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The Advocate

) #275 of 1,855 Restaurants in Edinburgh ££ - £££ , British,
7 Hunter Square, Edinburgh EH1 1QW, Scotland
+44 131 226 2749
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“gammon” (5 reviews)
“burger” (22 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
7 Hunter Square, Edinburgh EH1 1QW, Scotland
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11 - 20 of 340 reviews

Reviewed 8 May 2017

This is a great pub! Right off the Royal Mile. Friendly staff, great pub food, big meals for fair prices. I had a Haggis meal that was kind of like shepherds pie but with mashed potatoes, mashed turnip, and Haggis. It was deliscious, I really...More

Thank twistedtippy
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Service here was shambolic Absolutely dreadful. Not just for me for everyone. Double up on orders....not taking orders. Terrible. Food ok. It was also cheap

Thank Hackers123
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

My friends and I called in here after a night drinking for some more cocktails after they had been in the previous night. My friends got the Godfather, two Sex on the beach cocktails, and I got the pornstar martini! We tasted each other's and...More

Thank Aimee L
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Ate here twice while staying in Scotland. The first night i had curry, the second night i had a burger with bacon and cheese. Worth it both times. I if were a local, this is where i would go!

Thank Keureh
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Restaurant was very close to our hotel so it was really convenient, to top it all, staff welcomes you immediately and are all very friendly. Food is delicious and they have a lot of deals that make it very good value for money.

Thank Debbie X
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This was our first time in The Advocate and we really liked it. We enjoyed some food and drinks at very affordable prices while listening to some live music. The staff were friendly and helpful and the pub had a happy and comfortable atmosphere. We...More

Thank ScfamilyAberdeen
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The advocate old town It is located just next to the Hotel Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile We walked in on 2/4/2017, a Sunday night for dinner. Staff was friendly and we managed to get a window spot. Atmosphere was good, there were live singer...More

1  Thank daichekb G
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This is a nice place the staff were friendly and very helpful. There is a very good selection of beers and a excellent menu for food at reasonable prices. The service when food is ordered is quick and helpful all our food was pipeing hot....More

1  Thank celts69
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The Advocate is a decent city centre pub. It's location means it is frequently busy so it's worth trying to book a table to avoid disappointment. Decent range of beers, but you will pay city centre prices - £9 for an Innis and Gunn lager...More

Thank UncleDads
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Just off the Royal Mile , this is a friendly pub with a good inside seating area , good selection of hand pull beers and draft beers and lagers. With plenty of whiskey and other spirits to choose from. They serve food but we never...More

Thank Tony809
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
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Mei S
Is it large enough for a party of 30 people for drinks and light eats?
3 February 2015|
Response from 300ANAN | Reviewed this property |
Yes big enough but would reccommend booking .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 01:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Hunter Square, Edinburgh EH1 1QW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 2749
  • E-mail
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