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The Café Royal

19 West Register Street, EDINBURGH, EH2 2AA

Designed by local architect Robert Paterson, The Café Royal (now owned by Greene King) is a glorious example of Victorian and Baroque, with an interior seemingly frozen in time. Elegant stained glass and fine late Victorian plasterwork dominate the building, as do irreplaceable Doulton ceramic murals in the bar and restaurant. The whole building and its interior were listed in 1970 so future generations can enjoy the unique building which still sticks to its early 19th-century roots by serving local ales such as Kelburn Ca'Canny and Goldihops, wine, coffee and fresh oysters in the bar and restaurant. Scottish produce dominates the menu, from starters of black pudding with king scallops to mains of Balmoral chicken wrapped in bacon and stuffed with haggis. Please note, children over five are allowed in the restaurant.

Further information

Tel: 0131 556 1884
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Edinburgh Pale Ale, Kelburn Ca'Canny & Goldihops, Williams Bros, Stewart, Broughton Ales


All day all week


Coach parties catered.



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