Favorite pub lunch in Edinburgh?

Old Mar 6th, 2007, 01:08 PM
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Favorite pub lunch in Edinburgh?

Name and location (street name) if possible!

I actually don't remember eating in any pubs in Edinburgh, so I don't have a suggestion myself, but I'd love to hear yours.
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Old Mar 6th, 2007, 01:16 PM
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We liked the Cafe Royal a lot. One part is a restaurant, the other part a very traditional pub. We have been in the pub and had oysters and steak pie and ale. Everything very good, very atmospheric and affordable. I forget the name of the street, it is close to the train station and Balmoral.
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Old Mar 6th, 2007, 01:23 PM
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15 West Register St, Edinburgh, EH2 2AA, right at North Bridge near the Balmoral.
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Old Mar 6th, 2007, 02:07 PM
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Whigams, Charlotte Square
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Old Mar 8th, 2007, 05:49 AM
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Thanks!
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We ate at Wetherspoons - they had a 2fer lunch. Not to bad. We also ate at The Bank- it is an old bank converted to a pub downstairs and upstairs are rooms to rent. They serve Irish stew that was wonderful.
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'The Shore' (pub) on The Shore (street) in Leith. One half is a restaurant but we always take vistors for lunch in the pub half, especially on Sundays. You can have as much or as little as you like, but 3 courses somehow seems to work out cheaper Especially good for seafood.

The Cloisters on Brougham Street (or Brougham Place ?) at Tollcross for a full breakfast on Sundays - served until about 3 or 4.
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Old Mar 8th, 2007, 09:07 AM
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caroline -
Do you like the Shore better or the Waterfront (I know you've recommended this one before and said to ask to sit in the conservatory). Do any of these restaurants actually have water views?

Do you know what the difference between Skippers and The Waterfront is? I can't really figure it out from their website, they don't list prices either (which one is more laid back?)?

I did get an email of sample menus from The Shore, but I guess they serve something else in the pub?

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oops, Skippers and The Waterfront both do list prices, but they seem to be the same.

I guess we are looking for the best casual place in Leith.
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Hi Amelie. The Waterfront is much more expensive than the Shore, and a bit more formal (though not very). The food is very good though - posher, I suppose. The Waterfront also has a pub part and a restaurant part (the conservatory).

The conservatory at the Waterfront has a view of a bit of water but not much now they've built various things in front of it. In the summer, if the weather is good, you can sit out on a pontoon.

The Shore faces the main body of water, the Water of Leith (river), at its widest point. It's a nice view but the windows, especially in the pub side, are quite small. More of a view from the restaurant side.

Skippers is under the same ownership as the Waterfront and the prices and menu are much the same. Haven't been there for ages, though, just looked at the menu outside.

If I had to choose between the Waterfront & the Shore it would depend on a) how much I wanted to spend and b) time of year / time of day.
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Another vote for the Shore. Really enjoy the food and atmosphere there, in both the pub and the restaurant.
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