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The Salisbury Arms

58 Dalkeith Rd, Edinburgh, EH16 5AD +44 1312681427

((((* British
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
Main course: £8
Food spend: £15
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 11:00 - 23:00
Friday to Saturday: 11:00 - 24:00
Sunday: 12:30 - 23:00

Good food and service, very clean and comfortable. The heirloom tomato salad with rocket lettuce and mozzarella was the best I've ever tasted! Our first fish and chips since we have been in the U.K. Very fresh and light, rib eye steak was ok.

Tommy Owens 30 May 2017
from Edinburgh

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Housed in a restored Georgian building opposite Edinburgh University’s main halls of residence, The Salisbury Arms is a pub & restaurant with a beer garden for sun-soaked dining in the warmer months. With vaulted ceilings, cream-coloured walls & deep sofas & armchairs by the fireplace, it is a homely hideaway serving hearty British cuisine.

Sourcing ingredients from trusted local suppliers, The Salisbury Arms menu features wholesome recipes based around the garden, land and sea. Sample hand-pressed burgers, beef & ale pie with cardamom carrots, or sea bass with potato gnocchi, while old-school puddings include warming crumbles, custard-lathered sponges and decadent brownies. Not forgetting younger diners, a kids’ menu includes miniature versions of British classics.

A partnership with the celebrated Rothschild wine merchants means The Salisbury Arms cellar is stocked full with an eclectic list of world wines, while indulgent wine flights allow guests to sample a variety of bins. Seasonal beers and barrel-kept ales also feature, as well as thirst-quenching cocktails and rich coffees.

The Salisbury Arms in Edinburgh is a 5-minute drive from Edinburgh Rail Station.

The Salisbury Arms

58 Dalkeith Rd, Edinburgh, EH16 5AD

Contact +44 1316674518
Reservations +44 1312681427

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Customer reviews for The Salisbury Arms

3.9 ((((* (based on 23 reviews)
82% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (14)
  • dinner (13)
  • large parties (7)
  • romantic (7)
  • value (7)
  • private dining (5)
  • trendy (5)
  • child friendly (3)
  • views (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • al fresco (2)
  • business (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • (((** 8 July 2017 by Kate Hollins from Prestwick

    A little disappointing lunch was bland. However, on Saturday night we enjoyed a fantastic meal

  • ((((* 30 May 2017 by Tommy Owens from Edinburgh

    Good food and service, very clean and comfortable. The heirloom tomato salad with rocket lettuce and mozzarella was the best I've ever tasted! Our first fish and chips since we have been in the U.K. Very fresh and light, rib eye steak was ok.

  • ((((( 16 April 2017 by Rachel from Edinburgh

    carefully selected menu, nice combinations, good selection of wine, very nice staff

  • ((*** 3 April 2017 by Patricia Murphy from Edinburgh

    Lovely place bar staff a bit slow.
    My food was not cooked right seabass raw

  • ((((( 5 March 2017 by Janet Mackay from Musselburgh

    Great service, tasty food.

  • ((((( 16 February 2017 by Jane Wilson from Edinburgh

    Its just be revamped not that I felt it needed it! Its gorgeous inside and very welcoming. Staff we're helpful and pleasant and the food was great.

  • ((((* 10 February 2017 by Anne Galbraith from Edinburgh

    It was a lovely evening, the food was good and the service was efficient - although a tad slow between courses. I would ask for another table the next time as we were opposite a fire door that was opened 2/3 times and it was very cold when opened. The staff were all very pleasant.

  • ((((* 6 December 2016 by John from Edinburgh

    Nice food relatively slow service on a busy Sunday

  • ((*** 29 November 2016 by Steve Holehouse from Edinburgh

    Food mediocre. Linguine seafood dishes had obviously been kept under heating elements prior to serving and were rather dry.

  • (((** 29 November 2016 by Charlotte from Edinburgh

    The food here is fantastic and has been since it opened! However the very poor service is starting to make me wonder whether it is worth the ridiculously long wait, and unfriendly, unprofessional service. The service used to be great here too, however over the last year it has really gotten worse and worse each time I have been.

    The staff don't make any effort to make you feel welcome, and they actively avoid eye contact. No apologies when forgetting drinks orders and certainly didn't check if everything was ok at any point. Very disappointing. I keep going to the Salisbury arms because I am pretty confident that the food really is such a great standard.
    But the service makes the whole experience feel far too expensive. I warned my friends that the service is slow, and I hoped that you would prove me wrong. But you didn't.

    The staff were having their lunch on the table next to us while we were there and they got their food much faster than we did. I'm all for staff having a break but I don't feel that they should be occupying a table right next to paying customers. While customers are still waiting from someone to take our order and bring the drinks they have forgotten. Or just to make eye contact so that we can ask for the forgotten drinks because we are so thirsty after a walk up the crags. Unprofessional and disappointing.

    If it wasn't for the beautiful food then we would have been very, very irritated about the experience.

    But like I said. Food is delicious.

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