The Royal Dick

1 Summerhall, Edinburgh EH9 1PL
$$ English

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
The Royal Dick - Indoors 12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
Courtyard 12:00 - 23:30
The Royal Dick - Indoors 12:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
Courtyard 12:00 - 23:30
The Royal Dick - Indoors 12:00 - 23:30
Thursday
Courtyard 12:00 - 23:30
The Royal Dick - Indoors 12:00 - 23:30
Friday
Courtyard 12:00 - 23:30
The Royal Dick - Indoors 12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
Courtyard 12:00 - 23:30
The Royal Dick - Indoors 12:00 - 23:30
Sunday
Courtyard 12:00 - 23:30
The Royal Dick - Indoors 12:00 - 23:30

Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.67 out of 5 stars based on 884 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 18, 2021
John A.
The staff are amazing, such good people, very helpful, going above and beyond to make our experience comfortable and pleasant. My new favourite pub. And the live music experience was incredible, so good to be back at gigs again, comfortably sat and with great sound and sightlines.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 12, 2021
Russell G.
Helpful and friendly staff, good beer. What's not too like?

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2021
Gordon D.
I loved the atmosphere of the venue as well as excellent service. Loved Barneys beers. Will definitely come back again!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 03, 2021
Geoffrey M.
Excellent all round. And very importantly, in Covid times, it felt very safe. 5 star!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2021
Gonzalo Y.
Very friendly staff, COVID measures really well implemented and easy to follow with lots of clear signage.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 31, 2021
Neil R.
Great place and excellent staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 20, 2021
Vicki S.
Really enjoyed it. Long walk to the loo being reduced would be only opportunity for improvement.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 14, 2021
Neliss B.
Lovely courtyard. App was very easy to use and drinks arrived very quickly!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 14, 2021
Colm M.
Despite empty tables there, was not allowed to move into the sun and had to shiver in the windy shadows- but the folks have lots of bookings to handle and are cheerful and quick with the beer! Nice spot.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 13, 2021
Lucy M.
Very well organised. Drinks arrived very quickly when ordering from the app. One of the staff members was extremely helpful when we needed another table at the last minute. Thanks, we will be back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 11, 2021
Kat (Choir) B.
Always love the beer garden - defo appreciate the 10min warnings before closing, had a couple of times having to down a pint so having the 10min heads up is perfect!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 31, 2021
Sarah J.
This is marked as a no show but we did show up, we were at axe throwing and I’d called on Thursday to say we would be joining at 6pm for the second hour of our booking. The girl on the phone said this was fine and was going to put a note against the booking but it somehow didn’t happen. Wanted to clear up that were not a no show anyway. Thanks for the great drinks and food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
May 29, 2021
Sabrina M.
Service was great and very speedy but the heaters should have been switched on as it was rather cold!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
May 16, 2021
Adrianna C.
Food was expensive for how much arrived, but ambiance and service/staff were great

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 15, 2021
fiona H.
Lovely place great atmosphere and well organised

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 07, 2021
Elizabeth P.
Extremely well organised in terms of Covid safety measures

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 07, 2021
Dominique R.
Staff are always very helpful, efficient & friendly

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
May 03, 2021
Lewis C.
Very very safe environment to drink in. Thanks to all staff, will be coming back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 6/10
May 01, 2021
Cal E.
I think I lost my brass zippo lighter with a tree engraved on it. there. Can you call me if it’s been found: 07729333161

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 29, 2021
Lina L.
Overall lovely visit. Well organised and friendly, attentive staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 29, 2021
Sarah A.
Well-organised and efficient table service, and a fantastic atmosphere made this the perfect place for the fist post-lockdown drinks

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 28, 2021
Nicola B.
So good to Have the courtyard open

Overall: 10/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 27, 2021
Jim G.
Very truncated menu, which was fine but service was terrific!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 22, 2021
Simon W.
Wonderful venue

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 18, 2020
Ian B.
Very good experience overall

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 27, 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 20, 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 13, 2020
Laura M.
We didn’t eat