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Taylor Walker

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18-20 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU, Scotland
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Pub
££ - £££
18-20 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

This is one of the oldest pubs in Scotland, and right by the Theater and near the Castle. Sounds silly, but we had probably the best Mac and Cheese at Taylor Walker, moist, with a distinctive slightly tangy cheese taste; and you have to try...More

1  Thank Shyam A
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We went here without much thought and it proved great. The woman behind the bar was really helpful and we enjoyed the food. On this Scotland-trip I really learned enjoying Chicken tikka curry: hmm! The cookie cheesecake I had was a bit too sweet for...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 13 August 2016

was ok would nt rave i had scappy which was appox 6 peices frozen packet i would say, ok price, husband had fish looked cool in fake newspaper had bread but came with no butter have to que at the bar for drinks no service...More

Thank Yvonne M
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

If you want to experience good beer, fish/chips and pies, this is the place to go. Amazing and friendly service from "Coral" topped the visit! Try the shanks and potatoes, they're the best!

Thank Almira V
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Beer is good but what they do not tell you is kitchen is very small and it takes a long time to get food. We ordered soup and it took over 40 minutes and that was with us pushing the last. Food ok. People pleasant...More

Thank Barry_2112
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a light lunch. Had the cod goujons, Mac and cheese and cheese bacon toastie. All were tasty. Great beer selection as well.

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We stumbled across this pub whilst trying to find a certain venue in the town centre. It seemed a pretty vibrant pub and had a decent atmosphere. There were a number of people dining and the food being served looked very nice. We only stopped...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 17 June 2016

I was looking foe a place with good bangers and mash on my walk back to my Quarter Mile hotel and I found none. have bangers and mash fallen by the wayside in favor of fish and chips and haggis?? I ordered the fish and...More

Thank gr8one17
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Visited for dinner. Service was really spotty. Had a great IPA cask beer. Fish and chips was generous and very tasty. Wife had chicken sandwich also really nice. Overall food was fine and beer was good prices a little high reflective of the tourist area....More

Thank Traveller O
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Macaroni was amazing! Burger was delicious! Fish and chips were average. Great beer selection and the staff was great!

Thank Travis M
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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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18-20 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 20-01312257171
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