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Ghillie Dhu

€€ - €€€, Fast food, British
2-6 Rutland Place, Edinburgh EH1 2AD, Scotland
+44 131 222 9930
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
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Bar, Fast food, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
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2-6 Rutland Place, Edinburgh EH1 2AD, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here with 4 colleagues based on a recommendation by the hotel concierge. It took forever to get any service even though the place was quiet. The waiter could not explain the menu and was a nice guy but had no interest or knowledge of...More

Thank Strander1
Reviewed 5 days ago

Have been here a couple of times before and always enjoyed the food. However was disappointed with the the carvery put on for the pre rugby lunch. Not value for money, food was not warm and service seemed disorganised. Not the usual.

Thank Theresa S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a great birthday event here for 25- supper & dancing. The general manager was superb at resolving a little organisational hiccup to ensure our event went to plan. Definitely a venue you can rely on.

Thank AirmileAlex
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ordered two chicken Caesar salads (they both arrived without chicken). cottage pie was dry and resembled corned beef, the mash potato on top was simply piped on not even an attempt to brown it. Ordered beef bourguinon and received beef burger! Absolutely shambolic. The manager...More

Thank EdinburghShoegal
Reviewed 6 days ago

The building is lovely and the layout interesting. Loved the little doors to the discreet bays where the drinks are passed directly from the bar! Good food and friendly staff.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Ghillie Dhu having read the review in VisitScotland and it did not disappoint in any way. The location is good and the architecture-atmosphere was great at 18.30 on a Friday evening. It was really noisy and lively with people having drinks after...More

Thank Maggie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect location for festive event. Gorgeous venue- Auditorum is very Harry Potteresque. Staff and organization was excellent.

Thank michelleduschang
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My three grown up children their partners, my husband and I . We make a big effort every year on our costumes , as we all love Halloween. Last year we had a great night here. The staff were lovely and the place looked amazing....More

Thank Bonniehb33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked a table at short notice and the staff could not have been friendlier or more welcoming when my party arrived. We had a booth in the restaurant area, backing onto the bar. Good range of drinks. The waitress was knowledgable about which drinks...More

Thank Maureen G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of this restaurant was right next to Edinburgh Gin and at the end of Princess street so not bad at all. The picture online look fabulous and when you enter it is nice as well. Our waiter was wearing kilt which I liked...More

Thank Andrea M
West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
industrial Britain had their most desirable
neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes.
Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest
citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind
grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel
crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and
sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
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29 September 2017|
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Response from Scott P | Reviewed this property |
walk-ins are welcome and the dress code is casual to dressy
Liz V
11 September 2017|
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Response from oktschuss | Reviewed this property |
Hi Liz I'm not sure and it's been a while. You should contact the restaurant directly Best
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Response from venue_manager70 | Property representative |
Hi! We have Ceilidhs every Friday and Saturday don't worry :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$33
Bar, Fast food, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-6 Rutland Place, Edinburgh EH1 2AD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 222 9930
  • E-mail
Originally St Thomas Episcopal Church, Ghillie Dhu has been beautifully restored to showcase its traditional features. With an enviable location tucked in at the West End of the city centre, we are a short distance from Haymarket Train Station and directly opposite all major bus routes. Awarded Best Small Venue at the Scottish Event Awards two years running the team pride ourselves on the quality of catering and service we provide.Ghillie Dhu benefits from a dedicated and experienced Events Team who are poised to look after your event from enquiry right through to completion. Our Chef has created a variety of mouth-watering menus from the best produce that Scotland's larder can offer.Free wifi access is available every day of the week, ideal if you've got a working lunch or just feel like a nosey on Facebook.
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