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The Queens Arms - Edinburgh, Edinburgh,

The Queens Arms - Edinburgh

4.5
4.5
940 Reviews
£25 and under
Scottish
The Queens Arms
𝗖𝗮𝘀𝗸 | 𝗙𝗼𝗼𝗱 | 𝗖𝗼𝗰𝗸𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘀 | 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 | 𝗥𝗼𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀

🧒 Under 18s welcome until 8pm
🐶 Dog-friendly
💡 Pub Quiz Sundays at 8pm
🏃 Walk-ins welcome
🍹 Bookings for food & drink, and just drinks welcome.
📅 Contact us directly for bookings of 8 or more
📅 Festive menu requires a pre-order

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Scottish

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    0131 225 1045

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    New Town

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

What 940 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. DarinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the Sunday roast, the first I've ever had being from the US. it was the best roast beef I've ever had. the rest of the meal was perfect as well. what an experience.
  2. NicolaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place, amazing food and staff - will definitely return when next in Edinburgh
  3. DarrenL

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    It is a cozy place with a nice atmosphere, however the food was very poor, Mac and cheese was tasteless and very dry, the fish and chips very oily and the batter on the fish was terrible, much too thick and not a nice taste, the chips were ruined by the oily fish being placed on top, I asked for ketchup to hide the taste but it was sour! Not somewhere I would try again
  4. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner. Great ambiance.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded 3 days agoOpentable Diner, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care. Until the next time we meet, take care!

  5. Tmcr

    Edinburgh

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Sorry ive always gave very positive reviews and been coming for years and never not had a great time but not a great experience yesterday down to inexperienced staff i think and not as pleasant as our usual regular bookings. Hopefully things will improve and front of house staff get as good as they used to be but i guess a lot of new members of team by the look of it. Wont go into long story but we were disappointed during our reservation but at least left went elsewhere and got a seat and enjoyed remainder of our evening
  6. JPot

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food, busy pub, friendly staff. Would recommend the roast. Typically priced for central Edinburgh
  7. Ricky

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and friendly staff!! Crowded because of the 6 nations game, but seating and serving was in an acceptable time.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded 6 days agoHello Ricky, we're glad you had such a wonderful experience with us! Have a lovely day

  8. BillyJ

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat and drink, the staff are friendly and polite, Good food and a great place to watch the rugby.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded 6 days agoHi Billy, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience! We hope to see you again soon.

  9. KariR

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Sunday lunch - food was brilliant, staff efficient and lovely ambience. Would recommend a visit if you are in Edinburgh.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on March 8, 2023Karir, thank you for sharing your positive experience! Until the next time we meet, take care!

  10. Kende

    Central Coast

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Always a nice time - servers are friendly, food and beverage are perfect for a pub experience
  11. BrianM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Food & Service excellent as always ….Noise levels from adjacent table was really loud which was a shame ….

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on March 2, 2023Hi Brianm, we appreciate your honest feedback, as we are always looking for ways to improve. We hope to see you soon!

  12. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    It’s a great pub, but you need to sort the smell that comes out of the men’s toilets. It reeks and comes in the pub while you’re eating.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on February 23, 2023Hi there, thank you so much for your honest review and feedback. We’re glad you enjoyed the food and service, and are working on fixing the issue with the restroom. Thank you again, and have a great day!

  13. SiobhanV

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting Edinburgh for our first wedding anniversary. Visited the queens arms for a Sunday roast. We went for the sharing roast and it was outstanding. Beautiful food, great service, very busy but not surprising as it was so good.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on February 23, 2023Hi Siobhan, thank you so much for your kind review! It means a lot that you enjoyed your visit, and our chefs are thrilled you liked the roast. We hope your anniversary was lovely, and we’ll see you on your next visit to Edinburgh!

  14. Lewis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, definitely worth the price. Amazing staff and atmosphere, the booth was so nice

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on February 21, 2023Lewis, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Queens Arms!

  15. Frankiej

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It has always been one of my favourite places, having first visited 52 years ago! I always enjoy my visits here and this time we were having a pre-flight lunch and were enjoying ourselves so much, we almost missed our plane! It's a firm fixture on our calendar - I mean having lunch here, not missing our plane!

