The Pear Tree

38 W Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8 9DD
$$ English

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Business Info

  • Address: 38 W Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8 9DD
  • Cross Street: Cross Street
  • Cuisine: English |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Event Venue
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Required
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Staff: Eilidh Kegg | General Manager
  • Phone: 0131 667 7533
  • Features: Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi, Big Screen TV,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Garden 12:00 - 23:45
Bar/Restaurant 12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
Garden 12:00 - 23:45
Bar/Restaurant 12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
Garden 12:00 - 23:45
Bar/Restaurant 12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
Garden 12:00 - 23:45
Bar/Restaurant 12:00 - 22:30
Friday
Garden 12:00 - 23:45
Bar/Restaurant 12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
Garden 12:00 - 0:45
Bar/Restaurant 12:00 - 22:30
Sunday
Garden 12:00 - 3:00
Bar/Restaurant 12:00 - 22:30
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.63 out of 5 stars based on 1136 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 04, 2021
Theo K.
Very nice!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 27, 2021
Claire T.
Great atmosphere for watching the rugby game and myself and my friends loved the free caps that were provided. We also really enjoyed the entertainment with the grouse mascot and commentators after the game.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 18, 2021
Lisa C.
The portions of food were very generous so loved the boxes and enjoyed the other half of my tortilla for lunch the next day

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 16, 2021
Margaret S.
Brilliant place to eat and drink

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 15, 2021
Elaine C.
We always enjoy the Pear Tree and try to visit every time we are through from Glasgow. We have never eaten before so this was a chance to try your food. It was very good and you arranged good weather for us too! What more can you ask. Until the next time. Thank you Elaine Cameron and David Geddes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
May 22, 2021
Olivia P.
Wonderful place and love coming! Staff on the whole are lovely and kind but there are some that are rather blunt and not the most friendly. Other than that though, great place!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 17, 2021
Michelle P.
A lovely afternoon in the Sun, which was very well organised by the staff

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
May 13, 2021
John M.
Very professional staff, best beer garden in Edinburgh

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 05, 2021
Craig M.
I did love the place we were just there for drinks but we were rushed to leave after 1.5hr slot but alot of tables were not full when we left at 5.30 I did want to stay longer but I will go back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
May 03, 2021
Ed T.
Very well organised, very safe and really quick service!! Great to be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 30, 2021
Finlay M.
Was a fantastic day to be back the staff were very friendly and helpful

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 30, 2021
Phoebe T.
Amazing atmosphere and the staff were wonderful!!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 20, 2020
Maddy W.
fave bar in edinburgh! loo queuing system a bit confusing but must be difficult at the moment.. we also got a bit extra time because the queue to get in made us late for our reservation, all staff super friendly and helpful as usual.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 11, 2020
Sheila T.
Nice setting, well organised, good ambience and a buzz about the place.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 08, 2020
Catriona P.
Very impressed with the atmosphere.. the right balance of measures in place combined with reasonable humanity. Only one young, male staff member who was silly about where we were supposed to stand, with no good reason. Goid idea, imo, to remind staff not to be anal about the measures. Most staff were fabulous.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 31, 2020
Tom R.
Just like to say thanks to all the staff who are working very hard at this moment in time.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 26, 2020
Hayley R.
Says we had the table until 10:30pm but they shut at 10pm Which was a bit annoying

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 26, 2020
Aimee G.
Was awesome

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 26, 2020
Lix S.
Very impressed with how well they have set up for social distancing and how polite and helpful the staff were

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 22, 2020
Sarah M.
Johnny was exceptional! Great laugh and amazing service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 21, 2020
Maureen D.
Had a great time - felt relaxed but safe. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 21, 2020
Derek R.
Felt very safe

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2020
Ellie M.
The guy who welcomed us was so lovely ! Felt at ease even having my temperature taken:)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 18, 2020
Linda F.
Well organised guys, good work.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 17, 2020
Garry L.
It was a brilliant afternoon friendly staff and good all round experience

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 17, 2020
Donna H.
Great experience. Very friendly and helpful staff, felt very safe and well organised

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 17, 2020
Sharon D.
We thought that everything was well organised and went very smoothly, thanks.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 17, 2020
Zsuzsanna M.
First time out for eating since the lockdown but the way they set up the place feel safe and I believe this is very important in this situation. Keep up the good work and stay safe Zsuzsanna

