The Royal Dick

1 Summerhall, Edinburgh EH9 1PL

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh EH9 1PL
  • Cross Street: Summerhall
  • Cuisine: English |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Pub
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Required
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 0131 560 1580
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Meet for a Drink, Dog Friendly,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Courtyard | Bar 16:00 - 22:00  
Tuesday
Courtyard | Bar 16:00 - 22:00  
Wednesday
Courtyard | Bar 16:00 - 22:00  
Thursday
Courtyard | Bar 14:00 - 22:00  
Friday
Courtyard | Bar 14:00 - 22:00  
Saturday
Courtyard | Bar 14:00 - 22:00  
Sunday
Courtyard | Bar 14:00 - 22:00  

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 27, 2020
Sarah M.

Wonderful to be there but so, so quiet and unlike festival times, sadly. All staff was amazing though; welcoming, friendly, interested, efficient, thanks.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 23, 2020
Ron T.

All first-class but can't comment on food as I only had drinks.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 18, 2020
Ian B.

Very good experience overall


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 01, 2020
Debbie A.

Lovely place, been along twice since reopened. Staff are great, lots of great gins, beers etc, can't wait till cocktails are back on the menu.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 31, 2020
Leigh W.

Fabulous time despite the weather. Staff were lovely and the whole experience felt very safe but also normal!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 26, 2020
Annie H.

Everything worked well, great atmosphere and staff were very helpful and friendly. Good to be back.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 25, 2020
Bob L.

Excellent night. We were given a run through of how everything worked post lockdown. Tables were immediately cleaned by staff between clients. There were plenty alcohol gel dispensers. Social distancing was adhered to and was easy to do so. And awning over our table so it didn't matter that it rained!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 25, 2020
Jackie C.

Great service. Clean. Social distancing observed.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 24, 2020
Frances C.

Excellent service. Great COVID regs. Great staff.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 22, 2020
Sheena C.

Fabulous wine and amazing beer - a wonderful beer garden!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 20, 2020
Graham W.

The venue is great, the staff are great, the drinks were great too, what's to complain about? I've been several times and I'll be back, why ever not!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 20, 2020
Mickey G.

We only had drinks, hence the 0 rating for food. It was a wonderful evening and thanks to all your staff for making us feel welcome and safe.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 20, 2020
Katie K.

Didn't have food. Great service, felt very safe as lots of procedures in place to reduce contact and keep social distancing. Still a lovely place to go to.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2020
Dominique R.

Absolutely excellent set up on re opening and very pleasant and helpful staff - felt very safe and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there on Saturday - staff were so unobtrusive too and gently reminded us that we had 15 mins left on our booking but let us finish our drinks at overspill table, well thought out and very welcome gesture and everything was spotlessly clean!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2020
Ryan M.

Really friendly and helpful staff - very welcoming and chilled out atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 18, 2020
Bridget S.

Such an efficient system which made me feel very safe and normal. Thank you


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 18, 2020
Gordon D.

We loved our evening at Summer hall and enjoyed the safe but relaxed atmosphere. The staff were superb and friendly. Would definitely come back ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 18, 2020
Isabel D.

Really well organized. Felt really safe with the measures in place. Only negative was the limited choice of beer on tap.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 18, 2020
Rosa T.

Lovely experience, staff explained the new layout which was very helpful and provided us with umbrellas when it rained which was much appreciated, overall a great experience and will definitely come back!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 18, 2020
Karen M.

Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff, great company and delicious beer & gin; add the warm weather and there you have heaven.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 17, 2020
Laura S.

Love The Royal Dick and so glad to be able to go there for a pint again! All the staff were amazing as always


Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 17, 2020
Helen L.

There wasn’t any food available - hence the low score, but we knew that before we went. Lovely welcoming staff who gave clear instructions for social-distancing measures. Super clear signs around the courtyard. Really great to be back - thank you! We’ll be back soon.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 17, 2020
Nigel S.

Impressed by the well thought through, serious and friendly approach to social distancing employed, and felt safe (enough) to enjoy the two-hour slot we'd booked. No food offered, understandable in COVID19 circumstances.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 15, 2020
juan c.

