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The Magnum Restaurant & Bar

1 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3PY, Scotland
+44 131 557 4366
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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1 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3PY, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 423 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We dined here for dinner last week with friends. We had remembered having a wonderful meal here on our last visit to Edinburgh around 15 years ago and decided to look it up and see if it was still in business. I am pleased to...More

Thank Claire L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our taxi guy recommended Magnum - we were staying a block away. Good choices - we had three different meals and they all three ticked all the boxes - howzat?? Just a nice place - comfy chairs - we ordered one affogato - received two...More

Thank Leslie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best meal I had in the city. It’s a pub dining experience, however it isn’t your normal standard fare. It’s a massive step up. I had the pigeon breast starter and the rump of lamb main. Both very beautifully presented, very clever...More

1  Thank tbolton123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was outstanding. We had hallibut cooked to perfection. The stuff is very friendly and attentive. The atmosphere of this restaurant with a pub is lovely. If you stay in New Town that is a must. Reservation is highly recommend!

2  Thank Waterman1961
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in after a days sight seeing, friendly accommodating staff and nice drinks . Nice decor with seating outside .

2  Thank CathG1970
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived slightly later than expected at our hotel. We asked for any recommendations of places to eat near the hotel. The magnum on the corner of Albany street was mentioned. It was 22.05 and the kitchen was closing. However, they let us eat, I...More

3  Thank Wayne B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wee gem just in the periphery of the its centre. The staff are great, the regulars decent, and they do a mean dirty martini. I’ve eaten here on several occasions and it has been delicious; pub grub with an edge of sophistication....More

1  Thank Ladydunedin
Reviewed 9 April 2018

The Magnum Bar was located close to our hotel. We arrived late and wanted to eat but not a full meal so late in the day. Luckily this place had a very tasty tapas selection which suited us down to the ground. That and the...More

1  Thank mightybiffa
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and good homely food! Used by most of the locals, so that speaks for itself!

1  Thank Anne L
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Visited this restaurant as it was close to the apartment I was staying in & was pleasantly surprised. It’s quite quirky & the staff are really friendly. The food was really yummy & reasonably priced. I had the sausage & mash & it was the...More

2  Thank Sally H
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but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street;
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$18 - US$47
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3PY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 557 4366
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Description
For great food and wine and an old-fashioned good time, you can't go wrong with this delightful and traditional restaurant in Albany Street, Edinburgh. As you enter the dark, seductive dining room – filled with candles and tall palms – it will be a case of love at first sight and we guarantee you'll want to curl up in a corner and stay forever. The cosmopolitan crowd love the cosy, comfortable vibe, and we love the walls decorated with whisky-inspired poetry from a local writer. Signature dishes at The Magnum Restaurant include the rib-eye steak served with pink fir fries; the venison burger with chips cooked in delicious, salty beef dripping; and the tempura Peterhead haddock with lemon tartare and a green pea puree.
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