Haig's Bar and Restaurant

4.2
67 reviews
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£25 and under
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Scottish
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  • Lunch
  • Casual
  • Special Occasions
The ideal place to unwind with friends, relax next to the open fireplace or reserve a table in our restaurant to indulge in a three-course meal. Our premium pub, bar and restaurant offers a variety of meal choices, including locally sourced food as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Scottish, British, Gastro Pub
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Hours of Operation
Food served daily
Breakfast: 9am - 12pm
Restaurant & Bar: 12pm - 9pm
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Phone number
01968 677727
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 67 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.0
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4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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IM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food an great service. The bar also had a few real ales to choose from.

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AC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good the loud music spoiled the evening. The venue was busy, customers having to shout above the music to talk to each other. The music seemed to be turned up over the evening. Considering this is a place to meet friends not dancing the music was too loud.

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IM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Been to haigs a number of times and its normally pretty good sadly the most recent experience was disappointing would was not of the standard I've come to expect from Haigs and the waitress, was just hopeless, she had an awful attitude and would rather spend time speaking to her friend at the bar. For the price you pay to eat at haigs you are better off heading into town and finding quite resuruatunt

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EG
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service from start to finish. Good menu variety and well presented food. Fresh and tasty.
Good value for money in nice surroundings

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SR
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

This was our 3rd trips to Haigs we have really enjoyed it both times we had been prior to this. On arrival the had no idea about our online booking, the barman was snapping rudely at one of the young waiters. Once we were seated we got the waiter we have had both other visits, a lovey younger guy with dark hair and glasses, he’s fantastic! Ordered our drinks and food. Starters came, they were nice enough, I ordered another drink...which I had to remind the waiting staff about after about a 20 minute wait. Mains came. My dish was ok...some of the chips hard and not cooked properly! My fiancé’s burger was to be served with crispy onions (which we more like thick chunks of greasy steamed onion) onion rings (which were soggy and dripping in grease, some of which weren’t even covered properly in batter) and cheese which is charged for at the same price as the onion rings....bizarre!! I did all of this to the nice waiters attention and he took it off the bill. We have recommended this restaurant to do many friends and family...we won’t be anymore and won’t be back any time soon.

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RH
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a last minute booking and we were very nicely surprised by the value and quality. Really friendly bar and waiting staff.I would be happy to recommend this place to friends and we will definitely go back

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KA
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner for our Anniversary (we also had our 6 yo with us!!)
Was quiet when we arrived (Tuesday night at 5.30!) but was busy when we left.
This was my 2nd time here and will be back

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VB
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to Haigs at least 8 or 9 times now and not once has it failed. I'm a proper foodie and all the meals were spot on. Sunday roast, pigeon breast, burger, haggis, sharing platters... You name it. The freshly made cocktails are excellent also.

On a Friday or Saturday night it can be a little noisy, but during the day it's fine.

The staff are a credit! Chef and waiting staff have only ever been brilliant. Attentive but not overly so that it becomes intrusive.

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B
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food and drink were very good and the waitress was nice and friendly.
Got very noisy as it got busier.

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VM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Another lovely lunch at Haig’s - good food and excellent service. After eating, we decided to sit in the beer garden as the weather turned out nice - we were impressed by the fact that, having ordered our drinks at the bar, they were brought out to us. Would definitely recommend and will certainly return.

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CS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Lovely welcoming staff. Food was pleasant felt it was a little expensive for what we got. But nice atmosphere . It is a nice addition to Penicuiks eateries.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was lovely from the moment we walked in.
I will highly recommended it.

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S
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food.
Good service
Good choice of cocktails and gin
Nice outside area

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A
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was hot, tasty and cooked beautifully. Fish was fresh and burgers homemade. Drinks are very reasonable. Unfortunately for 3 non~football lovers there were 4 massive screens showing the World Cup. The volume was either off or low so didn’t interfere for chatting. Ideal if you like sport. I wonder if they show the tennis?

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O
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very lively venue. Tables are situated close to the bar area and it can be noisy. Food nicely presented and very tasty. Roast beef was pink, tender and delicious, served with the usual accompaniments. Service was excellent, we were exceptionally well looked after.

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BH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful night, food was fantastic. Very nice friendly staff and a beautiful beer garden. The whole night was fantastic and would recommend to anyone.

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JC
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Chose to go out at the last minute and Haig’s was handy. The staff couldn’t seem to find our booking but we were eventually seated.
The staff appeared to want us out ASAP as menus were brought before we got settled.
The menu is not extensive but was perfectly adequate. The chicken&haggis and roast pigeon were both excellent and reasonably priced. No issues there at all.
What was off putting was the very bright lighting and the noise, both from the piped music and background chatter. This is an ongoing issue at Haig’s which is a shame as it detracts from the quality of the food.
Overall a good meal but not a great dining experience.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was outstanding! Sat near the kitchen and saw a lot of other meals being prepared and all looked amazing!

