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The Waiting Room

) #790 of 1,864 Restaurants in Edinburgh €€ - €€€ British, ,
7-8 Belhaven Terrace | EH10 5HZ, Edinburgh EH10 5HZ, Scotland
+44 131 452 9707
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“fajitas” (7 reviews)
“burger” (13 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00All hours
British, Scottish, Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
7-8 Belhaven Terrace | EH10 5HZ, Edinburgh EH10 5HZ, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 96 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I waited 40 mins for soup and a sandwich. Soup came out cold and was immediately sent back. Won't be going back.

Thank Lee W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just watched the British Lions match here and had breakfast. Considering the place was packed, they did a superb job and serving a hearty well cooked breakfast, with a smile and a laugh. Great breakfast, great atmosphere. Perfect place to watch the big match. Thanks...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Nice pub in the Morningside area. Very spacious so there is always some space. The food is quite good and servers are all very friendly. Will be back

Thank Kristina A
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Went to the Waiting room to watch Hibs Aberdeen match and have a bit of lunch. We got a good seat with large screen in front of us. Service was as usual excellent, the Lithuanian lady who served us is extremely good at her job,...More

Thank deso_11
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Love this place as somewhere to sit and work whilst having a coffee/mineral water/coke and bacon roll. The fish and chips is great too! Staff friendliness is incredibly important to me and I have to say that the Waiting Room staff are to be commended....More

Thank RobertHowie
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Visited here with extended family for a delicious evening meal. Service was good and the meal was very tasty. Extensive menus including good kids menu meant choice was there for everyone.. The beef and ale pie was delicious as was the chicken balti!! Everyone enjoyed...More

Thank Gordon C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Always a welcome break for lunch . The premises are clean and well decorated . A great selection of drinks and the wine is very reasonably priced . The food is well served and very fresh with good presentation . Condiments are always on offer...More

Thank david r
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I used to visit here for drinks and nibbles with colleagues almost every weekend. Staff were always attentive and the food was fantastic! However, my recent visit showed a slight deterioration. Myself and my parents visited here last week for lunch and were thoroughly disappointed...More

Thank Kathleen O
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

A nice place to eat. Very friendly serving staff. Special lunch deal midweek £5.95 saving £2 per head on mains. The food was lovely and beautifully presented. I can highly recommend the goat cheese with red peppers and beetroot. SO tasty. We had to wait...More

1  Thank llilaclinds111
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We had some beers and an evening meal in the Waiting room on a busy Friday night and were very impressed with the following: range and quality of ales, classic pub food menu and outstanding customer service. We both had the beef burger option on...More

1  Thank Nicky H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 01:30
10:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7-8 Belhaven Terrace | EH10 5HZ, Edinburgh EH10 5HZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 452 9707
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A welcoming local pub situated in the heart of Morningside. Our friendly staff will serve up a varied selection of the best Scottish craft beers, or if you're not a beer person, maybe one of our mouth-watering cocktails, or something from our extensive spirit and whisky gantry. Between 11.30 am and 9.00 pm, we also serve up an extensive and reasonably priced menu of delicious home-made food, which includes our much loved burgers and sizzling fajitas; and if you're out and about early on (or need some help recovering from the night before...), we serve a hearty Scottish breakfast until 1pm (3pm weekends), and fresh coffee all day. Sports fan? The Waiting Room is the place to be for all sporting events. With 5 large TVs and a 6-foot big screen, we show all major football, rugby, golf and tennis tournaments, and our staff are always willing to accommodate requests when possible (we can have up to three different things on at one time). We look forward to seeing you soon!
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