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The Barony Bar

3.9
3.9
30 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub

A must-see restoration of an Edinburgh institution, the art-deco inspired Barony first opened as a drinks merchant in 1896 before becoming a pub and it has been a staple of the Edinburgh food & drink scene ever since. From nips and drams, to real ale and a great glass of wine, The Barony is a well-loved and well-known watering hole and gastro-pub for locals and visitors alike.

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Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    0131 629 9204

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

Experiences

  • Festive Party Menu – Two Courses

    £28.00 per person

    22 Nov - 24 Dec 2021
    Secure your Festive Party booking with a deposit of £10.00 per person, two weeks ahead of your booking (at the very latest). The pub will contact you to take the deposit and send pre-order forms.  Reduced prices for children.  Other menu options are available. 
  • Festive Party Menu – Three Courses

    £33.00 per person

    22 Nov - 24 Dec 2021
    Secure your Festive Party booking with a deposit of £10.00 per person, two weeks ahead of your booking (at the very latest). The pub will contact you to take the deposit and send pre-order forms.  Reduced prices for children.  Other menu options are available. 
  • Christmas Day

    £80.00 per person

    25 Dec 2021 only
    Secure your Christmas Day booking with a deposit of £25 per person, two weeks ahead of your booking (at the very latest). The pub will contact you to take deposit.  

Menu

Bar Snacks & Sharers

  • Amfissa£3.50

    Kalamata & Nocellara olives

    • Southern Fried King Prawns*£8.00

      honey & lemon mayonnaise

      • Pulled Beef & Caramelised Onion Croquettes£5.00

        wholegrain mustard mayonnaise

        • Sticky Pork & Apple Sausages£5.00

          roasted onion & shallot glaze, sesame seeds

          • Baked Camembert£13.00

            rosemary, garlic, honey & blackberries, crudités, toast

            • Italian Charcuterie£15.50

              pea & ham hock terrine, houmous, olives, sweet & sour onions, olive oil, sourdough

              • Macsween Haggis Bon Bon's£5.00

                Starters

                • Carrot£6.00

                  red lentil & coriander soup, crème fraîche, spring onions, toast

                  • Pork & Ham Hock Terrine£7.50

                    beetroot piccalilli

                    • Southern Fried Chicken£7.00

                      garlic mayonnaise

                      • Kiln Smoked Salmon*£8.50

                        lemon, capers, sourdough

                        Mains

                        • Chicken Schnitzel£13.00

                          roast garlic butter, green salad, fries

                          • Hand-Raised Steak & Ale Pie£13.50

                            buttered mash, roast carrots, tenderstem broccoli

                            • Pulled Beef & Bacon Burger£13.50

                              smoked Cheddar, onion rings, mustard, pickles, fries

                              • Handmade Pumpkin & Ricotta Tortellini£12.00

                                sage brown butter, parmesan, cherry tomatoes, toasted pumpkin seeds

                                • Pork & Apple Sausages*£11.50

                                  roast onion gravy, onion rings, wholegrain mustard mash

                                  • Beer-Battered Haddock£14.00

                                    minted mushy peas, tartare sauce, skin-on-chips

                                    • Pesto-Crusted Scottish Salmon Fillet*£15.00

                                      warm niçoise salad, balsamic dressing

                                      • Thai-Style Fresh Vegetable Curry£12.00

                                        rice, crispy tortillas

                                        • Slow-Roast Lamb Shank£17.00

                                          minted gravy, roast carrots, tenderstem broccoli, dauphinoise potatoes

                                          • 28-day Aged Rib-Eye£24.00

                                            garlic & herb mushroom, garlic butter, onion rings, skin-on-chips, rocket

                                            Sides & Sauces

                                            All suitable for vegetarians

                                            • Skin-On-Chips£3.50

                                              • French Fries£3.50

                                                • Tomato Salad£3.50

                                                  • Dauphinoise Potatoes£3.50

                                                    • Buttered Seasonal Vegetables£3.00

                                                      • Cauliflower Cheese£3.50

                                                        • Garlic Sourdough£5.00

                                                          • Pepper Sauce£2.00

                                                            • Stilton & Garlic Sauce£2.00

                                                              • Roast Onion Gravy£1.00

                                                                Sourdough

                                                                Available Monday - Saturday 12-4pm

                                                                • Taw Valley Cheddar£7.00

                                                                  Branston pickle, beef tomato, rocket, pickles

                                                                  • Back Bacon£7.50

                                                                    lettuce, beef tomato, rocket, maple mayonnaise

                                                                    • Beer-Battered Haddock Fingers*£7.50

                                                                      tartare sauce, rocket

                                                                      Desserts

                                                                      All suitable for vegetarians

                                                                      • Apple & Blackberry Flapjack Crumble£6.50

                                                                        custard

                                                                        • Chocolate Posset£7.00

                                                                          raspberries

                                                                          • Proper Sticky Toffee Pudding£6.50

                                                                            vanilla ice cream

                                                                            Last updated: 21 August 2021

                                                                            What 30 people are saying

                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                                            3.9
                                                                            3.9 based on recent ratings
                                                                            • 3.8Food
                                                                            • 3.8Service
                                                                            • 4Ambience
                                                                            • 3.8Value

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                                                                            1. A

                                                                              Allan

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great staff, great food and good music along with a good fun Monday night quiz!

