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Ghillie Dhu

British Bar/Pub

3.3 out of 5 3.3/5 from 2 reviews (add your opinion)

2-6 Rutland Place

Phone: 0131 222 9930
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2 user reviews:

3.5 from craig777 (100%) on March 3rd, 2011 (8 years ago)

Ghillie Dhu, 2-6 Rutland Place, EH1 2AD, Edinburgh

I love this place. I have been here for many a night out and it is such a refreshing change from other places on George Street. It's an anything goes type of place and caters to most ages. They run Ceilidhs on Fridays which friends have been to and loved, it's usually always busy on a Saturday and it’s a great place to watch the rugby on a 6 nation’s weekend.

I went here for lunch/dinner one Sunday during the festival so it was relatively quiet. The menu had a good variety on it with sandwiches, old pub favourites such as macaroni cheese, as well as more formal mains of salmon/lamb chops. The service was good and the food was also very good - I had the macaroni cheese (to help with the hangover!) and it was brilliant, I remember the chips being really good as well.

Sandwiches range from £5-7 with other mains ranging from £7-12 depending what you go for.

I wouldn’t suggest this place to people for an intimate dinner as it is just such a big room but if you are looking for somewhere fun with mates to go to for a pub lunch or dinner then this is a great place. Because it’s so dark inside it’s more suited to winter nights as it’s the kind of place that you could lose your day in. They have a great set up of some wee booths which are great for small groups of friends to get together.

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3 from ciamara (42%) on April 27th, 2014 (5 years ago)

Ghillie Dhu, 2-6 Rutland Place, EH1 2AD, Edinburgh

We visited the Ghillie Dhu on a Saturday afternoon for brunch complete with Bloody Marys.

The building is fabulous. Wooden floors, beams, stone columns it really is lovely. The seating is also brilliant, with lots of wee booths, cosy nooks, etc. There are also two large booths with doors, which would be brilliant for a party of six or eight. A lovely place to visit. The Ghillie Dhu is also very clean, including the toilets.

As for the brunch, the coffee was good, the Bloody Mary was okay, as were the bacon, tattie scone, grilled tomato, the wee drop beans and mushrooms. However the black pudding and haggis were pretty bland, the scrambled eggs over cooked, whilst the sausage was ordinary and as uninspiring as the building is memorable. It didn't taste like a butchers sausage that you get from Crombies etc. We felt that a better quality sausage, black pudding and haggis would improve the meal no end. The toast was chargrilled ciabatta. It was fine, but proper toasted good quality bread would probably go better with a brunch. The food was warm rather than hot, despite the hot plates it was served on. It looks like a large plateful until you move the ciabatta!

Overall it is a lovely bar, good service and well worth a visit. Can't really recommend the brunch however.

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