Cafe Royal Circle Bar | Edinburgh,
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Cafe Royal Circle Bar
Exceptional based on 20 ratings
Type: Bar

19 West Register Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2AA [ print map ]
0131 556 1884

Mayor: AshtonMcCobb (3) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 12

Cafe Royal Circle Bar

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Beer Available At Cafe Royal Circle Bar (arranged by most recent)
Strathaven Clydesdale IPA 28, Broughton Spring Ale , Edinburgh Brewing Company Edinburgh Pale Ale EPA (Cask) 26, Kelburn Tartan Army 35, Broughton 6.2 IPA 54, Scottish Borders Wild Harvest Elderflower , Kelburn CaCanny (Cask) 71, Broughton Winter Fire 50, Broughton First Foot Ale , Broughton Clipper I.P.A. 38, Loch Ness Festive Ness
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20 reviews for Cafe Royal Circle Bar
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  71%
 Selection  53%
 Food  85%
 Value  63%
 Overall  69%
 Rating  70%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Tim Webb  (203) Cambridge, England | March 28, 2014
One of the most beautiful grand design Victorian pubs in Britain. If your budget is not a big issue eat in its Oyster Bar, just to say you have done it. Could and should be a lot more adventurous with its bottled beers. If anywhere needs to know the benefit of stocking a small elite range of high quality bottled beers it is here. The bottle cabinets look like a sponsored advert for a new design of toilet wallpaper.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
AshtonMcCobb  (131) Edinburgh, Scotland | January 11, 2014
Beautiful bar with polite service.In terms of beer, it doesnít stand up to its impressive neighbour the Guildford Arms. However, Iím not sure if this is because they donít really have their finger on the pulse of whatís good in beer right now or whether they donít have quite cellar-mastering experience. Itís good to pick up the odd beer you wonít have had before.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
danlo  (45) Darlington , England | November 6, 2013
Bar located just off Princes Street in central Edinburgh. Interesting interior with lots of mosaics on the wall and traditional central bar. Some Scottish real ales but a fairly limited selection compared to others.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee  (141) , England | September 15, 2013
I was quite surprised how lowly reviewed this pub is. First, the interior of this pub is truly splendid, well worth a visit. Location is very convenient for the new town and train station. On my visit they had 7 cask ales, all Scottish. While I wouldnít say the selection is awesome from a pure beer nerd point of view (a bit samey, no real standouts), it is more than adequate and unless youíre Scottish youíll probably get a tick or two if thatís what you need. But come here for a pleasant pint in a lovely old pub.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
Imaena  (43) Atlanta, Georgia | February 23, 2013
Outstanding Victorian pub with ceramic tile art on the walls. Pretty generic beer list and decent food. Must be seen though.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub  (508) Banbury, England | April 23, 2012
Decorative pub in the city centre with beautiful fixtures, tiling and windows. The beer range was pretty staid on our visit, which seems to be quite normal by the looks, but well served. More about the pub than the beer here, certainly worth a visit.
rosenbergh  (457) Tampere, Finland | March 3, 2012
Extremely busy on Thursday night 6pm. 8 casks. Even interesting ones. OK service. OK prices. Nice interior.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
brownyonder  (22) Edinburgh, Scotland | November 10, 2011
When Iíve got colleagues up from down south I always take them here for the fabulous traditional decor before heading off somewhere with a little more choice. Beers are always well kept but tend to be familiar.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
downender  (304) Bristol, England | July 24, 2011
Visited on 7/6/2011. Attractive mirrored bar with stained glass and ceramic feature. Four real ales were on offer and service efficient. Beer quality was fine.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 18/20
JohnRMurdoch  (306) Glasgow, Scotland | January 9, 2011| Updated April 3, 2011
Traditional bar next door to the Guildford Arms. Beautiful decor, excellent service. Bank of 4 hand pumps on either side of the bar serving well cared for well known Scottish Real Ales. Worth a visit but not up to the standard of its neighbour.

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