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“Added to the whole experience...”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Boards

The Boards
Ranked #1,471 of 2,446 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
Edinburgh
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“Added to the whole experience...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

Went last night before the Lion King.
Arrived at 5.30,table was reserved for us and we were taken straight to it.
ALL staff were very pleasant and attentive and answered all my questions regarding the show etc....
(im not a theatre goer).
Food was fine, drinks slightly expensive but hey ,is central Edinburgh.
Reserving drinks for the interval was a great idea (they also reserved us a table for this).
Great access to the balcony.
Definitely recommend eating here pre show to make the whole experience more enjoyable and easy.
Well done to all....

  • Visited October 2013
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Argyll
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Pre-Theatre”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Firstly, thank you!
More people should know that if done with a smile and good laugh - anything is possible.
OK we all make mistakes but its how you deal with it that counts-and if dealt with a smile it makes your/their experience easier/better.
Table deco was lovely-fresh bread-water all waiting.
The food was pallatable-service was good (if dizzy).
I can genuinely say they mean well.

  • Visited October 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Nice Location ,food poor and drinks exspensive.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

Was there before Lion King , was impressed by location and layout , menu very limited and small portions not very well presented , staff were first class and efficient bu the price of there wine was a bit of a rip of I do not mind paying for good wine but I would say they were over the top others drinks were not bad , do not think I would be back.

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank kovwirana
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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“Pre Theatre Meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

We booked a table here for 6pm as show we were waiting to see started at 7.30pm. The table was decorated nicely and near the window so had great views. We had the pre theatre menu 2 courses for £12.95. The mackerel pate starter was good and I chose a vegetarian main of mushroom with artichoke and asparagus in a white sauce enclosed in pastry. This was served with a side salad of "rocket". The main was very tasty. The portions were just enough. Wouldn't be if you were starving. Large bottle of water on the table included in price. Service was very good as bar area next to us was busy but we. didn't have to wait long for anything. Waitress also asked if we wanted a program or to order drinks for the interval. As this restaurant was already in the theatre it took us only 5 minutes to get to our seat and we avoided all the crowds. Would definitely do this again.

  • Visited October 2013
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3 Thank petejackie50
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“Convenient if going to the theatre”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

We went for an evening meal at 6pm prior to a concert in the Playhouse at 7.30pm. So it definitely is convenient and means you can relax over your meal & drinks, knowing you have direct access into the theatre itself. However, food menu was limited, and although attractively presented, it would be difficult to rate this above an average. Overall, convenient if you are going to the theatre, but if you are not, then I am sure there are better places to eat, with wider menu choices and tastier food.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Geoff F
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