The Spylaw

27 Spylaw St, Edinburgh EH13 0JT

$25 - $50 Top 10 Recommended New Editor's Pick View Outdoor Seating

If you wish to join us for ALCOHOLIC DRINKS, please select the BAR area option. If you wish to ORDER FOOD from our regular menu, please select the RESTAURANT OR GARDEN seating option. When booking if the time slot you requested is not available please check that on the automatic available advised times the site shows you, that you make sure you select a sections that provides for your needs i.e if you wish to book for food at a time and it is not available make sure you scroll down the screen with available times and look for the sections we serve food in and not the bar.

Booking Notes:

If you wish to join us for drinks only, please select the BAR area option. Please note that we do not serve food in our BAR area. If you wish to order food from our regular menu, please select the Restaurant, Garden, or the Booth seating option. If the time you have selected is unavailable make sure the advised time you have been given is in the restaurant/garden area and not the bar.

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 27 Spylaw St, Edinburgh EH13 0JT
  • Cross Street: Spylaw
  • Cuisine: American | Continental | English | Hamburger | Steak |
  • 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 441 2783
  • Features: Full Bar, Sunday Brunch, Live Entertainment, Outdoor Seating, Smoking Area, Takeout Available, Winning Wine List, Wheelchair Access, Lounge / Bar, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Date Night,

  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Bar l Drinks only l No Food l Dog Friendly l 11:00 - 22:30  
Garden l Food & Drinks l Dog Friendly 11:00 - 22:00  
Restaurant | Food & Drinks l 11:00 - 22:30  
Tuesday
Bar l Drinks only l No Food l Dog Friendly l 11:00 - 22:30  
Garden l Food & Drinks l Dog Friendly 11:00 - 22:00  
Restaurant | Food & Drinks l 11:00 - 22:30  
Wednesday
Bar l Drinks only l No Food l Dog Friendly l 11:00 - 22:30  
Garden l Food & Drinks l Dog Friendly 11:00 - 22:00  
Restaurant | Food & Drinks l 11:00 - 22:30  
Thursday
Bar l Drinks only l No Food l Dog Friendly l 11:00 - 22:30  
Garden l Food & Drinks l Dog Friendly 11:00 - 22:00  
Restaurant | Food & Drinks l 11:00 - 22:30  
Friday
Bar l Drinks only l No Food l Dog Friendly l 11:00 - 22:30  
Garden l Food & Drinks l Dog Friendly 11:00 - 22:00  
Restaurant | Food & Drinks l 11:00 - 22:30  
Saturday
Bar l Drinks only l No Food l Dog Friendly l 11:00 - 22:30  
Garden l Food & Drinks l Dog Friendly 11:00 - 22:00  
Restaurant | Food & Drinks l 11:00 - 22:30  
Sunday
Bar l Drinks only l No Food l Dog Friendly l 11:00 - 22:30  
Garden l Food & Drinks l Dog Friendly 11:00 - 22:00  
Restaurant | Food & Drinks l 11:00 - 22:30  

  F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
No, unfortunately, we do not serve food in our BAR area.

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 14, 2021
janis k.
Food was great as was the service..we all enjoyed our Sunday lunch in the garden.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 11, 2021
Shane O.
Stylish food and exceptional service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 10, 2021
Lesley E.
A lovely time was had by all.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 10, 2021
Geoff W.
Relaxed outdoor seating, attentive, informed service, decent food and good choice of beverages. All areas clean including toilets. Will definitely come back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 07, 2021
Allison H.
We love this little gem in the heart of Colinton village. The staff are friendly and helpful, the wine list is really nice and the food is excellent. The decor is beautiful with a large indoor area plus a beautiful garden. I'd highly recommend!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 01, 2021
Peter B.
Lovely evening with great food and service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 01, 2021
Pauline C.
Staff were lovely to.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 30, 2021
James D.
Didn't have any food, hence 0 rating. Real ales were excellent, as was the garden and table service. Exemplary.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 29, 2021
Anne H.
We had such a good night staff very friendly

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 25, 2021
Duncan S.
The Spylaw is always a great experience great food a friendly atmoshphere and an overall excellent experience

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 19, 2021
Karen H.
I had such a lovely lunch here on the 16th May, the waitress who served us was just lovely and she was great with my daughter.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 16, 2021
David W.
Excellent friendly service and good value for money.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 14, 2021
Sarah A.
Really lovely food and service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 13, 2021
Margaret L.
You are doing a great job guys . Keep up the good work and looking forward to having a drink next time with my meal . See you soon

