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1886 Restaurant

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134 Braid Road, Edinburgh EH10 6JD, Scotland
+44 131 447 8888
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a buffet breakfast in the bright restaurant. The staff are helpful and the food is tasty.

Thank Val P
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Overall I was very impressed with the restaurant. The staff were very friendly and polite. I associated the Braids with simple meaty food so I was pleasantly surprised to discover they had a vegan and vegetarian menu. The chef had never actually been asked to make the vegan options before so things were a little slow. However when the food... More 

Thank Lanarkgal
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

My husband ordered the Lamb dish and I ordered the Border beef (served pink). I did ask the waiter how pink the meat would be and he informed me that it had to be fairly rare as, if you overlook the meat it becomes tough. When the beef arrived it certainly was rare ( not pink, it was a definite... More 

Thank Margaret C
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I am a simple eater so went for my all time favourite a burger. It was good. cant say more than that, Breakfast was OK bacon and sausages could have done with a few more minutes under the grill..

Thank glenn r
Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

A great meal at a reasonable price, food was well cooked and staff were polite and friendly. We were not rushed and there is a good choice on the menu.

Thank ayresomelad
York, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I was lucky enough to visit the attached hotel with work, and ate in the restaurant every night. During my stay, the menu changed and some new options were put on. A very welcome change to the older menu (which was still very nice!) and nice to see more vegetarian options added. Decided to forego a main course and instead... More 

Thank UKPeteGraham
Thousand Oaks, California
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123 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Excellent for dinner, wonderful regional dishes, artfully prepared. the selections included venison, pork, beef, and fish. All were nicely put together with well varied accompaniments. The goat cheese salad was beautiful; the steamed greens were very fresh. The wine list was very nice, and the after dinner coffee was perfect.

Thank ItsMyScreenName
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We ate here after reading previous reviews and boy were we disappointed! On arriving we were made to feel that they were doing us a favour by letting us dine here even though we were guests of this hotel. The waiter had no idea what the soup of the day was nor the daily specials. We ordered a bottle of... More 

Thank Sandy M
Marske-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

service was excellent and cheerful, good choice and value. Food was tasty and well cooked, although the rib eye seteak was a little dry due to having bone removed

Thank calvin968
South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Firstly the phone number was not easy to find - so this made booking difficult. Secondly there was not a great choice for a vegetarian. but overall the food was good, the staff were friendly and welcoming and we had an enjoyable lunch

Thank woodburn42

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$43
British, European, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 Braid Road, Edinburgh EH10 6JD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 447 8888
Our most formal dining option is open from 6pm each evening. 1886 Restaurant is a spacious, modern dining room, flooded with natural daylight and enjoying panoramic views across Edinburgh to the Firth of Forth beyond. Seasonality is the driving force within our restaurant menu. Keeping freshness at the forefront of our cooking. All our key ingredients are well sourced from reputable local suppliers. Provenance is important to us and we aim to showcase great Scottish produce throughout our food offering. Our team of chefs are dedicated to producing well balanced, simple food with great flavour. Presenting amazing dishes with a keen eye for detail and flare is our passion. Our 1886 menu changes regularly throughout the year to reflect the very best Scotland has to offer - if you would like a confirmed menu for your visit please contact a member of our team who can advise.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?