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No.1 High Street

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Old Town
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1 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, Scotland
+44 131 556 5758
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Randomly called into here with my boyfriend and was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was. I say pleasantly because it just looked like 'regular' old pub food at first glance but the Cullen Skink was so tasty as was the bruschetta (and big for a starter!) Would go there again

Thank Kelly K
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very limited menu - went for safe choices of gluten free haddock and chips plus steak pie. Service was reasonably quick and was friendly. Haddock was very average and the gluten free batter was poor tasting and did not meet the value to cost mark for us. Steak pie was ok but with cold frozen style vegetables and luke warm... More 

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67 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having been to Holyrood Palace we were in need of a beer and a sit down and came across No 1. Great beer, lovely barmaid and good food - ticked all the boxes.

Thank beanandbob
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the restaurants which has a kitchen which remains open later than most others (which is good after a long day). The food and service is very good and the atmosphere is also relaxing.

Thank Cristina M
Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great LITTLE pub. Excellent prices. 7 casks asked and 4 taps. Anchorage set for talking and drinking with quiet background food appeared good and offered for a reasonable price.

Thank IntlPilot
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everywhere was busy ,so ended up in here. On a very small round table ,the menu was poor,so ended up with a burger and chips. The burger was quite plane with like half a slice of bacon-the chips where served in a small silver bucket-since the where poor frozen chips ,the should have been served in a bin. Cost me... More 

Thank Lomond1964
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even if the personal is kind, the food was really disappointing! I asked for a medium-rare steak and I received it fast raw. The quality of meet was also really poor.

Thank David G
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All the dishes were too salty to eat, the worst food I had so far this year. The price is okay, but still not worth it.

Thank Kwok Gib T
Denver, Colorado
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch here and had planned a full hour. Due to slow service, two of us had to leave early. The food was good (we had fish and chips) but the service was poor. Locals were given preferential treatment and we were largely ignored. Disappointing experience especially after reading all the positive reviews. If you are a visitor to... More 

Thank Dtaylor47
Darwen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met with friends for dinner. What looks at first like your average basic Scottish pub turned out to serve fabulous food! Friend Jim had Fish and chips, served in paper, thick fish, thin batter, brilliant. I had steak pie. Best steak pie I have ever had, packed full of lean,tasty beef. Thin puff pastry on top. Mum had just a... More 

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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
Average prices
USD 39
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 5758

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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