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The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen

21-25 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PB

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  • The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen - Edinburgh
  • The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen - Edinburgh
  • The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen - Edinburgh
  • The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen - Edinburgh
  • The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen - Edinburgh
  • The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen - Edinburgh
  • The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen - Edinburgh
  • The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen - Edinburgh
  • The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen - Edinburgh
  • The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen - Edinburgh
  • The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen - Edinburgh
  • The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen - Edinburgh

Outstandingly delicious Sunday lunch for two

Heather Cresswell 04 September 2017
from Edinburgh

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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.

The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen

21-25 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PB

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3.7 ((()* (based on 29 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • ((((* 4 September 2017 by Heather Cresswell from Edinburgh

    Outstandingly delicious Sunday lunch for two

  • (((** 23 August 2017 by Anne from Cupar

    First visit. Our waiter was lovely. The food, I had the mackerel which was ok but the potatos were undercooked. We ordered a bottle of red wine but we were optimistic that we would finish bottle before we had to leave. Edinburgh festival time and we had a show booked. There was more than half a bottle of wine left and we asked if we could take it with us. The answer was an emphatic NO! Company policy would no allow unless we were staying in the hotel! Needless to say I was not impressed. I did not make a fuss but after some time the lady in charge decided to only charge us with two glasses (large). I wonder what happened to the wine we did not drink. Was it then sold on in single glass charge? Personally I will not be back at the Printing Press. On reflection we maybe should have allowed more time for our meal and maybe not ordered a full bottle!

  • ((((* 4 August 2017 by Stephen Stewart from Edinburgh

    Really smart and stylish place, friendly staff - we had the express menu and the food was fine but not out of this world - slightly disappointed with the cheese board

  • ((((* 24 December 2016 by Iain Mcintosh from Dunbar

    We chose this as a pre-theatre option as the menu had plenty choice for all, including vegetarian.

  • ((((( 19 December 2016 by Susan Dougall from Edinburgh

    My Mum, sisters and I enjoyed afternoon tea. The staff were very pleasant and attentive. We weren't rushed and the food was lovely. Look forward to returning for lunch or dinner next time. Would highly recommend to friends.

  • ((((( 30 August 2016 by William Streeter from Monmouth

    We arrived a little early for our booking but this was not a problem . The staff were very professional and very helpful .There when you wanted something and not hanging about hoping to upsell when you didn't need them around . The bar , which I could see from where I sat was very well stocked with a variety of drinks and the bar staff never seemed to stop working . We both really enjoyed our meal and would definitely eat there next time we are in Edinburgh .

  • (((** 17 August 2016 by Linda Robb from Edinburgh

    Excellent service and very nice setting. Felt there could have been more of a choice of sandwiches however as they were limited. One of our group did not like smoked salmon and was only offered ham. Fillings in sandwiches were poor. Cakes and stones were lovely and a good choice available.

  • ((((( 14 August 2016 by Susan Baird from Edinburgh

    This was s fabulous experience highly reccomend the guest steak and mince and tatties. The starter of scotch egg was fab too.
    Service excellent & value for money - great atmosphere too.

  • (((** 18 July 2016 by Emma from Edinburgh

    Beautiful food. Service friendly but a tiny bit stretched so you had to wait to make eye contact to get someone.

  • (((** 28 June 2016 by Gordon Presly from Edinburgh

    Food was first class. Tables well spaced out, nice cool temperature and service attentive. Definately will revisit. Thought wine a bit over priced. 42 pounds for a bottle of Malbec??

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