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The Conan Doyle

$$ - $$$, British,
71-73 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3JD, Scotland
+44 131 557 9539
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
71-73 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3JD, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A place to soak up the atmosphere of this bar and restaurant, very busy but if you manage to get a table you can sit and watch the world float by. If you intend to eat book otherwise risk being turned away.

Thank NewYorkRoss
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this pub on recommendations and because it looked great from the outside.we had a great meal including the chunky lamb hotspot and the kedgeree Both meals were great and all washed down with a generous pour of Malbec Pub is themed around...More

Thank Pedro S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So, back to Scotland. And as promised, back to the Conan Doyle. No strange old men or lucky spiders this time, but a very attentive manager who warmly welcomed our return after two years, and an excellent meal with very fine ales and stouts. The...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Come in here periodically when in the area, and have always found it to be a busy place with a good atmosphere, always found the staff pleasant, tasteful decor.

Thank author55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

tasty food in a bar with charm and interest. really a bar converted into a bar\restaurant... successful. waiter helpful and very pleasant especially with the buggy.

Thank Ronan R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasantly quiet late afternoon visit to this usually heaving wee bar. The staff pleasant and attentive, the food good and a decent selection of guest cask ales to choose from. Can get very busy for lunch and dinner, so was surprised to see the place...More

Thank Gay_Fireman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Near our hotel we were happy to visit Conan Doyle after checking it out on line beforehand. Sometimes the service makes all the difference - squeezing us in during a busy lunch hour and some of the greatest attention to care for an allergy we...More

Thank NLfoodie65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in here on a Saturday lunchtime during Festival time. Despite being very busy, staff were friendly and helpful. We sat in the bar area, so had to order at the bar. A table was quickly cleaned for us, and the food arrived promptly. As...More

Thank YorkshireAnn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Conan Doyle pub was just over the road from our hotel. It was packed with customers on a busy Friday evening so we had to wait for a table. Told it might be 40 minutes wait but it was less than half that. I...More

Thank Jetlagged55
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a few pints and dinner here, nice traditional pub with a dining area. Staff OK, good atmosphere. Traditional food offerings, the haggis & nips was lovely, highly recommended.

Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to
malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton
have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a
mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village
found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything
but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street;
even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and
art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The
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11 May 2015|
Response from bradleyjd |
When we were here there were two tables with children.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71-73 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3JD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 557 9539
You will find The Conan Doyle in Edinburgh within a short stroll of Picardy Place, Cathedral Lane and Queens Street - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.The Conan Doyle is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
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