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Arcade Bar

48 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PB, Scotland
+44 131 220 1297
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  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“haggis” (271 reviews)
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Bar, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
48 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PB, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A group of friends and I come to Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival nearly every year, and make it a point to come here for our annual dose of haggis and whiskey. Convenient central location, tasteful interior décor and good food. Non-haggis options also available.

Thank L S W
Reviewed 5 days ago

we came a bit late for food, but it was plesant place to have one more whiskey testing in Edinburgh. Michael (barmen) ofered us new interesting tastes, memorable and very nice experience

Thank TravellerUkraine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this restaurant in June of this year in anticipation of a trip with my husband and two other couples with whom we travel the world. I was looking for restaurant that specialized in haggis which most of us had never tried. Based on...More

Thank Allison B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for a late lunch/early dinner and the food was delicious, I really can't fault it and it could be one of the best fish and chips I've had. My problem is with the addition of almost 5% service charge for 2 people...More

2  Thank Lushley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Now any visitor to Scotland should go to a whiskey and haggis bar at least once. Out of all the ones we scanned and tried, this one looked the nicest and boy we were not disappointed. Came here for a late lunch and sat at...More

Thank Pedram Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner and tasted one of their specialities the "Haggis". Everything was nice and tasty. Service was attentive and quick.

Thank BDN100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our host advised to go to this bar to taste the best haggis. We really enjoyed it very much. It's a bit pricy but definitely worth it! If you plan on having dinner here, do not forget to make a reservation. Arcade is in the...More

Thank j-jarret
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is located half way down the hill from the Royal mile. It has two different floors for drinks and food, had plenty of tables available for lunch. Menu is concise, but there's something for everyone's liking, at very good prices. Highly recommend the...More

Thank Drew B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in for dinner on Thursday last week and had a very enjoyable meal, the waitress lucy that served us couldnt have been more attentive and very chatty and gave us some great tips on what to do in edinburgh, certainly made our visit...More

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Turned away due to "license" saying they could not serve our 12 week old daughter. Not that they would be "serving" her. Could not get us and our pram out fast enough. We only wanted lunch!!

1  Thank JTravels85
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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Questions & Answers
17 September 2017|
Response from Lauryn1985 | Reviewed this property |
I believe haggis is made of sheep.
Paul W
3 August 2017|
Response from Anna B | Property representative |
Hello :), We've got vegan and gluten free haggis, and at the moment that's all I'm afraid. Hopefully see you son :) Regards Anna
Sarahjane G
10 March 2017|
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Response from Anna B | Property representative |
Hi, Yes but not the youngest ones, due to licensing restrictions we are only able serve kids age 5 and above. Regards Management
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:30 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
09:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 220 1297
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