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“Great pub with good food, almost always lively”
Review of Greenmantle

Greenmantle
Ranked #684 of 2,590 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$13
Cuisines: Scottish
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
Reviewed 25 January 2013

Great pub which is a "local" to many but welcoming to everyone. Attracts a broad range of customers due to it being near university territory as well as having different things on pretty much every night - from live music to a pub quiz, from poker to a Spanish discussion group. The buffalo burgers are well worth a try, as are the real ales.

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Reviewed 22 January 2013

From time to time an experience transcends all expectations, and so it was when I visited the Greenantle bar/restaurant in Edinburgh. I was engulfed by an inviting hubbub of hearty bonhomie when I walked through the door and weaved my way towards the bar. The bartender greeted me with a friendly smile and offered knowledgeable advice and free samples to assist me in my selection from the various guest ales on tap. I ordered food from a simple, well-chosen menu and sat down with my beer to take in my surroundings. Looking out onto a rain-drenched cobbled street I listened to the lively banter of the poker tournament in the rear section of the bar, which, the organiser later encouragingly informed me, is a weekly Sunday evening fixture.
After a few moments my food arrived. I had ordered the chilli burger because it came recommended as the signature dish of the house. All the burgers are prepared from locally-sourced buffalo meat, which gives them a rich, gamey depth of flavour, distinctly superior to beef or the now fashionable horse. The patty was succulent and tender and cooked to perfection. It rested on a lightly-toasted bun and was smothered in a generous portion of Greenmantle chilli, a decadent, piquant concoction itself made from buffalo meat too. The accompanying chips were crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle - just the way I like ‘em! This was food served without adornment or ornamentation which concentrated on the essentials and really hit the mark. All-round excellence..

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1  Thank Hairy S
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

Great pub, fabulous music and yummy food. Only a small place, very quirky but loved it! Buffalo burgers went down a treat, plenty of food. Variety of real ale that you can sample before ordering. Quick service and friendly staff.

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Thank clair c
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Reviewed 13 November 2012

Great little pub! Something different on every night. Went for pub quiz and was great fun, and completely packed!

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Thank kat5957
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