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Had heard mixed reviews about this place, mainly that it lacked any kind of atmosphere. Went there... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2016
Lesley S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Very exciting!

Wonderful new space with great vibes and delicious food and coffee. Discovered yesterday...back... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2015
London, United Kingdom
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  • Very good30%
  • Average0%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible7%
9 May 2017
“Bad food from my perspective”
10 Dec 2016
“All in all less than average”
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3 Bristo Place, Edinburgh EH1 1EY, Scotland
Old Town
+44 7734 702479
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Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

I was expecting a better food ....buy really got disappointed. As side dish a simple fried sweet potato and as main a tasteless duck. I'm sorry but I disagree with many comments here. The food is not good.

Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I came on a Saturday dinner. The restaurant is big, really big. High ceilings, about 60 seaters, beautiful designs combining wood and iron. The music however wasn't to my taste at all. And very loud too. The front of house staff was...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Average. Expensive wine, poor portion of dips. Chicken bowl had no ginger, 3 stalks of coriander. Other diners comments..... Not up to Much!

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

I reviewed this place a couple of years ago when its status as a bar, pop-up or restaurant wasn't yet confirmed by TA. In 2016 it's a real thing and is still a great place for healthy, quick dining. A definite tapas and classic diner...More

Thank nstar99
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Great tasting food- healthy and cheap! Also excellent for studying, meeting friends, and bringing family. The music isn't too loud, they have plenty of seats, plug sockets and free wifi. Definitely recommend.

Thank j0sie93
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Had heard mixed reviews about this place, mainly that it lacked any kind of atmosphere. Went there for a few drinks and something to eat and I liked it. It is quite stark and some colour may help but it has a nice laid back...More

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Same kind of vibe as places like the outsider and ting tai. Food was amazing, served quickly, good music and laid back atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 6 November 2015

If there is one thing that stands out at Checkpoint Charlie, it is the food. The Chef has managed to combine unique flavors in a way that makes the food exciting and delicious. The portions are large enough to fill you up, yet will leave...More

Thank Lena B
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Visited for drinks and light food last night.. Lovely surroundings, exceptionally friendly and helpful staff. Will definitely visit again.

Thank sarah w
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Wonderful new space with great vibes and delicious food and coffee. Discovered yesterday...back tomorrow! Can't wait.

Thank gft_edin_123
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Old Town
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labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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