                                                                            2. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Cosy wee pub, made us feel very welcome. Thank.you

                                                                            3. TG

                                                                              TheGreedyGit

                                                                              Glasgow

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                                              overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                                              The food isn't the best, particularly the steak pie but it's a good pub with a good atmosphere.

                                                                            4. JT

                                                                              JaneT

                                                                              Edinburgh

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                              Lovely meal with quick friendly service. Varied menu with something for everyone.

                                                                            5. DJ

                                                                              DJF10

                                                                              Edinburgh

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              1.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 28 November 2021

                                                                              overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                                              Went on a Sunday. Asked for a high chair for my 18 month old and was told there wasn’t one- I could see one! No kids menu even though it had one online. Food was inedible - couldn’t eat any of it (microwave Sunday roast). Didn’t pay for one of the mains as a result and left promptly! Shame as the bar itself could be so good!

                                                                            6. A

                                                                              Anonym

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              1.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 27 November 2021

                                                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                              We ordered table for food, many weeks in advance. The table we got was a bar table, very tight, and too close to other people. The guy working said he had to move us as an event was on (which I did not get any notification about). We decided to leave before the food.

                                                                            7. GS

                                                                              GustavS

                                                                              Edinburgh

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 26 November 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Heartwarming place. Great and welcoming staff. Outstanding classic food and a good selection of drinks. Thank you!

                                                                            8. AT

                                                                              AnnaTR

                                                                              Edinburgh

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 21 November 2021

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                              Lovely relaxing lunch with cool jazz playing and friendly staff.

                                                                            9. PR

                                                                              PeterR

                                                                              Aberdeen

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 18 November 2021

                                                                              overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                              Just had drinks no food but all very good and good seevice

                                                                            10. AB

                                                                              AshB

                                                                              Angus

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 13 November 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                              Booked a table for 7 people for dinner. The bar had great atmosphere and even live music which was brilliant. No waiter service at the table so everything had to be ordered at the bar which worked fine. Our table just about fitted us and we struggled a bit when the food arrived but we thoroughly enjoyed our night there. I would definitely recommend.

                                                                            11. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              London

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              2.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 13 November 2021

                                                                              overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                              Drink and ambience as good as ever. However the food was not so good. 2 of us ordered the pulled pork burger but it turned up to the table minus the pork or the pickles. Added to that the burger was burnt. We had to wait a considerable amount of time between our starters and main courses, which if we had been pushed for time would have been an issue. Slightly disappointed experience as it was a rare opportunity for us all to be together as a family. In defence of the bar, the staff were very good when we mentioned the issue with the food. Apparently it was due to a trainee chef not understanding the menu…but the burnt burger was inexcusable.

                                                                            12. KK

                                                                              KevinK

                                                                              London

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 5 November 2021

                                                                              overall4food2service2ambience4

                                                                              Nice atmosphere - but very loud. Food was mostly reheated in the microwave.

                                                                            13. SM

                                                                              SimonM

                                                                              Edinburgh

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 30 October 2021

                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                              Visited for first time on Friday as part of my Dads 91st birthday celebrations and the team at the Barony could not be more welcoming and helpful. Great pub with great ambiance. Nice to find a pub with a bit of character and not having to play loud music to create it. Well done the Barony.

                                                                            14. AM

                                                                              AlasdairM

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 23 October 2021

                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                              Was a great evening - staff were great Enjoyable night

                                                                            15. TD

                                                                              TonyD

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 22 October 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Easy to book on the app, table was ready on time, staff provided great service and food was excellent and well priced. Great choice.

                                                                            16. RW

                                                                              RachelW

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 22 October 2021

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                              Great place to catch up with a friend, I’ll be back

                                                                            17. MM

                                                                              MaryM

                                                                              Edinburgh

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              1.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 20 October 2021

