The Devil's Advocate

9 Advocates Close , Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1ND
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Open Monday to Sunday 12pm - 11.00pm

If you can't find the table you want please call us direct and we will try to help. 01312254465.

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  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About The Devil's Advocate

The Devil’s Advocate is a bar and restaurant situated in the historic and atmospheric Old Town of Edinburgh, in an old Victorian pump house hidden away in Advocates Close.

We are now open Monday to Sunday from 12pm to 11pm serving lunch from 12-5pm and dinner from 5pm to 10pm

Featuring a mezzanine dining area and a 300 strong whisky shelf, the menu boasts seasonal and Scottish ingredients that change monthly.

Cuisine: European
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Visited On Saturday, 14 November 2020

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 November 2020

I’d love to give a good review but I booked for a 40th birthday lunch online only to arrive and it all be locked up. You should probably update your booking system.

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 October 2020

After having to rearrange our visit due to being rained off the terrace our second visit inside was more successful and we enjoyed a few cocktails. Menu is limited but we enjoyed a few drinks nonetheless - staff attentive and friendly

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 October 2020

Very nice place to spend lunch or dinner with family and friends. Good atmosphere decent food and perfect cocktails. Service was perfect with good attitude.

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Visited On Monday, 05 October 2020

Food was absolutely delicious, especially the vegetarian options (even my meat eating friend loved them). Can’t believe I’ve never been before on trips to Edinburgh. Tucked away down the steps like a special secret we loved everything from the interior, to the service to the food and very affordable.

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 October 2020

Brilliant drinks and service as always.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 October 2020

Amazing service. Amazing vibe. 10/10

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Visited On Saturday, 03 October 2020

Friendly service and such fresh food combinations! Can’t wait to come back again!!

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Visited On Saturday, 03 October 2020

I always enjoy my times here - never had a bad experience. Love the atmosphere. Very special.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 August 2020

Lovely experience xx

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Visited On Monday, 28 September 2020

The food and place was nice however when we got to our original seats we were sat at the very back next to two sinks and a coffee maker and also near the door to the outside we did ask to move, which they let us.

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Visited On Monday, 28 September 2020

Great place, out of the way nice atmosphere

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Visited On Friday, 25 September 2020

Always a lovely venue. Very difficult to create atmosphere with no background music allowed and a quiet restaurant to start. Upstairs was freezing as the outside area door was open, but again sign of the times hospitality faces in regards safety. Lovely food and drinks.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 September 2020

A lovely restaurant and bar, with great food, friendly staff and delicious drinks. I’ll definitely be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 26 September 2020

Great service and very accommodating!

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Visited On Saturday, 26 September 2020

The place looked lovely, but we were made to feel that we should be grateful for getting a table here. Food was nice but did not have much else going for it. Much better places to eat that welcome you and provide fabulous service

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Visited On Saturday, 26 September 2020

Staff was amazing didnt get the guys name who was serving us but he made us feel so welcome, will defo be back again 🤩

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Visited On Saturday, 26 September 2020

Excellent food & service

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Visited On Saturday, 26 September 2020

Service was great, I wasn’t sure what drink I would like so the woman was great at helping me pick a drink!

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Visited On Friday, 25 September 2020

Food was pretty rubbish. There wasn’t much lamb in the dish and it had basically some cheap pasta sauce on the top. Certainly not what I expected. The place we were seated was small and beside the door which was very cold. The drinks were the biggest joke of all. My cocktail was in a glass the size of a thimble. Very very overpriced and I can’t understand why anyone has given this place a high rating.

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Visited On Friday, 25 September 2020

There was one member of staff, a woman with curly hair that leaned right over me from behind to get salt and pepper off the table then the same woman forced her way passed on the stairs instead DPD letting us come down first. The restaurant was lovely, food was stunning and the rest of the staff were lovely. It was a shame this one staff member made us feel unsafe.

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Visited On Friday, 25 September 2020

Awful service

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Visited On Friday, 25 September 2020

Staff has a terrible attitude and were very unhelpful. We left very soon after arrival as did two other couples. When booking there is no option to have just drinks inside as well which is awful considering there is about three heaters outside. Atmospher was the worst of all the bars and restaurants we visited - I can only put this down to staff

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Visited On Thursday, 24 September 2020

Sat on the terrace, was very nice. A few more menu items would be welcomed

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Visited On Monday, 21 September 2020

Absolutely amazing place! The stuff is providing an outstanding service! Food and drink is above the expectations!

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