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“Excellent choice for food, service needs attention”
Review of The Cafe Royal

The Cafe Royal
Ranked #262 of 2 784 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$23 - US$75
Cuisines: Seafood, Scottish
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: New Town
Description: Opened On The 8TH July 1863 The Café Royal Opened In This Stylish Parisian Building, Which Was Designed By Local Architect Robert Paterson. The Elegant Stained Glass And Fine Victorian Plasterwork Dominate The Building. On 27TH February 1970, The Whole Building And Its Interior Were Listed, Thus Preserving It For Future Generations. We Pride Ourselves On Being An Authentic Edinburgh Circle Bar, With Fantastic Drinks And The Freshest Scottish Fayre
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We went to the The Cafe Royal since it is recommended by Lonely Planet guide as one of the top five pubs in Edinburgh. The place was nicely decorated and the atmosphere really good as it was the food we chose. The service was really careless and the waitress really did not care about us both while we wait for being served and with little attention to our needs. The manager needs to train his people to care about the guests a bit more.

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Thank Marco A
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Very good quality pub food near the Balmoral Hotel. Salmon was very good. Has both restaurant and pub menu.

Thank Jenny P
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Whether you choose the pub menu or the restaurant, this is one of the culinary highlights of Edinburgh.
The mussels are an absolute highlight.

Thank B5737IKthomasm
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Have had drinks in here a number of times as it is a beautiful pub and last time we visited we decided on a whim to have our evening meal here. The food was ok but I wouldn't choose to eat here again - there are many better options round about. It is always very busy and can get frantic and rather noisy so wouldn't suit everyone. Service is always efficient.
We will still visit for drinks when next in Edinburgh and would encourage people to do the same - the surroundings are so unique.

Thank avrilritchie
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

I always visit here when i am in Edinburgh as they have a wide range of neers and the food is very good. The bar staff are very attentive.

Thank reds1903
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