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Such a beautiful pub in such a lovely location but so disappointing. The food is okay but not great. They overbooked their restaurant so rang and asked me to arrive early which we did. Then they sort of ignored us. The bar staff are lack...More
Arrived at the time of our reservation only to be sent away by the server who told us we got the wrong Sheep's Heid. Well, we looked online and there IS ONLY ONE. They lost our booking. Server was not apologetic at all. Returned to...More
The food was very overpriced for the portion size. Mezze for 2 sharing starter came with 3 falafels (for 2?) And 3 dishes with a tiny amount of dips... all for around £12.
The heirloom tomato/superior salad costing £8.95 consisted of greens and 3 mushy...More
Booked table for 4 online for 8.30 pm. Arrived promptly at 8.15. Told table not ready so we had a drink in the bar. Had to ask at 9 pm if table was ready. Taken upstairs into dining room (no other people had come down)...More
... from being great.
The pub proudly announces that they are the oldest pub in Scotland (14th Century) , but do nothing special to celebrate that inside.
Very nice bar, very good staff, very limited menu and very mediocre after all was said and done....More
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
Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.