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The Filling Station

235-241 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland
+44 131 226 2488
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good33%
  • Average20%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
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“american food” (17 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
235-241 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a small group of five people and stopped here for lunch, The food was tasty and the service was fast and friendly.

Thank 704tracier
Reviewed yesterday

I was looking forward to having a beef burger as I hadn't had one for a long while so thought that at £11.45 it would be good but no. It was tasteless had the minimum of cheese on it and the chips were only luke...More

Thank PatCornwall
Reviewed yesterday

This is a real gem of a place, really nicely thought out and very nice food. The staff were attentive and polite. We timed it right at about 6pm but within the hour it was full with people waiting to be seated at the door....More

Thank Carole P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Myself & two of my children visited here twice last week & it was lovely. I had a light bite & thr prices were reasonable & the children had kids meals which included unlimited refill of a drink, main meal & a dessert - all...More

Thank justagirl79
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had lasagne and hunters chicken. Hunters chicken was cold and had to be replaced. Was bland an unappetising and dry despite coming with a sauce.. Staff seemed more interested in turning tables than providing good service. Probably the worst food we have had in...More

Thank Christopher2512
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Does exactly what it says in the name. Large portions of typical American food served by friendly and efficient staff with American music in the background. It wasn't cheap relative to the other options in the area but the cocktails were reasonably competitively priced and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not the best restaurant iv been to but done as pub gub. Chicken was butterflied and was tasty but a little dried out. Others got Mac n cheese and fish n chips. Mac n cheese was good, fish was a little greasy. Reasonable price and...More

Thank Steviebca
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here. Service was better than the food. The food was ok nothing special but we all ate it. Was not expensive and was full so very popular especially with teenagers

Thank amberpax
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for a drink in the sun, sitting in and out. Large restaurant, clean, very attentive service by the staff.

Thank Sea98
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly front staff good. Forks on tables no knives, food arrived peas cold, no fish just batter, pre-cooked chicken skewers hard.... won't call again.... overpriced for average food.....

Thank nicky4eva1
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235-241 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 2488
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Filling Station coast to coast American restaurant and bar, has been created by a team of people who genuinely love good quality food, drinks and good times! No doubt you're thinking, well doesn't everybody want that? It's true many people do, but we have genuinely struggled to find somewhere that actually delivers all of these things. So our solution was simple - let's do it ourselves, the result is Filling Station. When it's cooked well using fabulous ingredients, nothing beats authentic American food. Very few can resist a cocktail mixed by a real bartender who knows exactly how to blend flavours to achieve a perfect balance of strong, weak, sharp and sweet
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