The Dome

The Dome
The Dome
14 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PF
  • Telephone 0131 624 8624
  • Seasonal times Festival and Christmas: extended hours
  • Bar open Mon–Thur noon–midnight; Fri–Sun noon–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Thur noon–9.30pm; Fri/Sat noon–10.30pm; Sun 10am–9pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun noon–6.30pm
  • Pre-theatre price £16
  • Email
  • Website www.thedomeedinburgh.com
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Nineteenth-century grandeur meets 20th-century customer service for a special, reliable dining experience.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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The Dome is the kind of place Hercule Poirot might dine with an associate just before something truly awful happens. Its famous skylight dome dominates but columns, ornate iron-paned windows, chandeliers and magnificent flower arrangements complete the scene. Fortunately for Edinburgh diners, the Dome’s friendly and efficient staff run a smooth ship where nothing as untoward as a misplaced fork occurs. The Grill Room menu reflects this, offering solid takes on all the Scottish classics. The haggis is specially made by Lothian butcher Hornigs and is presented as a neat starter, nicely wrapped in filo pastry. All the meat and fish are sourced locally, and the Angus venison fillet is lightly seasoned and delicately cooked, complementing tasty gratin potatoes – only a wee blue cheese bon bon feels a bit odd. Surly teenagers forced into a posh suit aren’t forgotten and might even crack a smile when they spot the massive Dome burger with a mound of chips. Desserts include a lovely lightly poached pear sweetened with butterscotch sauce. Afternoon tea is on offer in the separate Georgian tea room.

The List's rating
7.4

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Susan Smith visited The Dome on 7 March 2019
  • High point: Gosh this is posh – fun posh though
  • Low point: Overly eager staff might cramp your style
  • Notable dish: Angus venison fillet
  • Average price: £16 (set lunch); £30 (dinner)
  • Private dining: 20/80
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Pop
  • Capacity: 150
  • Largest group: 130
  • Open since: 1996
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 17
  • House wine: £22.50 per bottle