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65 Lothian Road | Lothian, Edinburgh EH1 2DJ, Scotland
+44 131 228 8400
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
€€ - €€€
65 Lothian Road | Lothian, Edinburgh EH1 2DJ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you very much for accommodating a big group of us for food and drinks. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was warm nice and traditional pub grub. Would definitely recommend a visit

Thank alibongo1621
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to the Shakespear and it will not be the last We shared a chicken platter fresh cooked piping hot. served with a smile asked if all ok very good service Only to happy to book a table for a week...More

Thank george w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I had a meal each for a very affordable price and the food was very decent. The service was also very good.

Thank Diego L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While on vacation in Edinburgh, my wife started to feel weak and faint outside Usher Hall. Looking for something to eat and drink, Shakespear was right across the street. We had about 15 minutes before we were supposed to start our scheduled walking tour so...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch here on the 10th May 2018. We ate here on a couple of occasions, last year and returned because the food is good, as is the service ! I enjoyed the gammon, which I have to say was not only very tasty,...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Was amazing, the food was great easy to order. Got to pick your table, music was low enough for talking.

1  Thank sunnygirl2555
Reviewed 30 April 2018

On a Friday evening, before going to the Usher Hall, everywhere around is heaving, so we took a chance at the Shakespeare. Perched at an extremely high table wasn't the most comfortable experience but at least we managed to get fed and watered before the...More

Thank rayduns
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

If I could give them no stars, I would and if I wasn't so angry I would have asked to speak to the bar manager. However if he anything like his staff he would more than likely have ignored me anyway!! I would give Shylock...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Close to the city centre, nice and big pub to drink a beer or eat. We have been there at lunchtime, to eat and drink. We ate a good chilli con carne and a cesar salad. Good choice of beers and drink, good menu. You...More

Thank Giuseppe C
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Friendly service, Fish and chips to die for. We're lunchtime regulars there - and we haven't had a bad meal yet. Highly recommended!

1  Thank JohnALancaster
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
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: 65 Lothian Road | Lothian, Edinburgh EH1 2DJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 228 8400
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