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The Magnum Restaurant & Bar

€€ - €€€, European, British
1 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3PY, Scotland
+44 131 557 4366
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
1 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3PY, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

We arrived slightly later than expected at our hotel. We asked for any recommendations of places to eat near the hotel. The magnum on the corner of Albany street was mentioned. It was 22.05 and the kitchen was closing. However, they let us eat, I...More

Thank Wayne B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a wee gem just in the periphery of the its centre. The staff are great, the regulars decent, and they do a mean dirty martini. I’ve eaten here on several occasions and it has been delicious; pub grub with an edge of sophistication....More

Thank Ladydunedin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Magnum Bar was located close to our hotel. We arrived late and wanted to eat but not a full meal so late in the day. Luckily this place had a very tasty tapas selection which suited us down to the ground. That and the...More

1  Thank mightybiffa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and good homely food! Used by most of the locals, so that speaks for itself!

Thank Anne L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant as it was close to the apartment I was staying in & was pleasantly surprised. It’s quite quirky & the staff are really friendly. The food was really yummy & reasonably priced. I had the sausage & mash & it was the...More

1  Thank Sally H
Reviewed 1 March 2018

No visit to Edinburgh is complete without lunch or dinner at The Magnum. This time dinner. Once again albeit under (another) new ownership it did not disappoint. Indeed it excelled. Having snacked a bit in the day we skipped the puddings. Which was a shame...More

1  Thank Jawenold
Reviewed 27 January 2018

We loved the Magnum--it is one of our favorites in Edinburgh. The food is fresh, creatively prepared and delicious. The owner was warm, friendly, and very hospitable. A meal at the Magnum is an all around wonderful experience.

1  Thank v0yageur22
Reviewed 21 January 2018

I enjoyed a really good lunch there last week. Great food, attentive service, nice surroundings, good ambience - and all without music blasting my eardrums. The staff are polite and friendly, without being overbearing. The food appeared just at the right time - no long...More

1  Thank George1507
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Have been here a few times now - good selection of wine and beers - service is good. Its not the biggest of bars but that can be a good thing. Pretty central - good value.

Thank SeeFoodWillEat
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We just had our family Christmas lunch here and although our expectations were not low we were blown away by the quality of the food. We’ve had many Hotel/bar/restaurant Christmas dinners but this one is by far the best we’ve had. It had a ‘fine...More

1  Thank Caroline A
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$49
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3PY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 557 4366
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For great food and wine and an old-fashioned good time, you can't go wrong with this delightful and traditional restaurant in Albany Street, Edinburgh. As you enter the dark, seductive dining room – filled with candles and tall palms – it will be a case of love at first sight and we guarantee you'll want to curl up in a corner and stay forever. The cosmopolitan crowd love the cosy, comfortable vibe, and we love the walls decorated with whisky-inspired poetry from a local writer. Signature dishes at The Magnum Restaurant include the rib-eye steak served with pink fir fries; the venison burger with chips cooked in delicious, salty beef dripping; and the tempura Peterhead haddock with lemon tartare and a green pea puree.
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