- 19 Blair Street
- Edinburgh, Scotland
- EH1 1QR
- 01312 200125
davidtaylor1978 last updated on 29 August 2012: Great food, great service and even better great beer. Had a really good time over the festival and will be going back super soon. Loved the popcorn...
24 December 2012
I was up at Edinburgh as part of my visit to the city, Found this cafe as there was a man outside with a sign who kindly directed me its location. Once inside was warmly greated but all members of staff inside the building where it was located. Order fish and chips with a coffee, food was amazing and coffee was up to scratch, if I didn't know where I was I would have thought it was just as good as Starbucks. Food well cooked everything was clean and fresh. Highly recommended to anyone in area. 5/5 for me.
7 November 2012
You hear the words, claymore cafe and you first of all think of this
amazing edinburgh castle themed place to eat with a great menu, friendly
staff and loads of heritage, what we actually got was mice droppings in
the corner of the room and a dull area with plain walls and a place
with no character definitely would not think it is a place for tourists.
I went there with my two daughters after picking them up from school, wanted a quick bite to eat before heading to back to work (and dropping the kids home). When we entered the shop and castle mill bit (the cafe is upstairs and right at the back) we were met with the standard tacky awful Scottish tat for tourists, pretty used to this though and we though hey, we're right next to the castle what else do you expect?
Coming into the 'cafe' itt was completely dead except loads of tables and chairs dumped in a room. That's what it looked like anyway. It was nice and bright but other than that... No one was at the counter bit, but we sat down and waited. Eventually this lady came though looking like she could be off the scheme! I have nothing against that, but the way she acted was just really unprofessional "What can I get yeh?" she asked in a pretty rude manor. So my kids ordered a couple of drinks and picked some meals out of the menu. While we were choosing it seemed like we were being an inconvenience to her she clearly wanted to get back to her fag (I'll come to that later). So we sat back down when my 8 year old daughter pointed down at some black bits on the floor. "What are those mummy" she asked me. On closer expectation they were mice droppings. ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING!! And it I didn't want to think what their kitchen was like. So we left quicker then you could say horrible. I probably should have stuck about and got a refund on the food, they probably wouldn't have given it to me anway. But there is no way I would let my kids eat in a place like that.
Oh yeah and on the way out we saw the 'waitress' happily smoking in the doorway...
I have never bothered to write reviews before but I felt I had to warn others about this place, everything about it is awful.
28 October 2012
We went to this cafe because we had some time to kill before going back to London. Utterly disgusting, the tables were filthy and my wife had a panni, but it wasn't even warm and the bread was stale. My son just had a bacon roll, which was fine but the drink he took from the chiller was out of date my a week.
I just had a coffee which was nothing special but was okay. All in all I would avoid the place if you want to have a nice time, there are many other, much nicer cafes around Edinburgh that offer quality food and lovely service
18 June 2012
This cafe offers a beautiful view of Edinburgh castle and Princes street gardens. They serve locally sourced and freshly cooked food. Their chicken fajitas wraps make for a tasty lunch. It has a conservatory style interior and lots of Scottish heritage.
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