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“Fantastic last minute find on Mothers' Day”
Review of The Auld Hoose

The Auld Hoose
Ranked #325 of 2,609 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$17
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours
Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
Description: The Home Of Edinburgh's Largest Nachos! We serve quality pub food in nice big portions. Favourites include our famous nachos, burgers, hot dogs and burritos. Lots of our dishes are vegetarian and many are vegan. We are very passionate about beer. We serve Brewdog's Punk IPA and Brooklyn Lager permanently, and our guest ale comes from craft breweries such as Alechemy, Dark Star, Five Points, Fyne Ale, Magic Rock, Moor, Summer Wine and Tiny Rebel. Our jukebox is legendary in Edinburgh for having the best selection of metal, punk and goth music. Bands such as Alice In Chains, Black Flag, Danzig, Deftones, Kyuss, Mastodon, Nick Cave, Nitzer Ebb, Rage Against The Machine and Tiger Army make up the soundtrack to a stay in The Auld Hoose. Children are not permitted on the premises at any time, and we don't take reservations. Oh yeah, students get a 10% discount on all food purchases!
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Planned to have lunch with husband and son and, at the last minute thought to look for somewhere dog-friendly to include the fur-kids. Thank goodness we did. Food was lovely - veggie-burgers can be pretty awful but I suspected theirs might be good and wasn't wrong. Had it with brie and sweet chilli sauce on top and it was brilliant. The menfolk had steak & ale pie and haggis and they loved it too. Also in it's favour, most of the items on the menu had a veggie equivalent, so I'll definitely be back. We saw a plate of the nachos going to the next table and it was immense!!! The girl who served us - the owner perhaps? was lovely and she was a big dog fan, especially greyhounds - she has 2 - so was delighted to have our hound and giant lab cross in, despite the fact that they lay down and took up half the floor so she had to keep stepping over them! Dog biscuits & water were complimentary. Fantastic place, food and service.

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4  Thank aquagerbil
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Though not a vegan pub, the choice of vegan dishes is excellent. All in a Mexican style with the option of vegan cheese. They use Cheesly which is a good brand and tasty. The quantities are big. No walking out hungry here! the waitress/barlady was very friendly and knowledgeable about all the meals, beers and whiskeys. Atmosphere is good and friendly and though they play heavy metal which is not my kind of music, it was kept at a very reasonable level so we could chat without having to shout. Don't change a thing!

4  Thank Bix5
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

The only place with vegan cheese in Edinburgh. Great nachos- they are massive! The staff also have information on which alcohol is vegan friendly and they are helpful.
Pub quiz - rather hard but good fun too!

1  Thank kasia018
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

Good ale, huge plate of tasty nachos which is enough for two to share, veggie chili was nothing special, not very tasty while the beef burger was definitely good. Good chunk chips too and nice staff

1  Thank Benedetta262
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

It was my boyfriend's birthday, and him being the biggest nacho fiend north of the border, I decided to treat him to his dream lunch/tea of an enormous pile of tortillas covered in everything under the sun. He likes to declare that if the nachos don't come with jalapenos, they're utter rubbish. The Auld Hoose's nachos came with jalapenos, and much besides. Chili (either beef or vegetarian bean), cheese, sour cream and really delicious guacamole.

We had the veggie chili atop ours, and despite my boyfriend being the type to order a pizza with pepperoni, sausage, chicken, ham, and donner meat on the side, he said it was the best he'd ever had. I was impressed with the wide variety of veggie mains and vegan options as well.

We ordered the smaller portion and by the end the two of us were bursting. I've no idea how folk finish the "largest nachos in Edinburgh" portion; we may have to bring friends back!

Their ale selection looks brilliant as well. Unfortunately from birthday festivities the night before, neither of us were feeling particularly up for a drink, but we'll have to come back some time. Music is cracking, even if you're not particularly into it, we didn't find it that loud so I wouldn't it imagine being a problem.

Delicious place, got to be one of the more tasty and affordable options if you're anywhere near the Southside.

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4  Thank RachelAnn921
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