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“Disappointing, average pub food”
Review of Scran & Scallie

Scran & Scallie
Ranked #143 of 2,529 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Scottish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Stockbridge & Dean Village
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Disappointing, average pub food”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

After hearing good things I was excited to try out the Scran and Scallie.
Visited on a week night, tried to book but was advised no reservations were taken during the week. Arrived and was advised to have a drink in the bar and that we would be seated asap. Didn't even have time to order a drink as our table was straight away ready which was great.
Good selection of drinks and wines, fairly small food menu.
Myself and partner both had lobster to start which was delicious (although you can't really get lobster wrong)
Main course my other half had a steak which he said was okay, very fatty, had better steak in lots of places. I opted for the pie which was watery and lacking in meat. After adding a couple of sides ( mash and cauliflower cheese ) I think £25 is ridiculous. Especially when the standard was no better than a cheap local pub.
My sticky toffee pudding for desert was dry and basic, did bring this up with the waiter who agreed it was overcooked and kindly gave us complimentary coffees.
Nice informal relaxed service from the waiting staff which I did like. But unfortunately there are far far better gastro pubs in Edinburgh - or even restaurants where you'll pay far less.

  • Visited July 2014
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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“Perfect service!”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Thank you so much to the lovely bar staff who looked after us on Friday night. We popped in for a quick drink after the Foodies Festival and despite resembling drowned rats after getting caught in a thunderstorm we were treated like royalty. Service was impeccable and the wonderful glass of red that was recommended by Ahmed was delicious.
We can't wait to return for a proper evening of drinks and food. Super staff, lovely drinks and cosy atmosphere.
Thanks so much again!

  • Visited August 2014
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Retford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
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“Excellent Lunch”
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

From the welcome we received from the minute we walked through the door this was a dining experience of the very highest quality. Attentive and well trained staff. Beautifully cooked food. Lovely relaxed surroundings. Just a great atmosphere.
One to be repeated the next time we visit auld reekie. We cannot recommend it highly enough. Superb.

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Keswick, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
217 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Prepare to be surprised!”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

The menu looked ordinary, but the presentation and food were exceptional! I will not spoil your visit but I guarantee you will not be disappointed. Friendly, informative staff in a lively atmosphere and not rushed, we only just managed to get in. Booking essential!

  • Visited August 2014
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Sydney
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18 reviews
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“Good Traditional Food and Service”
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

Came across this restaurant in a review in the Sydney Morning Herald some months ago! In Edinburgh recently so ... let's try it out! Spurred on by the "intriguing name of the pub/restaurant", we finally find it not far from the cbd of Edinburgh. The effort paid off handsomely! Traditional Scottish decor and traditional Scottish food and a fine choice of beers to choose from! Suggest you stick to beer as the wine is not cheap. Service was good and no shortage of other patrons when we lunched there. All in all, as visiting Australians, we enjoyed the traditional experience and encourage others to check it out.....try the sausage and mash with sauce (gravy)!!!!!

Visited August 2014
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