Harden's survey result
For “great seafood”, “right in the centre of town”, you could do worse than this “easygoing”, well-preserved Victorian emporium with gilt-and-glass interiors – though you’ll find it “quieter and more civilised at lunchtime”.
An “always busy” operation that’s been serving the good folk of Edinburgh since 1863 in its present Victorian Baroque setting – replete with Royal Doulton tiles depicting famous inventors; of the competent fish-centric cuisine, the headline event is especially “exceptional”.
A “great 19th century location (“smart but not stuffy”) with tiled walls”, spectacular mosaic windows and acres of Victorian mahogany; slightly less superlatively, the “fish-dominated menu” is merely “competently executed”. (NB “there’s demarcation between the bar and restaurant menus”).
A landmark, tile-adorned Victorian boozer, split between a buzzing bar and posher foodie outfit, where “the food is simple but delicious”, and where fans say “the ambience is second to none”.
The Café Royal Bar Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Classic and stunningly beautiful historic bistro-restaurant. Seafood a particular highlight. Classy joint."
|Wine per bottle||£20.00|
19 West Register St, Edinburgh, EH2 2AA
|Monday||11 am‑11 pm|
|Tuesday||11 am‑11 pm|
|Wednesday||11 am‑11 pm|
|Thursday||11 am‑12 am|
|Friday||11 am‑1 am|
|Saturday||11 am‑1 am|
|Sunday||11 am‑12 am|