Tolbooth Tavern Edinburgh itself is part of the original Canongate Tolbooth which was used to collect fees off travellers entering the city centre of Edinburgh. Nowadays, however, the Tolbooth Tavern is a fantastic bar that serves up hearty pub grub. There are a few distinctive dishes on the menu that you simply have to try including The Tolbooth Haggis Tower with traditional Scottish haggis (made in-house), then piled high with neeps and tatties (potatoes and turnips, for those not in the know) before being covered in a fiery whisky sauce. But if that all sounds a bit much for you how about some fresh local haddock in beer batter with chips or some bangers and mash made using Crombies of Edinburgh’s sausages? All washed down with a pint, of course!
We've had a great evening at an iconic pub, which doesn't just look like a real pub, while being a tourist attraction only. Instead, it is simply a wonderful place to be. They are serving great food at reasonable prices (try the ciabatta bruschetta!) and a fairly good selection of drinks. It is being frequented by locals for a good reason.
Excellent food and a great atmosphere. Very attentive staff. Went down for the Sunday night quiz which was very entertaining so full marks to Paul the quiz master. Well recommended
Excellent. Good food. Good choice and very traditional. Good surroundings. Very friendly staff made you feel welcome the moment you walked through the door. Would definitely go back.