My first pub after lockdown. They keep it all under control. Stuff very polite and helping the clients to enjoy safety


Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 14, 2020
Nicky B.

They’ve done a really good job of Covid safety changes while still maintaining the atmosphere as far as humanly possible!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2020
Laura M.

We didn’t eat


Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2020
Iain G.

The staff did extremely well to organise the space, from table to bar to toilet and were very welcoming. It was very relaxing not having to worry about overcrowding and the thought that went into the organisation was exemplary


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2020
Kendall R.

Weird times as things open up after covud but Summerhall handled it really well. Everything spaced out and organised from entry to service to even using the bathroom. One way systems easy to follow. Good Barneys beer and Pickering gin as always. Staff were quick to act when two separate groups of people recognised each other and started hugging (I guess the young feel immune). Staff stepped in and politely reminded them to keep distance.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2020
Lindy M.

Great to be out in Summerhall Courtyard, well organised and clear social distancing measures. Bliss


Overall: 10/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 11, 2020
Daniel Y.

Great. No food. Service was great, & I have no criticisms. Pat your staff on the back.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 11, 2020
Monika S.

Everything is very well organised and all staff members are super nice and work hard to pleased their customers.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 10, 2020
Miriam A.

So great to have the pub open again at the brilliant Summerhall


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 10, 2020
kevin c.

The staff were very helpful and the beer was so fresh it was unbelievable. It would be helpful to know whether your booked table is covered or not tho as we got completely soaked within 10 minutes of arrival and had to cut short our visit.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 19, 2020
Pamela K.

Did not eat. Thought system and management was excellent, but we froze on a chilly evening. Consider outdoor heaters before autumn arrives (sorry, planet earth!)


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 12, 2020
Mark H.

Really enjoyed it. Was made to feel welcome and everything was explained very clearly. Staff very helpful.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 31, 2020
Oliver C.

My only complaint was the weather. Other than that a great vibe with great staff and proper pub experience in spite of Covid restrictions. Thanks. Will come again soon


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 26, 2020
Atif A.

Booked here for drinks only for my birthday. Staff were friendly & helpful even though it was busy. When more people than expected turned up they managed to get us another table which was great! Thanks for a lovely evening!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 3/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 25, 2020
Colin H.

Excellent service. Very well organised and staff friendly and helpful. Limited choice of food and snacks but that was a very minor issue. A great experience overall.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 25, 2020
Lorna B.

The staff have done really well to make the place feel Covid safe. They were also very polite when I missed the one way system because I was focused on finding a bin I didn’t need to touch when throwing away my glass and box. Bright orange tape on the table wasn’t necessary and spoilt the meal slightly (plus it also detracted from the floor markings) but if that could be changed I would score everything ten.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2020
Fiona B.

We were all impressed with the staff and attention to safety - thanks for that.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 14, 2020
Gemma M.

Lovely venue, friendly and informative staff! Will be back


Overall: 9/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 14, 2020
Louise J.

An enjoyable couple of drinks in a well organised yet relaxed atmosphere.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 13, 2020
Pauline C.

We sat near the entrance to the bar. If you needed to leave or go to the toilet you had to go against the one way system. Not much time between table changes and wasn’t certain a good clean had taken place.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 12, 2020
Kevin M.

Well organised under the circumstances and felt safe.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 11, 2020
David C.

Great fun and charming. Lovely venue and really good atmosphere


Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 25, 2020
Danny A.

I get why, under the current circumstances of covid, they are choosing to serve food and drinks in disposal cups and containers and with throwaway cutlery but it is (a) not particularly sustainable and (b) much less enjoyable than glass, ceramic and metal. Overall though they make you feel very safe and they have made excellent use of their very fine courtyard.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 20, 2020
Elizabeth P.

Given the Covid restrictions, we were very impressed at the organisation and felt “safe”.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 19, 2020
Graeme W.

Very pleasant night out. Venue has adapted very well to the new social distancing guidelines. I will definitely return for another visit.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 14, 2020
Will M.

Well laid out and excellent staff.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 13, 2020
David G.

We didn't have food this time. Generally very impressed with the care that has gone into making the venue safe and welcoming. We'll certainly visit again.