The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen

(84 Reviews)
21-25 George Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH2 2PB
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Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 22:00
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 - 15:30 & 17:00 - 22:00

Restaurant description

In a majestic building steeped in literary history, The Printing Press serves up the best of the Scottish larder, on Edinburgh’s well-heeled George Street. The varied menu is available all day, with a late-night bar serving drinks and bar bites until the early hours.

Hand-picking produce from some of Scotland’s finest suppliers, The Printing Press menu features rustic classics including smoked haggis, puréed neeps and crispy potato, as well as craft ale-battered day boat fish and chips, along with modern Scottish cooking such as slow-braised Huntingdon Farm lamb breast with celeriac gratin, charred hispi cabbage and gremolata. A range of steak cuts, from grass-fed Tweed Valley Scotch beef, aged for a minimum of 28 days sizzle on the josper grill, all served with chips and a variety of sauces.

Be tempted by classic and contemporary desserts including pumpkin cheesecake with rum and raisin ice cream, or baked Alaska with chocolate ice cream. A children’s menu is also available at The Printing Press in Edinburgh.

Acclaimed chef Colin Fleming heads the kitchen at The Printing Press, bringing a wealth of expertise honed at some of Scotland’s best restaurants. Edinburgh Waverley Station is just a 7-minute walk away.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen
(based on 84 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (10)
  • breakfast (4)
  • business (14)
  • child friendly (3)
  • dinner (48)
  • entertainment (5)
  • large parties (15)
  • lunch (25)
  • luxury (17)
  • private dining (7)
  • romantic (7)
  • trendy (9)
  • value (10)
  • views (4)
  • By Fiona A from Edinburgh
    20 February 2020

    Lovely food, lovely waitress. Had asked in advance for a quiet table if possible and this was arranged.

  • By Gina R from Warrington
    14 February 2020

    Lovely decor. Delicious bread for starters and great tasting beef in our burgers.

  • By P Bing B from Edinburgh
    8 February 2020

    Great Smoked Haggis. Good fish

  • By Matthew B from Edinburgh
    31 January 2020

    Very cold atmosphere, poor menu , overpriced. Poor staff

  • By Steve T from Edinburgh
    26 January 2020

    A cold Sunday evening was enlivened and warmed by the excellent food, wine and service at The Printing Press thoroughly recommended

  • By Louisa C from EDINBURGH
    25 January 2020

    Great food service abit slow

  • By Paul B from Fareham
    14 January 2020

    Good food, and good vibe. However very disappointed that the January wine offer was not as expected ie upto £40 off wine - turned out to be off a separate wine list, which included only one type of red, which wasn't to our liking - so we had to pay full price, and even then several wines were out of stock. Somewhat misleading - thus definitely took the edge off the experience ??

  • By Tim P from Edinburgh
    7 January 2020

    Excellent service on both evenings. On the second evening we needed to change the time of our reservation. This was not a problem. Food was of the highest quality- the fish was so fresh and the pheasant was tender and incorporated a superb combination of flavours.

  • By Pamela G from Edinburgh
    4 January 2020

    Dominick the waitress was fab

  • By Barbara R from Hull
    1 January 2020

    Beautifully decorated for the festivities. Great atmosphere. Favourite dish?- tarte Tatin!! The pheasant was exquisite too

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The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen
21-25 George Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH2 2PB