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The Espy

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
62-64 Bath Street | Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 1HF, Scotland
+44 131 669 0082
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (78 reviews)
“crusty bread” (5 reviews)
“salad” (18 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Gastropub, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
62-64 Bath Street | Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 1HF, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 498 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I walked here from our B & B. It was a beautiful walk along the promenade. We went for dinner and did not have to wait for a table and got a nice table close to the windows to enjoy the view...More

Thank BeeRee67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Esplanade Bar & Restaurant (Espy) is located at the end of Bath Street on the Promenade. Wonderful view of the sea. Comfortable atmosphere, friendly staff, reasonably priced. Enjoyed a very good dish for lunch called Ham Hough. Good place to sit and relax after...More

Thank Jan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

been here before very good previously, but something wrong today all the food tasted frozen I had the hake it was watery and weird tasted daughters nachos not enough cheese and chilli not juicy also tasted frozen

Thank sylvia b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I went for lunch today and it was delicious! Made to feel very welcome as soon as we entered the premises..staff very friendly and attentive. We both had potato and leek soup to start with gorgeous bread on the side. The goats...More

Thank mememeno1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Not a bad burger and pint on our visit, not a great selection food wise but tasty and enough of it non the less

Thank BrodieIan
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Portobello has long been a favourite for me and my family but i couldn't tell you the last time we were in this pub but it was before it was The Espy and it hadn't been great...Decided to give it a go yesterday...myself my daughter...More

Thank Isabelle R
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We stopped here for dinner while staying at a nearby BnB. Nice atmospher and a view of the beach and North Sea. Cool atmosphere inside the place with a well stocked bar. Our waitress was very friendly and very attentive. Never had to wait long...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Sunday evening meal and drinks. I’m glad we walked here from our hotel. And I wish all pubs could be like The Epsy. The nachos are every bit as good as everyone says they are. The haggis bon bons are equally as good. The cask...More

Thank thesetter
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Walking along Portobello Beach There are many places that you can get a coffee or breakfast. But none friendlier than the ESPY Here there is a lounge with big couches set aside for dog owners You can order food & drink in comfort while the...More

1  Thank Lou L
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Stopped here for supper with my brother and his wife, and enjoyed the best fish and chip's that I've had in a very long time, the Gin and Tonic batter was just fabulous and the ginger ale drink that I was served in a glass...More

Thank Carol Ann S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62-64 Bath Street | Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 1HF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 669 0082
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