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“Very friendly pub”
Review of The Kilderkin

The Kilderkin
Ranked #668 of 2,503 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$13
Cuisines: Pizza, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Description: WE SERVE TWO DISTINCT MENUS; OUR DAYTIME MENU RUNS TILL 5pm AND OUR PIZZA MENU FROM 6pm Traditional Scottish bar with high-quality, home made food and a great selection of beer and spirits.
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very friendly pub”
Reviewed 11 April 2014

We went for dinner having read the reviews on here, and it didn't disappoint. Huge range of pizzas, which were delicious and good value. We stayed for the quiz (Tuesday night) after eating and that was fun too. All the staff and other customers were very welcoming - we didn't make it to many pubs in the city but I'd be surprised if there are many better than this.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Phil B
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James N, Owner at The Kilderkin, responded to this review, 16 April 2014
Thanks for the review.

Bad luck with the "physical challenge" part of the quiz!

Cheers

J
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Edinburgh
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“The Best Pub Food by a mile”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

I have just discovered the Kilderkin. It used to be Jenny Ha's and frankly was a dive so I avoided however was taken there for lunch today and honestly I was blown away by the place because the food I had was of such a high standard and absolutely delicious that I am so annoyed I hadn't known about it before. Not only that but the waiter/barman was really nice and friendly. Quite frankly a gem of a pub with fabulous food and I am planning my next trip there very soon.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank NMcD
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James N, Owner at The Kilderkin, responded to this review, 16 April 2014
Glad you enjoyed your visit.

It's taken us a couple of years to shake off Jenny Ha's legacy but the hard work seems to be paying off.

Hope to see you again soon.

Thanks

James
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Warwick, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Brilliant atmosphere”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Brilliant atmosphere, great home-cooked food with generous portions and the best atmosphere we found. Really cosy and a great place to shelter from the rain and not too costly. Would highly reccomend, the service was great, everyone was really friendly and helpful in making our food choices. If you're walking down from the Royal Mile to Holyrood House it's a perfect location!

  • Visited March 2014
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James N, Owner at The Kilderkin, responded to this review, 16 April 2014
Thanks for the review.

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Cheers

James
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Kinghorn, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Rum!”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

We stopped in here after a wee visit to Dynamic Earth as we had read good things online about their selection of Rum!
It's a lovely cosy pub with helpful & knowledgeable staff and we did sample a few of the rums they had.
We didn't want anything to eat as we were going out later for dinner but read the pizza menu and we are definitely going to return to try those and will bring some of our rum loving family members too!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank EMSM90
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James N, Owner at The Kilderkin, responded to this review, 16 May 2014
Glad you enjoyed a few of our rums.

Have a look for our Edinburgh Rum Club page as we have regular tasting sessions you may be interested in.

Cheers

J
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Surbiton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Best pizza ever!!!”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

We went to a friend's birthday celebration here, which was in the back room of the pub - very lovely space. The bar staff were fabulous, really friendly and helpful. There was an excellent selection of well-kept real ale, and the pizzas - oh man, the pizzas!!! Honestly, the best pizza I have ever eaten (and I've had a few). I would travel to Edinburgh again just to have another!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Greenlightsal
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James N, Owner at The Kilderkin, responded to this review, 16 April 2014
Thanks for the review.

Great to hear you were well looked after.

Cheers

James
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