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The Auld Hoose

23-25 St. Leonards Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QN, Scotland
+44 131 668 2934
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“nachos” (82 reviews)
“onion rings” (18 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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LOCATION
23-25 St. Leonards Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QN, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 174 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place serves veg- and vegan-friendly pub grub (meat dishes are included) at reasonable prices with huge portions. The nachos and onion rings come in large quantities. The beer selection is large and goods. Service was very friendly and the bar man even downsold us...More

Thank dxmyekat
Jonathan W, Manager at The Auld Hoose, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Dxmyekat, Thanks so much for your excellent review, very much appreciated! :-) Pop back and see us next time you visit Edinburgh. Kind regards, Jonathan

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to enjoy ales. Try out their Guest Ale. I had the Local Motive when we were there. Changed regularly.

Thank Jimmy C
Jonathan W, Manager at The Auld Hoose, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jimmy, Thanks for the great review, much appreciated! Come back and see us again next time you visit Edinburgh. Kind regards, Jonathan

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Mecca pub destination for vegans. Just everything - food, beer, staff, ambience - I love it there! Onion rings 👍

Thank Pat B
Jonathan W, Manager at The Auld Hoose, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Pat, Thanks so much for you fab review! Come back and see us lots! Kind regards, Jonathan

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Visited Edinburgh on a rainy Fringe day with my other half and two dogs, town centre pubs full up so looked up a dog friendly pub close by. 10 minute walk away. Friendly atmosphere with huge choice of beers. Try the Citrus 5% - wife...More

Thank Peter S
Jonathan W, Manager at The Auld Hoose, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Peter, Thank you so much for your lovely review, very much appreciated. Hope you all enjoyed your trip to Edinburgh and Skye. We look forward to seeing you next time you visit Scotland. Kind regards, Jonathan

Reviewed 6 August 2017

I came to "The Auld Hoose" because I was craving nachos one day and this place came up as one of the best nacho places in Edinburgh. The bar is spacious and modern and we went one lunch, restaurant was pretty quiet and chilled. Something...More

Thank TMN H
Jonathan W, Manager at The Auld Hoose, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Hi TMH, Thank you so much for your great review - very much appreciated! Come back and see us lots! :-) Kind regards, Jonathan

Reviewed 3 August 2017

I went for the good choice of veggie and vegan food. Fairly basic type food (not gourmet), but this is obvious form the menu. Generous portions, filling and tasty for a good price. Easy to get too form central Edinburgh - maybe a 10 minute...More

Thank rachorse
Jonathan W, Manager at The Auld Hoose, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Hi Rachorse, Thanks for your great review, very much appreciated! :-) Come back and see us next time you're in Edinburgh. Kind regards, Jonathan

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We walked quite a long way and were very much looking forward to enjoying a nice dinner. Unfortunately it is not stated on the page that minors are not allowed at all (not only from 8pm) and we had to leave deeply disappointed without food...More

Thank quacksalber1965
Jonathan W, Manager at The Auld Hoose, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Hi Quackslber1965, I'm sorry you had a wasted journey however it does say in the "Details" section of this page (Tripadvisor) that "Children are not permitted on the premises at any time". It is also on our website. It's does seems a touch unfair that...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing food, good pints and a brilliant pub quiz! Lovely staff and delightful venue. The bar is nice, seats are comfortable and everything is wonderful :) can't recommend enough!

Thank Ginny D
Jonathan W, Manager at The Auld Hoose, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Hi Ginny, Thank you so much for your great review, very much appreciated! :-) Kind regards, Jonathan

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Great menu with veggie and vegan options. Small nachos could easily feed 3 and friendly staff even cater to requests for extra of toppings. Hotdogs looked amazing aswell. Make sure your hungry if going here the portions are huge at a low price topped of...More

Thank ANWPTQ
Jonathan W, Manager at The Auld Hoose, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Hi ANWPTQ, Thanks so much for the great review, very much appreciated. Come back and see us lots! :-) Kinds regards, Jonathan

Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

I love the Auld Hoose mainly because of their vegan selection which is fab. Today we had the onion ring tower, vegan falafel burger and tofu & red pepper sandwich. All were lovely. Resisted their mountain of vegan nachos which is yummy but a bit...More

Thank WilliamWallace1314
Jonathan W, Manager at The Auld Hoose, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Hi William, Thanks so much for your ace review, very much appreciated! Delighted that you love our food - personally I'm a big fan of the tofu sandwich. Look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Jonathan

Nearby
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
...More
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Nanette M
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Response from dxmyekat | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Looked like a few there for dinner.
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Hancik
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Yes they are! :-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Digital Payments
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 01:00
Monday
12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23-25 St. Leonards Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 668 2934
  • E-mail
Description
The Home Of Edinburgh's Largest Nachos! We serve quality pub food in nice big portions. Favourites include our famous nachos, burgers, hot dogs and burritos. Lots of our dishes are vegetarian and many are vegan. We are very passionate about beer. We serve Brewdog's Punk IPA and Brooklyn Lager permanently, and our guest ale comes from craft breweries such as Alechemy, Dark Star, Five Points, Fyne Ale, Magic Rock, Moor, Summer Wine and Tiny Rebel. Our jukebox is legendary in Edinburgh for having the best selection of metal, punk and goth music. Bands such as Alice In Chains, Black Flag, Danzig, Deftones, Kyuss, Mastodon, Nick Cave, Nitzer Ebb, Rage Against The Machine and Tiger Army make up the soundtrack to a stay in The Auld Hoose. Children are not permitted on the premises at any time, and we don't take reservations. Oh yeah, students get a 10% discount on all food purchases!
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