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Cafe Royal Oyster Bar

) #520 of 1,856 Restaurants in Edinburgh $$ - $$$ , Seafood, British
19 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Scotland
+44 131 556 1884
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish
$$ - $$$
19 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great pub atmosphere downstairs with good food. We recommend the Cullen Skink, scalloped and excellent Hagis. Pinot Grigio rose to wash it down. A good place for lunch while sightseeing.

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table on Saturday 3rd June for 4 to celebrate my daughters 21st birthday but were left very disappointed by the lack of dairy and gluten free choices. We had been advised that the chef would accommodate our dietary needs but, when push...More

Thank Simon F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous food. A little on the expensive side but, if you like seafood, it is kind of what you would expect to pay. Staff friendly and helpful and great atmosphere. Would recommend.

Thank Carlisle17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Centrally located just off Prince's Street with excellent food, convivial company and extremely professional staff. Went several times over the course of a week. Will return happily..

Thank belleelle2017
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We ate here for a brief bite on a Sunday lunchtime, in the "pub" part. Cullen skin was very good - maybe a few more chunks of fish would have taken this to five stars. The scallops and black pudding were very good. The staff...More

Thank Catherine L
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Early evening drinks and fresh oysters. The bar was very busy but service still good and quick, the oysters were fresh and excellent

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

An excellent dinner for four in this impressive Edinburgh institution of a restaurant linked to the Cafe Royal bar. The building and historic decor are very impressive! It was a difficult choice as there is a wide menu of appealing dishes largely centred on seafood....More

Thank Bulla55
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Found this Pub/restaurant with friends. Top place, bar food is excellent and even better fine dining in the restaurant . An amazing assortment of beers, lagers ect. This place is on my list of places to return. Great for families and friends. Great staff with...More

Thank Robswife88
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Cafe Royal is a very fine, fin de siecle style bar (first) and restaurant just off Princes Street in Edinburgh. I chose it because it was near to our hotel on a day I knew my family would have done a lot of walking. The...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Our Spanish waitress was fantastic, very attentive excellent service, food was lovely from start to finish, had the salmon and crab starter followed by a mussel risotto with seabass, delicious, can only recommend the restaurant, I will be back soon

Thank tataitamas92
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 1884
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