Theatre Royal Bar
Theatre Royal Bar
- 24 Greenside Place
- Edinburgh, Scotland
- EH1 3AA
- 01315 572142
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- 2 Hope Street
- Edinburgh, Scotland
- EH2 4DB
- 01312 266669
markbradford last updated on 14 March 2011: Great atmosphere for the rugby and football. Food not great but for a snack cant complain.
18 January 2013
Very nice bar especially after seeing a show
clean and very friendly staff
8 May 2012
i do not like this bar nor it's food it is stuck up. it caters mainly for the theater clientele. there are of course the regulars there are occasional visits from the police station nearby but most are more regular. vice is apparent here and you can sometimes see regime changes in progress. if you know whats what it can be entertaining from the customer side not the staff,
22 April 2012
13 February 2012
They do some interesting beers here, but it just isn’t the kind of place that I like to drink. It is far too grand (and bright!). If that is your kind of thing though, you’ll be happy as Larry!
The sport on TV didn’t help my thoughts either; it seemed to demand your attention.
All this clearly didn’t bother all the comedians whose signed photos deck the walls.
Worth a look…and seems to be a bit of a local institution.
15 March 2011
i just had a pint before go back to hotel around 17~18. nice atmosphere kind stuff and cheap price.
20 June 2010
Have I not reviewed this bar before?????
A firm favourite if attending the almost next door Playhouse theatre! hances are you'll meet some of the performers either pre or post show in here!
Great decor great staff and drnks are reasonably priced considering it's location!
Definitely worth a visit if in the area!
18 April 2010
Very attractive bar, located next to the Playhouse. On my first visit to the city I mistook it for the theatre building but I gave up when I saw the bar staff inside.Its prices are a bit up but n general Theatre Royal Bar is a great place to meet with friends and spend a calm afternoon together. The outside look of the bar is very impressive: with royal colours and beautiful flowerpots. In the summer, the bar is extremely busy and it is hell of a problem to find any free seat.Very often the cafe is flooded with parents with young children and the passing by crowds of Fringe visitors can make you feel quite dizzy if you are rather unused to it.
21 February 2010
Theatre Royal is a really beautiful looking bar from the front, with its gorgeous front windows, hanging baskets and trumpet playing little wooden statues potruding from the front windows, and to back this statement up I often see tourists getting their photos taken out the front.
Lucikly inside it's just as cute, it has a huge wooden bar in the middle, heaps of seating and in winter the most grogeous open fireplace is always crackling away. A lot of personality in here of the old fashioned variety and that's why I love it. Its the sort of bar you could take your mum to for a drink after a day of shopping, your best friend or your boyfriend, its not really a place to go if your out on the pull but Broughton Street is just around the corner, so go there instead if that's what your after.
Its really full of character and being next to the playhouse theatre it also has that feel of theatre legends gone by as well covering their walls in framed theatre posters and signed headshots. Its the sort of place you can very easily imagine Dame Judy Dench propped up at the bar having a gin and tonic or maybe even a whisky after a show next door.
They have booths at the back so you can pack a big group in and they do a good selection of food. Football is shown in the front bar on weekends but it never seems to get very rowdy and even on those days it still doesn't have that threatening football vibe a lot of pubs seem to posses by half time.
The bar staff are friendly enough and the prices are about right, the only downside is the toilets are down the stairs and seem to feel miles away, but then that seems to be a common occurence with a lot of bars so really not such a downside and the character here really makes up for it.
27 July 2008
Lovely big plush, comfortable bar, with a gorgeous gantry. It’s right next door to the Playhouse, so it’s a good place to visit either before or after taking in a show.
The Theatre Royal does get very busy sometimes, so if you want to get a seat, make sure you arrive early.
30 November 2007
The attractive blond wood frontage of the Theatre Royal Bar offsets its surroundings nicely: the stony grey of the local architecture and the ultra modern glasshouse-styled Omni Centre sit at odds with each other and the pretty bar sits pleasingly in the middle.
True to its name, this bar serves as a convenient place to drink either side of a visit to the theatre next door. There’s a definite dramatic influence inside, as the walls are decked with posters of plays and musicals from yesteryear.
This isn’t exclusively for theatregoers though – the place has a welcoming air, and your party can either choose one of the spacious seating areas, relaxing on the grand, plush upholstery or you can park yourself on a stool at the traditionally thick, wooden, bar. There’s the best of both worlds, and at surprisingly decent prices.
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