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 17, 2020
Jennifer H.
Amazing experience

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 16, 2020
Kara L.
Loved it!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 15, 2020
Lynne S.
First time out of lockdown. Very enjoyable day out. Lovely food. Quick service. Great ambience. We will be back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 14, 2020
Amy G.
A fantastic bar inside and out, with wonderfully helpful and hard working staff!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 14, 2020
Debbie M.
Well organised, particularly the toilet set up being staffed so well. Service a little slow with first order but after that really quick and staff super friendly. Felt a bit rushed out at the end but that’s understandable with the current time slots. Also it was chilly so would have been better to have the umbrellas and heaters on.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 14, 2020
Emily D.
Lovely afternoon at the Pear Tree. Good safety measures in place, easy to order drinks and food via the app. Very polite staff and front of house.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 13, 2020
Liam G.
Fantastic, a great time

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Jul 13, 2020
Arlene E.
Really well laid out and organised for social distancing, staff were great. Prices a bit steep, didn’t eat so can’t comment on food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 13, 2020
Jacqueline R.
Great layout and tables far enough part to feel comfortable and safe Easy to use app to order Good hand sanitiser units throughout My only feedback would be although toilets are monitored for one in one out rule I think they need to be cleaned more regularly. As when I entered little loo roll and wet seat and floor....

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2020
Stephen L.
First post lockdown drinks in the Pear tree on Saturday. It took a while to get served which made panic set in as we only had a 2 hour slot BUT after the initial wait (Assuming it was a busy time as tables swapped over) service was speedy and efficient. Great set up, it was comfortable, clearly following guidelines but in a relaxed way. If you asked me 6 months ago what the one thing missing from a good pub was, I’d of said ‘table service’. Now it’s here. Well done adapting to the ‘new normal’ Pear tree, you have done a good job!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 12, 2020
Morag M.
Staff were fabulous and really made you feel at ease. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Will definitely return.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2020
Paul M.
Didn’t have any food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2020
William P.
Staff at the Pear Tree were very good at implementing the new measures to deal with Covid. (We did not have any food). Overall it was lovely experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 11, 2020
James G.
Great afternoon

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 11, 2020
Roddy M.
Had a really nice time and food was very good . Exceptionally clean toilets. All aspects handled well given the current COVID situation. Will return and would recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 10, 2020
Rosalind T.
Was greeted by a guy names Johnny who was lovely and greeted us and told us exactly what to expect which made the whole experience that much better.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 10, 2020
Malcolm M.
Found the app a bit difficult to use, would be good if it was available to download prior to attending

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 10, 2020
Marianne P.
Hi, thanks for a nice evening. Efficient queue operation with reassuring temperature checks on entry. Was impressed with the set up with the tables and umbrella coverings with outdoor heating; and also the efficient management of the toilets. Now to the less attractive aspects. On arrival, the set up of the app was quite lengthy and feel that this could have been arranged beforehand to save time, either via email on receipt of confirmation of my booking or via a link on the website itself. Also, the price of the beer on offer seemed excessive. When booking, there was a field to request an occasion and it was my birthday so I had entered this, however, on the evening no mention or offer was provided and this was disappointing as set false expectations. If there is no difference when an occasion is requested I do not see the point of this being on the booking form? I did enjoy my evening however, was a sense of normality in such strange times for everyone! Thanks, Marianne

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Jul 09, 2020
Shannon D.
Only suggestion to make is to lower food prices or have cheaper options available. Got both nachos and a chicken burger and chips, although nice food not worth the money. Even having cheaper options available would be amazing! Overall experience was great made to feel so welcome by an outstanding host (man on door checking temperatures) he really deserves a big shout out, he done a fantastic job at making us feel safe and welcome on our first visit back. The whole staff team over all were great, making sure we knew how to use the app and getting the drinks out in a good time. Thank you for our visit we will definitely be back soon!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 08, 2020
Charmaine N.
Was great all staff were good especially the guy who worked on door taking temperature check etc Johnny was definitely the best host I have had and we had great wee night

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 08, 2020
Lisa B.
Fantastic service! Staff were very helpful and super quick service. Can't wait to come back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 08, 2020
Andrew B.
The App isn't keeping your payment details so you have to enter your card details each time.