Hamiltons

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74 reviews
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£25 and under
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Contemporary British

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Hamilton's of Stockbridge is a relaxed environment where the locally sourced menu changes with the seasons and drinks are a well-chosen blend of classic ales and modern standards with a subtle twist. Hamilton's maintains a comprehensive selection of beers spanning all the local favourites as well as an extensive cocktail menu including unique creations such as the 'Perilous Botanical Quest'. The food menu is an ever-changing experience that includes popular items such as sweet potato, apple and ginger fritters. Hamilton's can be found at 16-18 Hamilton Place, near to The Water of Leith and Edinburgh's New Town, a short walk from Jubilee Garden and around 10 minutes by bus to the Royal Botanical Gardens. Hamilton's was created with locals in mind, but welcomes everyone and prides itself on its knowledgeable staff – so if you have a question, pop in and perhaps grab a quick pint while you're there.

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AgnesR
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place for brunch but it is great any time of the day!

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was nice but felt a bit rushed to get out of the venue.

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EszterB
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Lovely service, the food was alright (Mac and cheese for £15 was okay but the fish and chips looked good). Would be back for drinks not necessarily for food as I find it a bit expensive for what it is. Would also appreciate more veggie options.

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lynseyw
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely meal at lunchtime. Food was delicious and staff were very attentive.

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KatyY
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were a group of nine and had some sharing plates and drinks - the service was great and everything went well.

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Lori
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The quality of the food was mixed. My friend had venison which was very tough. (They didn't charge and offered an alternative.) I had a Clava Brie Wellington which was good but came with very tasteless green beans. I wouldn't bother going again.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very tasty food. Great service.

Poached eggs were a little overdone though. And the music was too loud for breakfast.

Would certainly return though.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food!

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EmmaN
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Eaten here a few times during the day and really like it so decided to go in the evening for dinner. Menu was nice but food, particularly main course, did not measure up either in quality or price. Cold vegetables, dry turkey. We were pretty disappointed as was Christmas meal with friends.

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RachelH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food portions seemed mean for the price but not excellent enough quality to make up for that. Asked for extra sides which didn't arrive until we'd nearly finished. Had to scrape most of the horrible sweet chutney off the croque madame we ordered. Different waiters told us different things about what we could order in small portions for kids. Poor acoustic - everyone in the restaurant seemed to be shouting over each other. Quite disappointed overall.

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PaulaC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food & ambience was very good however we had to go look for someone to order more drinks & desserts

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wunjot
Glasgow
12 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Team Christmas lunch

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David
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from start to finish , staff looked after us really well, food was on time and was very good

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Fergie1
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Staff did basic taking food orders one member of our party asked for a steak medium rare came out medium well done chips were cold restaurant wasn’t busy but no one approached our table to ask how our meal was.

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KathleenG
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Good environment, lovely attentive staff although the noise level was too much for me...couldn't hear others speaking due to hearing loss.
The rest of the party enjoyed the food and location was just right for us on Sunday.

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IanA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Very nice, reasonable value. The tiramisu was very disappointing.

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SusannahJ
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food takes quite a while to come so it made the evening quite a bit longer than anticipated - but when it does, it is really excellent. Burger and bun delicious, cauliflower cheese phenomenal. Pigs in blankets and haloumi fries great. One quibble - chips that came with fish were not cooked enough.Waiter remembered everything we ordered with every little annoying change we made PLUS who was eating what. He should work in Vegas card counting. Service was really, really good.
Lovely evening.

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jackieg
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely, relaxed place to sit for Brunch. Food and Service both really top notch - thank you!!

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

From pictures on the restaurant's website, this promised a bistro feel, however it proved to be more of a nice pub grub setting. This meant loud music and large boisterous crowds. They were slow to serve, and I was disappointed with the service - particularly when asked a question about food that we ordered, we were met with terse answers. I appreciate that it was a very busy evening, but we were ultimately disappointed. If you are after a pub experience, perhaps you will be better served, but please do not expect to have meaningful conversations for all the noisy atmosphere.

