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“Terrible service... Terrible soup... Prices over the top. Please, avoid...” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Joseph Pearce

Joseph Pearce
Ranked #917 of 2,437 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Leith
Description: Pub
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Terrible service... Terrible soup... Prices over the top. Please, avoid...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

A fake trendy feel to it, nuts in the shelf with the remain of the salt from 15years behind the bar, barmen or waiter avoiding the customer's look (being disabled with a walking stick I had to get up and meet the bar to re-order).

Ordered the soup of the day that was tasteless even with excess of salt and pepper, it was served with industrial bred, without butter... Could not eat it at all, I had to send it back. Ordered a hamburger, the bacon was lard, and garnishing lacking of chips, or fresh vegetables (few bits of lettuce)... I paid £15.00 + or - for this atrocious experience that plus two diet cokes... Appalling!!!

There are many other places that worthwhile going to... Not this one...

  • Visited July 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Don't have the chicken satay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Having eaten at Joseph Pearce before I was very disappointed with the food today. My friends and I all ordered the chicken satay expecting chicken satay. When the food arrived it was not traditional chicken satay, the chicken was so spicy and not at all enjoyable. We complained to a waiter and he was not at all apologetic. He had shocking customer service skills. If we hadn't paid the bill already I would not have paid for this dish. The other dishes were a bit mediorce. I think the menu has gone down hill, struggled to find dishes I wanted to eat.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fiona L
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Shocking service!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

As a group of 9 ladies this was our first night out in Scotland and we decided to go somewhere for just a couple of quiet drinks. Despite being a respectable group of women over the age of 25 we were treated like a group of school girls. Immediately judged for being in a slightly larger than usual group the bar staff were rude, talked to us like children and made it quite clear they did not want our custom. Please do not judge all Hen Groups the same as it has turned some good custom from your door.

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4 Thank Emma-Louise W
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lacked service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

Visited as a group of 4 adults and a small child. Restaurant seemed nice and child friendly with lots of toys. We ordered drinks and food and the service was great up until then. We vaited for what seemed ages for the meal whilst there was no sign of a waitresses around. The children's meal arrived last and the meatballs were boiling hot and the spaghetti were stuck together. Not great! My wife ended up giving her food to the little one as he wanted to eat with us and not wait for his meal to cool down. Just not a good experience. To top it off, the baby changing table is so high it's impossible to use. Especially given the fact that it's inside a very small cubicle...

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1 Thank jan_poc
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

Went to this restaurant on a Saturday evening. At first some of the staff seemed a bit stressed out and maybe not so friendly but as it got a little less hectic they got friendlier. Really enjoyed the Swedish meatballs and with Idun's pear cider (recommend this on a hot summers day, really refreshing). Restaurant had a nice laid back atmosphere and I would visit again.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SorchaDP
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