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The Queens Arms - Edinburgh, Edinburgh,

The Queens Arms - Edinburgh

4.5
4.5
1122 Reviews
£25 and under
Scottish
The Queens Arms is a cosy pub hidden under the cobblestones of Edinburgh, and home to the city's Best Sunday Roast.

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🧒 Under 18s welcome until 9pm
🐶 Dog-friendly
💡 Pub Quiz Sundays at 8pm
🏃 Walk-ins welcome
🍹 Bookings for food & just drinks welcome

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 34 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Cuisines
    Scottish
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed 12:00 pm–12:00 am Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    0131 225 1045
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    New Town
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

What 1,122 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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1,122 Reviews
  1. FJoy

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening out. Friendly staff and delicious food. Great atmosphere.

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  2. giulianaf

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice typical spot . Perfect to stay with friends after a long and busy around the city . See you next trip

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded 1 day ago

    Giulianaf, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Queens Arms! Have a fantastic day!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the Sunday roast and it met all of our expectations and was delicious.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded today

    Opentable Diner, thank you so much for your high rating!

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  4. Melanie

    Stuttgart

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was here for the sunday roast and would highly recommend! Portion was a bit smaller than expected but overall it was an amazing experience. Food was excellent and served pretty fast (maybe 5 min after ordering?). Very good service and a beautiful pub, very comfortable and with great attention to detail. Definitely on my list whenever I'm visiting Edinburgh again! Thank you!

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded today

    Hi Melanie, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!

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  5. PaulaC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely pub with attentive staff and good food and wine.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded 2 days ago

    Hello Paula, thanks a million for your kind review!

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  6. Rachel

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere with books and different areas to sit in and friendly staff. Food was amazing and cooked to perfection, steak cooked exactly how I ordered it and better than some steak houses.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded today

    Hi Rachel, thank you for your great review! We love the books too!

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  7. JoaquinA

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    gran lugar, gran ambiente, muy buena la comida, servicio impecable (marcos muy bien).

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded 3 days ago

    Muchas gracias Joaquin!!!

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  8. MollyOCanada

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    The shared roast dinner was disappointing. The roast was actually a cut up steak and it was sliced incorrectly causing it to be very tough. The Yorkshires were dry and overdone. The roasties were very tough to cut into and the pieces of potato too big. The three desserts were underwhelming. Overall a disappointing roast/carvery and we would not recommend. Thank goodness we have a more traditional one booked next week.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on September 14, 2023

    Mollyocanada, it is disappointing for us to hear that your experience was anything less than great. Regarding your feedback, yes our roast is bavette so it's a steak cut of meat. We've made a conscious choice to serve bavette as it's higher quality and we think it tastes the best. The rest of what you're describing is not what we pride ourselves on and we'd like an opportunity to make it up to you and show you the quality we normally serve up. If you could reach out to me at oliwer.nylander@signaturepubs.co.uk and we can work towards a resolution.

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  9. MBXPD

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Wonderful Traditional Sunday Roast! I've been here before and I'll be back again. Love it!

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on September 14, 2023

    Hello, thank you so much and we can't wait to see you again!

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  10. Clovelly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious Sunday roast. The staff were excellent. Will definitely return on my next visit to Edinburgh.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded 5 days ago

    Clovelly, thank you so much for your high rating! We hope to see you soon!

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  11. AEG1

    Glasgow

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great quality food highly recommend the roast and fish and chips.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on September 14, 2023

    Hello, thank you so much for your kind words!

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  12. JH311

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best roasts I’ve ever had - the service was also excellent, and the pub had a lovely atmosphere. Could not recommend more.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on September 14, 2023

    Hello, thank you so much!

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  13. LeeC

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service, lovely food and just the right noise levels and atmosphere to allow for conversation. Will definitely return!

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on September 14, 2023

    Hello Lee, thanks for your kind words and we hope to see you soon!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first evening in Edinburgh we dined here and what a great decision it was! Beautiful restaurant and bar, good service and great food. Excellent experience.

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  15. MarinaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice place with tasty food Service good and they out worldcup rugby on TV!

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded 7 days ago

    Marinal, thank you so much for your high rating!

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  16. marcop

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ottimo pub per passare la serata in un ambiente tipico inglese. Birre e cibo super

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on September 10, 2023

    Marcop, thank you so much for your high rating!

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  17. Elaine

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff. Attentive. Ham& onion tartlet abs delicious. Thanks

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on September 10, 2023

    Elaine, we're glad you had such a wonderful experience with us!

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  18. Laur

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful last night dinner in Scotland. The staff is very friendly and efficient with drink orders taken promptly. The cocktails were creative and well done Great traditional food and wonderful ambience

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  19. JenK

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The food was mediocre - the service was lacking. My husband’s steak was overcooked and unimpressive - it looked like 2 random pieces of meat… very odd looking. The focaccia appetizer with sauces was the best item. For my entree I had fish n’chips; it was large but rather bland in flavor. I did like the peas. After flagging down a waiter we ordered dessert…sticky toffee pudding….It was a small corner piece…again we were also very unimpressed. We would give it a 3. Overall we would not recommend nor would we go back. We spent €77

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on September 10, 2023

    Thanks for your review Jen. We hold ourselves to a very high standard and are disappointed to hear about your experience with us. All our steaks are bavette and one piece although they do get sliced in the kitchen. We would like to make this up to you, if you reach out to me at oliwer.nylander@signaturepubs.co.uk we can work towards a resolution

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  20. NicholaS

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Dinner was absolutely delicious and love the booth!

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on September 6, 2023

    Hi Nicholas, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!

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  21. ElbaM

    Miami

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Sunday Roast is something you have to do while visiting UK so it was a nice experience for us.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded 5 days ago

    Elbam, thank you so much for the positive review!

