The Spylaw

27 Spylaw St, Edinburgh EH13 0JT

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.

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 27 Spylaw St, Edinburgh EH13 0JT
  • Cross Street: Spylow
  • 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 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 (DRINKS ONLY) | Bar 12:00 - 23:00  
Garden | All Day 12:00 - 22:00  
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Booths | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Tuesday
Bar (DRINKS ONLY) | Bar 12:00 - 23:00  
Garden | All Day 12:00 - 22:00  
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Booths | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Wednesday
Bar (DRINKS ONLY) | Bar 12:00 - 23:00  
Garden | All Day 12:00 - 22:00  
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Booths | All Day 12:15 - 21:00  
Thursday
Bar (DRINKS ONLY) | Bar 12:00 - 0:00  
Garden | All Day 12:00 - 22:00  
Booths | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Friday
Bar (DRINKS ONLY) | Bar 12:00 - 1:00  
Garden | All Day 12:00 - 22:00  
Booths | All Day 12:00 - 22:00  
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 22:00  
Saturday
Bar (DRINKS ONLY) | Bar 12:00 - 1:00  
Garden | All Day 12:00 - 22:00  
Booths | All Day 12:00 - 22:00  
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 22:00  
Sunday
Bar (DRINKS ONLY) | Bar 12:00 - 23:00  
Garden | All Day 12:00 - 22:00  
Booths | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 21:00  

  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: 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.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 24, 2020
Pauline S.

This was our first visit to a pub since recent restrictions have been lifted. I was anxious about it tbh, more so because I had my 4 year old daughter with us. I needn't have worried. The manager explained, on our arrival the new rules (wooden spoon for toilet, one way system etc) and showed us to our table in the beer garden. They were very attentive to our daughter and very reassuring to me! The garden looked amazing.. I could see extensive sanitisation in place and felt safe and relaxed. Really enjoyed our first visit in a very long time and will certainly be back. Thank you :)


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 22, 2020
Lia B.

We loved our meal at the Spylaw and felt very safe with the hygiene standards. Food, service, ambience were all great. Will be back!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 21, 2020
Alison K.

Well set out... lovely staff


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 20, 2020
Allan S.

Great service and very pleasant staff


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 20, 2020
Des M.

Excellent service from booking right through to table service. Clean and friendly with a lovely atmosphere. We’ll definitely be back.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2020
Sarah B.

Fantastic to see the spylaw back up and running. All felt natural. Excellent measures in place


Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2020
Paul H.

We didn't have any food so have shown that as a 0 as there isnt a n/a. Hopefully it doesnt affect the overall score. Lovely place and was just nice to get back to going out for a couple of drinks. Very well organised to prevent bumping into others with a nice one way system in place. Will be back soon


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 17, 2020
Jennifer J.

So glad that after the year it’s turned out my first drink out in a bar was The spylaw. Service was amazing and the garden is looking great. Felt so relaxed and totally safe making life seem that bit more normal again. Thanks so much to the whole team and see you again very soon! X


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 17, 2020
Andy D.

Lovely place. As the sun had come out they changed our table to an outside one no problem. Staff were fantastic and the food was very tasty. We'll definitely be going back


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 17, 2020
Bryony M.

Loved it! Very family friendly will be back


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 15, 2020
Mabe N.

Great Spylaw is back!!!!!!......... no issues at all /beer garden looks amazing.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 15, 2020
Allison H.

A wonderful experience at the Spylaw Garden, many thanks to the team for their friendly, great service, impeccable cleanliness, hygiene standards and systems to keep us all safe. The food and wine list are fantastic. I am already looking forward to my next visit!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 14, 2020
Kelly N.

Had a lovely afternoon with great food and wine in the beer garden, good to be out and about again, will definitely be back.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 14, 2020
Emma K.

The service was so nice! Probably made the experience even better as a whole! Great staff!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 13, 2020
Lynn M.

Really well set out, staff friendly and service great. Felt comfortable even in these COVID times. Would definitely recommend


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2020
Fiona P.

So lovely to be back at the Spylaw and see the staff working their magic. They had big smiles on their faces (behind their masks!) and you could tell they were so pleased to be looking after their customers again. Food was fantastic!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 09, 2020
Grace R.

We went to the Spylaw after having a really long walk along the river leith walkway. I have got to say the young man that served us was very polite, welcoming and incredibly quick to turn over the tables. He was cleaning them thoroughly which put me at ease as I have been incredibly nervous about going out since the easing of lockdown. His co worker explained the system they had put in place and how you ordered drinks and the one way system through the pub which was very helpful. The pub had put in place all the essential measures and everything is signposted very clearly. I will most definitely be returning one evening to try out the menu properly. If anyone is nervous about going out to a pub now that places are going opening up I would definitely recommend going to the Spylaw. Just make sure you take some hand cream as you will find yourself washing your hands more than you think.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 08, 2020
David B.

First day open after lock down relaxation and the staff were 100% on the ball and on top of their additional duties and responsibilities. Service and food were excellent. Highly recommended.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 08, 2020
Niamh K.

Loved being able to get to the pub. The two staff that were on were attentive and friendly. I hadn't realised how big the beer garden was. It's good to be back.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 07, 2020
Jennifer L.

Visited The Spylaw on Monday, first day opening of beer garden. Was a bit anxious at first after nearly 4 months of lockdown but can't fault them at all. Set up was fantastic, enough distancing between tables, signs, systems, staff exceptional and friendly and was great to have some food put down to you again ... and a lovely cask ale! Well done to everyone to get it set up and running. We will be back soon x


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2020
Caroline C.

Excellent evening


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 18, 2020
Dale C.

Really good to be back! One thing to maybe think about changing is the spoon idea for the toilet - not sure it is necessarily the most hygienic...


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 11, 2020
Angela S.

Lovely to see the beer garden open and looking so pretty. Lunch was good and our waiter was really friendly and attentive. Booked to go again next week!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 10, 2020
Duncan S.

Great experience serving staff amazing and food is good limited menu on restart but something for everyone. Just a shame it was raining for a bit of the stay. Would recommend to everyone.


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

Just a few drinks, very nice, plenty of space and good table service, friendly staff.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 28, 2020
Graeme E.

Brilliant ‘local’ pub with great space for eating and drinking both indoors and outdoors. Great selection of beers including Stewart Brewing on tap!


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 26, 2020
Ann O.

Good choice of menu, especially since I'm gluten intolerant. Chef was happy to alter anything I chose. Only drawback is the wooden spoon for queuing for toilet. Everybody has to touch these. Otherwise a very pleasant evening. Will go back again.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 20, 2020
Kerry F.

This was our first time eating out since the reopening of restaurants and bars and what a great experience it was. You have the option of eating inside or outside with tables social distanced, great food and service


Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 20, 2020
Gary M.

My wife enjoyed her birthday at the Spylaw. The only thing to add was the food was really good however it was served warm, would have preferred it being hotter. But overall we enjoyed the experience and will be returning again :-)


Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 28, 2020
Sheila T.

Portion seemed meanGoan Fish Curry.Maitre d asked my opinion.He produced another portion!Liked house wine.Id come back.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 4/10
Jul 14, 2020
Brandon A.

Have more drink options, but other than that I enjoyed myself