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We had an excellent meal at the Doric. The Cullen Skink was out of this world! Both of us had Rib eye steaks and they were good. The service was great even though the restuarant was busy. Will go again.

Friendly, relaxed service. Well presented and prepared food.

The Doric in the heart of Edinburgh delivers on taste and quality as a hidden gem just of the Royal Mile. This bistro is hidden away on Market St and is perfect to attract visitors for both the New Town and Old Town. No the cheapest but the quality and size of the portions feel you are not being ripped off. Worth a visit for good Scottish food. I will be back!

The Doric was pleasant. Great service

special meal for new year eve 35£ at the Doric (Edinburgh) great food and great service, in a very quiet restaurant room. Definitively a very good value. You can finish the meal with a drink downstair.

Doric Edinburgh - lovely, many thanks

Met up wth some old friends at The Doric in Edinburgh. My friend had the set Christmas menu which was good value at £25 for 3 courses (we shared the Christmas pud which was lovely). Mussel starter was average - many mussels closed and sauce was Ok but not great. Main course of prawn linguine was tasty and other main courses went down well. Evening wasn't great for a chat as there were a couple of big Christmas party tables which were very noisy.

the doric edinburgh.

service was excelant

food was good

wine list was adequite but cheapest wine was expensive for the quality of the wine

A bit rushed last night even though the restaurant was empty. Food was okay but having the courses forced on you in quick succession made for a less enjoyable evening.

The Doric - Edinburgh. Our first visit to this establishment and enjoyed it. Simple decor, restaurant is upstairs and not overcrowded; we had (one of the best) tables by the window, such tables we were informed are "often reserved for those who book in advance". Food was lovely (particularly recommend mussels starter). Staff very attentive. We would return.

Great food and ambiance! try the haggis

Doric, Market St, Edinburgh Attractive dining room, attentive, pleasant staff; food tasty enough but overpriced for what it was

The Doric is one of my favourite places to eat. Lunch was excellent although a little pricey as we went during the Edinburgh festival.

The starters were tasty but a bit meaty for my personal liking, but the main course choice is excellent.

Would recommend this restaurant.

The Doric was the perfect place for an early pre-theatre dinner - good gastro pub food, nice and busy and great staff. Would come again.

Good service, Good Value, Good Location, Food wasnt disappointing but wasnt overly exciting. Tables were cramped and sticky, glasses and cutlery were stuck to the table when we arrived. Gents toilet very small.

Our visit to the Doric in Edinburgh was very enjoyable.The munu was nicely varied and the food and service excellent.

My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner at The Doric in Edinburgh. It was a great first meal in Scotland. My steak, fries, and mushrooms were excellent, and my husband says that his fish and chips were the best he had ever had.

It was a celebration dinner at the Doric for our grandson who had just graduated with a first in physics at Edinburgh university. We had chosen well and we all enjoyed our evening.

With five friends I recently had lunch at the Doric, Edinburgh. We l enjoyed our meals and the service was first class. It offers traditional pub food as well as hints of fine dining. The Scottish dishes were up to standard. I note haggis was popular with the tourists there who appeared to enjoy it. However Gents toilet experience could be improved. (Girls one okay, I am told!)

The Doric in Edinburgh provided us with good quality food with a nod to Scottish fare in comfortable pub like surroundings.

Four of us had a meal last night at the Doric, Market St. Edinburgh. We felt it was overpriced and not very tasty. The starter we had off olives, bread and oils was pleasing but very little oil. The lamb shank was dry and fairly tough with not enough potatoes, veg or jus. The chicken was moist/ tender but again lacking in potatoes and gravy. The batter on the fish was very greasy however the fish was tasty. The cheese board was limited as was the whole menu. Not good for the price paid.

This pub with bistro above in Market Street, Edinburgh was a very convenient venue for a meet-up with colleagues travelling by train from various locations in central Scotland as it is within easy walking distance from Waverley station.

Although the menu is quite limited, the food was good and there was a wide range of prices.

The ambiance was fine for our group of five and there was a quite a buzz in the place. I don't think it would be suitable for a couple hoping for a romantic meal.

Good food and friendly staff. When we arrived restaurant was busy and had really good atmosphere. It was a shame though that by 2.30pm restaurant was empty, apart from our table of 5.

A thoroughly excellent lunch. It had been a few years since I had last eaten at the Doric, although the next time will definitely be much sooner. From the time of arrival until departure, this visit was an absolute delight. The service was very attentive without being obtrusive and the quality of the food was first-class, all at prices which are very reasonable, I recommend the Doric as well worth a visit. Bon appetit!

Foof was very good.

We had lunch at the Doric before the rugby match. Lunch was great; we'll draw a veil over the match! I had haggis, neeps and tatties and my husband had a fillet steak. He said his steak was wonderful and I thought the haggis was lovely. then we both had sticky toffee pudding which was to die for. The location is great, too, and we will certainly go there again

I work close to The Doric and visit fairly regularly with colleagues and friends. The quality of food and presentation as always high (even under pressure such as office Christmas lunches) and the services is good. Prices are very reasonable and a restricted lunch menus is offered along with the a la carte menu.