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  22. JayC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and amazing roast. Impeccable service. Would recommend

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  23. LisaM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, very friendly & efficient staff . Nice atmosphere & a bonus being abe to watch the F1 & football. Will return when next in Edinburgh

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  24. MarkE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Menu covers the essentials. Nothing fancy. Honest fare.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on September 1, 2023

    Hello MarkE, thanks for your review!

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  25. MairiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous tasty food in a lovely pub to suit all tastes. Staff friendly and helpful.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on September 1, 2023

    Hello, thank you so much for your kind words!

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  26. cliffordthedragon

    Edinburgh

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nive steak and chips, went for the sharng pie but the filling changes and wasn't to our taste on the day. Chips are excellent!

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on September 1, 2023

    Hello Clifford, thanks for your review and kind words!

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  27. SusanneB

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    I couldn’t fault the food which was really nice but I thought the service was exceptionally slow. It was also a bit expensive for what it was.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on September 1, 2023

    Hello Susanne, we are sorry to hear about the slow service during your visit. We pride ourselves on exceptional service so this isn't up to our standard. We would like to hear some more information about your visit and be given a chance to make this up to you., if you could reach out to me at oliwer.nylander@signaturepubs.co.uk we can work towards a resolution.

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  28. coops63

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favourite always go here. The place is soo good.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on August 30, 2023

    Hello Coops63, thank you so much for your kind words! We hope to see you again.

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  29. SusanG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Generally a very positive experience but very disappointed with the sticky toffee pudding which was very dense and lacked the lightness required

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  30. NormaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Great venue. Shame about the cleanliness of the toilets - really need a deep clean.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on August 28, 2023

    Hello Norm, thanks for your review. We’re glad to hear you enjoyed the vent and service, but are sorry to hear the toilets aren’t up to scratch. We’ve deep cleaned them and will stay on top of our cleaners more.

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  31. debbieM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Party of 4 on a city break. The service here we found was friendly and helpful and we very much like the set up here, typical good pub, lively but not over noisy. 3 of us had the beef roast and it was gorgeous highly recommend this, 1 had fish and chips which she said was fine, the only criticism we had was the dessert 2 of our number found the sticky toffee pudding a little dry and our sharing puds weren’t as the same standard as the roast… but we ate everything so no complaints just opinions We all said we would recommend the Queens Arms especially the yummy roast dinner

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on August 28, 2023

    Hello Debbie, we’re glad to hear you enjoyed our roast! We’ll pass the feedback on regarding the fish and puddings to the kitchen.

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  32. LesleyR

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a roast dinner fab service and food was delicious will be back

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on August 28, 2023

    Lesleyr, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Queens Arms! Looking for to seeing you again.

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  33. ClaireT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Good extremely disappointing. I had haggis neeps tatties. It wasn’t fresh. The potato/neeps was hard, felt like it hadn’t been defrosted, so definitely not fresh. Haggis wasn’t warm and the cheese sprinkled on top wasn’t melted. My friend had steak which was mediocre. I expected more from this restaurant/pub. Only good thing was the ambiance.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on August 28, 2023

    Hello Claire, thanks for your review. The bottom part of the dish is steamed turnip, they’re never frozen but may have been steamed too little. The stuff on top of the dish is straw potatoes not cheese. We’ll pass on the feedback to the kitchen as this is not the standard we strive for. If you reach out to me on oliwer.nylander@signaturepubs.co.uk I will try to make this up to you.

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  34. GailM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal and set ice were great. Excellent value for money

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on August 28, 2023

    We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!

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  35. TianaS

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Staff were amazingly helpful, turning down the background music (some of us were hard of hearing) and letting us stay well beyond the two hour slot we'd been warned we may have to stick to. The wooden and bookish décor was comfortable and such a change from modern cold white and greys. Food was excellent, portions generous; a soup and starter or a main was plenty for us. A long as you're mobile enough to negotiate the steps down to the entrance, I'd recommend this place.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on August 28, 2023

    Tianas, we are so happy to read such a great review about The Queens Arms!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The guy who followed us was very kind,High quality food, very nice place

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on August 28, 2023

    Hello, thanks for your amazing review despite being followed..

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    We were warmly welcomed to the Queen's Arms and is obviously a popular venue. It's probably a little fuller than the space can comfortably accommodate, making it feel claustrophobic. Staff never took our drinks order, and the cutlery arrived after our food. They were very busy and I appreciate that. However, the dish I ordered was practically inedible. The chips were hard and dry. There was minimal sauce on the bun, and the veggie patty gave me a terrible stomach ache. We were not asked if we enjoyed our meal, despite my plate being nearly full of food. I did not complain because we had tickets to the Castle , and I just wanted to get out of there.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on August 28, 2023

    Hello, thank you for leaving us feedback. We are disappointed to hear that your experience was not a positive one. Please contact our manager at oliwer.nylander@signaturepubs.co.uk so we can make this up to you.

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  38. ThomasB

    Hamburg

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We‘ll be going there again. Very friendly statt. Very Food Marls.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on August 28, 2023

    Thomasb, we are so happy to read such a great review about The Queens Arms! We look forward to seeing you again

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  39. Aldee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal. Had a great meal in July and wanted to return

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on August 28, 2023

    Hello Aldee, glad to have you back! We hope to see you soon.

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  40. JeanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous Sunday roast , great service from the staff

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on August 28, 2023

    Jeand, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at The Queens Arms.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Queens Arms - Edinburgh is rated 4.5 stars by 1122 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 34 times today
Google Map for The Queens Arms - Edinburgh

49 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1EP

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    New Town
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed 12:00 pm–12:00 am Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am
  • Cuisines
    Scottish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine
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