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The Kilderkin

65 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BT, Scotland
+44 131 556 2101
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“pizza” (75 reviews)
“haggis” (23 reviews)
“mash” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
65 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BT, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 220 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in here on our way down the Royal Mile for lunch. Cosy pub and staff were very friendly, shame about the food. Bird's eye burger and oven chips, soggy, cold, garlic bread and a bit of limp salad on the side of my...More

Thank Meg W
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This Pub is located at the end of the Royal Mile just before you reach Holyrood Palace. We stopped there because they weren't as busy as the some the Pubs and Restaurants closer to Edinburgh Castle. The food was average at best. I had the...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Scottish food and local beer, both available here. Have the haggis and gravy, very tasty. A few locals lend atmosphere.

Thank PeteLucy434
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Happened upon this place on my way to Holyroodhouse. There were two waitresses and one very attractive bartender. The waitresses worked extremely hard and made sure everyone had what they needed. I had one of the best meals I have ever had out of a...More

Thank Kimmykaboom
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Nice pub at first glance but not in good condition; bar staff don't tend to tables i.e. clear away empty glasses etc. Cheap beer on tap - OK for a quick pit stop on the Royal Mile.

Thank nicky h
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Have been twice during our stay. Staff is fun and helpful and food was great. Would recommend to anyone down towards Holyroodhouse.

Thank julieb312
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We went here today for lunch with children and dogs and were all made to feel welcome. There wasn't a vast lunch menu but we all found something to our tastes and thoroughly enjoyed it all. Staff were helpful and friendly, even bringing a bowl...More

Thank Ejswift21
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We went there a couple of times and the staff was realy wellcoming. The prices changed slightly from July to August, and aparently, there was some cheff training on August and our food took so long to arrive that we had to leave without eating...More

Thank Tamara D
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Just got to Scotland on a two week trip and was determined to at least try the "dreaded haggis." So, after strolling up and down the Royal Mile, we stopped in at the KILDERKIN BAR & RESTAURANT for a cold one and a bite to...More

Thank Chpervier
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Dropped by for some lunch, their mac & cheese was good! I love the cosy vibe, but it obviously gets filled up pretty quickly, so go early!

Thank mtennant23
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
Bar, Pizza, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 2101
  • E-mail
WE SERVE TWO DISTINCT MENUS; OUR DAYTIME MENU RUNS TILL 5pm AND OUR PIZZA MENU FROM 6pm Traditional Scottish bar with high-quality, home made food and a great selection of beer and spirits.
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