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Stac Polly - Dublin Street

#302 of 1,831 Restaurants in Edinburgh
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Neighbourhood:
Broughton & Calton
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29-33 Dublin Street, Edinburgh EH3 6NL, Scotland
+44 131 556 2231
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18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Berkshire
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really lovely evening. Downstairs with a great intimate atmosphere. Lovely menu. We both had the pheasant breast which was delicious. My husband had the rhubarb desert and I had the raspberry and white chocolate cheesecake - both were delightful. The waiter Nassos from Athens was very attentive and the owner was very welcoming and humorous. A really great recommendation from... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went over for an official dinner. It was downstairs in a cosy room. Service was outstanding. The food on the other hand was excellent. We had such a lovely evening. Just perfectly perfect! I reported a dairy allergy. Unfortunately the set menu for the dinner had dairy in all the starters. The waiter soon came back to offer a choice... More 

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USA
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108 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The first mistake was taking the advice of the Concierge at the Waldorf to go here. The clientele were all from our hotel - he must be on commission The restaurant is down in the basement of an old building with a number of pokey rooms. The food id from another era - pate,smoked salmon, steaks, creme brulee etc -... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I got a Xmas gift of a groupon voucher for a 3 course meal at Stac Polly restaurant in Dublin Street, Edinburgh. I checked the menu in advance and liked what I saw. The voucher cost £40 but it was actually worth almost £90 in food. The entrance with the cocktail/gin bar did not grab us. The... More 

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had a voucher from groupon which was part of a Christmas present from my son and daughter in law. We booked a table for 7 pm Wednesday 22nd February and when we arrived was made very welcome and shown to a nice table. We had a three course meal which was absolutely great food , I... More 

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Kilsyth, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A return visit to one of our favourite restaurants in Edinburgh. Easily accessed in Dublin street from the city centre. Wonderful meal consisting of starters, Loch Fyne scallops, filo haggis parcels, Mains, fillet of beef, cod wrapped in ham, Desert, sticky toffee and vanilla crème brulee - all superb.

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Crinan, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Business lunch so pleased to receive unobtrusive but attentive service and really excellent food. We took a private room and were not charged extra for it. Highly recommended.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We visited with friends to celebrate my birthday. We hadn't been here since our son's graduation 16 years ago so when we saw a Groupon deal, we jumped at it. So glad we did! There was a good menu choice, the food was nicely cooked, well presented and tasted delicious. The portion sizes weren't enormous but suited us - it... More 

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Thank Judy1974
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Although the restaurant is comfortable my friend and I had a very uncomfortable evening due to the manager (and owner?) being abusive to his staff. He seemed to think we should be impressed by his ability to insult and undermine however it simply exposed his own ignorance and lack of manners. Think Basil Faulty and Manuel, without the humour. Not... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We wanted to try Scottish food and so I found this neighbourhood Scottish restaurant. We came in and found our way down stairs to a really nice cosy room, tables nicely set and great atmosphere. It felt really homely. We was treated well by the staff and well looked after. The food was amazing. The portions were big and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$86
Cuisine
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:30
Monday
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
Friday
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29-33 Dublin Street, Edinburgh EH3 6NL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 2231

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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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