The Kings Wark
36 Shore, Edinburgh, Scotland EH6 6QU
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25 Main Street, Davidsons Mains, Edinburgh, Scotland EH4 5BZ
18 reviews of The Kings Wark in English
I love this place! It is so welcoming, the food is outstanding and the staff are lovely. It has a great selection of specials and regular meals. The prices are slightly higher than other places in the area but it is absolutely worth it!
I’ve drunk here a reasonable number of times and have generally found the service to be good and the quality of the ales (only a couple of guests) the same. My girlfriend and I ate here on Saturday past though and whilst the bar food may not be up to the standard of the restaurant part it was weak enough to put us off trying the dining room in the future.
My roasted veg & beetroot pastie came with good cauliflower cheese but was itself nothing special whilst the steak burger was a good size but apparently tasted like a frozen & processed one rather than the homemade experience expected. We’ll be sticking to just the booze in the future.
This pub benefits from a very nice location by the canal in Leith.
Looks quite nice from the outside, but let a bit like a restaurant or old fashioned coffee shop inside. Seems like my review is a bit contrary to the general perception of this place but a lot of them seem to be about how good the food is, whereas I am very much a pub drinker rather than gourmand and of four ale pumps, three had their backs turned to me, leaving just the over enthusiastic Deuchars trying to catch my eye.
There can be quite a bit of noise from the busy main road going past.
I simply cannot fault the kings wark,
superb staff who are just laid back enough. If you choose either the pub or the resturant the food is simply astonishing and very keenly priced
The only thing wrong is that i find it difficult to go elsewhere for a meal, on the off chance it will not measure up.
Keep it up
Went here Saturday night was very busy but happy enough to sit in the bar and have a drink while waiting for the table. Staff where really good and friendly and food was amazing as always strongly recommend the smoked haddock risotto, Rib eye steak was probably more medium than rare so will make sure just ask for rare next time but was still very tasty. Although very busy did not feel rushed and had a good atmosphere, will be going back again defiantly.
Although you can get a great meal in the Kings Wark, I do feel that it is slightly overrated. On the other hand I would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting the Shore and looking for a bite to eat, as it is miles apart from nearby competitors. One disappointment is that they do not serve Sunday roast, only 'brunch'.
The King's Wark is deservedly awardwinning. But make sure to book - even for breakfast - as the place gets packed with those in the know!
We came here for lunch with a local friend who recommended it. There is a restaurant section and a pub section, the pub welcoming with its dark oak and cosy nooks, the restaurant stylish with a whitewashed, modern look. We picked the pub section.
The menu may not be huge but it is imaginative. I was impressed not only that they had two vegetarian options but also as to the originality of the one I chose - Gruth Dhu (Scottish cheese), spinach and butternut squash strudel with cherry tomatoes, broccoli and mixed salad.
The strudel was excellent, as were my friends' fish risotto, seafood chowder and smoked herring, all of which were beautifully presented in perfect sized portions.
If I lived in Edinburgh, I would visit this place again and again - as my local friends do - and I can't wait to be back up there again!
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Heard a lot of great things about this little pub, so we decided to check it out. We were told to eat in the main bar area, rather than the restaurant area. Apparently there are different menus, but not fully sure. Went for dinner one evening, but it was full and there was a long line of people waiting for a table, so decided to come back a couple days later. Even on a Monday evening, we had to wait a bit for a table. But, I will have to say, the food more than makes up for the wait! They serve what I would consider "posh" pub food at very unposh prices (starters around 3-4 and mains 8-10). If you are looking for some good food and great prices, this is the place to go.
Veggie friendly, cosy pub with wonderful bread as standard and fine staff. It doesn’t look muh from the outside but inside is like a step back in time and wonderful atmosphere especially on a winter’s night when all the candles are lit. The only drawbacks are that at peak times you can be waiting in excess of 40 mins for your food and their specials never include veggie options but with an amazing veggie risottothat hits the spot every time, who would want to branch out?!!
Lovely little pub with great food and good beer, it has just been done up but has lost none of its charm. Its definately one of my favourite pubs for going out for something to eat, the food is excellent and reasonably priced. Due to its popularity it can sometimes be hard to get a seat. Without doubt one of Edinburghs best pubs.
This is a very nice pub, inside it is quite old fashioned and it is a strange shape, its not the biggest of pubs, but it is a very popular place, especially for food.
The food in there is brilliant and you get huge portions, to get a seat for Sunday breakfast is unbelievable, you really need to book, as it is that popular with the food.
Its such a nice place though, with a lovely atmosphere and the bar staff are very nice and friendly.
It is like an old traditional pub.
Great little pub on the shore at Leith.
They do great food - 2 different menus, bar menu is simple and tasty - real pub food basics but cooked really well. There is then a smaller restaurant area that has a bit more expensive menu and a bit fancier - all very good.
It is also a great place just to pop in for a drink ad hide from a cold Edinburgh afternoon.
Possibly the greatest pub for food in Scotland. The seafood is beautiful and the Wark has gained a fearsome reputation as the best place to get chowder and mussels from anywhere on the Shore- including the Martin Wishart restaurant nearby!
Serves loads of guest ales and is always heaving with people. I recommend you book to avoid disappointment. Very friendly staff and an exceptional menu choice and reasonable prices.
Included in the Michelin guide for pub food and has won many awards over the years for its gastronomic offerings.
The Kings Wark is the place to head to if you're looking for a pub with good food, a cosy and friendly atmosphere, and an excellent location in the heart of Leith, with the 22 bus stopping on its doorstep. Its decor is simple but appealing, with wooden tables and dripping candles adding to the pirate tavern feel. The food is pricier than at the other local pubs, and the menu is short and sweet, but if you're looking for more gourmet pub grub then this is the place for you. The staff are friendly and casually dressed and the pub is inviting and warm, making it an ideal place for a winter retreat where you can get good but unpretentious food and service.
I almost don’t want to write this review as I like this place so much and it can be hard to get a table. Sunday lunch up till 3pm! There is no better place in Leith. Traditional Scottish Breakfast to fancy crepes, take your pick. During the week it’s a nice place for a drink, but comes to the fore every Sunday.
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