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The Dome

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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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  • Where to Eat, Drink, Stay & Play in Scotland – Luxury Escapes Magazineluxuryescapes.com
  • Celebrating Christmas in Edinburgh Scotland: A December Guideindependenttravelcats.com

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
US$25 - US$72
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
European, British, Scottish
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 January 2021

It pains me to write a one-star review in the 'season of good will', but concerning The Dome, it is certainly not the season of good or even mediocre food. Yes, we were lured in by the restaurant's undoubtedly beautiful Christmas decorations, although the room...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 22 December 2020

Very disappointing, The sandwiches were ok, scones very poor, very little fruit in the scones in fact lucky to find a single sultana. Sweets forgettable, no inspiration there. Really expected more from the Dome. Staff were excellent, which is why there are 2 stars instead...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 18 December 2020

Stunning ambience with amazing decorations for Christmas. Quick service and lovely mocktails. Reasonably priced

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 16 December 2020

I know that there are COVID restrictions but the Dome was ably lacking. Yes...the decorations were lovely...but really that was the extent of it. My husband and I felt like we were sitting down in a cafe where the table was adorned with a table...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 6 December 2020 via mobile

Pre tier restrictions popped in to Dome for cocktails. Stunning bar and architecture awesome. Great range of cocktails. Didn’t dine here but good looks good too. Very atmospheric.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 28 November 2020 via mobile

I booked a table for 2 for a birthday weeks in advance, we booked in for the grand georgian tea room as shown on the website, I was forced to pay £20 which is acceptable during the times of covid-19. The problem was, when we...More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 17 November 2020 via mobile

Love the Dome especially at Christmas, so took my daughter and my 8 year old grandson for the first time. I expect it to be a wee bit more expensive than other restaurants ! The decorations inside and out are spectacular ! We had turkey...More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 10 November 2020

This is a gorgeous building! Being on a budget, my friend and I only came for a couple of drinks for happy hour. The ambience, staff, and architecture is stunning here! We did peruse the menu, but stuck to drinks. We chose to drink gin...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 9 November 2020 via mobile

My partner and I called last minute and were offered a booking straight away. When we arrived we were greeted and made to feel extremely comfortable. The service was phenomenal from the moment we stepped foot on the property, not to mention the architecture and...More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 4 November 2020 via mobile

From the minute you park outside,it’s just stunning. Lovely greeting from staff when you go in. Old fashioned exceptional service! The fish and chips was absolutely amazing. You normally can’t get booked at this time of year, so delighted we got a table!

Date of visit: November 2020
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16 November 2020|
Response from Mcscotty | Reviewed this property |
Find somewhere better is my advice
17 November 2019|
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Response from phoebecasey75 | Reviewed this property |
So sorry for not seeing your message sooner been on my travels! For future reference you can just go in there for a drink but the music is quite loud.
7 October 2019|
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Response from Huffers57 | Reviewed this property |
I would expect the dress code to be smart casual but the Dome would be able to tell you for certain
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Dome

  • Yes, The Dome is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • The Dome is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5