The Hermitage

1-5 Comiston Rd, Edinburgh EH10 6AA
$$ English

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 1-5 Comiston Rd, Edinburgh EH10 6AA
  • Cuisine: English |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Pub
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 0131 447 1205
  • Features: Full Bar, Live Entertainment, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Winning Wine List, Wheelchair Access, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Date Night,

Photos

The Hermitage - the hermitage bar

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Bar - Dining 12:00 - 21:30
All Day - Drinks Only 16:00 - 23:00
Outside Tables - Dining/Drinks 16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
Bar - Drinks Only 12:00 - 23:00
Outside Tables - Dining/Drinks 12:00 - 22:00
Bar - Dining 12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
Bar - Drinks Only 12:00 - 23:00
Outside Tables - Dining/Drinks 12:00 - 22:00
Bar - Dining 12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
Bar - Drinks Only 12:00 - 0:00
Outside Tables - Dining/Drinks 12:00 - 22:00
Bar - Dining 12:00 - 21:00
Friday
Outside Tables - Dining/Drinks 11:30 - 22:00
Bar - Drinks Only 12:00 - 1:00
Bar - Dining 12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
Bar - Drinks Only 12:00 - 1:00
Outside seating 11:30 - 22:00
Bar - Dining 12:00 - 22:00
Sunday
Bar - Dining 12:00 - 21:30
Bar - Drinks Only 12:00 - 23:00
Outside seating 12:00 - 22:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.61 out of 5 stars based on 1091 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 06, 2022
Elizabeth A.
Food lovely and staff great but don’t see the need for TVs and background music. Made conversation difficult.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 01, 2022
Nicola H.
Thank you

Overall: 10/10
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May 24, 2022
Daniele C.
Great overall!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
May 12, 2022
Elizabeth G.
Met my mum for lunch, took the dog. All of us were made to feel welcome. Service friendly and obliging, food very good. A bit quiet but it was a Wednesday lunchtime. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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May 01, 2022
Iolanda V.
Great night, lovely friendly attentive service.

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Apr 30, 2022
Suzanne P.
Very tasty food enjoyed in a great atmospheric pub! Attentive, friendly staff.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 16, 2022
Kate H.
Best food ever ! Good people. Great service

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 04, 2022
John P.
Excellent burgers, as always, with swift and friendly service - you can feel the staff smiling behind their masks! Beers are lively too, had Harviestoun’s Bitter & Twisted on cask and so much the better for it!!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 27, 2022
Stephen H.
Great service and food. Best fries we’ve had

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Mar 22, 2022
Trish C.
Lovely evening catching up with a friend . Think some of the wine was over priced

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 09, 2022
Joan W.
Friendly staff, good food, pleasant ambience for lunch.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 19, 2022
Katie W.
I love the Hermitage! One of my local pubs and always a nice, relaxed atmosphere which makes it the perfect place to catch up with friends.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 02, 2022
Susan M.
This is our new local pub and we love it! The staff are excellent and the ambience is friendly, lovely vibe and welcomes all ages. Perfect blend.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 02, 2022
Richard P.
It was New Years Eve this time around, but love this place and always really friendly with great service!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 12, 2021
Elizabeth C.
We had an amazing family lunch! Gorgeous cosy atmosphere, attentive staff, incredible food and the best coffee we've had in a pub. Our kids loved their food too and were really made to feel welcome. Thank you again for a great time! The Creissen family.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 05, 2021
Sheila W.
couldn’t have faulted anything, very good overall

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 15, 2021
Allan S.
All fine, limited menu but everything we had was great and up to expectations - charming service too
Business Response:
Dear Allan, Many thanks for your very kind review. we hope to welcome you back to The Hermitage again soon! The Hermitage

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Nov 09, 2021
Debbie B.
We had a lovely evening, thank you
Business Response:
Dear Debbie, Many thanks for your wonderful review! We hope to see you again soon! The Hermitage

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 02, 2021
Alan W.
Thoroughly enjoyed our evening here, very helpful and attentive service , food and wine spot on and a really convivial atmosphere, looking forward to our next visit.
Business Response:
Hi Alan, Many thanks for your 10/10 review! We hope to see you again soon! The Hermitage

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Oct 27, 2021
Lynne E.
Lovely pub and we all enjoyed our meal.Very friendly staff and overall everything was spotlessly clean.Would have liked a wee bit more choice on the menu.Otherwise top notch.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Oct 09, 2021
Colin J.
Excellent service as a regular who, as a wheelchair user the staff knew what assistance was required i.e. Opening of door.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 02, 2021
John E.
Excellent food, great service; we had the place to ourselves!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 22, 2021
Alison R.
Excellent food and friendly service

