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“popped in for a quick drink”
Review of The Queens Arms

The Queens Arms
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Ranked #198 of 2,503 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$26 - US$46
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: New Town
Description: The Queens Arms has been an Edinburgh fixture for many years; the latest incarnation finds it reborn as a gastropub, although long-time customers will be pleased to know that the renovation has preserved the layout and most of the original features. This new look is charming customers and critics alike ��� they've recently scooped Best Gastropub at the 2010 DRAM (Drinks Retailing and Marketing) Awards. It's no wonder with the food they have on offer ��� Scottish classics, really, but with a modern twist. Dishes like the Ayreshire slow-cooked pork belly, served with a haggis fritter and colcannon exemplify their dedication to sourcing quality local produce. It's not only the food that customers are praising though ��� The Queens Arms also boasts friendly and efficient service and a solid offering of whiskies, cocktails and wine and beer (including several real ales). As well as serving delicious meals, the d��cor - quirky original and new features, as well as cosy booth style seating - and the TV screens showing local matches mean this is an excellent place to while away a lazy afternoon in the city.
Dundee, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“popped in for a quick drink”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

This was a find!. The place was really old fashioned with booths and other quaint features and the staff were helpful. I have already recommended friends to pop in when in Edinburgh

Visited February 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Nice lunch”
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Eight of us enjoyed a relaxing lunch. Unhurried and laid back for a pub in the centre of Edinburgh. Food was good but our main problem was, none of the meals were quite hot enough. Served on cold plates and, perhaps, sat out on serving station for too long, this is the only thing making this place good and not excellent.

Visited February 2014
Thank pomada64
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Derby, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Corr Blimey”
Reviewed 14 February 2014

Excellent food all round, a real variety too. Top grade staff making order out of chaos and with a smile as well. Try the saloon door cubicles and the whiskies. Good range of beers too. With light bites and snacks as well as dinners it makes popping in for a top up easy for a day round Edinburgh. This is a regular for us now.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Chris G
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
90 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Fell in love with Cullen Skink...”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Gorgeous pub (very cute tables with saloon doors), excellent service (the new beer had almost always arrived before the last was finished), and very tasty food. I will forever be searching for Cullen Skink this good. I have a feeling I'll have to return to Edinburgh to get it! The mussels were also very good.

  • Visited January 2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“No Food ?”
Reviewed 24 January 2014

Earlier this week we had a fantastic lunch in the Queens Arms . great food & tourist help from the guys in the bar .
Decided to go back another evening for food .
Asked the young waitress "do we need to book a table" .." No " .Fair enough , it was Wednesday .
Arrived at 8pm ... No Tables, the bar was sort of occupied by males with pints but not eating !!
So dissapointed. Trailed around & ended up with a pretty poor Italian meal .
Ach well .......

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank indi37
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