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Shakespeare's Bar

65 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2DJ, Scotland
+44 131 228 8400
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Average

Just had drinks but at the prices charged we had only one. The tables needed cleared and the staff... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
margaret b
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
Saturday early evening drink

Surprised on a Saturday early evening to find lots of free tables, but to be honest it did start to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
kathryndob
,
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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65 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2DJ, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had drinks but at the prices charged we had only one. The tables needed cleared and the staff were very slow

Thank margaret b
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surprised on a Saturday early evening to find lots of free tables, but to be honest it did start to fill up an hour or so later. Very good value drinks and food - I hadn't realised this was a Belhaven pub, which are always...More

Thank kathryndob
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Hi, me and my friend Kathryn came up from Newcastle on Friday and have made friends for life. Emma and Brenna are literally the biggest angels in the whole world. So so gorgeous and kind! Thank you so much for making our weekend the best...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Me and my friend came from Newcastle for a night out and met your lovely bar staff called Emma and Brenna! They were the nicest people we have ever met and greeted us with the warmest welcome. I hope they both get pay rises because...More

1  Thank Kathryn B
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The Pub is really nice with delious food for a very good price (we had to classics for 12.95£) and very friendly staff. The only thing why I don't give 5 stars is that it is quite big and therefore could be more atmospheric, but...More

Thank AndiH15
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

I was looking for a good pie for dinner. So glad I tried Shakespeare. It was really good and the fact that I could swap chips for mashed potatoes and gravy elevated it to an excellent eat! The bar also has a good ambiance with...More

Thank Shirley W
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Popped in for a drink before attending an event at the Usher hall. Great venue if you are going to anything there. The pub is deceptively long and quite large. However staffing seems to be an issue. We approached the bar where a slim lady...More

Thank stene_12
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Paid a visit for food and drinks pre Alison Moyet concert in Usher Hall next door. Food was good, Fish and a chilli con carne, very tasty. Great location for parking and show so ticked the box.

1  Thank Gauldie2015
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Very disappointing bar. The beer and food is pretty awful, but the thing that irks most is that they refuse to use an apostrophe in their title! Myself and my colleagues work in the huge office across the road and along with many other teams...More

1  Thank TonyEater1
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Went with my wife before a concert for food and drink. Waited over 30 mins for the main course. We had ordered a dessert as well but it never arrived!! Waited at bar for over 15 mins and still no service. We were totally disgusted...More

Thank James H
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