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“Delish Lunch”
Review of The Melville Bar

The Melville Bar
Ranked #761 of 2,651 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: US$13 - US$27
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: West End
Description: Newly refurbished bar/restaurant in the heart of Edinburgh's West End serving great food and cocktails. Open till 1am Daily.
Reviewed 31 August 2013

The bar looks warm and inviting from the outside with a witty sign to make you smile before entering. The young waitress had a genuine smile and was attentive and very pleasant.
There is a good range on the menu from the mini mains right up to the steak which i had with handcut chips opposed to the skinny fires. I choose the red wine sauce to go with my rare steak and it did not disappoint. The steak was cook to perfection! For me the star on the board was the big juicy fresh onion rings! Crunchy batter sweet onions..... superb!
After my steak i had the poached pear with pistachio cake OMG that pistachio cake is superb!!
there was a good steady flow of customers. Do I have any complaints/ criticisms no its more an observation and personal preference..... there is nothing wrong with a good old white round plate..... the boards are hard to eat off , i would have like to have tipped my red wine sauce over my fine steak.

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1  Thank Juls3299
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

I can totally recommend the goats cheese, orange and walnut salad. Better still was the poached pear and pistachio cake with caramel - it was delicious.
The service was good too, a really pleasant waiter. Plus we liked the decor and the location

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Reviewed 1 August 2013

Came here recently for a quick business lunch and admired it a lot. The food was terrific, and the service was an excellent example to others. The place was very busy and we were very efficiently and politely told that there would be about a 20 minute wait. It's so much better to be told these things, so Well Done to the management in getting this policy across to the staff, who were a great combination of friendliness and efficiency. We chose two dishes from the daily specials, both of which were "spot on". The people at the next table had some really nice looking dishes too. 5 stars on this performance - definitely. Good value for money.

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1  Thank JMEdQ
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Visited the Melville on a quiet Sunday night whilst visiting Edinburgh for the weekend. The staff were very friendly and the food was delicious. We had the prawn cocktail to start which was lovely and loads of prawns! The burger to follow was equally good. The waitress asked if we were ready for the chef to start the burger when she cleared the starter plates. A reassuring touch that the burger hadn't been sitting under lights! This was backed up when the meal arrived, it was nice and hot and had clearly been 'just' cooked.

I would definitely recommend and would go back again.

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1  Thank Brankie
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Food was great. Fish and chips was well plated and fresh daily fish. Service was also great. Friendly staff and not too expensive.

1  Thank Rhrogers1
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