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“Really liked the atmosphere and the food was fine too” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Advocate

The Advocate
Ranked #299 of 2,437 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Drinks, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Really liked the atmosphere and the food was fine too”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

This place was in an excellent location as we needed to kill a couple of hours until our city ghost tour started, drinks were nice and it wasn't too busy and we were able to get a table. My partner wanted to return the next day for lunch which we did and he tried the Haggis and said it was yummy. I thought the food was just ok and it had a feel of a slightly upmarket Weatherspoons to it but hey, that's ok sometimes as we spent all our dosh doing sightseeing things. Their house red was scrummy so that was enough for me!

Visited January 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Haggis neeps and tatties a must”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

Been in twice over two days on burns night weekend. Saturday night - nice atmosphere bit busy but no problems getting seated a couple of pints of st andrews beer(highly recomended local beer) sensibly priced drinking while other half was having red wine which she said was pretty good. Sunday afternoon. Great services not crowded asked if we where eatting when we sat and ordered haggis neeps and tatties food arrived quickly and it was good quality hot and good sized portion partner just ordered a dessert and staff where more than happy to serve both at the same time. Good music both visits. Nothing massivley loud and banging.

Would deffinatly make a return visit when in the city

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UK
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Lovely food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

Really nice place for an evening meal - we tried to go in on the Saturday just before Christmas and it was full of groups of people out drinking which wasn't quite what we wanted so we visited on the Sunday night instead as it had been highly recommended. The food was really nice and great value, service was excellent and portion sizes huge!

Visited December 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good Food & Friendly Staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

Six of us ate here. All meals were well cooked and piping hot. Quick service from friendly staff and a good beer selection to.

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“Pub grub with good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

Warm & friendly pub with excellent service. Very attentive staff when dining. Every trip to Edinburgh includes a pint & food at The Advocate.

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