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Cafe Royal

) #101 of 1,808 Restaurants in Edinburgh €€ - €€€ Bar, Seafood, European
19 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Scotland
+44 131 556 1884
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Seafood, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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19 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Scotland
Neighbourhood: New Town
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Reviewed yesterday

The ticket seller for the Hop on Hop off buses sent us here. Because of construction, we had to go around the block to get to it and there were few people there for lunch. It's a preserved Victorian pub, with wonderful decor and excellent...More

Thank ljrkrispes
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great pub and the food was gorgeous. The staff are attentive and extremely accommodating, especially with the picky eaters in our party. Really enjoyed the whole experience and would love to go again.

Thank bonvoyagescotland
Reviewed 3 days ago

We dined in the Oyster Bar. (Used in Chariots of Fire) The menu was good and the food was very good. The decor is iconic and is worth going for alone.

Thank John G
Reviewed 3 days ago

I hosted an 80th birthday luncheon at the Cafe Royal for my husband Bert. First of all I must mention the manager Raza - he is an absolute gentleman and goes about his business in a very quiet but professional way. The food was glorious...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We came for drinks and stayed for dinner. This is definitely a bar that locals go to after work so it is crowded but a good choice. We ended up eating in the bar with fish and chips. Better than average fish and chips at...More

Thank Fran W
Reviewed 3 days ago

The restaurant is nicely decorated and furnished, big bar at the middle. The food is good, they have a next door oyster bar as well, good selection of Scottish dishes and sea-food

Thank Dumy A
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Café Royal is a lovely pub with fantastic paintings. The fish and chips are brilliant - maybe I was too hungry - but no, they were sensational. Try them!! Lovely setting with very friendly staff & good value for money.

Thank YoungAckie
Reviewed 4 days ago

We always eat in the bar and it has never let us down. Service is exemplary being very friendly and efficient. In previous reports I have praised the food to the skies and this visit did not change that view and the bottle of wine...More

Thank Noirtier
Reviewed 1 week ago

Made reservations before we left the States. The restaurant was an easy walk from the Royal Mile. The bar is right next to the restaurant which made the restaurant very loud. The service was excellent. We started our meal with the Oysters, which were amazing....More

Thank cbpetrusek
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was part of a group of 40/50 year old males visiting Edinburgh for the European Rugby finals. We visited the Cafe Royal on the Friday afternoon and spent a very enjoyable few hours relaxing following our long train journey to Edinburgh - plenty of...More

Thank Chris S
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$75
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 1884
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