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on February 23, 2023Hi Frankiej, this is one of the nicest reviews we’ve had in a while! It means a lot to us that you’ve been coming back for so many years, and we hope to see you for many more to come. Have a great day, and thank you again!

  16. ALLANS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    No taps working for draught lager disappointing toilets a lot to be desired place in need of a makeover. on the plus side the staff were brilliant great service. Food was excellent also.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on February 20, 2023Hi Allan, Sorry about the issue it’s the taps, they have been serviced and are back working as they should! Very glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and the staff were accommodating. Hope to see you soon!

  17. LinaP

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Un super pub ! L’ambiance est aussi bonne que la nourriture. Un service aux petits soins. C’était génial ! Merci

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on February 18, 2023Linap, we're glad you had such a wonderful experience with us! We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Best wishes, The Queens Arms

  18. JamesK

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a great Sunday Lunch the food was prepared really well and tasted fantastic. The staff were attentive, friendly and more than helpful. A special thank you to: Chefs Lan, Fonso & Santi for some fantastic food, keep that beef cooking!! Supervisor Yasar and our server Paulina were super helpful and a credit to the Queens arms. Thank you for making our day a special one. See you soon!!
  19. Kyle

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were perfect. I just think £20+ for a roast is pretty pricey, especially when it comes with 3 roast potatoes.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on February 16, 2023Hello Kyle, thank you; we appreciate your feedback regarding our prices, we’ll take this into account going forward.

  20. AndrewH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant Sunday lunch, even went back in the evening for their pub quiz

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on February 16, 2023Andrewh, thank you so much for your high rating! We're looking forward to your next visit with us!

  21. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This pub is fast becoming my favourite city centre gathering spot. Massive respect and thanks to the bar staff (and those behind the scenes) who were clearly rushed off their feet, but who all managed to be helpful, efficient and friendly throughout. Not all of us had food but of those who did, the feedback was very positive.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on February 16, 2023Opentable Diner, your wonderful feedback and rating mean a lot to us. We hope to see you soon!

  22. Tmcr

    Edinburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Didnt have food this time as we had booked a table to watch the rugby. Fantastic atmosphere plenty of staff on so no real wait for service for drinks and cosy as always. Back in few weeks again thank you as always for a great time. Tmc

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on February 14, 2023Hi Tmcr, we're so glad you enjoyed your visit! It's a great atmosphere here during the 6 Nations, and we appreciate your positive comments about the service! We're sure our menu won't disappoint you either, and we look forward to your next visit. Until then, take care!

  23. BrianM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food and great service....make sure you book a booth...great atmosphere

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on February 16, 2023Brianm, thank you so much for your high rating! We hope to see you soon!

  24. RosemaryP

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good pub food ,booths a little cramped , would go again

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on February 14, 2023Hello Rosemary, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and giving us feedback regarding the booths. We look forward to seeing you again!

  25. Andy

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from very personable staff. They couldn't do enough for us. The ambience is exceptional. Will definitely be back.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on February 10, 2023Hi Andy, thank you so much for your kind review! We pride ourselves on our team’s customer service, so it’s always encouraging to hear positive experiences from our guests. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  26. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic day watching the rugby with good friends

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on February 7, 2023Opentable Diner, thank you so much for your high rating!

  27. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    A lovely atmosphere to eat Sunday lunch - staff very friendly.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on February 1, 2023Opentable Diner, we truly appreciate your honest feedback. We hope to see you soon!

  28. Pondlife1972

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I went to the Queens Arms after reading the previous reviews, as I wanted a Sunday roast in a nice pub environment, although the menu may appear to have a limited choice which is probably deliberate to make sure the food is delivered from the kitchen quickly, I visited the Queens Arms on the lunchtime to take a look before me evening booking. The pub was comfortably full at midday, turning away customers looking for a free table without prior booking, when I arrived for my booking at 18:00 the pub was still comfortably full. Once I had eaten the pie of the day to share, it was clear the food and service was excellent with attentive staff, this pub will always be busy with a nice feel so I recommend pre booking, and the food was very good.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on February 1, 2023Good afternoon, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit - ill be sure to pass your kind comments on to our wonderful team. We look forward to seeing you again!

