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British, Diner
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Stockbridge & Dean Village
0.4 miles from Princes Street Gardens
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Reviewed 10 March 2024

Bell's Diner opened in St. Stephen Street, Stockbridge, Edinburgh in 1974, the same year my wife and I moved into Stockbridge. They served the best burgers I've ever tasted. And no sweetish American-style buns and slobbery 'mayo'. The wine list starts at £21 a bottle....We now live 20 miles away but travelled in to have our final Bell's meal last week as the restaurant will soon be closing down. So, probably too late now for folks to get a table. Sad news indeed.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 29 August 2023

This spot is amazing. All the food is fresh and full of flavour. The vibe is great, the menu is exactly what you hope for when coming to a diner. 10/10, best burger spot in Edinburgh! The waitress, Celena was amazing!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 June 2023 via mobile

We went here as a family after an afternoon concert nearby. We’d booked a table but arrived half an hour earlier than expected, yet we were seated immediately. The server was extremely friendly and helpful and we all thoroughly enjoyed our various burgers and loaded...fries. I was particularly impressed that they offer four different types of vegetarian burgers!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 20 May 2023

A wee gem in St Stephen Street consistently great. The best burger in Edinburgh in our opinion. Great service too,very friendly Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 11 April 2023

Bells is always the best. Given so many other burger joints are springing up- I’ve tried a few. Nothing beats Bells. Met friends for dinner - garlic bread and chilli with tortilla chips to share - all had burgers with various butters and toppings- salad...and fries. One friend gluten free - no problem and felt safe here.Cold drinks - great wine- followed up with a hot fudge Sunday - probably shouldn’t have but hey - it was gorgeous. When money is tight and and I’m trimming down - great to know that what I’m going to eat is spot on. Staff busy but always on the ball, friendly and - well just a delight. All of us will be back to Bells 🔔More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2022

The burgers here are excellent. However the service overall is poor. A wait for the table despite booking. A wait to order. Wait for the food, then be told they need the table back for the people who are waiting for a table despite booking…...The whole experience could be changed by one more waiting staff. The waitress tonight was run off her feet.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 24 November 2022 via mobile

Not changed jn 20 years. Simply burger heaven. Better than all those trendy burger chains. Look forward to returning

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 12 November 2022 via mobile

Really friendly. Delicious real beef burger & chips. It’s a classic Edinburgh place and we were made to feel welcome. Thoroughly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 11 September 2022

My partner and I were on a shopping mission and stumbled upon Bell's Diner for lunch. We had delicious cheeseburgers and fries, and when they came out, we were offered a unique array of relishes/mustards/sauces to add to it. Laid-back diner that we'd definitely recommend...with wonderfully friendly service!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 July 2022 via mobile

Perfect service, all are very kind! Highly recomanded. The menu is short but all is very nice. There is a lot of sauces if you can chooses. My English is bad but the restaurant is very good!!!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 26 May 2022 via mobile

Bells Diner have just celebrated their 50th year and it’s no wonder they have been in business for so long. My wife was first taken to Bells by her dad when she was a teenager and @ 35 years on, we both went and had...fantastic burgers, a variety of relishes, marvellous puddings, decent wine and great service. Keep going for another 50 yearsMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 19 November 2021 via mobile

Really nice family meal with great food. Beef burgers, spicy bean burger and chicken burger all went down a treat! Highly recommended, good food delivered well!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 13 October 2021

Visited on a rainy Saturday and got a warm welcome. Both of us had 4oz burgers with cheese & fries. Served with good selection of sauces and relishes. Finished up with a wee ice cream sundae. Lovely to be able to have a glass of...wine with it too - very nice and properly chilled. We will be sure to return.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 10 September 2021

Proprietor's sister is coeliac so they were really on the ball with GF. Staff were super friendly and helpful. Food was great. First time here but will definitely be going back.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 23 August 2021 via mobile

As always absolutely amazing, best burgers and service around! 😀such a lovely diner , friendly & warm service

Date of visit: August 2021
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Bell's Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4