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British, Diner
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Stockbridge & Dean Village
0.7 miles from Edinburgh Castle
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, it's now 45 years I've been coming here. You can keep your new branded burger joints and stick 'em where the sun don't shine - Bells do the best burgers anywhere. There's been a bit of a revamp over the past couple of years,...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 12 November 2020

Visited last night after a hard Bell's craving. We weren't disappointed. I opted for a 6oz beef burger with cheese, and some fries. Other half had a 6oz beef burger with cheese, bacon and jalapenos, with fries. We both had vanilla milkshakes. Everything was delicious!...More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 27 October 2020 via mobile

Having just left a deservedly negative review about another recent local take away I had, credit where credit’s due I thouroughly enjoyed the take away burger I had from Bell’s Diner. The tastiest (medium size) beef burger, lovely sesame bun, crisp fresh salad and my...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 5 September 2020 via mobile

I've lived in and around Edinburgh my whole life, nearly 44 years, and only just discovered the delight of Bell's Diner for the first time today. What can I say, the best burger I've had in a long time and probably the best I've ever...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 2 March 2020

They know what they're doing and they do it very well. No snobbishness, no nonsense (which is rare for a Stockbridge business now). Just a good burger (with no grease) on a normal bun and with plenty fries. I had low expectations before visiting but...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 6 January 2020

This little gem never disappoints with excellent food only matched by the friendliness of the service and the relaxed ambience. Highlights are the fried mushrooms, the burgers (including the nut burger) and the hot fudge sundae which is extremely moreish. If there is a better...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 16 December 2019 via mobile

Basic, straightforward cafe in a central location in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge area specialising in burgers. Straight to the burgers: superb! Choice of sizes and meats. All homemade. Great choice of toppings and sauces. And, excellent value. Deserves five stars in its category.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 12 November 2019

been there for dinner with my wife, since the famous pub at the opposite side of the street was too crowded. We've had a mushroom's soup and an omelette. Both were VERY good. Nice and smiling young waitress, cheap bill. I'll definitely return when I'll...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 5 November 2019

I happened upon this little diner a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it, so was eager to try it again on a recent trip to Edinburgh. I was not disappointed! Great food, at a good price, served with friendliness and warm welcome. Definitely...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

Whilst the food may not be 'instagramable' it sure does taste good. My partner ordered the 6oz and I went 12oz, both added cheese. The burgers were good, and definitely tasted like those you get from a cracking BBQ. The sauce tray is something different,...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Just downhill of New Town and attractively straddling
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first hip neighbourhoods. It’s now one of Edinburgh’s
most desirable, though many bohemian touches have
fallen away as its residents have matured and the area
has gentrified. Some second-hand shops cling on, but
mostly residents display refined tastes in basement
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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