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The Playfair

Omni Centre | Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH1 3AJ, Scotland
+44 131 524 7760
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible12%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
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LOCATION
Omni Centre | Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH1 3AJ, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Popped into here a couple of times with the Missus in the afternoon and night on a wee break to Edinburgh. This is a typical Weatherspoons with all the usual menus etc on offer. We only used this place for drinks there is much better...More

Thank MurrayBhoy
Lloyds_No1_Playfair, Manager at The Playfair, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you for taken the time to give us feedback on your visit to The Playfair. We are sorry to hear you were not happy with our ale selection, we do always have ales on however the taps are located a bit out of the...More

Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Me and my family ate here last week for a late lunch. We did struggle to find a table and had to hang around however the rugby was on so was understandably packed. We ordered at the bar with friendly staff. Food was at our...More

Thank Sarah H
Lloyds_No1_Playfair, Manager at The Playfair, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you for taken the time to give us feedback on your visit to The Playfair. We are happy to hear you enjoyed you visit and your food. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Did this local Wetherspoon's not realise Edinburgh were hosting the Six Nations Scotland v Wales. It would appear so! The city was vibrant and busy as was this pub which was advertising Scottish Breakfasts when done well a treat for anyone. However here it was...More

Thank Claire2504
Lloyds_No1_Playfair, Manager at The Playfair, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you for taken the time to give us feedback on your visit to The Playfair. One you visit we were unlucky enough to not receive our delivery due to a lorry breakdown, due to allergen rules we are unable to simply purchase the food...More

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Bar Manager and some staff need to re train in customer services! ! Met with absolute hostility...simply for asking for a top up in my shot glass...yes I accidentally spilt a little !! We had already spent a small fortune! ! I certainly wouldn't recommend...More

Thank Mcandcam
Lloyds_No1_Playfair, Manager at The Playfair, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you for taken the time to give us feedback on your visit to The Playfair.

Reviewed 21 February 2017

This place is always busy ,we popped in for lunch after being at the movies.The menus were new and pristine clean ,very impressed.. We had the haggis neeps and tatties which were nicely presented served hot and delicious.We will be back.

Thank PLAYHOUSE068
Lloyds_No1_Playfair, Manager at The Playfair, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you for taken the time to give us feedback on your visit to The Playfair. We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon.

Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here last month and as always, the food , portion size and value for money was excellent. As it was the same week as Burns night, they had haggis etc on the menu. Great wee touch.

Thank Q6533SOalexc
Lloyds_No1_Playfair, Manager at The Playfair, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you for taken the time to give us feedback on your visit to The Playfair. We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon.

Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Having left another restaurant in the Omni because we were disappointed in both the food and drinks, we went into the Playfair. We ordered a jug of Pimms which was not only very good but excellent value for money at a mere £7.50. Visited this...More

Thank MagtheHag
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Could not get in during our first night in Edinburgh it was so busy but managed to get in another night. Food a good standard as always. There are tables in the covered area outside that give non smokers a chance to feel like they...More

Thank 001-Mrs-B-D
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Called in on a Sunday Afternoon, was busy, did manage to get a table. We all had a Cheese & Ham Pannini, service excellent, nice wine, certainly return.

Thank Slosher123
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I just love them, the food was quickly served and delicious, my only complaint the cold coming in from the smokers continuously popping out, not the venues fault I must add. Unusually for a spoon, the toilets were less than a ten mile route march.....More

Thank bristleposh
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even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and
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Gary J
1 January 2017|
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Response from Lloyds_No1_Playfair | Property representative |
Breakfast are in general cooked fresh, however if it is busy we do sometimes batch cook but does not get held for any longer than 15 mins in a temp controlled oven.
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Natasha M
11 February 2016|
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Response from Gary J | Reviewed this property |
12 o'clock.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 01:00
Monday
08:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 01:00
Thursday
08:00 - 01:00
Friday
08:00 - 01:00
Saturday
07:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Omni Centre | Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH1 3AJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 524 7760
  • E-mail
Description
The Playfair is a Lloyds Bar in Edinburgh City Centre, providing great value food and drinks in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We have a range of special offers including many meals that include a drink. We also offer a extensive range of beers, ciders, wines and spirits.
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