Pibroch Scottish Restaurant

4.3
148 Reviews
£25 and under
Scottish
On The Royal Mile, Pibroch is a charming family-run setting that celebrates Scottish tradition. In a cosy setting with rustic wooden furnishings & tartan décor, tuck into time-honoured traditional dishes, along with local beers.

The menu offers diners a full line-up of recipes from across Scotland, all made to traditional recipes. Start off with Cullen Skink or the Stornoway black pudding with beetroot salad, poached egg and sea salt croutons. Haggis is available the traditional way or made to a special vegetarian recipe and comes served with the traditional neeps & tatties as well as a red wine reduction or shallot cream sauce.
For dessert you can indulge in sticky ginger and date pudding.
A selection of whiskies from across Scotland are available as well as beers from the Edinburgh Beer Factory.

Filled with homely Scottish charm, Pibroch is a great way to experience traditional Scottish dining. Edinburgh Waverley Rail Stat

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 148 people are saying
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NickiW
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Haggis parcels were really tasty! The steak and ale pie was gorgeous, just too big for me to finish - but my boyfriend willingly helped me out!

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PatriciaC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional. The serving size was good for the price and appetite. The server was friendly

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KateC
Essex
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not fault the food or the service, both were excellent. I had the fillet which was perfectly cooked, my husband had the haggis which was also excellent. A great contemporary Scottish restaurant.

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JohnG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely small restaurant, serving excellent Scottish dishes. The Cullen Skink was really delicious, as was the fillet steak. The waiting staff were friendly and efficient, and the location is great - just a few 100 yards from the Royal Mile.

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NigelD
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was excellent but we had to wait a long time due to issues in the kitchen.

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sallyo
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

four diners including one vegetarian, all of us thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The staff were extremely professional and friendly and the food was absolutely delicious. Can't recommend enough.

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SLoo
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Huge portions, very friendly staff. The food was really good

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DavidR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Really enjoyed the food. Chicken breast stuffed with Haggis was a revelation. A little noisy for those wishing for very quiet dining, but it didn't worry us. Would definitely recommend.

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Ajax
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Delicious food & great value for money. Friendly & professional service. Would definitely go again.

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StaceyD
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, with cosy decor. Staff were excellent. Very attentive, friendly and polite. Food was amazing. Highly recommend.

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AnnC
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were polite and pleasant. Standard of food and choices also excellent. Ambience and decoration were lovely

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AndyV
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food, service and ambience.

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Heath
Lincolnshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely little Scottish restaurant. Great location, superb food, bagpipe music playing quietly in the background. It was a great start to our weekend in Edinburgh.

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MarkN
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Good ok wouldn’t say it was brilliant seemed to be all microwaved

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Nolito
Kent
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't recommend more! Had an absolutely fantastic meal at the Pibroch to mark the start of our scottish adventure. We had a nightmare journey arriving into Ediburgh, arrived at the restaurant far earlier than our booking time. The weather was gloomy so we decided to chance it and go in anyway. The food was great, but Jones our waiter was a star and made our day! We were welcomed in promptly and taken care of through the meal. The food was delicious (and well presented). The beef was cooked to perfection. Will be coming back again before we head home!

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Andy
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was exceptional. Service very slow to start, took ages to be offered a drink but when the food came the courses were fast, close together. The white wine wasn’t quite chilled enough. Nothing major in this review that would stop us going back as the star of the show is the food.

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TomG
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding value for money would highly recommend

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AlissaD
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Don’t go if you’re in a rush, but the smoked cod soup blew my mind!

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The staff were lovely and the food was delicious my only grumble would be there was too much on my plate and I had to leave some.

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CarolA
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Only downside was a man cleaning tables who appeared unkempt and not really productive.

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Catz
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time been to Pibroch in Edinburgh it's was absolutely amazing food fantastic, service was excellent and value for money can't wait to get back to Edinburgh to book in again.
Thanks Pibroch for a brilliant night

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NickW
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased to have found this restaurant. Food was delicious, service attentive & helpful but not pushy.
Would certainly dine there again.

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PaulMc
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant. Food and service was exemplary

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PeterH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was great but service was extremely poor, second round of drinks never arrived and no offer of a dessert menu

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Aaaaaaaa
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The server got the order wrong several times. In the end, we didn't get the food we wanted. It took two hours for the dessert to be served, and the other customers were all frustrated as well. The server was unfriendly and uncaring. I will never go back.

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GinnyF
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. For a taste of Scotland you can't go wrong at Pibroch

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JJG2012
London
29 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Lovely food. Friendly staff

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AlexB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived 40 minutes earlier than our booking but were greeted warmly and shown to our seats, food was lovely, staff were friendly service was good. Small menu so I'd advise to check before you book if you have fussy eaters in your group.
We will go back again

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Bozley
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food really tasty, service extremely good and friendly, table was a bit sticky but quickly rectified with a smile. Extremely enjoyable ambience and good time had. Thank you

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MichelleW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and lovely restaurant 👍🏻

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JurateH
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really great food, nice atmosphere. Good interaction by staff at the beginning of the night.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Cullen Skink was a highlight - thanks

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MichaelM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Not a restaurant. It’s a cafe with decent service and food.

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GrahamC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good restaurant, clean and welcoming.
The steak pie was very good but the haddock and chips much less so , the fish was obviously reheated in the oven which was disappointing. Draught beer was fine but the Prosecco was not the best , nice atmosphere and good service would return but not choose the fish

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AngelaB
London
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food. Salmon was cooked to perfection. Steak pie and duck dish also good. Would have been good to have more vegetables. Service friendly and efficient.

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RachealC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and lovely little Scottish restaurant- highly recommend a visit

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Northender
London
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came here on a day trip to Edinburgh with the family and in-laws and we all loved the homely food. One of us had the vege option (roast aubergine shallots and goats cheese tart) and the rest had the beef and ale pie. The kids had the burger and fish and chips from the kids menu. All of us loved it. My father in law is the most picky eater you’ve ever met and said it was one of the best pies he’s ever had. There was plenty of meat in each pie and the pieces were so soft. The staff were friendly and quick to help when needed. A great end to our day in Edinburgh!

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DorothyD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was piping hot and very tasty.
We were in fairly early so it was quiet but was getting busier when we were leaving.
Good choice on menu and portions were a good size.
In a great location on the Canongate but far enough away from the busy areas of the Royal Mile.

JD
JohannaDB
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hands down the best dining experience I have been to in a long time! Our server Jones was awesome, very knowledgeable. His recommendations were spot on. Also the vibe of the restaurant was just perfect. Haggis chicken breast was the highlight of the night! I will definitely be back next time i'm in town. Highly recommend going to this little hidden gem.

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SarahN
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really delicious food, a good selection, staff very polite and helpful, really enjoyable

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Pibroch Scottish Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.