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The Holyrood 9A

) #130 of 1,856 Restaurants in Edinburgh $$ - $$$ American, , British
Edinburgh, EH8 8AE 9A Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8FQ, Scotland
+44 131 556 5044
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (548 reviews)
“chilli” (23 reviews)
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American, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Edinburgh, EH8 8AE 9A Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8FQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

had dinner here recently and was blown away by the quality. restaurant offers a large variety of gourmet high quality burgers with different toppings and meats from beef chicken and venison as well as a vegetarian option. I had the chilli death which came with...More

Thank rd952015
Reviewed 6 days ago

Really awesome little pub, outside of the main tourist area. Great selection of beer and food at a reasonable price. I'd recommend the Haggis burger, and speaking as someone who tried Haggis for the first time here, it was truly an excellent first experience.

Thank Larry J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect place for a decent beer and decent bite to eat. Great portion sizes and there is plenty of beer to choose from, could do with more of a bottle/can choice but that's being picky - there is still plenty. Good vibes, better people and...More

Thank BradFelix
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The burgers are huge and the beer is cold; what more do you need? This is a fun place with good service and a nice selection of. Raft beers. I'd go back.

Thank bobbascom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came for some after-dinner drinks and dessert. The vibe of this place is really cool and relaxed. It's definitely modern. The servers were all really nice, attentive and friendly. The cocktails were awesome!! I don't remember what I got, but it tasted awesome. They...More

Thank leex1203
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try the haggis, really tasty. Good value meal enjoyed by us all. Husband enjoyed the craft beers. Really handy for Royal Mile.

Thank Luella D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food excellent service. We had gourmet burgers one evening then returned for breakfast a couple of days later to find same great quality

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the title says, Holyrood 9A is my favorite burger place in Edinburgh. Most of their staff is very kind and it is a dog-friendly place. First of all, it is almost always busy and they do not get any reservations depending on the day...More

Thank nurcel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food (almost exclusively burgers), the burgers were excellent, generous portions, friendly staff and great local beers + good advice from the staff. Better go with a group though :it's very noisy so not great to hear each other. Good value for money so except...More

Thank Margaux V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Trying to figure out where to have our final dinner on our trip, we were very happy that we ended up here. The environment is great and welcoming and the staff are wonderful. What makes this place great was the burgers. Hands down, we had...More

Thank Rivertamsong
Southside & Holyrood
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
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Hi, do you do a Sunday roast during the Edinburgh Fest? And if so what time do you serve it until? Thanks, Paula
20 May 2017|
Response from Martino56 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know, never eat in Hotels.
Santi H
Until what time do you accept children in the restaurant?
3 February 2016|
Response from Sambo20389 |
Hey, Children are allowed into the restaurant until 10pm
Betty W
do you have gluten free options
22 August 2015|
Response from Diane O |
Yes, we have a gluten free menu including gluten free buns for the burgers, just ask one of the members of staff for the menu!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
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09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Edinburgh, EH8 8AE 9A Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8FQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 5044
In Edinburgh's old town, just off the Royal Mile, you'll find new The Holyrood 9A. A place to bring friends and discover a local bar restaurant to call your own in the heart of the city. The gleaming pumps offer 20 beer and ale varieties from Scotland and around the world. There's wines and spirits in any which way and a classic cocktail list for your well deserved post-work tipple.The Holyrood's all day menu includes mouth-watering 'two-handers' - an eclectic array of delicious gourmet burgers, with plenty more large and small dishes including options for our vegetarian pals. Ask us about reserving a bar corner or a whole room for your own event. Stay all afternoon or night and spoil yourself. As Alexander Pope said, 'a little beer is a dangerous thing...'
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