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The Newsroom

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene

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Sponsored by: The Newsroom

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

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"Highly recommend this place for a couples night."
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"Excellent food and even better drinks."
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"It was my first time in The Newsroom and I loved it."
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US$8 - US$20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a lovely cosy bar especially when it’s raining and sleeting in Edinburgh. The food was delicious would definitely recommend this bar .

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Date of visit: March 2019
Thank allieessex
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Reviewed 19 December 2018

A group of friends had our Xmas day out in the Newsroom. The food and service was absolutely superb. I have to say for a festive menu, the quality and quantity of food was outstanding and excellent value for money (a few other establishments could...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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TheNewsroom, Manager at The Newsroom, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2019

On behalf of Greger, Charlie and Tom. We had a great time taking care of you, what a pleasure. See you soon to rack up some more loyalty reward points! Best wishes

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and staff were wonderful! It was close to our hotel and made a rainy day pleasant! If you like trying new things while on a trip this was a good choice.

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Date of visit: March 2019
Thank mariasQ8085TA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in as a party of 3 slightly perturbed that there was only one other person there (at 1230) and wondered if the restaurant was open. However it soon filled up, the staff were charming and the food - was to die for... Really...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank banqueiro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After seeing a show we looked for a place to eat and found this place by luck. Got a table straight away. Great quick friendly service for both drinks and food. Good relaxing atmosphere. Reasonable prices. Good selection of both food and drink. Just off...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank stephenrobertmrf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this lovely pub last saturday. I was with a friend going to see the jersey boys at the playhouse and decided we would enjoy a meal and a few drinks before we went. Im not from Edinburgh so your never very sure where...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank mccormack184
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looked for somewhere close to our hotel on York Place, walked past The Newsroom with its lamps in the window and thought that looks interesting. Looked it up on TA and thought lets give it a go. Place was lively with most tables occupied but...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank A7362YFneils
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere and really relaxing vibe. Great for couples etc. Highly recommended! Thank you very much

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Date of visit: February 2019
Thank John Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic place for food and drinks. Attentive bar staff offering table service, and imaginative decor. Cocktails 10/10More

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Date of visit: February 2019
Thank vic y
TheNewsroom, Manager at The Newsroom, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Vic, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to give us a nice review, we very much appreciate it. We're happy to hear you had a lovely time with us and enjoyed the cocktails - we hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long day travelling and a brief circuit on one of the 3 Open top bus tours, we were making our way back to our B&B on foot, when we came across The Newsroom. Intrigue took us in... A very tastefully presented bar with...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Lee B
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19 March 2019|
Response from OsloEllen | Reviewed this property |
No, about a five minutes walk downhill.
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Response from RossJG | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply. Yes they cater for specific dietary requirements.
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18 July 2018|
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Response from IainD1982 | Reviewed this property |
No dress code 😊
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