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The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen, Edinburgh,

The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen

3.7
3.7
230 Reviews
£25 and under
Scottish
Occupying the former home of Susan Ferrier – the equal of Jane Austen according to Sir Walter Scott – The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen pays homage to its illustrious heritage, whilst offering relaxed dining for how we live now.

We have been inspired by Scotland’s larder, the warmth of its people and Edinburgh’s rich literary heritage to create an all-day restaurant and late-night bar that is a beacon of nourishment and hospitality. Take a peek at our menus.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Scottish

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:30–23:30 Fri, Sat 12:30–00:30

  • Phone number

    0131 240 7177

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Edinburgh

  • Cross Street

    George Street and Hanover Street

  • Parking Details

    17-minute walk from NCP Castle Terrace

  • Public Transit

    7-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 230 people are saying

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3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Special Occasions

  • Edinburgh

    Special Occasions

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  1. R

    Ronnie

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent drinks and bar service. Caesar salad was a little plain to the eye, otherwise the food was very nice.
  2. C

    Claire

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Setting and staff were really lovely. Food was good as were drinks.
  3. AM

    AlanM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a brilliant place for a drink and a nice bar meal. Staff were superb as well!!
  4. c

    chrisb

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the building, staff, food Exquisite, a wonderful gastronomical delight. I can't Praise the Staff enough, you realize that they all love what they do. I can't wait for my next visit. Thank You to all involved.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely and delicious dinner. They have a variety of meats to choose from and all of them were delicious. I had dinner with friends and family while visiting Edinburgh.
  6. L

    Louise

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and great food in a wonderful venue.
  7. J

    Jinty49

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed our experience at the Printing Press food , service and ambience were very good .
  8. GB

    GeorgeB

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience1
    Great food. Some servers were better trained than others. The tables looked old and worn, the beautiful upper dining room not really living up to its potential.
  9. SS

    SusanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have dined at the Printing Press twice in the past 4wks and the food is outstanding. Not only well presented but the flavours are amazing, the portion size is generous and for the centre of Edinburgh it is surprisingly good value. The staff are friendly and always willing to help. If you are thinking of eating here I highly recommend the corn fed chicken and if you are lucky and the chef has put the crème brulée it is well worth indulging.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our daughters internship!🎉
  11. DP

    DadsPaying

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Nice ambiance to the place. However more were expensive and poorly made versus other restaurants the same area. Old fashioned and cosmo had hardly any alcohol - both were way too sweet. Food was good especially Shepard’s pie. Flat iron steak was not very special. Out of Cod, offered Hake then brought fried flounder. Sent it back. Made a save with well prepared salmon.
  12. p

    pattyp

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Beautiful room, very good food but service is terrible. The staff seemed lost and confused most of the evening. It's a pity because this could be a great restaurant if you had the proper people managing it.
  13. C

    Clare

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience2
    Staff were amazing. Food really underwhelming and let’s the place down (apart from the chips which were nice). Atmosphere wasn’t amazing in the restaurant part but bar was nice.
  14. M

    Michelle

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very helpful staff, beautiful surroundings, nice atmosphere.
  15. RS

    RachalS

    Lancashire

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Small portions. Would have ordered a side if I'd have realised. No atmosphere in larger dining area. Wine ok but not worth the price. Left feeling hungry as no deserts we liked and didn't have a starter saving ourselves for desert. Bit disappointing
  16. HM

    HarryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were in late afternoon so quiet in rear dining area. Foot really good and staff excellent. Good value
  17. TK

    TrishK

    Jacksonville

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful setting. Great staff and the best chicken I have ever eaten!!
  18. AM

    AlanM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really nice lunch and drinks here on Saturday. Great service as well!!
  19. E

    Egvc22

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The biggest issue we had was service - too slow (waited over an hour for mains) and too sloppy. The food itself was nothing memorable and we thought it was actually overpriced for what was a very standard menu. Definitely not returning.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Ambiance was great. Food was good but not spectacular.
  21. DM

