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“Lunchtime goodies”
Review of The Flying Dog

The Flying Dog
Ranked #862 of 2,479 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Diner
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lunchtime goodies”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Dropped in for a spot of lunch and was amazed at the quality and price of food. The double cooked fries are light and fluffy inside with a great crunch ,open sandwich really tasty and filling.
Wonderful section of bottle and draft beers with the odd guest beer. Can't recommend highly enough.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank jacamo57
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Highly Recommended - Great Welcome and Excellent Food”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

My wife and I love the Flying Dog in Leith, Scotland. it has been beautifully and cleverly decorated by the proprietor Vivienne.

You are made to feel most welcome by the proprietor as soon as you arrive and the friendly service is second to none.

There are a great selection of beers wines and other drinks and the prices are most reasonable. The food is absolutely excellent. We particularly enjoy the "Swedish style" open sandwiches, of which there is a good range of choices. A sharing platter of these, with some fries and salad makes a delicious and substantial meal - again all at very reasonable prices.

All in all, the Flying Dog is an excellent place and one that we will visit on a regular basis and highly recommend to everyone.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Stuart M
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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
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“Go here! Good budget meal, friendly service, nice atmosphere.”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

My boyfriend and I stumbled into the Flying Dog accidentally for lunch and we're very glad we did since it was the best food we've had in Scotland.

We loved the decor: tables made from barrels, comfortable chairs, an old radio, exposed brick, and full of light. There is a bar area as well table service.

Now here's the important thing to know about The Flying Dog: its name really sells it short. Yes, they specialize in hot dogs but they also specialize in Scandinavian sandwiches. We ordered the Sharing Board: two sandwiches and fresh fries for 14.50.

My sandwich, the Herring Lassie, consisted of a very generous portion of fish rolled around cucumber and drizzled with a refreshing, flavorful sauce. My boyfriend got the Double Decker and thought it tasted very good and fresh. Each sandwich came with a small salad for which we received a bottle of homemade vinaigrette. The fries were steaming hot when they arrived and were nice and crispy on the outside, soft inside.

At the end, the owner gave us two complementary packaged choco-pies to take with us after we also had some tea and a nicely made cappuccino.

Overall we cannot recommend The Flying Dog enough.

  • Visited May 2014
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3 Thank paigeglotzer
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Gourmet dog”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Had a gourmet dog in this lovely diner last weekend very welcoming and helpful owner
Decoration gorgeous
Will definitely visit again

  • Visited May 2014
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“Great Gourmet Hot Dogs and Good Service”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Had dinner last night at the flying dog. Had a very warm welcome from Viv the owner, who paid extra attention to our dog. The hot dogs were huge and delicious, the buns they were on were fresh and soft and the atmosphere fun and in a good location. Other than some slightly random 90's pop playing a little too loud this was a very good experience!.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Anna E
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