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Shakespeare's Bar

Closed Now: 11:00 - 01:00
Open today: 11:00 - 01:00
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Good food very bad toilets

Had a meal here last night it was good. Went to ladies toilets they were filthy tissues all over... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Quick meal

Needed a quick meal after a long day sight seeing , this bar was friendly and the food great value... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
via mobile
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1 week ago
“Good food very bad toilets ”
14 Sep 2018
“Quick meal ”
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65 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2DJ, Scotland
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+44 131 228 8400
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a meal here last night it was good. Went to ladies toilets they were filthy tissues all over the place dirty all over. Needs a makeover

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank H3022RYalexs
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We ate at Shakespeare's Bar twice during our stay in Edinburgh. You have to go up to the bar to order and pay, but food is delivered speedily and also hot to your table. There are two sizes of the fish and chips entrees and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cynthia T
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Visited mid afternoon. Was interested in their new gin menu. Bar service was poor. Only about 5 tables were occupied and food service took over 45 min. Avoid this place.

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Hi attended here last week with two sisters. Service was amazing, staff very friendly and helpful, has the haggis pie with whisky sauce and the food was divine, well worth a visit if you are in the area, low prices but high standards.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sharla G
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

I came in with a couple of my friends for food and drinks and the service was amazing. I manage to get the names of 2 girls that work there, Lauren and Emma and they were so friendly and chatty and made us all feel...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank carlynelson17
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Needed a quick meal after a long day sight seeing , this bar was friendly and the food great value and good quality food well presented and quickly delivered . It’s bar/pub food at its best . Environment friendly and good selection of beers and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sonbou10
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Dropped by to watch the British Open and to have a few drinks. Atmosphere was awesome and service was great. We decided to stay a while and have some food and it was great.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dan R
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

As chain pubs go this one isn’t bad. Location is very handy for the usher hall and drinks are reasonably priced. Can get busy after and pre theatre due to shows however bar staff are friendly and attentive servers. Lacking in independent character or atmosphere...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sarahdH1110RM
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Had a drink in here before dinner. Very attentive staff, nice clean bar. Was very busy but well managed.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Courchieski
Reviewed 9 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank margaret b
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