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“Nice relaxed evening, tasty food and good service”
Review of The Compass

The Compass
Ranked #374 of 2,505 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$23
Cuisines: Gastropub
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Belfast
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice relaxed evening, tasty food and good service”
Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

This is a relaxed, cosy restaurant with gastropub type food and lots of local seafood on the menu. The prices are very reasonable and the specials menu always has something really tasty. It's right beside the shore so plenty of pubs in the area for a post dinner drink, although the staff are pretty laid back and happy for you to take your time over your drinks - no rushing people off their tables which is nice! Great service, very friendly and chatty and overall a nice atmosphere.

  • Visited August 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Recommended”
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Very good food, friendly staff, pleasant surroundings.
Busy but not overcrowded as tables are well spaced.

Visited September 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Always a winner!”
Reviewed 15 August 2013

As someone who frequents the various Leith eateries the Compass is a long standing favourite. Generous portions, excellent service and very reasonable price keeps me coming back again and again!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Le1ther2013
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Could be great”
Reviewed 26 July 2013

A lovely building with nice furnishings and an airy feel to it. Front of house was excellent and the evening started off with promise. However, a series of minor issues and apathetic looking kitchen staff was a real turn off. The food was okay but nothing to get excited about. This place has great potential but it felt like the front of house was carrying everything and it could all fall apart quite easily.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank deedi2016
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Navarre, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful !”
Reviewed 30 June 2013

This was one of the first restaurants my fiancé and I went to during our 2 week trip to Scotland. We enjoyed it so much, definitely our favorite dining experience out of the whole trip. Our waitress was so sweet and the restaurant was super cozy. We had a really romantic evening and the food was delicious!

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank xsparkplugx
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