The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen

4.3
47 reviews
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£25 and under
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Scottish
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The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen showcases the exceptional quality of ingredients available in Scotland, creating contemporary takes on classic dishes. Its late-night cocktail bar offers a collection of local spirits, from single malts to Edinburgh gin and Scottish vodka.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Scottish
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Hours of operation
Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 1am
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Phone number
0131 240 7177
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Public transit
Bus Stop George street
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Wheelchair Access
What 47 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.4
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4.1
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Lovely atmosphere in bar and dining room. We were not rushed at all by staff. Always someone to ask if needed but nobody hovering unnecessarily. Tables nicely spaced so you can have private converation. Fish was the freshest I have ever tasted. Thoroughly recommend for any occaision.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This was s great spot on our first night in Edinburgh. Teenage kids have food allergies and they were great helping us with that. All the food was delicious and nicely presented. Service was great. Meat items particularly great. This was a great choice.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Fantastic table in an elevated position at the far end window. Seats 6,and is recommended. Had the steak which was cooked just as I’d requested,and was very good. No complaints from fellow diners regarding their choices. Superb(Spanish?) waiter. The basics done very well ,without being stellar.

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1.0Dined on August 5, 2018

They allowed to make late reservation (10:15 pm) on OpenTable but when you get there they tell you that the kitchen closes at 10pm. Very disappointing.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen - a friends get-together meal on a Saturday evening. Good location, excellent food and drinks list. The staff where fantastic. I would definitely eat there again.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Relaxed atmosphere, exquisite food and a very nice wine.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Excellent service and the food was amazing. Would highly recommend it!!!

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Disappointing that they ran out of their very own gin - which was advertised on the chalk board outside and on the menu. Otherwise very happy with our meal

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Really nice decor, good steaks and a good drinks list. Nothing to complain about!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Traveling - daughters birthday

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was good. Foil found in one of the dishes... apology was accepted, but no discount applied - not the usual standard of service I'm used to in a more up market restaurant. Service was slow at times, but not awful. Waited for almost half an hour on the bill. I don't like to draw attention to these things with waiting staff, but I'd had enough of the waiting. So I had to be fairly abrupt. Wasn't asked if we required more drinks after pudding and a quick toilet break. I wouldn't go back based on the service, but the food was good.

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent food and service. Ambience was excellent. If ordering water ensure you order tap otherwise £3.50 a bottle.

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4.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Delicious dinner on a Friday nite, last in Edinburgh. Had cider and a chicken, leek, mushroom, chestnut pie, presented with open moth ceramic black bird in center!
Very nice atmosphere, service, and experience!
Unfortunately pie left no room for dessert!

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Lively, large bar with comfy chairs and Mocktails are great for drivers, classy intetesting decor, great food eg truffle chips! Love it

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Absolutely fantastic atmosphere !l! Food was served efficiently hot and looked good on the eye !!! All our food was of good quality hot and very very tasty xx very reasonable in price with such a gorgeous room . Waitress was very attentive and informative x

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4.0Dined on August 18, 2017

Overall THE lunch was good. Waitresses very kind. THE soup was luke warm so needed to be send back. The end of the restaurant was quite drafty because of air conditioning. Waitress found us a better table. Why are the loos so low??

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2017

Had a lovely meal with my best friend when we were up in Edinburgh for the festival. Nice venue

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2017

Had a really lovely dinner at the restaurant. The atmosphere was great, not too noisy but still buzzing. Had a main and dessert, both very tasty but wouldn't have minded a bit more mash and a few green bits like beans, broccoli, tomatoes or something...
I would definitely consider going back next time I am in Edinburgh. As a tour leader, I would say this would also be a good option for groups.