  29. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Sirloin should be as you like not just rare. Everything else spot on

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on February 1, 2023Opentable Diner, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Queens Arms! We hope to see you soon!

  30. SMac

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    We'd heard great things about the Queen's Arms and were very keen to try it. It was very busy when we arrived, and the waiting staff were run off there feet. As a result, a few of our orders were omitted or forgotten and it was really hard to grab their attention. They then told us we had 5 minutes left at our table which was no problem. We had settled the bill and were just finishing off the dregs of our drinks. The booking didn't have a timeframe, I assume thay was an issue with the system, we were guided by them. 1 minute later the manager came to tell us they needed it straight away. Why not just ask us to move to the bar in the first place? When we went to the bar area, one of our party asked for a drink and the barman put his hand up to our friends face and said 'I'm serving'. It was quite aggressive and unnecessary- he could have just said, I'm serving and I'll come back to you. Overall, the service was poor, it wasn't very friendly and the prices are very high for what you get (£7 per standard larger pint!?). Its a lovely spot, but it's geared towarr the tourist market as opposed to locals.
  31. RebeccaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place for food in Edinburgh new town.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on January 31, 2023Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day! We hope to see you soon!

  32. scotty

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic Sunday lunch. Cosy venue, great food, and friendly and attentive service.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on January 25, 2023Scotty, thank you so much for the positive review! We hope to see you soon!

  33. Jacquie

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Initially felt it was a good pub atmosphere though the volume was really loud in the restaurant. I find the Queens Arms a little pricy, the food is ok but nothing special, the chicken supreme was nothing like chicken supreme & the macaroni was a little tasteless. Also pretty sure we were served a small glass of wine but charged for a large. On the 2nd glass it was served in a beer glass as no wine glasses!!! Haven’t been for a while so wanted to give it a try again but felt a bit disappointed similar to previous visits. Left feeling like I just want this place to be better.
  34. diningoutlovers

    Edinburgh

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    Enjoyable visit to a traditional pub. We had some sharing plates but not overly impressed. Wine was good at a reasonable price. Good ambience. Excellent place to watch sport but not intrusive if you are not interested.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on January 24, 2023Hello Diningoutlovers, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback regarding the sharing plates - I will be sure to pass on your comments to the chefs. We do hope you will visit us again!

  35. DubSkaTeuchter

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and outstanding food - the trout was fantastic. Small point hopefully, but the interior was obviously designed at a time when we were all a lot smaller. At 6'6" I struggled into my booth.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on January 25, 2023Hello Dubskateuchter, thank you; we appreciate your feedback! We're looking forward to your next visit with us!

  36. Chels

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Sunday roast and spicy Bloody Mary- Will come back!

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on January 20, 2023Chels, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Queens Arms! We hope to see you soon!

  37. OpenTable Diner

    Cork

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Nice place, good modern music, fish and chips just a but oily but the fish was really fresh (100%) and soft. Recommend.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on January 17, 2023Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day! We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Best wishes, The Queens Arms

  38. JanM

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit food and service great and staff were lovely. If there was one feedback I did request in booking for not a high seat - we were however put on the very small side table for 2 (not too high) so wasn’t worth mentioning to waiter. However we had the sharing pie so space on table with our drink was difficult had to put drinks menu on shelf and floor, would have been nicer on normal table since there were free tables. So just one to note really for staff to read the booking request but we didn’t feel it was a big deal - we definitely will be back.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on January 19, 2023Hi Jan, thank you so much for finding the time to leave us a review. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and will take what you have said on board and fix these issues. Kind regards, The Queens Arms

  39. luism

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place. A must if you come to Edinburgh.

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on January 13, 2023Luism, thank you so much for the positive review! Our team strives to deliver an excellent experience, and are glad you found this to be the case during your visit. If you have further needs or questions, please reach out!

  40. LHSE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you so much for the lovely time. The staff were so friendly, the atomsphere was very inviting and cosy. I highly recommend this place

    The Queens Arms - EdinburghResponded on January 11, 2023Lhse, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Queens Arms! We hope to see you soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Queens Arms - Edinburgh is rated 4.5 stars by 940 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for The Queens Arms - Edinburgh

49 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1EP

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    New Town

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Scottish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

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