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Ghillie Dhu

$$ - $$$, British,
2-6 Rutland Place, Edinburgh EH1 2AD, Scotland
+44 131 222 9930
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
2-6 Rutland Place, Edinburgh EH1 2AD, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 892 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

In Edinburgh for a friends 50th and Ghillie Dhuwas fabulous. We had a booth for the 10 of us and the service was second to none. Would really recommend Ghillie Dhu to anyone visiting the city.

Thank Maureen L
Central E, General Manager at Ghillie Dhu, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Maureen L, Thanks for your lovely review from your recent visit to Ghillie Dhu. we're so glad we managed to make the birthday celebrations a night to remember! We hope to see you all back soon. Kind Regards, GD Team

Reviewed 6 days ago

This bar area is very alive and has a great atmosphere. A great selection of drinks and good music. Ideal place to meet

Thank Ronald M
Central E, General Manager at Ghillie Dhu, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Ronald M, Thanks for reviewing your recent visit to Ghillie Dhu! We're glad we provided great atmosphere and music yesterday - hope to see you again soon for another drink! Thanks, The GD Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent establishment in the West End. Another of our choices during visit to the Book Festival.. this time seeking decent steaks! Had another couple of places recommended to us but didn't fancy look of one and other was too dear so this was our choice....More

Thank hilderinc
Central E, General Manager at Ghillie Dhu, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi hilderinc, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit to Ghillie Dhu! We're glad that we were exactly what you were looking for during August, and that the steaks and the hospitality were excellent! We look forward to welcoming you back soon....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a gift card from our daughter and decided to use it at Ghillie Dhu. Good choice. Meal was wonderful and the Edinburgh 21 cocktail was ace. Couldn't fault the staff either. Will certainly be back.

Thank Jenny P
Central E, General Manager at Ghillie Dhu, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jenny P, Many thanks for your lovely review from your most recent visit to Ghillie Dhu! We're so glad the meal was good and that you enjoyed our selection of cocktails! Hopefully see you all again soon. Kind Regards, The GD Team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here 3 times during our short break. Live music and a wide variety of drinks and a great atmosphere. A must visit pub.More

Thank Davidpierrepont
Central E, General Manager at Ghillie Dhu, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Davidpierrepont, Thanks for taking the time to review your most recent visit to Ghillie Dhu! We're glad we provided the lovely atmosphere during your visit, and you enjoyed us enough to visit multiple times during your trip! Hope you come back to visit us...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this place. Excellent ambiance, friendly service, and delicious food and cocktails. We actually met a couple from Australia and chatted over drinks for a while. Good times in Edinburgh!More

Thank brooklander_11
Central E, General Manager at Ghillie Dhu, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi brooklander_11, Thanks for your lovely review from your most recent visit to Ghillie Dhu. We're so pleased we provided excellent service during your visit and that the food and drinks were enjoyed by all! Hopefully you and your new Australian friends can visit us...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun place to go to dance ceiligh, and watch a traditional Scottish dance. The atmosphere is good, with live music and good mood. The bar has a nice selection, and a lot of nice cocktails and gin's. if you are in Edinburgh...More

Thank Foodsterbasse
Central E, General Manager at Ghillie Dhu, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Foodsterbasse, Thanks for your review of your most recent visit to Ghillie Dhu! We're glad you enjoyed the atmosphere - we agree that it's the perfect place to try ceilidh dancing for the first time! We hope to see you again in the future....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drinks ok but no real ale or atmosphere really understand it's better at night! Nice wines and gin tho!More

1  Thank abbymorgan
Central E, General Manager at Ghillie Dhu, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi abbymorgan, Thanks for your review from your most recent visit to Ghillie Dhu. We always appreciate feedback in how we can make everyone's experience better, so we will take your comments on board. Glad you enjoyed your drinks while you were with us! Kind...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came to Edinburgh to visit my daughter for lunch and came with my mum. After a lovely walk around the Haymarket area and collecting the worker we went to Ghillie Dhu for lunch. Had a delicious lunch the beef cheek pie was lovely as was...More

Thank as13m
Central E, General Manager at Ghillie Dhu, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi as13m, Many thanks for your lovely review after your visit to Ghillie Dhu yesterday! We're very pleased that you had such an enjoyable lunch with your daughter and your mum, and that the food was tasty! I've passed on your nice feedback about our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here mid-Fringe after seeing the high rating in TripAdvisor, and wanting some good Scottish food. The place is located nicely in the city centre, and is set back off the street While we were there they had live music, and the staff are friendly...More

Thank MikeAndDani
Central E, General Manager at Ghillie Dhu, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi MikeAndDani, Thanks for taking the time to write a review after your visit to us at the Ghillie Dhu! We're glad that we lived up to your high expectations of your visit. I will pass on your lovely feedback to our teams. Hopefully see...More

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Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
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neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes.
Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest
citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind
grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel
crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and
sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
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jennywade2017
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Response from Scott P | Reviewed this property |
walk-ins are welcome and the dress code is casual to dressy
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Liz V
12 September 2017|
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Hi Liz I'm not sure and it's been a while. You should contact the restaurant directly Best
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Hi! We have Ceilidhs every Friday and Saturday don't worry :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$33
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 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 - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-6 Rutland Place, Edinburgh EH1 2AD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 222 9930
  • E-mail
Description
Originally St Thomas Episcopal Church, Ghillie Dhu has been beautifully restored to showcase its traditional features. With an enviable location tucked in at the West End of the city centre, we are a short distance from Haymarket Train Station and directly opposite all major bus routes. Awarded Best Small Venue at the Scottish Event Awards two years running the team pride ourselves on the quality of catering and service we provide.Ghillie Dhu benefits from a dedicated and experienced Events Team who are poised to look after your event from enquiry right through to completion. Our Chef has created a variety of mouth-watering menus from the best produce that Scotland's larder can offer.Free wifi access is available every day of the week, ideal if you've got a working lunch or just feel like a nosey on Facebook.
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