The Holyrood 9A

The Holyrood 9A
9a Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AE
  • Telephone 0131 556 5044
  • Opening times Mon–Thu 10am–midnight; Fri/Sat 10am–1am; Sun 10am–midnight
  • Seasonal times Festival and Christmas: 3am licence.
  • Bar open Sun–Thu 9am–midnight; Fri/Sat 9am–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 9am–11.30pm.
  • Average price £16 (lunch); £16 (evening meal)
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A modern, traditional bar in the Old Town where good burgers and beer dominate.

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One thing comes to mind when you hear Holyrood 9A: burgers. The pub has a well-earned reputation as one of the city's best burger joints with over 16 meaty (and veggie) options on the menu, showcasing haggis, halloumi and everything in between. It’s also a hotspot for beer lovers, with 25 taps of rotating brews which showcase local and international ales, ciders and beers. In the ever-changing world of booze, they do try to always feature beer from two of the pub's favourite brewers – Fallen and Barney’s. Otherwise, check the blackboard for the flavour of the month. If you're in a little early for burgers and beer, fear not: there's a good breakfast on offer, too. The veggie breakfast is substantial, with vegetarian haggis, quorn sausage and the rest, while the Holyrood is a slap-up full Scottish. Beer, burgers and big breakfasts: it's a winning combination, alright.

  • High point: Excellent range of burgers, with good veggie options
  • Low point: Not a lot of choice for healthier eaters
  • Notable dish: The Holyrood
  • Average price: £16 (lunch); £16 (dinner)
  • Delivery: via Deliveroo
  • Private dining: Up to 40 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Indie
  • Capacity: 108
  • Largest group: 30
  • Open since: 2009
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 15
  • House wine: £14.50 per bottle