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Hamiltons

4.2
4.2
387 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Hamiltons of Stockbridge is a multi award winning, 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. 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. We are also a dog friendly venue with the exception of the raised restaurant area. We also welcome U18's until 8pm.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 09:00–00:00 Breakfast Daily 09:00–12:00 Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00–16:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–17:00 Dinner Daily 17:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    0131 226 4199

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Simon Upcraft

  • Area

    Stockbridge

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    1 minute from bus stop. Bus numbers: 36, 24, 29, 42 and X29.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 387 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Sunday Lunch

  • Edinburgh

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. NB

    NicB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hamilton's came recommended from a Stockbridge local and absolutely did not disappoint! Service was excellent and the food was fantastic- the octopus and ox cheek were particular favourites in our group. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great pub with a variety of options, both in terms of food and portions.
  2. CC

    ChristlC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Friendly service, nice food though not entirely clear from menu how big the dishes are. Noisy. Would recommend.
  3. FD

    FionaD

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat and drink. The service is also great. Would highly recommend.
  4. NC

    NicoleC

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The vegan cauliflower was a little small and basic for the price! Desserts were fab though! It’s very family friendly and the staff were great!
  5. SK

    SethK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Very enjoyable pub experience. Food excellent pub cuisine. Seriously understaffed as most places have been in Europe. Friendly owner made up for slow service by discounting drinks. A little loud for my ears but lively. Very reasonable for a family of 6. Definitely recommended
  6. KG

    KairenG

    Aberdeen

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our meal here - excellent service. Thank you very much
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great service and interaction throughout our visit, very attentive and helpful. Food was delivered promptly without having to wait long, really tasty and of high quality, didn't disappoint in any way. First visit and will definitely be back again soon, and although busy wasn't crowded and felt very personal.
  8. DB

    DavidB

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food slightly disappointing - Waldorf salad slightly odd including blended ingredients, cauliflower curry too hot even for 21 year old. Service really excellent. It was less than half full and so atmosphere quiet - but pleasant.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food was good, service ok. Was annoyed that they hadn’t taken down a promo on Open Table that said Sunday and Monday evenings was BYOB. They weren’t apologetic and almost acted as if I should have known. Decent evening though
  10. IB

    IsabelB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely tasty meal , service was excellent and the staff were helpful and friendly. Food arrived hot and well presented really enjoyed our evening and would recommend
  11. s

    stockbridgefoodie

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    I’m a local and go once a month at least. This time the food was just fairly average and felt so much more overpriced. The cod and fish and chips were fine, the burger was not even close to worth the £16 or whatever it was and the chicken and mash were/were bordering on inedible. The atmosphere was great if a bit quiet. They had live music on and family/friends of the artist were there whooping and cheering. Can’t see us ever eating there again which is such a shame as it’s so close and used to be such a gem.
  12. L

    Linzi

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is always friendly and efficient, staff great at letting you know how busy the kitchen is. Food is always delicious and choice is great although I usually have the same thing. Sad that they have stopped the peanut butter French toast...was my favourite. Lovely place to meet with family and friends for a bite to eat ir just a drink. Family and dog friendly
  13. TC

    TeresaC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were asked to move tables after been served our drinks and given menus. This was initially annoying but the service and food made up for it. Also given complimentary drinks to say sorry. So really couldn’t fault anything
  14. F

    Flocks

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Very nice pub, friendly staff and first visit but i will definitely visit again, lower score for food was only because we didn't eat during our visit but i did notice a few tasty looking plates of food pass us at the bar.
  15. SR

    SandraR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole family enjoyed our lunch at Hamilton's. It was our first visit and we will definitely return. Menu not large but sometimes that is better. Decent Veg/Vegan options which were also sampled.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good portion sizes, nice and warm service. Food was good.
  17. C

    Catherine

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    We had booked a restaurant table for 6 approx 10 days before our visit. We were show to a low table which wasn’t as suitable for eating which surprised me as on the website I had booked restaurant seating and happy to send a photo of the booking of needed. The member of staff I spoke to re this was extremely rude and unhelpful showing me his screen doesn’t have the preferred seating options on it and had quite an unpleasant manner “he was right I was wrong “. Being regulars we suggested moving to a high table and looked forward to a more positive experience. The service again from this certain member of staff was quite rude, superior and scornful when we decided to order a bottle of white to go with the main course as 2 meat dishes been chosen as well as cod. As it happened the white was finished( as suspected ) with our starters and the meat eaters had the opportunity to have a glass of red too. As I had organised the meal I was greatly embarrassed by the odd “know it all attitude” of this particular member of staff especially as Hamilton’s as always been our go to safe option when eating out locally.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was great and the food was good. Do note that the seats were very uncomfortable plastic seats, so likely not ideal for those with disabilities or chronic pain. (There are comfier options, but they were taken when we arrived.) Otherwise, it was lovely!
  19. SJ

    SusanJ

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm service with great food. Chefy bar food. Good selection of wines by the glass.
  20. PH