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 10, 2021
John H.
Another great visit

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
May 07, 2021
Kelly Widdowson W.
Fabulous

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 05, 2021
Andrew L.
Excellent service lovely food. We’ll see you again very soon. Thanks Andrew

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 30, 2021
Val U.
Super beer garden!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 19, 2020
Marje S.
Every thing was good. Especially the South African girl who served us.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 17, 2020
Linda F.
Staff and food excellent. Lovely experience and great that dogs are welcome.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 14, 2020
Barbara C.
From booking to leaving everything was great - staff were so friendly and food was excellent - really nice to see the place busy with as many as it can now accommodate safely - a nice buzz in the room made things feel as normal as things can be in these strange times. I will definitely be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 13, 2020
Vivienne M.
Veg was a bit aldente - especially the Brussels sprouts!. But otherwise - fabulous. Staff very hard working and cheerful. Looking forward to returning in January

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 11, 2020
Claire L.
Lovely late lunch.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 07, 2020
Joanna R.
Great afternoon catching up with friends. Drinks, cakes, chips and space for a card game. Friendly staff. Will be back for lunch

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 05, 2020
Paul C.
Excellent pub grub in a very friendly (and safe) environment. We left with a takeaway warm spiced mulled cider...perfect for a December day after a wintry walk.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 03, 2020
Kathleen G.
All excellent! Good sized portions and very pleasant staff

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 01, 2020
Sarah A.
Service was great. Had 2 dogs which was no issue at all. Food was amazing. Best lunch we have had in a long time. Even the lime and soda, which can be made badly so easily, was delicious. Lovely warm interior, cozy after a wet dog walk. Will definitely be back. Thankyou

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 20, 2020
Karen R.
Lovely friendly welcoming staff . Had coffee and bacon roll which was delicious and ended up staying for cake! Look forward to returning.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 19, 2020
Fiona W.
Great food, great service. A great local pub!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 19, 2020
Susan S.
Friendly genuine service good burgers - table arrangements and Covid measures made us feel safe and looked after - very kind to our dogs

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 15, 2020
Michael F.
Great staff and coffee. First time visiting but will definitely return again soon

Overall: 10/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 12, 2020
Anne M.
Lovely to be able to enjoy a coffee and catchup at the Spylaw, in the heart of the Village.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 11, 2020
Margaret L.
Everything was good from the moment we walked in and were greeted by Ben . Service was excellent and we both enjoyed our meals . Well done guys for keeping going through these difficult times . See you again soon .

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 07, 2020
Kim C.
Enjoyed a lovely meal at the spylaw. Staff done a great job with all the new rules.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 21, 2020
Jenny S.
Delicious food with great service in a very atmospheric restaurant. The choice on the menu was very good and we felt very safe in our Covid world!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 21, 2020
Julie j.
Staff very friendly and informative

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 21, 2020
Ciara M.
My husband And I absolutely LOVED this place! We had our first night there last Saturday. Lovely friendly service, fabulous food, will definitely be back!!! Have recommended it to a number of people since too. A great wee find ☺️

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 12, 2020
debbie h.
Great staff , relaxed atmosphere, kids menu slightly limited but overall a great wee spot

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 27, 2020
Margaret F.
Delicious fresh food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 26, 2020
Robert C.
Excellently done, safety measures are a credit to the staff and management! Food is delicious and a warm and friendly atmosphere!! Highly recommended!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 25, 2020
Jamie M.
Unexpectedly marvellous - would happily return!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 24, 2020
Marisa R.
Food was superb. The setting was really cosy with a lovely warm welcome. The staff were really attentive.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 24, 2020
Ian M.
Hands down the best local pub within a 2 mile radius!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 18, 2020
Frances C.
Really enjoyed returning here with family for a delicious Sunday dinner Would recommend highly for great food and service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2020
Sue T.
Had a fabulous afternoon Thanks

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 01, 2020
Suzanne N.
Loved it! We sat in beer garden with my dog who was even brought his own water bowl!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 28, 2020
Alex M.
Very friendly and welcoming team. Sunday lunch was excellent. Generous portions. Experience was relaxed despite the restrictions of social distancing.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 27, 2020
Rebekha H.
Lovely place and service. The burgers were really good. The portion of goan fish curry was very small for the price. I was still hungry after.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 27, 2020
Gordon S.
Excellent food and service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 26, 2020
Kathleen R.
Everything was just perfect. Our first pub visit since lockdown and we were very impressed with the organisation. No rating for food as we only had drinks.