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The Fountain

4.5
4.5
112 Reviews
£25 and under
British

A local pub with a modern twist.

The perfect haunt for those wanting an alternative to the usual pubs and bars in town, this is a real pub with a modern twist. We’ve taken speakeasy style and raised a glass to home comforts. Behind our bar you’ll find great beers, an array of spirits and a modest selection of wine. Our food focuses on simplicity and sharing, prepared using only the freshest ingredients.

The Fountain is the perfect place for a drink after work or for meeting friends through the week. Directly opposite from Fountain Park; it’s also a great hub to head to for ‘pre and post’ cinema food & drinks.

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Booked 9 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed 16:00–23:00
    Thu 12:00–23:00
    Fri 12:00–00:00
    Sat, Sun 10:00–00:00

  • Phone number

    0131 229 1899

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Edinburgh

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    10 minute walk from Haymarket train station.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 112 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Pre/post theatre

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Sunday Lunch

  • Edinburgh

    Pre/post theatre

  • Edinburgh

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. MS

    MarkS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great restaurant, but needs more gluten free options.

  2. K

    Kris

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really nice food & drinks. Attentive staff & relaxed atmosphere.

  3. SI

    SusanInEdinburgh

    Edinburgh

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We enjoyed our evening but were a wee bit disappointed in the number of starters that were not available

  4. MC

    MatthewC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed lunch at the Fountain - staff were friendly, atmosphere was good and service was great. A few members of the group had a burger which they felt was too well done/dry, but the fish and chips was excellent!

  5. K

    Kizell

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere, enjoyed the great food and cocktails. Staff very friendly and couldn’t do enough for you. They changed my booking to suit me wanting to eat and also ensured I had the table for the rest of the evening. I also asked for a Decaf Expresso Martini and yes! no problem. Wonderful Staff, Great food and drinks, love the music and not too loud, also really love the atmospheric scenery on the big screens. We will definitely be back

  6. DD

    DD64

    Edinburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is always very good. I have been there several times in the past few weeks and would thoroughly recommend it. Good service, good food and a lovely atmosphere. You won't be disappointed.

  7. B

    Braids

    Glasgow

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Always excellent even in these times. Staff friendly, beer choice great

  8. I

    Iona

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, great cosy atmosphere, and friendly service. An amazing place to relax and enjoy good food. Can’t recommend it highly enough!

  9. L

    Linda

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    Service was not prioritised properly. We waited 60 minutes for a main course. When we asked if everything was ok with our order, the reason we were given was that we had starters. Two soups and cauliflower floret fritters. The soup would have only required heating. We came in before a bigger party of 8 (and ordered everything before them) they were served, along with 2 other parties (in after us too) before us. It is a small area and easy to see what happened. However, the food was good as it normally is.

  10. DT

    DianneT

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food was superb and the waiting staff friendly and attentive. The music was a little loud for easy conversation over dinner but as it is also a bar, this is easily forgiven. I’ll definitely be back as overall it was a great experience!

  11. JS

    JaniceS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Relaxed setting with great food. Staff very attentive and friendly

  12. K

    Kris

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Excellent service from staff. Food was really good and nicely presented Place was spotless particularly the toilets. Would definitely come back

  13. AM

    AvrilM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food very friendly staff would deafly recommend

  14. Q

    Qwerty

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service felt safe during these strange times

  15. B

    Bertie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Good place .. the venue was good . But music was to loud . Overall it was a lovely place

  16. RH

    RoryH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great pub, love it there and lovely people with great food

  17. f

    fibaby93

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food. Inventive twists on pub favourites. Lovely decor. Nice service.

  18. KM

    KevinM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Booked table a month ago to find out it was a limited menu when we arrived very poor we could have been notified before so we could have change our venue as this was a family get together

  19. KS

    KareenS

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food exceptional, staff polite & attentive & would definitely go back!

  20. j

    jpmac

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Ate here for Sunday Lunch. Had the Sunday Roast. which was excellent. Good food, friendly staff, very pleasant relaxed atmosphere

  21. J

    Jane

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    My friend and I had a lovely meal before going to the cinema. Great service!

  22. M

    Mollydog

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely quiet meal at 3pm on a Friday afternoon. Good food and great service.

  23. DM

    DavidM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    a very good evening with good pub food and good servie

  24. VR

    VinaR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Friendly staff, very welcoming including to the dog. Food was delicious. Would definitely recommend it.

  25. CF

    CraigF

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Really good spot for some food and pre-game refreshment. Service was excellent

  26. HT

    HelenT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely delighted that The Fountain has opened back up. Its a cosy, friendly neighbourhood place with great food, lovely staff, very accommodating. The atmosphere is perfect. Each time we've been in here its been a great night.

  27. DH

    DonnyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Enjoyable drinks/meal with great service. I'd recommend.

  28. F

    Foxy

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great to be back in the Fountain, food was great despite there being a restricted menu due to the rugby and the staff and service is excellent.

  29. S

    Stationagent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We have been here several times. This time we were a little disappointed with the menu as a whole. It was a different menu due to the rugby that weekend. Felt is was below par. Still everything else was great (service, atmosphere etc.)

  30. GJ

    GordonJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    First time visit. Lovely breakfast and service. Perfect for pre match drinks

  31. L

    Lesley

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall4food2service5ambience2

    Food not as good as previously experienced - gave some feedback to our excellent server. Service as usual is very good. Very busy today, so quite noisy.

  32. JM

    JamesM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    This place has a great ambience, with nice seating, a great drink selection between beers, wines and cocktails but the staff here are particularly good and its great to see the company retained some of them over the lockdowns. It's great to have the pub open again in the area. The food has always been good here and looking forward to trying the new menu - gutted they stopped doing the Korean chicken wings with the burnt limes, bring them back!

  33. D

    Diner

    Edinburgh

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Varied menu, good food and good service - all fine!

  34. KH

    KatyH

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good atmosphere, lovely staff and food was good. Great meal after being to the cinema.

  35. LR

    LeahR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and great atmosphere. Loved our meal.

  36. DR

    DominicR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very chill atmosphere with a great pub quiz, bar staff very knowledgable about drinks and very attentive!

  37. B

    Braids

    Glasgow

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely to be back at one of our favourite pubs. Great location for before or after the cinema in an area which has otherwise only low quality franchise places.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    So great to have The Fountain back open in the neighbourhood. Such great staff and service.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Very poor experience for a restaurant re-opening

  40. A

    Amia

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    bit nosiy as tehre was a wuiz night. also no much ventilation and it was very hot that day.

FAQs

The Fountain is rated 4.5 stars by 112 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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2 people

January 2022
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Booked 9 times today
Google Map for The Fountain

131 Dundee Street Edinburgh, EH11 1AX

  • Area

    Edinburgh

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed 16:00–23:00
    Thu 12:00–23:00
    Fri 12:00–00:00
    Sat, Sun 10:00–00:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    10 minute walk from Haymarket train station.

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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