    PaulH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great good and welcoming, accommodating staff. Keep it up!
  21. AS

    AnjaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hab a great time at Hamitons. Delicious food, friendly Atmosphäre,we were happy.
  22. J

    Jaxx

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Poor service, limited food choice. Unfriendly staff bit helpful.
  23. KP

    KirstenP

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great venue. Not too busy but not quiet. The team were attentive and friendly. Will be back
  24. AG

    AustinG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a nice spot! Great location and excellent food. My wife and I enjoyed our meal, and the service was great. Highly recommend!
  25. H

    Hyerois

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service sympathique et efficace..iotion gluten free et vegan proposées Les plats sont vraiment délicieux. Les cocktails aussi. Je recommande
  26. DW

    DonnaW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Arrived at 12 o’clock and did not receive our food until 1315. At no point did anyone ask why we had not been served . After 45 mins I asked where our food was and was advised there had been a mistake with the order and we had to order again . He waiter said it would only take 5 - 10 mins , 30 mins later we received our food. The crispy chicken bun looked nice however , the chicken thigh was mainly burnt crumb . Extremely disappointing service and quality of food . Manager was nice and gave us free cokes/ orange juice 🤨 Most restaurants would have waivered the food bill . Poor show Hamiltons .
  27. AS

    AnnS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely lunch, Misty very attentive server. Great atmosphere and very welcoming.
  28. P

    Piper03

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely pub with great service and a nice breakfast menu. They were understanding of some of our group being a bit late, which was very kind.
  29. AP

    AngelicaP

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely pub vibe, great food and great cocktails. Also loved the Taylor Swift playlist
  30. P

    Peppermintrock

    Aberdeen

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great; staff very friendly and attentive - Thank you! We had a really lovely afternoon/evening 😁
  31. YM

    YumMum

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience4
    Lovely dog friendly bar but on this occasion food and drink and service fell short of what we are used to at Hamilton’s Coffee wasn’t hot. Breakfast wasn’t up to usual standard And service was slow despite it being quiet and plenty staff on. Hopefully just a bad day and will be back to usual quality soon
  32. RE

    RobE

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great food in great place. Very much enjoyed their Sunday roast.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Dreadful attitude from waiting staff. We ordered a £60 bottle of champagne as we were celebrating a 30th birthday. We were party of 6 and they could only give us 4 glasses!!! We asked for the 2 others and were told there was a run of fizz and they would get them when they could. After waiting again I got up to speak to someone and was very rudely told ‘they’re coming’. The girls had the glasses and the boys had a pint. Eventually someone else came with 6 glasses and we all got to cheers. The red wine for the meal was forgotten and again when we asked we well spoken to as if we were making trouble- astonishing attitude from staff. Really disappointed for my daughter as it was a treat for her birthday. As we were leaving the waiter apologized and said it was all his fault. Too little, too late. Management need to focus on training staff in customer service.
  34. S

    Sean

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Hamiltons is a nice place to dine. It feels great. Food is good without being magnificent. Service is not particularly attentive but it is not bad either. With some small improvements, it would be value for money.
  35. M

    Meak

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    I can totally sympathise with the industry just now. It must not be fun working in hospitality after covid and I can only imagine that staff shortage and staff Illnesses due to covid must be a strain. So I maybe need to lower my expectations about this service industry at the moment. But we left Hamiltons feeling that we would have been better off making a Mother’s Day meal ourselves. It wasn’t a treat. It felt like we were a strain on the staff there.
  36. MY

    MichaelY

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Took 5 minutes to find our booking Had to ask for a child’s high chair twice No children’s menu Waited over an hour for food, child half portion covered in salt Sunday roast without half of the components, no Yorkshire puddings puddings. 1 small carrot, 2 pieces of tender stem broccoli and 3 roast potatoes. Apparently ran out of food and this wasn’t communicated When complained bill was reduced but incorrectly. Clearly short staffed but a total waste of time and money !
  37. KI

    KatieI

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    We were warned when we arrived that the kitchen was a chef down. Our table was 10:30 and we received our food, cold at 11:40. We were happy to wait but didn't expect the food to be cold. We given a £9 discount.
  38. CP

    CarolP

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I had a nice meal although the burger was a little on the dry side for me. My daughter had the Camembert and loved it. Friendly and attentive staff and the wine was good. We had lunch earlier in the week and I preferred the lunch choices to the dinner
  39. FL

    FranklinL

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The steak sandwich was really good, delicious! I really liked the atmosphere in Hamilton, very relaxing!
  40. AF

    AislingF

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food & bloody Marys were delicious but service was incredibly slow. Staff were very pleasant and explained the wait

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Hamiltons is rated 4.2 stars by 387 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

19:00


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Hamiltons

16-18 Hamilton Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 5AU

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Stockbridge

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 09:00–00:00 Breakfast Daily 09:00–12:00 Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00–16:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–17:00 Dinner Daily 17:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    1 minute from bus stop. Bus numbers: 36, 24, 29, 42 and X29.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Simon Upcraft

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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