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The Espy

#266 of 1,806 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
10:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Wed 10:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After discussion with friends we all agreed that it would be refreshing to see a clear out of all the clutter in the bar area. The interior has the potential to be quite stunning given a makeover. A seaside bright and airy look would I think look amazing. A huge plus note it is dog friendly. The restaurant area looks... More 

Thank corrieNo1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A pub diner on the Portobello promenade that has a dog policy. Whilst visiting the back lounge area we encountered six dogs with their owners and all but one was well behaved. No action taken regarding barking dog. Thought owner would be asked to remove dog as it breached the policy. Front of premises well away from doggie lounge. A... More 

Thank Jim D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been a few times before but today blew me out the water. Great buzz about the place whilst sitting at the bar. Lunch took 10 minutes to come out and considering how busy it was top class! Only gripe about the food... parsley garnish on nearly every dish I watched coming out of the kitchen it just doesn't do anything... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Dunbar, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with friends and the starters (sharing nachos and sharing Camembert) were lovely to we were off to a good start but waited about an hour after the starters for the mains to arrive and everybody was disappointed with their meal.

2 Thank linzigallo
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The review below is talking nonsense. There were 8 or 9 dogs including ours at lunch today. Great pub with an extensive drinks list and a fanstastic food menu. Really enjoyable experience and the staff were fantastic throughout. Thanks.

Thank Scott M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was meeting with some family who were going for a meal. I checked online and saw they were "dug friendly". When I got there a nice girl greeted me and I said I was just joining people already there. A minute later a guy said very gruffly that "this is not the dog friendly area". No hello, no sorry,... More 

2 Thank weebirdmac
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

A very nice pub with friendly staff and good atmosphere. They do good cocktails and I also recommend their tortilla! Also you can take your dog in which is great after a walk on the promenade

Thank Diana I
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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285 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This was perfect for our group and our good friends Birthday. Service was spot on and the burger I had was very good indeed. The only thing id say was that its a slightly limited menu but all the food was of very good quality and we very much enjoyed the atmosphere.

Thank Scottie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely good food in a lovely place. And top hot alcoholic drinks! More characters here to fill out review ...

Thank Kenneth A
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Had only intended to visit here for a drink or three as I'd Googled dog-friendly pubs/bars close to where we were staying. The welcome was really warm and friendly - We saw the menu, ended up sampling the cocktails and food. The Nachos were delish..... as was the fresh haddock and chips. Be warned, don't over order, the portions are... More 

Thank Jonathan S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
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?