                                                                              overall1food4service1ambience1

                                                                              I don’t understand all the good reviews for this place. I have been 4/5 times in the last couple of months, hoping it will get better so my review isn’t just one bad experience. Firstly the chef should work somewhere else, they are far to good for this place. So the food is good! But the staff are AWFUL. They were actually very rude to me on several occasions over several visits. I’m quite an easy going person so I can take a fair amount of bad service before it bothers me. The older male guy, is not so bad but he huffed at me and gave me an eye roll when I told him he gave me the wrong drink. (His fault, not mine). The other guy though, it’s shocking he works here. He also gives the eye rolls, actually told me that he ‘hates making cocktails’ and when we asked for more ‘oh I’ll have to go cut up some limes...sigh’. Really?! Another time when I asked for menus as we had booked for food, he gave me one sticky crumpled up menu off the bar top, and I said there’s 4 of us, he said ‘oh there’s menus by the door’ (ok don’t worry then, I’ll get them!). When we were in for food, we had to order everything at the bar, even though other tables around us got table service?! It’s not Wetherspoons, it’s £17 a main, why am I ordering at the bar? He also never brought cutlery, never asked if we were ok during the meal, no suggestion of desert, nothing. We had to do everything pretty much except cook the food. I like the chef. Just not the service. On another occasion, again it was us going to the bar every time, and others were having table service. We don’t mind going to the bar, but why are the staff over the top nice to some customers and not me? I asked myself this and then I realised it must be because they hate me or something!? I really don’t want to dislike this pub as it used to be really good. If they retrain the staff or get new staff, then I think it will be a lot lot better.

                                                                            18. SM

                                                                              SandraM

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 16 October 2021

                                                                              overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                                              Brilliant pub with a wide range of gins which really suited us, staff were great very welcoming

                                                                            19. M

                                                                              Martin

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 16 October 2021

                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                              Excellent lunch in a traditional gastro pub with a great atmosphere. Staff extremely friendly, food delicious and great value for money. Will look forward to my next visit.

                                                                            20. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              London

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 15 October 2021

                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                              Delicious burger in a traditional pub setting in good location.

                                                                            21. D

                                                                              Deborah

                                                                              London

                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 13 October 2021

                                                                              overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                              Phoned to say we'd be late for our booking and were not made to feel welcome on arrval. Am a regular here and this was the first time this has happened. Seats put up on the tables when groups were still in. Just a bit odd compared to the usual atmosphere.

                                                                            22. FC

                                                                              FionaC

                                                                              Edinburgh

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 9 October 2021

                                                                              overall3food1service3ambience4

                                                                              Such a shame!! The food was lovely here now it's microwaved frozen veg so dissapointing. Service was great as was atmosphere go for a drink but not food!

                                                                            23. GH

                                                                              GeoffH

                                                                              London

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 2 October 2021

                                                                              overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                                              Great pub for drinks, music, vibes. Food: good pie, poor veg.

                                                                            24. B

                                                                              Broughton101

                                                                              Edinburgh

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 2 October 2021

                                                                              overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                              The latest reincarnation of the Barony has retained much of what is great about this historic pub. It’s more crowded (more tables) than previously which makes eating difficult if you’re placed in a centre table. I suppose that may have been OK if the food was great which, on this occasion, it wasn’t. Lukewarm, overcooked and average. I’m sure we’ll give it another chance sometime soon though as it’s our local and we’re willing it to be so much better.

                                                                            25. D

                                                                              Disappointed

                                                                              Glasgow

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 2 October 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Lovely cosy pub, excellent atmosphere, staff were beyond helpful and such a wide variety of people from young to old. Felt so welcome from the moment we arrived xx

                                                                            26. P

                                                                              Paddylostkl

                                                                              London

                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              4.0

                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 24 September 2021

                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                              Food great, felt very cramped and due to the flooring and walls it was exceptionally loud and difficult to have a conversation.

                                                                            27. CW

                                                                              CliveW

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              1.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 19 September 2021

                                                                              overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                                              Sorry not a great experience. We booked a table on line , which was unnecessary as only 4 people in the bar. Sat for 15 mins without any service, despite the place being empty. Gave up and left. I do like the place but not on this occasion and sadly couldn’t say I’d recommend it on this experience.

                                                                            28. d

                                                                              direwolf

                                                                              Edinburgh

                                                                              160 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              1.0

                                                                              160 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 18 September 2021

                                                                              overall1food1service3ambience4

                                                                              Was in the Barony a couple of weeks ago and food was excellent. Tonight we were served stale and limp fish and chips that had clearly been sitting under a heat lamp for ages. Suspicious that they came so quickly. To add to the experience, a table next to us were served fresh portions of clearly crisp and golden fish and chips a few minutes later. Ours was revolting. Clearly, which you get is a bit of a lottery. So, do you feel lucky?

                                                                            29. RO

                                                                              RobertO

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 6 September 2021

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                              First time eating at The Barony and we were not disappointed! It’s a good range of posh pub grub, done well and with generous portions. It turned out Monday night was a quiz night too, which was an unexpected bonus and a lot of fun.

                                                                            30. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Glasgow

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 4 September 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Booked for large group last minute. The staff were great! fab pub!!!

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                                                                            The Barony Bar is rated 3.9 stars by 30 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.

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                                                                            Booked 14 times today
                                                                            Experiences are available.
                                                                            Google Map for The Barony Bar

                                                                            81-85 Broughton Street Edinburgh, SCT EH1 3RJ

                                                                            • Area

                                                                              Edinburgh

                                                                            • Hours of Operation

                                                                              Daily 12:00–23:00

                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                              Pub

                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                              Casual Dining

                                                                            • Dress Code

                                                                              Business Casual

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