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Ghillie Dhu

2-6 Rutland Place, Edinburgh EH1 2AD, Scotland
+44 131 222 9930
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
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CUISINES
Bar, Fast food, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2-6 Rutland Place, Edinburgh EH1 2AD, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to Ghillie Dhu having read the review in VisitScotland and it did not disappoint in any way. The location is good and the architecture-atmosphere was great at 18.30 on a Friday evening. It was really noisy and lively with people having drinks after...More

Thank Maggie G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Perfect location for festive event. Gorgeous venue- Auditorum is very Harry Potteresque. Staff and organization was excellent.

Thank michelleduschang
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My three grown up children their partners, my husband and I . We make a big effort every year on our costumes , as we all love Halloween. Last year we had a great night here. The staff were lovely and the place looked amazing....More

Thank Bonniehb33
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I booked a table at short notice and the staff could not have been friendlier or more welcoming when my party arrived. We had a booth in the restaurant area, backing onto the bar. Good range of drinks. The waitress was knowledgable about which drinks...More

Thank Maureen G
Reviewed 5 days ago

The location of this restaurant was right next to Edinburgh Gin and at the end of Princess street so not bad at all. The picture online look fabulous and when you enter it is nice as well. Our waiter was wearing kilt which I liked...More

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went here on a Saturday night after the rugby. Live music and a good atmosphere - drinks are quite pricey but it is a nice setting in the centre of Edinburgh.More

Thank Tasha R
Central E, General Manager at Ghillie Dhu, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Tasha R, Thanks for your lovely review after your visit after the rugby! We certainly like to think that we provide a great atmosphere for a Saturday night, and we do love a bit of live music! Hope to see you back again soon....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happened upon this charming restaurant whilst visiting to go and see Marc Almond, it is very appealing to look at from the outside and drew is in with its charm. It is beautiful inside and the staff all dressed like true Scots were very...More

Thank sue1368
Central E, General Manager at Ghillie Dhu, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi sue1368, Thanks for your lovely review after visiting last weekend - We're so glad you found the settings of our bar so charming! We really try to provide the very best of Scottish Hospitality so I'm glad our wonderful staff and food did not...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended here with my husband on recommendation from others and loved everything about it. From the decor, the friendly staff, live music in true Scottish style, excellent food & reasonable prices! Arrived too early for our reservation & not knowing the layout, I asked a...More

Thank Vicki M
Central E, General Manager at Ghillie Dhu, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Vicki M, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your most recent visit to Ghillie Dhu - we really appreciate it! It sounds like you had the perfect evening from start to finish! I'll pass on your lovely comments about the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to Ghillie Dhu after a dinner out with my colleagues... if only I hadn't... after a couple of drinks I was feeling really tired and my head was leaning down towards the table so one of the 'lovely staff' started shaking my shoulders...More

Thank Liza S
Central E, General Manager at Ghillie Dhu, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Liza S, Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent experience at Ghillie Dhu. I am sorry to hear about your experience, and be assured this level of customer service is not what we usually strive for. I think it would be...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a dinner event. Food was average for the price (mackerel pate to start, shaped haggis on tattles and neeps with a sauce piled on ). Chock mouse with berries for pudding no coffee and very average wine on the table. Venue ok but...More

Thank Matty F
Central E, General Manager at Ghillie Dhu, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Matty F, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit at Ghillie Dhu. We always appreciate hearing how we can improve our services for guests, so I'll pass your comments on about the food quality and presentation to our head chef for...More

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
industrial Britain had their most desirable
neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes.
Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest
citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind
grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel
crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and
sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
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jennywade2017
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Response from Scott P | Reviewed this property |
walk-ins are welcome and the dress code is casual to dressy
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Liz V
12 September 2017|
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Hi! We have Ceilidhs every Friday and Saturday don't worry :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 33
Cuisine
Bar, Fast food, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-6 Rutland Place, Edinburgh EH1 2AD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 222 9930
  • E-mail
Description
Originally St Thomas Episcopal Church, Ghillie Dhu has been beautifully restored to showcase its traditional features. With an enviable location tucked in at the West End of the city centre, we are a short distance from Haymarket Train Station and directly opposite all major bus routes. Awarded Best Small Venue at the Scottish Event Awards two years running the team pride ourselves on the quality of catering and service we provide.Ghillie Dhu benefits from a dedicated and experienced Events Team who are poised to look after your event from enquiry right through to completion. Our Chef has created a variety of mouth-watering menus from the best produce that Scotland's larder can offer.Free wifi access is available every day of the week, ideal if you've got a working lunch or just feel like a nosey on Facebook.
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