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The Holyrood 9A

) #131 of 1,864 Restaurants in Edinburgh €€ - €€€ American, , British
Edinburgh, EH8 8AE 9A Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8FQ, Scotland
+44 131 556 5044
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Edinburgh, EH8 8AE 9A Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8FQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots of great burger options and a little off the busy path of the Royal Mile. Great bars and ciders available! Friendly service!

Thank SeraM416
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had lunch here last Sunday and absolutely loved it. The decor is really nice with lots of distinct seating areas. We had a guacamole burger and a pork and chorizo burger and both loved them. The burgers themselves, the buns and the toppings were all...More

Thank Beanie14
Reviewed 5 days ago

Used to visit here in the 1960s for the folk music in the back room. Think it went downhill a bit but is now totally reinvented as a family friendly eatery with a large selection of cask ales and lagers. Personally don't understand the current...More

Thank Ian R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good selection of burgers and an impressive range of beers and ale including local brews, the food was very good and we had a sample of a real ale from the helpful and knowledgeable waiter.

Thank cartjames1984
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited whilst in Edinburgh visiting our son. Having done a bit of research on local apps the pub came up as "Dug" friendly and had good reviews. As our Spaniel is a key part of where we can get in for food we decided...More

Thank Carl K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were absolutely delighted with our meal at Holyrood 9A. We made the booking as one of our party has a severe gluten allergy and not only was she given a great meal, the rest of our group were delighted with our burgers. Quality was...More

Thank dunblane_andersons
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place had been recommended and renowned for its burgers. Booked for 4 but then changed my booking to 6. Arrived the booking was still for 4. Got shouted at to go to the bar for a drink only to be called back 2 minutes...More

Thank Scottkelly53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With no set plan on where to go to have a drink and late dinner after checking into our accommodation in Edinburgh we were very happy with our unplanned visit to the Hollyrood 9A! There was an awesome selection of Beers and Gin to choose...More

Thank FCWressell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed our lunch stop at this pub in Edinburgh. There was an excellent selection of beers. We also enjoyed the food. I was not intending to eat a burger but their choices were very appetizing. It was a good choice.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this pub by chance it was raining and we went in to avoid getting wet. Best find! The burgers were great washed down with a cocktail. Also made our four cocker spaniels feel very welcome.

Thank Keely887
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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Questions & Answers
19 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Sambo20389 |
Food is served until 11.30pm year round and I'm afraid we don't do Sunday roasts
Santi H
3 February 2016|
Response from Sambo20389 |
Hey, Children are allowed into the restaurant until 10pm
Betty W
21 August 2015|
Response from Diane O |
Yes, we have a gluten free menu including gluten free buns for the burgers, just ask one of the members of staff for the menu!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
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09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Edinburgh, EH8 8AE 9A Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8FQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 5044
In Edinburgh's old town, just off the Royal Mile, you'll find new The Holyrood 9A. A place to bring friends and discover a local bar restaurant to call your own in the heart of the city. The gleaming pumps offer 20 beer and ale varieties from Scotland and around the world. There's wines and spirits in any which way and a classic cocktail list for your well deserved post-work tipple.The Holyrood's all day menu includes mouth-watering 'two-handers' - an eclectic array of delicious gourmet burgers, with plenty more large and small dishes including options for our vegetarian pals. Ask us about reserving a bar corner or a whole room for your own event. Stay all afternoon or night and spoil yourself. As Alexander Pope said, 'a little beer is a dangerous thing...'
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