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The Waiting Room

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British, Scottish, Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly
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7-8 Belhaven Terrace | EH10 5HZ, Edinburgh EH10 5HZ, Scotland
+44 131 452 9707
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon 10:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:30
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice pub in the Morningside area. Very spacious so there is always some space. The food is quite good and servers are all very friendly. Will be back

Thank Kristina A
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Went to the Waiting room to watch Hibs Aberdeen match and have a bit of lunch. We got a good seat with large screen in front of us. Service was as usual excellent, the Lithuanian lady who served us is extremely good at her job, smiley and friendly. We had a nice bottle of wine and hoped for some sandwiches.... More 

Thank deso_11
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Love this place as somewhere to sit and work whilst having a coffee/mineral water/coke and bacon roll. The fish and chips is great too! Staff friendliness is incredibly important to me and I have to say that the Waiting Room staff are to be commended. Thanks!

Thank RobertHowie
Bedford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Visited here with extended family for a delicious evening meal. Service was good and the meal was very tasty. Extensive menus including good kids menu meant choice was there for everyone.. The beef and ale pie was delicious as was the chicken balti!! Everyone enjoyed their choices and everyone agreed that the food was well prepared, well presented and very... More 

Thank Gordon C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Always a welcome break for lunch . The premises are clean and well decorated . A great selection of drinks and the wine is very reasonably priced . The food is well served and very fresh with good presentation . Condiments are always on offer . The service is par excellantance and the young eastern European girl is a credit... More 

Thank david r
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I used to visit here for drinks and nibbles with colleagues almost every weekend. Staff were always attentive and the food was fantastic! However, my recent visit showed a slight deterioration. Myself and my parents visited here last week for lunch and were thoroughly disappointed with the service. We hoped to choose a burger from they're lunch deal, however there... More 

Thank Kathleen O
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

A nice place to eat. Very friendly serving staff. Special lunch deal midweek £5.95 saving £2 per head on mains. The food was lovely and beautifully presented. I can highly recommend the goat cheese with red peppers and beetroot. SO tasty. We had to wait quite some time for the rhubarb crumble but it was worth the wait straight from... More 

1 Thank llilaclinds111
Derby, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We had some beers and an evening meal in the Waiting room on a busy Friday night and were very impressed with the following: range and quality of ales, classic pub food menu and outstanding customer service. We both had the beef burger option on the menu and found it both tasty and good value. Nothing was too much trouble... More 

1 Thank Nicky H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The Waiting Room is my local bar. It's always been a reliable source of reasonably priced pub food. It's child friendly and that's a bonus for me. I was in there in Jqnuary with two friends and my 11 year old. It was very busy and we waited over an hour for our food. When it finally arrived, all the... More 

2 Thank Derek T
Edinburgh, Scotland
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89 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Friday night and busy because of the rugby but it was perfect all the same. Lovely nachos and great friendly service. Will definitely come again

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 19
British, Scottish, Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 01:30
10:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7-8 Belhaven Terrace | EH10 5HZ, Edinburgh EH10 5HZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 452 9707
A welcoming local pub situated in the heart of Morningside. Our friendly staff will serve up a varied selection of the best Scottish craft beers, or if you're not a beer person, maybe one of our mouth-watering cocktails, or something from our extensive spirit and whisky gantry.

Between 11.30 am and 9.00 pm, we also serve up an extensive and reasonably priced menu of delicious home-made food, which includes our much loved burgers and sizzling fajitas; and if you're out and about early on (or need some help recovering from the night before...), we serve a hearty Scottish breakfast until 1pm (3pm weekends), and fresh coffee all day.

Sports fan? The Waiting Room is the place to be for all sporting events. With 5 large TVs and a 6-foot big screen, we show all major football, rugby, golf and tennis tournaments, and our staff are always willing to accommodate requests when possible (we can have up to three different things on at one time).

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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