also advised cocktails- this is limited... More 

Thank Patricia Y
Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

It was really quiet when we stumbled across The Kilderkin late on a Monday afternoon. It's not the nicest looking pub, but the food was really good. I had an excellent burger that was a great close to several days of really tasty dining across Edinburgh.

Thank AnonymousVBG
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Walked into this pub for a drink with friends. Walked through to an empty table. Was just about to sit down. When an off hand member of staff said you'd be better through there. A couple of these tables are reserved and may spill over........ but this table is free no reserve sign up. Decided that due to the rude... More 

Thank helen b
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582 reviews
401 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Four of us had lunch after a long walk on a damp, rainy day. It was a comfortable pub, which seemed to be frequented by locals. Hot soup and a glass of wine were enjoyed in a low key pub environment.

Thank Golferboy18

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$12
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 2101
WE SERVE TWO DISTINCT MENUS; OUR DAYTIME MENU RUNS TILL 5pm AND OUR PIZZA MENU FROM 6pm Traditional Scottish bar with high-quality, home made food and a great selection of beer and spirits.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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