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The Espy

#239 of 1,782 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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62-64 Bath Street, Edinburgh EH15 1HF, Scotland
+44 131 669 0082
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10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 10:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed my first visit to The Espy for a leisurely and informal breakfast/brunch with colleagues. Fantastic food, HUGE portions, and great coffee. The Espy is lovely with friendly, welcoming staff and a lovely, warm atmosphere with great views out over the Firth. I'll definitely be back!

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Thank mollycaro
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you fancy a hot soup, a fish and chips or a perfectly cooked stake it is the place to choose near portobello beach and let's not forget about the beautiful view. The service is fast and the staff helpful. Would recommend any time.

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106 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely spot for coffee and scones as well as food and drinks. Staff always very welcoming to our group of promenade walkers who call in post walk for soups, tea, coffee, a wee dram maybe and delicious scones

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1 Thank tigertonyedin
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you ever find yourself having a walk along the prom in Portobello then do pop in to the Espy. You are sure to be welcomed. Whether you want a coffee or a beer, a snack or a meal the Espy has it to offer. The area at the back is very cozy, dog and child friendly. To top it... More 

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1 Thank DMcD1888
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Espy is always a nice place to visit for lunch or dinner. The food is nice and fairly inexpensive. The location is lovely down near the beach in Portobello, so go for a stroll afterwards and let your meal go down.

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Thank idmurphy2016
llandudno
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited The Espy for the 2nd time today (1st November ) with my daughter & grandson for lunch today & enjoyed it even more than my 1st visit Lovely very friendly staff who went out of there way to be helpful as we had a buggy with us We all decided on burgers 3 different types & they were... More 

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Thank happyeaterLlandudno
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is one of my favourite spots in Edinburgh with a perfect location by the beach in Portobello with friendly staff, a great vibe and lovely food. I visited here with a friend for Sunday lunch 'on spec' at about 1pm on what was clearly a very busy service, and we were greeted by a friendly waitress who swiftly... More 

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Thank 666Scott
Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

we enjoyed a lovely evening here we dined with candle light and the views over the sea was fabulous good selection of food on the menu would highly recommend The Epsy and we hope to be back soon

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Thank annemieke503
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have been here for lunch quite a few times and i love it, staff are always very friendly and accommodating, it is a very laid back place, really nice menu and a fab atmosphere. It is more laid back than fancy, very quirky, they allow dogs in the back part which is also very handy.

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Thank Sara M
Wels, Austria
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Been there for the second time; Always our first stop when arriving in Edinburgh; The staff was friendly and fast as usual; Food was tasty and very good, Nothing to nag about! Always worth a visit!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 01:00
Friday
10:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62-64 Bath Street, Edinburgh EH15 1HF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 669 0082

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?