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Society Bar & Kitchen, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Society Bar & Kitchen

4.6
4.6
166 Reviews
£25 and under
Mediterranean
Welcome to Society, where you'll find a warm and inviting atmosphere paired with efficient and friendly service. Our staff takes pride in making your dining experience enjoyable and memorable. Our delicious menu features a variety of breakfast choices, including the highly recommended Breakfast Bun. For those seeking an evening meal, we offer a delectable range of pizzas, salads, and a comprehensive selection of wines, beers, and cocktails. With panoramic views of Princes Street and St James Shopping Centre, Society provides the perfect backdrop for a relaxing and tasty brunch, lunch, or dinner in Edinburgh. Plus, we're conveniently located near iconic landmarks like Calton Hill and just steps away from Edinburgh Waverley railway station. Join us and discover why our customers return time and again, eager to share the joy of their dining experience with friends and family.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 08:30–15:00 Fri–Sun 08:30–16:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    0131 259 8294
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Cash not accepted, Cheque Gourmet, Diners Club, Discover, Eurocheque Card, JCB, Mastercard, Sodexo Card, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    New Town
  • Cross Street
    Near the iconic North Bridge offering stunning views & city centre acce
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    The nearest bus stop is Princes Street (Waverley Steps).
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 166 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Great for brunch

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Hot spot

  • Edinburgh

    Great for brunch

  • Edinburgh

    Hot spot

166 Reviews
  1. AndrewC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great eating establishment. Menu has a good range, with portions a good size, decent price and very tasty. Staff were lovely, really helpful, with a nice atmosphere. Would definitely recommend

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very busy Saturday brunch time. Such a great vibe, very friendly and superb service. All the food was tasty, especially the special pastrami sando.

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  3. PeterS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, service (Tony) and food. We had a party of 10 and they squeezed us in! Superb

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  4. JudithD

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This is a fantastic, busy spot, very handy for the city centre and Waverley train station and with excellent greeting and table staff. I’ve only had coffee on visits so far but the food looks great, with the added treat of being able to see it prepared in the open-plan kitchen. My only negative for this visit was that for a good part of my time there, the music was so loud it interfered with conversation which, as I was having a meeting (albeit quite informal) was problematic. I will be back, though, and look forward to sampling the food.

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  5. JanB

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed my eggs bene, the only issue I had, the food was served on very cold plates, hence the food went cold very quickly. Easy fix guys, warm your plates!

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  6. LouiseM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food tasted fresh, big portions. Friendly staff members . Loved the coffee art. Would definitely come back next time am in Edinburgh

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  7. PatrycjaS

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best service - food amazing. My daughter is vegetarian, sometimes is hard find something good for us and her in one restaurant but Society Bar was that perfect choice.

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  8. MJ22

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a great place. Really warm and positive service, and delicious brunches all round.

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  9. Gabriela

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great breakfast, good ambiance and very friendly staff!

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  10. Erin

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    This was my 3rd time visiting society b&k and I had suggested it to my family because I really enjoyed it in the past. Unfortunately I felt a bit let down by our experience. It was understandably very busy as it was midday on a Saturday. The service was good and our waiter very attentive, however the food was not up to standard. Firstly, my food was cold - maybe this is how it is meant to be served but I think the beans on toast (papa’s beans) would taste even better warm! My mum’s chicken salad did not have any quinoa despite the menu stating it would. She was too polite to say anything at the time but at £15 I think this was disappointing. It would also be a good idea to ask how customers like their egg that comes with the salad as hers was runny (she expected it to be hard boiled) which meant she couldn’t eat it but didn’t want to complain. Hopefully this feedback is taken constructively - usually this place is great & I would hope to come back in the future :)

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  11. Jcr356

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The restaurant was extremely busy but we loved the food and the service was good …. We were not rushed at all. Glad that we booked our brunch .lovely choice of dishes to suit all tastes . Defo be back

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  12. SuzR

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really friendly service, very attentive and personable staff. Great fresh food, cooked to perfection. The Scottish breakfast was great with lovely home made beans. The atmosphere is also really stylish, modern and cozy.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time at Society, full breakfast to set us up for the rugby. Only reason I scored four was it was a little cold this time. Will we be back, you can count on it. Food is delicious and service is genuinely friendly. You feel welcome from the minute you're greeted at the door. Fabulous place.

