The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen

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114 Reviews
£25 and under
Scottish
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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 114 people are saying
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4.1
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3.9
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Bazno5
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good drinks, decent menu and good table service. Only issue was when we asked for suggested mixers for certain drinks you just get a basic tonic. Nothing fancy.

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MarkP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ridiculous booking system never allowed us to book one table of 4, but did two tables of 2, then sat together. Service was ok, never ate.

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FC2499
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food took a very long time to come and did have to remind the servers of our starter. Waiters very nice and considerate.

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Marianne
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you appreciate well prepared, delicious food presented to a high standard, Printing Press should certainly be part of your trip to Edinburgh. Waiting staff were most attentive which added to a special dining experience. Definitely 5*

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, as was the service. We will be making a special trip back to Edinburgh just to come here again. Thank you!

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Jenjex
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and great service. Certainly be back again

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KirstyM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was nice to be out. Booking made but restaurant was very quiet - food was good.

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catherinep
Inverness
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very attentive waitress. Everything was just right for us. We were not rushed at all. Quiet at the time we were in.
We had 3 courses and peppermint tea.

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SaraK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous bar really pleasant surroundings. Lovely staff.

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justme
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food delicious but expected sides with my shepherd's pie such as some veg cost extra. Poor when it was £16.50 already.
Service slow. Only managed to get one drink order before our table time was up.

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DerekW
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff excellent very friendly, well worth visiting.

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KaleighW
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely inside, nice atmosphere, friendly staff, I’d definitely visit again.

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PatrickC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

We came in for drinks only. To find the cocktail list was tiny and they did not have the ingredients for many cocktails at all. This is a very bad show for what was a very good venue for drinks. May they get their act together soon

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kayR
Edinburgh
13 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was excellent especially the rhubarb creme bruleé. The service was brilliant.

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ChrisB
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Due to recent restrictions it has been a couple of years since we last visited. Recently re-opened and back to same high standards expected. Good food (lunch) and served with a smile. Good to have them back.

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SharonM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very expensive.

Disappointing

Incorrect price on website

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BillyW
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quietly ambient and atmospheric restaurant set in a beautiful building.

The food was outstanding, as were the staff. Very attentive and prompt with service.

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vbetts
London
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Didn't have food as when booked not available
Drinks in pleasant atmosphere

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RosieP
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place, felt very covid safe, lovely drinks, wonderful service, great ambience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The service was friendly and attentive however the food was disappointing. I had the flat iron steak with a chimmichurri sauce - both were bland and flat. The steak was unevenly cooked, medium in some places but mostly medium rare (I asked for medium and didn’t send it back because the meat would be dried out if cooked further as it was served sliced). I expected more from the previous reviews.

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SoniaW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, wonderful atmosphere and lovely food

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KateS
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service, terrible menu choice- menu did not reflect what was a available & was taken away after ordering the first drink. There was nothing on the tables- not even napkins. I asked for a replacement straw twice. The lager was awful and flat. Was not impressed

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CraigC
Edinburgh
54 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Drinks only - good choice of wines and cocktails by the glass.

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foodie1
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had a lovely lunch. Nice backdrop, nice menu, kids menu was spot on, serving staff were very polite and helpful but service itself was a bit slow. Will be going back.

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GrantP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Just awful, 40 minutes to wait for a drink, didn't even bother ordering food given how poor the staff were.

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Sheena
Edinburgh
21 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent meal in relaxing surroundings. Glad we'd booked because walk-ins were being turned away.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Lack of service, generally felt disappointed by the experience.
Ambience was limited due to their not being music on.
I appreciate the staff are (obviously) new, so little mistakes can be forgiven. However, we were left for long periods of time with no drinks, no food order, no water in our empty glasses...

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Sarah
London
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Turned away for being 10 mins late despite trying to call multiple times and not phone not being picked up

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Music to loud, service was good but to quick , to expensive

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kellyE
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was fantastic, service was a little slow.
We ate in the restaurant area it was very quite for a Saturday night with not much atmosphere, none the less we enjoyed our time.

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vipPeter
London
21 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The onion tart was exquisite and the Scottish garden cocktail intense

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PaulD
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere . Really friendly service from the gentleman at the front door right through out all staff.

The menu was great and food was amazing.

Staff were enthusiastic and helpful including my requests of non alcohol beverages . Cocktails included .

Would definitely recommend and I will revisit

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DavidW
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, lovely place. Highly recommended and can't wait to go again.

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iEat
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was friendly and attentive. The food was great and the ambiance was nice and relaxed. I have already recommended to my friends and would to anyone else.

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LilianR
Edinburgh
22 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.
Excellent staff
Lovely atmosphere

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AnnieB
Edinburgh
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for a Birthday meal for my friend. The food was delicious and was happy with the vapour considering the quality of the food. My friend had the beef with mushrooms and I had a ribeye steak which was melt in the mouth. We both opted for the apple tart for pudding which was lovely and a good portion size as well. The only trouble we had was trying to get anyone to bring over the bill as I’m we ended up speaking to three different staff members to get it. I do appreciate that it was a Friday night and the bar was very busy.

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vipTimM
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A beautiful restaurant with a decent menu including a variety of interesting cocktails. Fairly quiet and friendly wait staff.

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JohnB
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice environment but the flickering lights detracted a little. Service was attentive but the food was good not great. Small menu also

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CarolineG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The location is quite easy to find and either renovation inside or outside is impressing. But there are not many choices in Main.

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vipOpenTable Diner
County Durham
19 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the restaurant!
Staff was nice and attentive
Food was so good especially in love with the bone marrow gravy sauce that comes with our steak, totally lush

FAQs

The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen is rated 4 stars by 114 OpenTable diners.

The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://thegeorge.skchase.com/vouchers?categories=dining.

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.