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SusanG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Generally good - food and service very good. Only complaint was that the ladies toilets let the place down. Baby Changing Facilities were filthy!

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NikkiA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place for brunch! Good food, good venue and good location for a wander afterwards....

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Danwin
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was so slow... 1 hour from sitting to receiving meals. We eventually had to ask for our food.
Waiting staff were not very happy or accommodating when we added an extra person.
Child’s meal... risotto wasn’t well cooked or tasty.
Music kept being turned up making conversation difficult for a Sunday lunchtime

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Claland
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was very slow. 2 tables that came in after us were served and received their food before us. We waited 30 mins to give our food order and 60 mins overall for food. The restaurant wasn’t busy enough to warrant this as when I’ve visited previously my food has come more quickly at busier times.

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HelenO
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant meal and great service. Noise level a bit intrusive at times.

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IanG
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another excellent lunch at Hamiltons. Friendly staff and good food served in a timely manner.

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AgnesR
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch, lunch or dinner as well as a relaxed drink or coffee.

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GillianP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Poor quality of food and very limited menu. Nice enough staff but basically would not return. Disappointing.

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JonathanH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch - they gave us one of the tables with sofas - good service and really tasty food. Bill was £70 for lunch for 4 so good value too

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LorraineM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Booked for a brunch on Sunday morning. We waited a full hour before our food arrived from ordering by which time all the tea and coffee was either drunk or cold. Very slow service. Food was acceptable when it arrived and we were given complimentary tea/coffee to have with our breakfast and 20% off the bill to compensate for our long wait which we appreciated the gesture.

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Gill
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere in Hamilton's is always good, good music and nice energy. The staff are really nice and friendly, but it's not overpowering. The food is good!

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MarionI
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Really disappointing food and staff! Food was poor quality but pricey and staff were non-interested and slow but a hefty service charge was added to our bill anyway. Wouldn't recommend.

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HelenL
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We booked specifically with a dog and we're seated away from the main eating area on a corridor pathway to the toilets. We spent the whole time moving our dog for people walking to the loo and he still got stood on quite badly. It spoiled the evening so wouldn't recommend as dog friendly, but nice otherwise

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tatterjack
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had 6 small plates between two, one too much: scampi, fried in batter and slightly burnt, polenta fried in crumbs and green beans sauteed in garlic and a lot of oil (forget your cholesterol count), pig cheek salad (I didn't try it), haloumi salad (dryish) and another salad. All rather uninspiring. The cocktails were excellent but at £8 a shot not great value. It does not compare well with other gastro pubs/bistros but might be a place for a group night out if the food isn't important.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is good and it’s a great spot, it’s at the top end of the price range though for what you get but they get away with it because it is Stockbridge after all

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AngieG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

delicious food in a nice atmosphere, slightly too noisy but other than that would definitely go back

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Mabell
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Nette und freundliche Bedienung, guter Service, Essen ausgezeichnet, Sitzkomfort eher unbequem, Geräuschpegel extrem, Unterhaltung war kaum möglich

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Mireia
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place. Been there few times already and I highly recomend it. The food is very tasty and the staff is very friendly. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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AngelaC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and a good choice on the menu. Good service and lovely atmosphere

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SusanB
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

They were not aware of our booking that we placed with open table but fortunately had a table.
The food took 50 minutes to arrive. The staff did apologise and when the food came it was delicious. They discounted our bill due to the length of wait. Again we would have stayed for coffee/dessert but staff never noticed we had finished our mains for some time by which time we were ready to leave.

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VictoriaC
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We booked for brunch for 11 people and the table itself had plenty of space and the service was good. It did take around an hour for our food to arrive and most plates of food weren't that hot. I was the only one who'd ordered the veggie breakfast which I enjoyed and was hot, and I would go back / recommend but probably in a smaller group.

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