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  14. Sarah

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place, staff were friendly and efficient, food was fab, would recommend and would return.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great. Food overpriced. Small portions. Side of beans was tiny and an additional £2.50. Disappointed with the food. Wouldn't recommend.

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  16. EmmaR

    Cumbria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly, welcoming staff. Great ambience & delicious food. Perfect Brunch with Friends

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  17. GRSMaw

    Glasgow

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service at an ideal location for anywhere in the centre of Edinburgh, particularly handy for Waverley. Will definitely return!

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  18. Chis

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    the Scottish fry was splendid! It was my first time trying brunch in Edinburgh, the staff was super friendly. Also, don't forget to try flat white!

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  19. Bron

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, great atmosphere. The staff were super friendly and let us stay beyond our alloted table time because my friends were late (and luckily no one else had booked in after us). I appreciated it!

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  20. OliviaC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly and attentive staff, great food and plenty of choice on the menu. Would definitely recommend!

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  21. MhairiH

    Glasgow

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second visit to Society Bar and Kitchen and was not disappointed. Very friendly service, food good, atmosphere nice and busy and lively. Staff always ask if you are happy with service and if you've enjoyed the visit. Good humour at all times. Will be back.

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  22. JamesC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks and pizza before a show at the Playhouse. Perfectly located next to St James Quarter. Relatively quiet when we arrived so service was quick and friendly from both servers. Nice cocktails and delicious pizza. We were lucky to have an acoustic guitar set from a talented singer that made for a lovely ambiance. We will definitely be back.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Qatar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing and delicious food and the staff were friendly and helpful

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  24. KathrynL

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best Brunch at Society Bar & Kitchen while visiting Edinburgh from Glasgow at the weekend. The food was delicious and well presented. The staff were incredibly friendly and personable to the patrons and each other. We enjoyed the overall vibe of the restaurant and left confident that we would return. Thanks.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! Would highly recommend

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  26. GaryS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and good food. Fantastic location in the city

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  27. SarahA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and lovely staff - highly recommended.

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  28. daljitM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food and ambience. Just book in advance!!!!

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  29. Lara

    Amsterdam

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely lovely staff who will put a smile on your face! Delish food, priced accordingly. Will be back!

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  30. LewisM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As an Edinburgh local I was worried it might be a tourist trap, I was so wrong. New Years Day so staff were all busy but they still took great care of us. Food was great service was great. Will return.

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  31. BenF

    Hungary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing, best cafe/bar we visited in Edinburgh, remeber to book in advance

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  32. Pastalvr

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good service- Duan was a great host! The Turkish eggs and Highlander breakfast were amazing! Only ding was the surprise when we ordered another drink about 45 min in and told there was not enough time as we only had the table for one hour. Suggest telling guests about the short time limit up front! Still highly recommend.

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  33. Joanne

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were amazing - so accommodating, particularly given we had small dogs with us. Food and drinks were excellent - range and quality

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely place. Duan and team always makes you feel at home. Food is great. Our daily go to for breakfast ♥️

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  35. MaheshM

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yummy and authentic food :) Great service and ambience:)

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food - I recommend making a reservation to insure your seated

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  37. DilanA

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing staff, delicious food, speedy service. would 100% recommend.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely day, lovely atmosphere. The staff made it.

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  39. Rebecca

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were amazing and welcoming and no ask was to big or to small. Will 100% be back

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Limited menu early evening. The pizza was really good but my friend’s Greek salad was so small it was more of a side dish than a main course and we had to ask for some bread to pad it out. Not worth the money. Better at lunchtime

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FAQs

Society Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 166 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 6 times today
Google Map for Society Bar & Kitchen

1 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH1 3BG

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Near the iconic North Bridge offering stunning views & city centre acce
  • Area
    New Town
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 08:30–15:00 Fri–Sun 08:30–16:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    The nearest bus stop is Princes Street (Waverley Steps).
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Cash not accepted, Cheque Gourmet, Diners Club, Discover, Eurocheque Card, JCB, Mastercard, Sodexo Card, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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