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“Know to expext”
Review of Elephant House

Elephant House
Ranked #54 of 68 Dessert in Edinburgh
Cuisines: French, Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ladies and gentlemen this is a coffee shop that happened to be where Harry Potter was written so don’t blast the place for not being everything you have created in your mind. It’s a very nice coffee shop with great short bread. Take a picture and let your kids get hyped and be a good person and buy something!!! The lattes are amazing.

Thank Kevin G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here as partner is a harry potter nerd (im not cant stand it) so he was super excited to go. Stood in the queue to be seated for a good 20 mins, finally got seated and spent another 15 mins-ish waiting before service came, which was reasonably quick once ordered. He got a mocha which was nice and had a cute elephant on the top, I had earl grey tea which is leaf tea (never had leaf tea before) but it was all good, came with soya milk as requested for mine, sadly none of the food was vegan friendly (only asked due to allergies and intolerance) and he didnt want anything if I couldnt have anything (hes not vegan tho) fair enough. The toilets stunk of urine, they were worse than public loos which was disgusting. We drank up and left, was reasonably priced but would recommend first thing, last thing or pre-booking a table or you will be standing forever and only if youre interested in overpriced merchandise, long waiting times and smelly toilets.

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Thank Hootpire
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very excited to visit the Elephant House, much like any Harry Potter fan might be. I kept my mind open to the restaurant and what type of food they might serve. Nevertheless, I was disappointed in the disposition of the staff, the quality of the food for the price I paid, the accuracy of the food, and the ambiance.
I could see how the restaurant has its charms, but they weren't for me. Mediocre service and food, in sum.

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Thank eease150
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love Harry Potter, and want to sit where J K Rowling began the magic, Elephant House is perfect. It has gorgeous views of the Castle and the loos are quite something with the amount of HP graffiti going on. Unfortunately the food is really nothing special, and quite expensive for what it is. If you're going to pop in, I would suggest grab a cake and coffee vs a meal. The service wasn't great - but they have no fear of ever becoming unpopular, perhaps this has contributed to the attitude. Shame.

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Thank RoseAnnBee
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there for a lunch and I tried Haggis, neeps and tatties (and I liked!). The place is very popular because of its association with Harry Potter´s author.

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Thank Micheletk
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