Hamiltons

4.3
257 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Hamiltons of Stockbridge is a relaxed environment where the carefully sourced menu changes with the seasons and drinks are a well-chosen blend of beautiful wines and modern standards with a subtle twist. Hamiltons maintains a comprehensive selection of beers spanning all the local favourites as well as an carefully selected cocktail menu including unique creations such as the Rum and Raisin milk punch. The food menu is an ever-changing experience that includes popular items such as our Toulouse sausage baguette with blue cheese, onion jam, mustard mayo and dipping gravy(and of course the ever present hand cut chips). Hamiltons can be found at 16-18 Hamilton Place, near to The Water of Leith and Edinburghs New Town, a short walk from Jubilee Garden and around 10 minutes by bus to the Royal Botanical Gardens. Hamiltons was created with locals in mind, but welcomes everyone and prides itself on its friendly staff and warm atmosphere.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 257 People Are Saying
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ELIZABETHF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food nice decor very pleasant and efficient staff

JM
JackMac
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is lovely - none of us were disappointed and we had 5 different meals. Nothing was too much bother for the waiting staff but they could be a bit quicker at taking your drink orders.

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Amy1
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Didn’t even get a chance to enjoy our reservation as the bar advertises itself as dog friendly which isn’t the case, only certain spaces/seats are so we were not allowed to sit at our table originally booked and were moved to a high table with bar stools in the bar area. Absolutely fine, no issues with being moved however we were then shuffled further in the corner onto couches with a coffee table which honestly, with a dog would have impossible to eat as everything would be at their level, the couches were broken and sunken so would have been near impossible to eat from. At no stage were we offered an apology, just a waitress whispering to other staff whilst a lot of other guests were watching us shuffle between tables and a not very pleasant ‘if you don’t want that table then sorry’. All together unbelievably disappointing.

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LouLou64
Perthshire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From greeting us at the start of our evening to booking our taxi at the end, the staff couldn't have been any more helpful or friendly. The food was absolutely fantastic. The spinach and garlic pesto was perfect, the squid was beautifully tender and the veal schnitzel was amazing. The portions were very generous and left no room for dessert but the cocktails made up for that. Avoid disappointment and book early, it's very much worth it.

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fionar
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brunch is a safe bet at Hamiltons. Food was nice (poached eggs weren't runny though)... but the servers were just super lovely. they were soooo busy, but you would not have picked up on that from the waiting staff. Really lovely, and also super efficient!!! Really enjoyed our brunch....

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FellowWaiter
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic waiters and managers, very attentive and friendly. Had to wait a very long time for food but the place was packed so it’s understandable.
Only thing was there was one staff member (runner maybe) who wasn’t very attentive when bringing food to the table and wasn’t concentrating but they might’ve been new and they were certainly very busy.
All round fantastic place and would highly recommend

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Viviano
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I have visited Hamiltons on a regular basis over the past 10 or more years. Superb gastropub food - excellent veggie dishes, and love the sandwiches and fat chips for the perfect lunch. Always have the Big White Sauvingnon Blanc. The price has jumped however, from around £16 to £20 after the Covid closure.

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Jana
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service and lovely food and drink, including the biggest cheese board I’ve ever seen!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sunday Brunch, lovely staff and good varied brunch menu

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food awful. Greasy chips and fried chicken. Kimchi more like a bad salad with vinegar.

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KimO
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything brilliant as always lovely staff great food x

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Aishlings
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast was great, good menu selection and nice atmosphere

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SimonD
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sunday breakfast was very good. Only negative was it was far too warm & stuffy - needs air con or windows for fresh air!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Came in and complained as one member just dropped her face mask guy was rude wasn’t worth jt walked out

OT
OpenTable Diner
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. Great service!

KK
KarolinaKJ
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, most importantly it is a dog friendly place :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Enjoyable , nice food

SM
SarahM
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Three of us came for supper and drinks. The food was generally good but the vegan burger was poor and not well cooked. The service and range of drinks was excellent.

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Shelly0107
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely clean restaurant, fantastic serve and delicious food which was value for money.

NT
NathanT
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Generous portions especially the 'small plate Nachos'

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Hanban
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been for ages don’t regret going out of my way to visit again. Loved it thanks

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Grant
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent food, reasonably priced and big portions

KR
KateR
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue and a fabulous waiter who looked after us.

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AnthonyC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table at the last minute so wasn't sure what to expect. We were not disappointed. Excellent food and service.

JM
JamesMc
London
11 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to visit for brunch. So accommodating with the dogs and great food too!

CM
CarolineMcGill
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal, loved the setting. Staff very attentive. First time there. Will definitely be back.

LH
LeroyH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic all round Sunday brunch but slightly marred by the TVs on around the premises, albeit on low volume. It detracts from the overall ambience.
Full Scottish breakfast & Bloody Mary were delicious.

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Gill
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely space for a family get together! Friendly staff, good food and great location/atmosphere. Always a favourite

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CarolAnne
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The meal was good but felt uncomfortable towards the end as staff seated people at the table next to us for the last 20 minutes and they just felt too close for comfort.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

dishes not to the quality expected

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KKra
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and one of the best full Scottish breakfasts we’ve ever had. Both the regular and vegetarian options were lovely plates full of fresh ingredients. Good value for the price too as it includes tea or coffee.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Good value for money

DE
DelphineE
Glasgow
7 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fab staff, good food and drinks in a lovely comfortable environment.

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GeorgieS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food in a pub with lots of character. Friendly service and different table options.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good vibea

MM
MMac
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We waited 45 mins for our food and when it was delivered it was very underwhelming. The portions were small, the quality of the ingredients wasn't great and there was nothing special about any of it. We were disappointed.

NH
NatalieH
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was absolutely amazing - the one with the great skirt. Please pass on our thanks - she is an asset to your team and made our night.

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Gogsy
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Poor service, very slow and some of the food and drink on the menu was unavailable. Very disappointed overall.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are lovely, feels very safe & food is delicious! Hamilton’s is the perfect wee spot in Stockbridge

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was brilliant and the service was great. Will definitely go back.

FAQs

Hamiltons is rated 4.3 stars by 257 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 bookings at the moment.