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2017

Four of us had lunch for a special occasion. The food was very good, particularly the smoked haggis starter and the sea bream. The only downside was the service - when we were seated and when we asked to have sweets, we were only handed the a la carte menu and I had to ask for the lunch menu on both occasions.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2017

Very nice meal at The Printing Press. It's quite casual so don't expect Michelin stars, but the food is very tasty. I had the gnocchi and my friend risotto (both vegetarian options). Both were good but I felt a bit hard done by with my gnocchi as it was a relatively small portion. Good to see some more inventive vegetarian options. Service was very good. The restaurant is part of a hotel and there is a bar at the front and a function room downstairs (wedding on when I was there) so you do feel a bit as if you're in the middle of a bigger occasion. If you want to avoid this ask for a table at the back away from the bar.

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3.0Dined on July 6, 2017

The food was unimpressive, but not actually bad. The ambiance was alright. We went there because it was convenient. We do not recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2017

Great! Their lunch menu is a real deal

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the evening here. Food was fabulous and our waitress was super. Very attentive.
A great dining experience and one which i have already told my friends about.
Excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2017

I have booked twice now through Open Table and both times the restaurant has not been expecting us! The reservation didn't seem to have been passed on. Lucky on both occasions the restaurant was able to accommodate us.
Otherwise, again, a great night. Thanks.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2017

Great building and décor. The service was good, but not special.
I thought the food was a little overpriced and the portions were too small. However the food tasted good although my fish slightly overcooked. This was acknowledged well and they removed a charge for dessert which was appreciated.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2017

An excellent venue to catch-up with friends over dinner. The service was warm and friendly, and our three courses were each very good indeed - high quality, very tasty and beautifully presented. Very enjoyable all round.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2016

The restaurant oozes charm and character. We were a little worried with having children there but it was relaxed and children's meal was excellent value. However I would have prefer chips not to have been salted. Our meals were delicious and not the cheapest option but food was very high standard and glad we tried it. If we ever go back to Edinburgh we will return and definitely recommend to others.

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3.0Dined on December 12, 2016

I had done the booking via open table. My friends arrived before me and they were told there was no booking so they were given a relatively bad table just at the door. When I arrived and show my email of confirmed booking their reaction was 'ooooh that's OpenTable booking that's a different system. We have two booking systems'. I thought that was a lame excuse not even an apology! Anyway we didn't want to allow that to ruin our mood. We sat our given table and ordered our food. Both starters and mains were average. Especially mains were too small they could easily be called starters. It took three different waiters to get our tea and coffee orders right after 15 minutes of wait. Overall it was a disappointing experience.

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1.0Dined on December 3, 2016

Service was slow, food terrible and gluten free choices not indicated on menu

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2.0Dined on November 22, 2016

Small portions, food mediocre. Nice surroundings. Two mistakes with meal order. Expensive for what it is, but convenient location and lots of space within it.

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4.0Dined on November 17, 2016

Explored menu - good results - first class overall !

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2016

Food was very good and the service excellent. Thought it had a nice feel

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2016

The food, the service, and the atmosphere were exactly what we were looking for during our visit to Edinburgh! We'd definitely come back!

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2016

Food was very nice and hood value for money. Slightly louder atmosphere, but overall very nice experience.

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2.0Dined on August 6, 2016

The highlight of the evening was the Langoustine Thermidor tart starter - which was delicious. However the ambience and the choice of menu options for the main course were a little disappointing (have never seen Mince and Potatoes on a good restaurant menu). Bar drinks very expensive.

Won't be rushing back.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2016

Really nice over all experience and very much up to my expectations. Food was very good and service very friendly. I won't hesitate to return we definitely enjoyed it.

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2.0Dined on July 27, 2016

Sadly I can't recommend this restaurant in its current state.

I appreciate that its relatively new and with new staff (one of the waitresses stated clearly to us it was her first day) but there were fundamental flaws in service which can't be excused.

The food itself was good but not exceptional - bill for two people was just short of £120 and I didn't feel I'd had good value.

May get better over time however very disappointed in my visit.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2016

Desserts great! Service efficient and pleasant . Will definitely visit shsin

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2016

Steaks cooked to perfection, and all enjoyed the meal and drinks.
Very reasonable value

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2016

Service. Delicious food.

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