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The Theatre Royal Bar and Restaurant

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Broughton & Calton
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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25-27 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, Scotland
+44 131 557 2142
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:30 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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483 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was through in Edinburgh for a football match at Easter Road, and after checking in to my hotel on York Place, decided that I would go for something to eat in The Theatre Royal Bar as it was just across the road and would be passing it any way. Really nice and inviting place, with really friendly staff who do... More 

Thank wanderer_scotland
Davenport, Florida
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Glad we did. Theatre theme, warm fires, welcoming atmosphere. Crabbies a must. Fish and chips perfect. Layla (hope I spelled correctly) served us. Great lunch with excellent service!

Thank JustinDouglas317
Dundee, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again my friends and i came here for lunch before going to the theatre. Lovely meal, attentive service and ideal location as next door to theatre. We will be back in the near future

Thank erob320
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely pub, with a varied pub menu and nice seating. Walls are decorated with posters from stage shows in the nearby theatre, and other memorabilia. They do a great mulled cider on cold days.

Thank AnnenJimEuropeTrip
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a few drinks pre theatre and although busy service was good and pub was generally a good atmosphere

Thank scott e
Tayside Scotland
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed pre theatre meal. Decent portions especially fish dish. Rump steak also enjoyed. No room for sweet!

Thank allybally_7
Coventry, Rhode Island
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112 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here two days in a row.... the food was great with HUGE portions, and the service was truly outstanding. They were overly kind, quick, and efficient. Their soups, salads, and burgers were fantastic! Plus, they have a nice fire to warm you up on a cold day... which Edinburgh has a lot of!

Thank Lisa212015
Melbourne, Australia
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132 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice and warm on a cold day this bar is a good place to drop into for a couple of quiet ales , the food is good and plentiful per serve. The range of drinks is susificent and the staff are friendly taxI rank out front , what more do you want.

Thank Stretch J
Coventry, Rhode Island
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112 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been here twice... our first experience was so fantastic, that we came back! The servers are overly kind, helpful, and just wonderful. The food is great and very affordable!! The portions are huge, and we just fell in love with the atmosphere, the kind servers, bartenders, and the Scottish ambience!

Thank Lisa212015
Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here for pre theatre dinner and wasn't disappointed - delicious! Good atmosphere, friendly staff, cheap and cheerful what more could you want! Right next to the Playhouse so returned for drinks after the show!

Thank Rebecca_Paul21

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25-27 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 557 2142

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Staying in Broughton & Calton

Neighbourhood Profile
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 top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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