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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
Today
10:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Tue 10:00 - 00:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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198 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Napier Uni, we found The Fountain just a short walk away. As most of the city was still "enjoying" a Bank Holiday, The Fountain was a lucky find, even though we only had the option of a limited menu. The Fountain is a Gastro Pub, and the menu is updated daily based on the current market, larder and the... More 

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Thank revrpb619
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to the fountain a few times it's great for a quiet well cooked meal during the week obviously a bit busier towards the weekend but there is always an atmosphere to go along with a great selection of drinks on offer. with only a short walk or taxi into town it's a great place to start a night... More 

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Thank John P
Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The young lady who served our table was lovely, and made sure I was aware of the possibility of traces of the food I was allergic to which in my case isn't a big issue, but for another could be. I thought that was really great and attentive. The food was amazing, would absolutely go again.

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Thank Mary-Catherine D
Edinburgh
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Normally run a mile if I get a whiff of pretentious hipster bars/eateries which I thought this might be when it first opened a few years back. But... Good selection of drinks, food very good (French chefs?). Friendly staff/manager. I'm local, but won't tolerate substandard service and badly conditioned beers. This is good, and yes a little pricey but.... high... More 

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Thank mincebeanschips
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This pub is very relaxed, modern and popular. They have tasty food, a load of whiskies and gins (Edinburgh freakin loves gin), and great beer. We're drinking Joker IPA. Spacious, comfortable and friendly, bar staff are good at recommending drinks.

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Thank Alex S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my partner and my two shish tzu as they were dog friendly. Had the venison hunch which was cooked perfectly and nicely seasoned. Perfect size portion of potatoes and vegetables and the sauce was excellent topped with a large serving of venison. My partner had the club with look amazing and he said it was the best... More 

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Thank Richard Y
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have recently moved in almost next door and love coming in here for a cheeky pint after a long day. Staff are most of the time great, nice atmosphere, cosy, all good. I came to eat and again the service is friendly but it lets the place down a bit, from a restaurant point of view. Far to eager... More 

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Thank Simon989898
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Great cosy little place, looks amazing with all the Christmas decs. Family friendly with a good kids menu and little handheld DVD players to entertain the wee ones.

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Thank babyschmoo
TheFountain131, Manager at The Fountain, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review. We do try to keep the little ones entertained! More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?