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The Holyrood 9A

) #122 of 1,868 Restaurants in Edinburgh $$ - $$$ American, , British
Edinburgh, EH8 8AE 9A Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8FQ, Scotland
+44 131 556 5044
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
American, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Edinburgh, EH8 8AE 9A Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8FQ, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 879 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Great pub atmosphere and selection of ales, to add to the good offerings of food. Had a good late night feel during the fringe.

Thank PeteLucy434
Aislin W, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Heya, thank you so much for leaving us a 4 star review. Our atmosphere and selection of real ales and craft beers is something we are very proud of. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Cheers Aislin

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Having been refused entry from highly rated The Doric due to our dog, nipped round the corner to The Holbrook 9A for lunch. It didn't disappoint. Delicious beef and chicken burgers. Excellent craft ale (served in stemmed glass!). First rate service by all staff. The...More

Thank Tom C
Aislin W, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Tom, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. I'm so happy that we impressed you and your four legged friend during your visit. Our food, beer knowledge and service standards are something we are very proud...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Came here just for a beer, wasn't disappointed, returned the next day. Good selection of local beers. Can't say anything about food (I took only small snaks).More

Thank Yaroslav S
Aislin W, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Yarolav! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a nice review even if you only stopped in for some snacks. We appreciate the feedback as we strive to cater to everyone's needs. We hope you join us soon for one of our signature...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

came to holyrood after a show in the Pleasance, we were greeted straight away and despite being very busy we were seated promptly, attentive service and we both had burgers, as we both wanted each burger the kitchen very nicely halved them for us, I...More

Thank Darragh B
Aislin W, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hey Darragh, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. I'm very pleased that our staff looked after you so well and you enjoyed your experience at the Holyrood9a. We take pride in providing excellent customer service, delicious...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy during the fringe but really well managed. We went in for a drink and something to eat. The guy organising the tables was first class. Gave us an estimate of how long the wait was likely to be and we had a drink...More

Thank Happy_Holidaymaker51
Aislin W, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Heya! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. We take great pride in the team here at Holyrood9a and strive to make all customer experiences an enjoyable one. I'm glad to hear you had an excellent meal...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

You should have a meal when you are hungry, and drink when you are really thirsty, we were both. After day of shows and wandering the fringe festival we made a pit stop here. I had been many years ago so I knew what to...More

Thank Neilmact
Aislin W, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Neilmact, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. We agree that you should drink when thirsty, eat when you are hungry and are so glad you chose to do so at our establishment. We like to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on 3 occasions.Had breakfast roll with haggis on it,delicious,other 2 times had blue murder burgers with sweet potatoe chips,unbelievable!!!Great selection of beers and ipa's.Staff very friendly and helpful.Definitely recommend this placeMore

Thank Alan M
Aislin W, Manager at The Holyrood 9A, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Alan, Thank you so much for leaving us a five star review. We are so glad that we impressed you on so many occasions with our signature burgers and selection of beers on tap. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in for a quick meal on our way to the Pleasance. Everyone enjoyed their burgers, with special mention going to the vegetarian haggis burger. Great selection of craft beer and cider on tap.

Thank Sarahpgrove
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dark interior, vibrant, with a busy atmosphere. The food and service were solid. Nothing spectacular but no complaints. Maybe I've been spoiled by recent visits to In-N-Out Burger (USA), Five Guys, and Wow Burger (Dublin), but the Holyrood's burgers are nowhere near the standard of...More

2  Thank ElstonDublin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good choice of beers on tap, nice atmosphere & fantastic friendly staff, the decor is nice, it's really a very pleasant place to visit

Thank superfiance
Nearby
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
...More
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PaulaWinzar
20 May 2017|
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Response from Sambo20389 |
Food is served until 11.30pm year round and I'm afraid we don't do Sunday roasts
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Santi H
4 February 2016|
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Response from Sambo20389 |
Hey, Children are allowed into the restaurant until 10pm
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Betty W
22 August 2015|
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Response from Diane O |
Yes, we have a gluten free menu including gluten free buns for the burgers, just ask one of the members of staff for the menu!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
09:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 00:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 01:00
Saturday
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Edinburgh, EH8 8AE 9A Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8FQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 5044
  • E-mail
Description
In Edinburgh's old town, just off the Royal Mile, you'll find new The Holyrood 9A. A place to bring friends and discover a local bar restaurant to call your own in the heart of the city. The gleaming pumps offer 20 beer and ale varieties from Scotland and around the world. There's wines and spirits in any which way and a classic cocktail list for your well deserved post-work tipple.The Holyrood's all day menu includes mouth-watering 'two-handers' - an eclectic array of delicious gourmet burgers, with plenty more large and small dishes including options for our vegetarian pals. Ask us about reserving a bar corner or a whole room for your own event. Stay all afternoon or night and spoil yourself. As Alexander Pope said, 'a little beer is a dangerous thing...'
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