The Black Bull

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£25 and under
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Gastro Pub

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Live Sports
Black Bull’s Scottish gastropub literally stands in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle.
We pride ourselves on serving freshly prepared classic pub grub and a great selection of local cask beers & ales which change weekly. If you fancy a nip with your pint or your meal you won’t be disappointed. We have an electric atmosphere at night with entertainment throughout the week, and a resident DJ on Friday and Saturday.

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What 10 People Are Saying
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3.0based on recent ratings
2.7
Food
3.3
Service
3.1
Ambience
2.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Was nice but the menu on open table isn’t the menu in the pub which put us off and we ended up leaving after 1 drink as it wasn’t what we expected.

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RossCo
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Came across a member of staff who had an attitude, but other than that was good

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YvonneB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience3

Didn’t eat here so that’s why low number, but food did look good, so maybe next time.

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Fiona
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was so nice to have a bit of normality back. hot temperature taken before going in so felt like it was a safe environment. Food was good :) will return!

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IreneW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

After booking on the Thursday via OpenTable for a Sat 3pm booking, I received a VM from the BlackBull on the Sat @ 11:22 advising they were cancelling as the booking should not have been given as the rugby was on. This left me with little time to organise another booking. Not impressed.

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Hazelm
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Had a good time but the booking though open table DID NOT WORK, IF YOU WANT TO BOOK IT HAS TO BE ON THE PHONE to them. This is a bit frustrating as why have they not taken this off the site?

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DianeP
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Didn't like our meal what we had was tasteless,really noisy,table just inside front door was really cold.On arriving they didn't have our name on their list.Steak which my husband had was inedible don't like to complain but wasn't happy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

When we arrived for our reservation they said they didn’t take reservations from open table during Fringe Festival and didn’t have one for us. They made no offer to accommodate us. We had a lovely dinner at Beehive next door. I’d recommend there.

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JohnS
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Arrived on time to be told by member of staff that Black Bull did not accept bookings. They had no knowledge of open table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

They don’t use open table so on the day of the Military Tattoo when Edinburgh was packed my table booking wasn’t valid. Then had great trouble finding something else in a short time frame for 6 people. Perhaps not the black bulls fault and the staff were very helpful considering how packed it was but left hungry.

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The Black Bull is rated 3 stars by 10 OpenTable diners.

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