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“Nice food, poor service lets it down ”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Compass Leith

The Compass Leith
Ranked #348 of 2,449 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$23
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Worcs
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110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Nice food, poor service lets it down ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

We booked a meal here based on good reviews as we were staying in the area. After being seated we waited a good ten minutes to be offered drinks only to be told only two of the beers on tap were available, which was a disappointment to my real ale loving husband! Decided on wine then had to flag someone down to request menus as none were offered. Another 15 minutes went by before we waved the waitress over to order. My daughter and I really enjoyed our meals but my husbands steak pie was cold in the middle (he just ate it anyway because he was starving and thought if he sent it back we could be there all night!) We then sat with our dirty plates in front of us for a long while before anyone cleared them and offered dessert menus...then another wait for the order to be taken. In a nutshell, with an extra waitress the evening could've been greatly improved, they seem to have no real plan regarding the service, it felt like we were being pests asking for things for the entire meal, which is a shame. It's a lovely place and the food is good, they just need some efficient staff.

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Midlothian
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013 via mobile

Came here for a family meal on a cold evening - nice and cosy with candles lit. Was fairly busy but service was still attentive without being intrusive. Although the menu is quite small compared to some we were all more than happy with our choices and the dishes that came out. Steak pie was a hit as was the battered haddock . Prices I felt were fair and will more than happily pay a return visit and recommend to others . A wee treasure.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Amazing fish and chips”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

Lovely place, so cozy and chilled out. Staff are lovely and the food is always really good - huge portions and comforting!

Really nice atmosphere- perfect for long winter evenings of eating and drinking...

  • Visited November 2013
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Cosy, romantic, tasty food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

We visited here after a day wondering around Edinburgh. We had a lovely table by the window - romantic and quiet but still wit the atmosphere of the restaurant behind us. The staff were welcoming and friendly. There was an excellent choice of wines and the food was warming and delicious. After finishing the meal we enjoyed the rest of our wine and felt incredibly relaxed! Would definitely go back.

Visited October 2013
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adopted scot
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“bloody marvellous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

Haven't been to the compass for years, just had the best bangers and mash ever. My wife was delighted with a great selection of vegetarian options, gluten free too, you don't get many places that concentrate on that.
Will be back

  • Visited November 2013
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