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The Fountain

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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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131 Dundee Street, Edinburgh EH11 1AX, Scotland
+44 131 229 1899
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10:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Tue 10:00 - 00:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As the tittle says the food is very expensive. The meat pie comes in decent sized dish with a layer of pastries balanced on top, looks really good ok until you try and start cutting it, Im pretty sure it was £14 although it had a good amount of meat it was just hard to eat as irritating loose bit... More 

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Thank Kenneth M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

An unexpected day off whilst working in Edinburgh. We thought we'd go to the cinema and have lunch. When we got to the complex we saw the normal "complex" restaurants. Nando's, Pizza Hut etc. Really not our thing at all. Then we spied The Fountain. Thank goodness. It had a lovely interior, great menu and a good choice of locally... More 

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1 Thank Sarabi08
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I visited on Sunday at 3pm'ish with my in-laws and we got the last table in the bar area (I definitely recommend booking!) The service was good and fairly quick considering how busy it was. We had a charcuterie board to begin but the main courses and desserts were the highlight. I had salmon from the specials menu and it... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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694 reviews
491 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Have been here many times for lunch, dinner and drinks. Always consistently good and never a poor meal. Stopped in for drinks this time and there were a few new faces behind the bar. Did not matter, still great service and delighted they replaced those uncomfortable bar stools.

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1 Thank Patrick H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

A very homely gastro pub at very reasonable prices. Menu had a bit of thought into it too so it was a better standard of meals than the usual food you see in pubs. Drinks selection is awesome though and worth going for. Always looks busy when pass and it was a great atmosphere when we were there as it... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We have visited the Fountain on quite a few occasions. The prices for basic pub food are a bit high, and the service can be a hit or miss at times; however, the food has always been good. We have noticed though, that the last two times we've been, the portions sizes have been smaller, and not to the same... More 

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Thank A W
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I was in for food and drinks with friends and it immediately got off to a bad start when we were shown to the Dining area if you can even call it that! It is very small and they pack you in like tinned sardines leaving a serious lack of space and privacy at your table. The food was in... More 

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Thank Bony100
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Overall very impressed with with food and service. Visited with my mum on a quiet Friday afternoon and had the two course menu. We started with crispy Brie and lamb cutlets which were both delicious and piping hot (very important to us!). We finished off with the steak ciabatta and home made burger, both had excellent flavour and were massive,... More 

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Thank Eireann J
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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334 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

A return visit for us. As always, surroundings were pleasant and staff friendly and attentive. We had beef pie and asparagus as mains which were both delicious. Reasonably priced a decent meal and pleasant evening. Slightly above average pub offering so worth a visit if passing.

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Thank Stevie0121
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Price does not match location, very expensive for being so far away from the city center. Full of hipsters with those tiny fringes and spectacles with plain glass in them, reading books nobody has ever heard of. Nice place though, definitely the place to go when you're writing a screenplay and Starbucks is closed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 01:00
Thursday
10:00 - 01:00
Friday
10:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Dundee Street, Edinburgh EH11 1AX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 229 1899
Description
Near Fountain Park

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