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110 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 3JF, Scotland
+44 131 225 3297
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (45 reviews)
“haggis” (33 reviews)
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Bar, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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110 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 3JF, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Love this place. Never fails to deliver. Great for gluten free too! Staff friendly and helpful cocktails are yum

Thank Fiona O
Reviewed 3 days ago

In Edinburgh with friends for 2 days and we were struggling to find somewhere to eat. Found this place in Rose Street and it looked very appealing. Really nice interior. Good choice on the menu. Very friendly staff and the food was amazing. We would...More

Thank GaryElaine6264
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Edinburgh for my wedding anniversary and fancied a late breakfast. Popped into Element on way along Rose St and can honestly say had one of the best breakfasts I've ever tasted. The black pudding and haggis were so soft and tasty. Not a bit...More

Thank Stevie7Bhoy
Jan W, Manager at Element, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Stevie What a great review! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your breakfast - we pride ourselves on using only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients, and it's that, plus a whole lot...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a change in this bar use to be a regular in my younger days. It's clean and bright. Service a bit slow and the girl had long hair which was hanging down. Think this should be tied back when serving food. The food was...More

Thank JackieT1959
Jan W, Manager at Element, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jackie Thanks for leaving us a review - we're delighted to hear you enjoyed the food and found it to be good value. You make a very good point about your waitress having her hair loose - we will certainly be asking all of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While everything came grinding to a halt due to the snow Element was still open while the other restaurants were closed. And it was warm and cosy! The food was plentiful and ok. The staff was really nice and helpful. The also made us a...More

Thank borktravel
Jan W, Manager at Element, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Borktravel So glad to hear we saved you from that horrible storm back in March! With our big comfy chairs and cosy corners, Element is the perfect spot to hide from the elements (see what I did there?!) Whatever the weather though, we would...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch had pork burger which was good value for money everyone else's food seamed ok price steamed reasonableMore

Thank sean00000007
Jan W, Manager at Element, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sean Thanks so much for reviewing Element. It's brilliant to hear you enjoyed your pork burger, and that your friends enjoyed theirs too. We proudly serve fresh, seasonal meals at great prices, making sure everyone is well looked after by our wonderful staff. Hopefully...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful pub with a warm, welcoming restaurant tucked in the back. Amazing service with friendly staff and generous portions of food. Had the fish & chips and it was as tasty as it looks. 100% recommend it.

Thank Noel D
Jan W, Manager at Element, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Noel So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Element, and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! It was a pleasure looking after you and we can't wait for your next visit! Thanks again Team Element

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had an excellent Sunday roast with family. Waitress was very attentive. Will definitely be back. Recommend that you book as its a busy restaurant.More

Thank Ileenb
Jan W, Manager at Element, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi IleenB What a great review - thanks so much! Our Sunday Roast has become very very popular over the last few years, and is one not to be missed, so you are correct in thinking it's wise to book as we sell out most...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited last night, a table of six with friends from Colorado. Would just like to say the food, service and surroundings were absolutely fantastic! The duck main course was one of the best I’ve tasted. Thank you for helping us make the visit so...More

Thank Smyco
Jan W, Manager at Element, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Smyco Thanks so much for leaving us a review! It was an absolute pleasure to look after you and your friends the other night. You're spot on - the duck dish is to die for. Definitely a highlight on our menu, and probably a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My sister’s duck was a bit dry, but the peas were good. The crab and avocado salad was truly dreadful...less than teaspoon of avocado and the crab was drowning in a flavorless mayonnaise dressing...enough said. The waitress was very nice and her service was efficient.More

Thank Pam M
Jan W, Manager at Element, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Pam Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - your feedback is so valuable to us, as we are always striving to be the best. I'd like to apologise that you didn't enjoy the food as much as you should...More

Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street
is only half one, since buildings only line one side.
But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views
are from Princes Street as a result. From here you
look onto expansive and decorative public gardens
beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s
Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old
town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look
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3 December 2017|
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Response from Christian L | Property representative |
Good evening Ten2doc, our license allows children with 5 years or more until 8 pm in the restaurant area if every guest is having a full meal. There are items on our menus that are suitable for children, although we do not... More
14 November 2017|
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Response from Christian L | Property representative |
Hi 19Umbertino70, I'm afraid we will be closed on Christmas' Day, but we will be open on Christmas' Eve and Boxing Day if you would like to celebrate the festivities with us. Thanks for your interest. Element Team
24 October 2016|
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Response from chunkysharp | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Element is a smart bar & eating place, therefore, I think they mean don't turn up in jogging bottoms & a t shirt. Smart/casual is fine, when I visited lots of tourists where there and they wern't exactly dressed up to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
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10:00 - 01:00
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10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 3JF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Princes Street and Gardens
  • Neighbourhood: Princes Street and Gardens
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 3297
  • E-mail
Tucked away just off Princes Street in amongst the boutiques of Rose Street you will find Element. The bar has long since established itself as the perfect place to eat, drink and relax right in the heart of the Edinburgh. Whether you’re sampling a local beer or cocktail in the bar after work or enjoying a lazy weekend lunch in the restaurant, our staff will ensure you feel welcome in our home from home.
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