A warm, cosy oldy-worldy pub with friendly staff and no-fuss, hearty food, nicely presented and tasty. For starters, go for haggis parcels and/or the salmon, mmm! For mains go for haggis with 'neeps and tatties', a yummy creamy potato mash and a turnip puree, washed down by a recomended bottle of Innes Gunn oak aged beer, deliciously smooth, with a 'toffee and vanilla' taste which works well. Reasonable prices too, 3 courses for approx. £25.

The Doric, Edinburgh, we had a Christmas girls night out and although the weather was awful outside there was a warm and friendly atmosphere in the Doric. Excellent service and the Christmas menue was very nice. My only grip was the cheeseboard was very disappointing considering the excellent cheeses available locally.

I loved this pub! It's not much to look at but it was so cosy upstairs and we had a large group (17 of us). We were well looked after and the food was sensational. I had haggis, neeps and tatties and it was very good. The service was excellent and we were actually served by the owner in the end, who was lovely. The only disappointment was the downstairs drinking area, which was a bit old-manny

Ten of us enjoyed a fantastic evening at the Doric in Markewt street, Edinburgh. The staff were very friendly and efficient. we all enjoyed the meal - particukar compliments from the vegetarians who actually had 2 good choices! The puddings were terrific too. Well done for providing a wonderful meal within such a great atmosphere. We'll be back.

This is the best restaurant in Edinburgh, the staff are friendly and attentive. The Doric is very relaxing even thought it's busy, I would highly recommend a visit.

The Doric - Edinburgh A lovely Place at the window with a pretty view on Edinburgh. A good scotish meal withgood wine. A good service, total a wonderful evening

Not really a Gastro Pub more a Bar serving decent pub grub. Reasonable food and friendly service. The toilets however are disgracefull, I amazed they are allowed to stay open when your are not even able to wash your hands ie no soap or running water!!

This place is a bit of a hidden gem. It's a little shaby round the edges but this adds to laid back atmosphere of the place. The food was great. The menu is simple but each dish was perfectly done with exactly the right amount of everything. Definately recommend it, it's a nice, relaxed spot right in the middle of the city.

We enjoyed a fine meal at the Doric in Edinburgh. The Edinburgh Fringe was in full swing so the restaurant was very busy so well worth booking. Service was very good and food was of good quality too. The only downside is the condition of the toilets which could do with a good makeover.

My family and I were very impressed by the Doric in Edinburgh. The food was of the highest standard, the staff very friendly and attentive.

The Doric served a variety of good food, the service was also good. It was nice to know that during the Festival, there is no drop in the quality and service. Worth booking.

Food was delicious, and the service friendly, but the portion of lamb I had was definitely smaller than I would have expected, and left me feeling disappointed despite the quality of the meal.

overall a nice meal, a request for onion rings instead of mushroom was well received. My partner had sea bass which he rated as very tasty...my steak was overdone, more well done than medium ,and the quality or indeed the quantity could have been much better. the chocolate brownie we shared for dessert was small but satifying. Overall not bad, but still the gents toilets apparently leave much to be desire. Should be sorted as a matter of urgency....

Made my way to the Doric in Edinburgh through driving rain so hoped it would be worth the effort. It did not dissappoint. As a visitor I opted for a very traditional starter of cullen skink followed by the haggis, neeps and tatties all washed down with a pint of 80'. Delicious food but if I have to have a quibble it would be with the tatties which were very bland. The whiskey sauce was sublime however. Would recommend.

The Doric Edinburgh serves up good quality food at a reasonable price. This is also true for the set Christmas menu. With the exception of one extremely surly waitress the service was also good.

During a visit to Edinburgh we were recommended The Doric. I must say at first I wondered why? The decor and ambience is very local, the restaurant pretty basic in a rustic way. Staff are very friendly, efficient and very attentive. The food was fantastic, and being people who eat out on a regular basis, fantastic food, combined with the service is very rare. We wouldn't hesitate a visit - don't be put off with first impressions and let the food/service make the impact.

The Doric in Edinburgh is the perfect gastro pub where you can find excellent scottish food for reasonable price. Cullen skink was perfect as well the root vegetable soup. Traditional haggis, neeps and tattis and a lovely crusted salmon with hollandaise and crushed potatoes as main. Everything was nicely cooked and presented. Good service, nice choice of wines and good ambience (we had a table close to a window with a fantastic view over the Balmoral). I would defintely reccomend it.

The Doric in Edinburgh was an excellent place for a good quality meal in pleasant surroundings.

I recently used toptable for the first time to book a table at the Doric Tavern, Edinburgh. It was for a big occasion which people had travelled a long way to attend. I was more than slightly dismayed, after having received a confirmation, to be told, when we got to the restaurant, that the booking had not been communicated to them. Fortunately the staff were fantastic and managed to 'cobble together' a table for us. We had a really good night but it could have been disastrous. Not impressed.

We enjoyed our meal at the Doric and had a nice window table.

I mentioned Top Table to the waitress on our arrival, but she did not seem to know what I was talking about. I handed her our email confirmation which she took but she made no comment and did not refer to it again, so not sure what to think.

First time at the Doric, the food was lovely, although the starters were a bit small. We went on a Monday night and it was quiet, which was a shame as the menu's great.