    DavidM

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant had a nice friendly ambience and some very good food. Service was quick and friendly and the prices were reasonable.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Would leave zero star
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice restaurant next to Intercontinental hotel
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb meal and service
  25. JM

    JMilli

    London

    133 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had fabulous cocktails to start - loved the smoky Old Fashioned! 😋 The starters were incredible and we loved the rest of the food too. Would highly recommend.
  26. n

    nbanbury

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    This place has really gone downhill. It used to be a good quality place but we were very disappointed. The food was just OK. It was edible. That's the best I can say about it. The service however was almost inept - many of them seemed to be new staff members who had never worked in a restaurant before. The cost of the whole meal was £100+ and in all honesty it felt like I was ripped off.
  27. S

    Susie

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Wished we hadn't booked, booked for 2 hours, lasted only 45 mins, couldn't wait to leave, took even longer to get bill, 3 times it was asked for, staff mire attentive to a group of young females who hadn't booked and just rocked up. Will definitely not be back
  28. m

    margom

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We booked this last minute, having never been there previously. What a great decision! Service and food were excellent. Would definitely recommend
  29. CH

    ClaireH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful surroundings with very attentive staff.
  30. KN

    KarenN

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Did not eat but you can’t submit a review without completing it! Not the best drinks visit. CC on the menu waitress took order drinks arrived no CC no sorry . When asked was told we don’t have CC I said it’s on the menu and the waitress took the order. Overall disappointment from what is normallly a nice place to visit
  31. TO

    TOWM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tolles historisches Ambiente, hohe Decken, stilvoll renoviert. Das Personal sehr aufmerksam und super freundlich. Das Essen ein Traum zu noch vernünftigen Preisen. Was will man mehr...
  32. L

    Lynnieb

    London

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    To be honest we didn’t realise this was a hotel bar/ restaurant before our visit. Worth mentioning in case you don’t either! We were asked where we’d like to sit and picked a window seat not realising it was near the fire exit which had some clutter around it. Our bad. The staff who served us were really pleasant but not very experienced, for example not understanding our basic drinks order. We had a few different staff asking us the same things so it wasn’t very personal or straightforward. The food was OK - nicely cooked beef burger though we weren’t brought quite what we’d asked for. We asked for vinegar and it came in a small bowl - bizarre! Dessert - rhubarb crumble, was so so and overpriced for the portion size. All in all, a bit meh for the money but as I say, the staff did mean well.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Shocking service. Really bad. Popped in to see if table was available. Asked if we booked, we hadn’t. Told no that they had to keep tables available for hotel guests. Went outside and booked on top table and came back in to be taken with no embarrassment on their part to a completely empty dining space. Waitress proceeded to spill water over the whole table and charge for mineral water we didn’t have. Food was ok, but hard to enjoy when such terrible service.
  34. HY

    HeatherY

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Nice place, good service, we didn't have food just drinks. Staff very friendly
  35. E

    Edinburgh

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Staff were very attentive. Waited 1 hour for food and no dressing on salad when it eventually arrived. Some background music would have been nice.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience2
    We checked in on arrival. Service was very poor and slow and food unremarkable. Abive all I’m very disappointed to have been marked as a no show by a restaurant where I spent over £100 on a meal. We will not be visiting again.
  37. HA

    HollyA

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, lovely staff, brilliant atmosphere - a really brilliant evening!
  38. MM

    MalcolmM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience1
    Very poor menu 😕disappointed with the overall experience. Unfortunately not a slight comparison with Dome across the road. First visit last visit
  39. JS

    JSarR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely ambiance, very attentive service and delicious food.
  40. SH

    SallyH

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Everyone enjoyed the food but main course could have been a bit hotter. My starter of venison carpaccio was exceptional. Service was pretty good but there is always room for improvement. It was a busy night but we were seated at six when it was quiet. Would go back

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

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

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The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen is rated 3.7 stars by 230 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen

21 - 25 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PB

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    George Street and Hanover Street

  • Area

    Edinburgh

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:30–23:30 Fri, Sat 12:30–00:30

  • Cuisines

    Scottish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    17-minute walk from NCP Castle Terrace

  • Public Transit

    7-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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