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 01, 2021
Robert T.
As always, a friendly, relaxing and enjoyable experience and the perfect ‘gastro pub’ environment. Fish & chips were outstanding and the sticky toffee pudding delightful. Glad to see a new local brewery (Stewarts) added to the draft beer selection.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 22, 2021
Joe D.
appreciate its tricky getting staff right now and they did really well so thanks

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 22, 2021
Sarah B.
Couldn’t complain about anything. Everything 10/10 Lovely waitress who made sure we were well looked after. Great time had thank you

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 13, 2021
Tom C.
Good food - will be back

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 05, 2021
Gerry D.
Great service

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Jul 01, 2021
Wendy G.
Fabulous place. Delicious food and lovely atmosphere. All staff really friendly and helpful

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Jun 28, 2021
COLIN M.
Excellent afternoon. Happy with Covid protocols. Safe environment. Great service. Good beer and food.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 22, 2021
Rossella R.
Good evening and good food

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
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May 24, 2021
Elaine O.
We didn’t have any food so can’t score this Service was really good outside and we were even offered hot water bottles! Cushions on the bench seats would have made it more comfortable, apart from that had a lovely hour and a half there

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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May 22, 2021
Louise W.
Great food and service. A lovely, relaxed afternoon and would definitely go back

Overall: 10/10
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May 21, 2021
Vivienne M.
I’m a regular at The Spylaw Tavern in Colinton. This was my first visit to The Hermitage ( and I live locally!). We were very well looked after from arriving to leaving. Our waiter was friendly and professional. Fabulous menu - with lots of choice. We didn’t have starters, our mains were fish and chips, and chicken, leek and mushroom pie, with delicious veggies and new potatoes. I’m not a pie fan but on a cold, wet May Day this hit the spot!. The fish and chips did not disappoint either. Ample size portions. No room for desserts, just tea and coffee!. I’m looking forward to returning.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 10/10
May 09, 2021
Colin J.
Excellent meal

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
May 09, 2021
Ken H.
Great place to meet up with friends and I cannot fault anything.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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May 08, 2021
Janet C.
An excellent fish and chip Friday lunch.Great friendly service as well.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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May 05, 2021
Carol F.
Quick and excellent service. Friendly. Good atmosphere. Liked variety of food. We had mussels, roast lamb. I had starter and 2 sides. Our only disappointment was the Buddha Bowl which we found a little lacking.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
May 03, 2021
Terry V.
Marnie was superkind, food very good. Something is missing from the Buddhas bowl, maybe some olive oil and pink salt. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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May 01, 2021
Phil L.
As usual excellent service from polite and friendly staff.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 26, 2020
Cris I.
The Hermitage is a unique place, food is delicious and the staff are so welcoming. He had a lovely lunch, thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 18, 2020
Jill W.
The food was very good. I would recommend it to friends. It was nice to see everything was home-made. I particularly liked the shortbread. The service was excellent. Very friendly.

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 11, 2020
Alice P.
Excellent food, great service from a really lovely lady and a great location. I took my 93 year old father for lunch here and he loved watching the people, cars etc going up and down Morningside Road.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 28, 2020
Christine H.
Great service & feels really safe and the staff are making every effort ro maintain a safe environment for everyone

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 26, 2020
Lauren F.
Lovely local

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 25, 2020
Ruth S.
Hi, I have given top marks because the Hermitage did it all very well under COVID challenges. Obviously ambience would be better at normal times- with music and more heat. ( it was rather cold but assume this is due to ventilation requirements ). Also - without alcohol it’s a bit less fun, but they did it really well. Bacon roll could have had a bit more bacon. Coffee could be hotter. But these are small things. Well Done All !!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 23, 2020
Gordon B.
The premises felt very covid safe and well organised. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We had coffee/tea and scones which we enjoyed. I did feel that although we had 2 small scones each I would have preferred 1 large scone maybe home baked.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 10, 2020
Elizabeth M.
Very friendly staff, delicious food. Doing well to keep patrons socially distanced & one way circuit in place for moving around to use WC etc. We will be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 09, 2020
Sherron G.
Excellent experience

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 01, 2020
Robert T.
Perfect venue for a drink and a delicious meal, and a firm favourite of ours in Morningside. The staff are wonderful - very efficient and friendly, and know their ‘regulars’ well. Felt very safe with excellent table distancing.