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“Great for solo travellers”
Review of The Playfair

The Playfair
Ranked #985 of 2,478 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: US$1 - US$13
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
Description: The Playfair is a Lloyds Bar in Edinburgh City Centre, providing great value food and drinks in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We have a range of special offers including many meals that include a drink. We also offer a extensive range of beers, ciders, wines and spirits.
Bucks- UK
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121 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great for solo travellers”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

I stayed near here on business and the food was a great option whilst i was there. It is ideal suited for the Edingburgh playhouse or for drinks starting out of an evening or when at the Omini centre.
The tables are a little packed in but there was also outside seating and some seats in the Omini centre so there are a few options.
Food was fast and drinks were available. Staff were friendly and business like

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank UvulaRoc
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“great value meals”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

good food good service good setting great prices.out for a early Sunday stroll , nipped in for a coffee ended up eating full Scottish breakfast , what a treat enjoyed the lot not a bad word to say .hidden delight.was tht good in a week later in again for a fish tea .perfect again .staff so friendly.will be back.thanks

  • Visited July 2014
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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Mr & Mrs D”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Brilliant, across the road from our hotel and next door to the Playhouse Theatre. This is in a complex with a cinema, Slug and Lettuce, Nando's and a few other eateries. We only stayed for a couple of drinks but it is cheap and cheerful and the staff are very helpful.

Visited July 2014
Thank John D
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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545 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We had 3 small meals for 10 GBP. It tasted fine, but the servings could have been a big bigger.
The staff is very friendly, but it was not a place that I would want to longer than it took me to finish my meal.

Visited June 2014
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South Midlands
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Keeping up the standards”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Lets face it, any Spoonies is always a `banker` when you pitch up for a meal /drinks.......The thing about the Playfair is that it sits within the Omni centre foyer adjacent to five other similar sized restaurants and HAS TO compete them & provide the best Wetherspoons standards possible!
The Playfair manages this to a good standard - It scores well as a value for money establishment It`s a more modern venue, pleasant enough staff and all in all it `does-what-it-says-on-the-tin`!......
Good access on foot, also near to the Tram line and bus routes - just the job when you`re legging it round town with your partner or mates and want to know what you`re going to get for your `hard earned`........

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank red600man
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