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RS
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Haifa is a good place for a get-together with family and friends, good atmosphere combined with good food. See you next time

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GM
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Dined here for the first time last night. Service and food was outstanding. Would not recommend if you want a quiet meal. It wasn’t particularly busy but there were two parties in of 6 people each and it was so noisy. We had to move seat but then we were beside the bar and that was noisy too. If you want loud then this is the place to go. If you want to chat, take your time and enjoy the food, which was amazing, then this is not the place to go. I think the seating could have been better arranged to allow quiet tables but I think the focus has been on maximising covers.
Waiting staff were tremendous and very attentive.

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JL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just enjoyed a lovely lunch at Haig's. I asked if I could have a smaller size of the vegetarian platter as it is normally for sharing. Got my own portion. Still very generous and very tasty. Love the homemade quiche, salad, bread and all the dips and sauces. I can highly recommend it. Great food.

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JT
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This was the first time i been at Haigs Bar and Restaurant and we were made very welcome
will be going back with more friends next time to sample the beers and more great food
Janelle

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DS
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

great food,if it was'nt for an experienced member of staff who looked after us before finishing her shift,this review would be a lot worse.The younger male staff on the bar seem to only care about serving their mates.

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P
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal, will definitely be back

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R
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good pub lunch. Nice surroundings and friendly staff. Service was a bit on the slow side, though.

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A
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Burgers at Haigs are lovely with Chucky 'skinny chips'. I had haggis with my burger and it was crispy and very hot. The waitress recommended the cocktail of a week and it did not disappoint.
Prices are good and the 3 waiting staff were courteous and friendly without being at us all the time.
Will definately return.

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a
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

As locals, we have supported Haig's since it opened they and dined there on various occasions as we loved the restaurant. However, on Saturday 14 April we arrived early to enable us to have a drink at the bar. Whilst we appreciate that it was Saturday and there was a hen party in the bar, there were 3 members of staff serving the one person from the hen party. We were made to feel invisible with no apology or acknowledgement of our presence. When we finally go served, the bar maid disappeared whilst pouring a pint of Guinness with no explanation or apology. Apparently she need to change the barrell but didnt bother telling us this - leaving us standing at the bar waiting on our drinks. We thought that there was separate dining area for restaurant customers as there are 2 different menus but our waiter told us that this was not the case. We feel that the emphasis of Haig's is now a pub serving food rather than a bar and restaurant which is extremely disappointing. We also felt that the standard of food has fallen. 3 of our party had soup and previously it came with warmed butter and bread for each person but we were given no butter and 2 portions of bread for 3 people. The soup was also rather thin and tasteless - definitly not the usual standard. We also had to try and attract someones attention to order dessert and to order other drinks. The drinks too so long to arrive that we cancelled the order despite having asked when they would be arriving. Our waitress was surly and gave the impression she couldnt have cared less. As this was an outing for my birthday, I left feeling extremely disappointed and will definitley not be returning for the foreseeable future. A very disappointing and awful experience. I have emailed Haig's but they have not yet replied. Definitely would not recommend.

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R
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed here , great food and service, we stayed nearly all day from 1:30

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LM
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked table for Good Friday restaurant was busy staff very friendly and helpful. Chef and staff very understanding of my allergy. Good varied menu and good atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

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JG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a very pleasant evening meal here. The food was delicious. Staff were friendly and efficient. Service was a little slow, but as we were chatting to friends, we didn’t mind too much. Liked the fact we had a booth and weren’t bothered by people walking past. Nice atmosphere with people of all ages.

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CM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Could do with changing menus or offering some specials

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GC
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and lovely atmosphere. Service was impeccable. Not often we get a quiet lunch without our kids but this was great.

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another vist and another great night... food was brilliant as to service on a busy sat night

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LA
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another lovely meal and excellent service as always x

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R
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and excellent service. Home made pate was stunning, loved the steak. A great cocktail menu too. Hannah and her team are very professional and friendly.
Open kitchen too, highly recommended

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a
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our 3rd visit to Haigs for Dinner and certainly doesn't disappoint. Staff are always attentive , friendly and attentive. Hannah, the bar Manager, always says hello. Fab atmosphere. Keep up the excellent food starndards guys.

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S
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Been before and no real complaints

Saturday night was very busy and sometimes felt I had to raise my voice a bit to have a conversation

Table 4 a bit wobbly, not a major issue but just needs sorting out

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JB
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We throughly enjoyed our first visit...staff excellent food fabulous seating area lovely..highly recommend.

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Sadly we didn't eat here. When we arrived it was very busy and noisy. We were given a small table near the door and where everyone entering the restaurant and bar would stand. We asked for another table but were told none were available. We saw there were other empty tables but were told these were booked - we were there first so why not give us one of them? We said there was no way we would sit at that table. We were asked if we'd like to book another evening. We declined. Had travelled a fair distance and were very disappointed. We obviously can't rate the restaurant but had to click something to give our review.

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LC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Waiting staff were excellent - very attentive. Food was great. Cocktails were fantastic. Definitely recommend

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