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Dubh Prais

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Old Town
European, British, Scottish
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123B High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
+44 131 557 5732
17:00 - 22:30
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow - the food was great. Try their version of Haggis, it was the best we had in Edinburg. Very small venue, easy to miss, but search it out. It is that good and the price is right!

1 Thank syonk
Doha, Qatar
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165 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this hole-in-the-wall by near accident. I'm glad I did. Good staff, fair prices, and a great meal.

2 Thank dutemplar
Fair Hill, Maryland
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157 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In town for business and time far pleasure, a local recommended Dubh Prais. Hubby & I went without reservations at 6:45 on a Friday night. Restaurant is down a flight of steps off sidewalk. They were full in terms of having tables with reservations but could give us a table for an hour. We took it. Small dining area, no... More 

3 Thank Cindy K
Metz, France
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We reserved a table at this restaurant because it is rated as having the best haggis in the city. I thought if I was to try it; why not have the best. Surprisingly, all four of us really liked it. The wine selection is great, the food exquisite, ambience is warm and friendly. Very cozy with only a few tables.... More 

2 Thank Deborah M
Miami Beach, Florida, United States
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tiny restaurant right in themiddle of the High Street. Decent food for the price, wait staff full of fun and chat

2 Thank Lorna P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first trip to Edinburgh (will definitely visit again). We chanced across this gem of a restaurant while walking the royal mile. There are many over priced shops and eateries here, but this is not one of them. Great service, great wine list, stunning food. Unpretentious, welcoming and delicious. *drops mic*

3 Thank Kevin B
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was delicious, great presentation. Small restaurant in a basement room - but although crowded and there was (unobstrusive) music it wasn't too noisy.

3 Thank Pat T
United Kingdom
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171 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 356 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very small intimate restaurant, about 24 covers. Food freshly cooked in the kitchen right by the dining room. Waitress was excellent in advising choices. My daughter has a Lactose Allergy and the chef made a sauce specifically without milk to suit the main course that she had chosen. We had 3 courses and 2 bottles of wine and total bill... More 

5 Thank GrandPoohbaH
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

One of the best meals I have ever had, the Haggis was perfect, the beef was perfectly presented and just as requested medium rare, do not let the stairs down put you off once inside you will be welcomed by the friendly staff.

5 Thank Chris F
Lausanne, Switzerland
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic scottish food in a tiny place. Great quality and definitely worth the extra £. A few tables underground in a very small space maybe not for claustrophobics but excellent food!

1 Thank Fffangster

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Scottish
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123B High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 557 5732

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

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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 royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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