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The Queens Arms - Edinburgh

4.6
4.6
523 Reviews
£25 and under
Scottish

The Queens Arms has been an Edinburgh fixture for many years; the latest incarnation finds it reborn as a gastropub, although long-time customers will be pleased to know that the renovation has preserved the layout and most of the original features. The Queens Arms also boasts friendly and efficient service and a solid offering of whiskies, cocktails and wine and beer (including several real ales).

Under 18's are not admitted after 8:00pm.

Please note that we can only accept a maximum party size of 6, from a maximum of 3 separate households.

Following the Scottish Government advice, wearing of a face covering upon arrival and when moving around the venue is mandatory.

A special note about Sunday: Sunday Roasts are available 12-5pm or until sold out, please state 'Sunday Roast' under special requests if you are booking for one.

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Booked 30 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Scottish

  • Hours of Operation

    Fri, Sat 12:00–18:00
    Sun 11:00–18:00

  • Phone number

    0131 225 1045

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

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What 523 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Sunday Lunch

  • Edinburgh

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. SG

    StevenG

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and Service

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely Christmas decorations outside and tastefully decorated tree inside. very efficient service. Sunday Roast was well presented, delicious and succulent and rounded off with a sharing dessert in with the price of the sharing roast. A nice, unexpected touch.

  3. AC

    AaronC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food, friendly service, great cocktails, and lively atmosphere.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service; friendly and efficient. Tasty food and a good ambience.

  5. DC

    DebraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nothing disappointed! Excellent food, friendly service, amazing cocktails, would definitely visit again

  6. AL

    AndyL

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place with excellent staff and food. Enjoyed it all.

  7. GM

    GrahamM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and friendly service. Prices inline with what I would expect to pay in an Edinburgh city centre pub. Will return

  8. RD

    RobertD

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent place. Great value and character. Would recommend.

  9. L

    Leeg

    Cambridge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 November 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Terrible menu but what we had was quite nice,although wifes portion of gnocci was pathetic.Desserts were great.No ale left on draught.Two days running ,no loo paper in toilet.Great ambience.

  10. MP

    MollyP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a hidden jewel! Found on an online Edinburgh site and can’t recommend it enough. Fantastic food and service and we absolutely loved the bookcase and the armchairs! Will definitely trying on our next trip to Edinburgh.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Good food and atmosphere, but had a hard time getting the attention of the waiter throughout the night. He promptly appeared when he wanted the table back though.

  12. N

    Neill

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We eat here every time we're in Edinburgh always lovely food and great service.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great escape from the cold in a cosy pub, excellent service and food from friendly staff

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and lovely atmosphere!

  15. JF

    JacquelineF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely cosy pub...excellent service, Meal was superb. Steak cooked to perfection & to everyones liking, would highly recommend....Will definitely visit again on my next visit to Edinburgh Great Value for Money..what more could you ask for.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    Overpriced, food wasn’t good

  17. MM

    MandyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Amazing vibe, good variety of tables for groups or a couple, fantastic food, Sunday roast was delicious. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Sunday roast for two was perfect.

  19. MH

    MollyH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place for a roast, cosy and fab staff, lovely food!

  20. C

    Cjickghkkhkb

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Poor service, particularly from Manager. Food okay, Yorkshire puddings a little over done. Pudding served on platter had to ask for plate's. Asked for extra gravy none delivered but charge extra and service charge. Felt not looked after, sadly will not return.

  21. GL

    GavinL

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb! Great venue, food and service. Definitely will be back

  22. DC

    DebbieC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Disappointed that there was a reduced menu on due to the rugby, choice was poor and my plate was too small for burger and chips - things kept falling off onto floor!!!! Service was great, staff were excellent

  23. H

    Holly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fairly regularly go to this pub and its always brilliant. Great service, buzzing atmosphere and good food. Would highly recommend!

  24. RH

    RachH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous place to have great food and excellent service. Will definitely return.

  25. VS

    VictoriaS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing little place! Food really reasonable and such good quality. Great rang of drinks, with really friendly staff. Couldn’t recommend more

  26. SA

    StewartA

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I've already said everything I wanted to say with the ratings.

  27. V

    Vandon

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Welcoming staff, excellent service & a good atmosphere. Menu was varied, not too extensive & the quality was very good. Great range of drinks,including real ales.

  28. PH

    PaulH

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Overall it was good. On the down side the chicken supreme was awful. However, the other food was good, the service was excellent and the pub was cosy, friendly and warm

  29. AP

    AnaP

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Cheerful and not overcrowded. It's possible to chat without shouting

  30. DR

    DaveRout

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great pub/restaurant Great atmosphere Great selection of drinks Fab staff

  31. KM

    KieranM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    good value...excellent quality and portion size of food......the roast beef a little rare for some of our tastes the staff helpful and friendly....perfect spot to finish off a sunday in the city.

  32. SC

    ScarlettC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had the loveliest shared sunday lunch the beef was amazing staff all happy and helpful!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the Sunday roast sharing platter which was amazing we were in a wee booth and the staff were all fantastic definitely be back next time we’re in Edinburgh

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great pub for Sunday lunch, staff superb and very friendly, was a pleasure to visit

  35. JP

    JacquiP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff very friendly and the roast was one of the best we have had.

  36. LA

    LAsha

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had great service from our server, the food came out super fast and was overall great.

  37. NM

    NigelM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice welcome, fantastic room, superb service and food great experience!

  38. H

    Haggs

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the atmosphere of Queens Arms .Food great and staff always happy and friendly. Great pub

  39. DS

    DeborahS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it! Delicious fresh food. Great atmosphere for the rugby.

  40. AS

    AshS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Outstanding overall just spoilt a little because rugby was on and was loud.

FAQs

The Queens Arms - Edinburgh is rated 4.6 stars by 523 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.

Make a booking

2 people

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Booked 30 times today
Google Map for The Queens Arms - Edinburgh

49 Frederick Street Edinburgh, EH2 1EP

  • Area

    New Town

  • Hours of Operation

    Fri, Sat 12:00–18:00
    Sun 11:00–18:00

  • Cuisines

    Scottish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine

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