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The Waiting Room

$$ - $$$British, ,
7-8 Belhaven Terrace | EH10 5HZ, Edinburgh EH10 5HZ, Scotland
+44 131 452 9707
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible10%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“fajitas” (6 reviews)
“burger” (9 reviews)
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British, Scottish, Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7-8 Belhaven Terrace | EH10 5HZ, Edinburgh EH10 5HZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well what can I say apart from AMAZING! My family have been going to the Waiting Room for many many years and it has never failed to disappoint. The food is fantastic and I've eaten in many high end restaurants who couldn't come close to...More

Thank blondeshel
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visit this restaurant regularly with friends and family. The staff are very helpfull and efficient. I have many allergies they always take care that I have gluten free meals, the chef will change or remove anything that I might react to. The food is...More

Thank joanmturner
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Visiting on a quiet, week day night there were plenty of seats and seemed ideal for catch up chat with friends. Although not many customers in, we had to ask for menus, ask for someone to take our order and ask for someone to bring...More

1  Thank KirstyScobb
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This pub seems to be newly refurbished, and what a nice job they've done. It has a large screen, as well as a few small screens, which would make it a great venue to watch a big game. The big breakfast was nice. Though the...More

Thank iam5tv
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We arrived for lunch and the place was quite quiet. There were more than enough staff to cover the demand. As we had booked a table, the menu sheets were waiting for us. Great, yes, BUT it meant that a fundamental piece of information escaped...More

Thank PHandLaura
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Can I just say before I write anything negative is that the food here is delicious once again there is something for everyone, whether you want a easy sandwich and chips or something a bit more up market like the Rump of Lamb, although soup...More

7  Thank BeliRobbins2
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I waited 40 mins for soup and a sandwich. Soup came out cold and was immediately sent back. Won't be going back.

Thank Lee W
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Just watched the British Lions match here and had breakfast. Considering the place was packed, they did a superb job and serving a hearty well cooked breakfast, with a smile and a laugh. Great breakfast, great atmosphere. Perfect place to watch the big match. Thanks...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Nice pub in the Morningside area. Very spacious so there is always some space. The food is quite good and servers are all very friendly. Will be back

Thank Kristina A
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Went to the Waiting room to watch Hibs Aberdeen match and have a bit of lunch. We got a good seat with large screen in front of us. Service was as usual excellent, the Lithuanian lady who served us is extremely good at her job,...More

Thank deso_11
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:30 AM
10:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7-8 Belhaven Terrace | EH10 5HZ, Edinburgh EH10 5HZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 452 9707
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A welcoming local pub situated in the heart of Morningside. Our friendly staff will serve up a varied selection of the best Scottish craft beers, or if you're not a beer person, maybe one of our mouth-watering cocktails, or something from our extensive spirit and whisky gantry. Between 11.30 am and 9.00 pm, we also serve up an extensive and reasonably priced menu of delicious home-made food, which includes our much loved burgers and sizzling fajitas; and if you're out and about early on (or need some help recovering from the night before...), we serve a hearty Scottish breakfast until 1pm (3pm weekends), and fresh coffee all day. Sports fan? The Waiting Room is the place to be for all sporting events. With 5 large TVs and a 6-foot big screen, we show all major football, rugby, golf and tennis tournaments, and our staff are always willing to accommodate requests when possible (we can have up to three different things on at one time). We look forward to seeing you soon!
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