Ghillie Dhu

Bar and Pub Food

Ghillie Dhu, 2 Rutland Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2AD

    Open from 10am until 3am every day Ghillie Dhu is a real find in the city centre filled with cosy booths, large snugs and a breath-taking Auditorium.

    Originally St Thomas Episcopal Church, Ghillie Dhu has been beautifully restored to showcase its traditional features.

    With an enviable location tucked in at the West End of the city centre, we are a short distance from Haymarket Train Station and directly opposite all major bus routes. Awarded Best Small Venue at the Scottish Event Awards two years running the team pride ourselves on the quality of catering and service we provide.

    The Scottish Pub is located on the ground floor perfect for hearty food, ales, drams and music. 

    Our breath-taking Auditorium is located on the first floor of this listed building. High vaulted ceilings are flooded with colour and large candlelit chandeliers.Flexibility offers to adapt the layout of the space with ease. 

    The Rabbie Burns Supper Club

    Every Monday & Friday Night from 6.30pm (Saturdays during August)
    This comes highly recommended to anyone visiting the city or for anyone who loves a real Scottish Ceilidh. 

    3 Course Dinner, Scottish Ceilidh Lesson, Live Bands

    £25 Full Dinner Package (7pm Start)

    £5 Ceilidh Only Ticket (9pm Entry)


    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Open from 10am until 3am every day.

    Ticket Information
    Afternoon tea £15.00 average price per head
    Group Lunch £16.00 average price per head
    Rabbie Burns Dinner £25.00 fixed price menu

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Best for

    • Afternoon Tea
    • Breakfast
    • Budget Meals
    • Business Lunches
    • Group Dining
    • Kids & Families
    • Late Dining
    • Live Music
    • Lunches
    • Outdoor Dining
    • Pre/Post-Theatre Dining
    • Real Ales
    • Romantic Meals
    • Special Occasion
    • Weekend Brunch
    • Whisky Selection
    • Wine By The Glass


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available

    Dietary Options

    • Dietary needs can be accomodated
    • Halal Meals
    • Nut Free Meals
    • Vegetarian Meals available


    • 24hr CCTV
    • Disabled toilets
    • Level Access
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • City Centre

    Special Requirements

    • Allergy Sufferers
    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Hen/Stag Parties Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Wedding Services

    • Accommodation Available
    • Civil Ceremony
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Reception Facilities
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Wedding Packages Available


    • Catering Available
    • Childrens Portions
    • Dairy Free
    • Gluten Free
    • Outdoor Smoking Area
    • Outdoor dining area where smoking is not permitted
    • Outdoor dining area where smoking is permitted
    • Post-theatre menu available
    • Pre-theatre menu available
    • Private Room (s) available
    • Serves after 10pm / open late
    • Vegan Meals Available
    • Vegetarian
    • rapid lunchtime service

    Cuisine Types

    • Scottish


    • Big screen for sporting events
    • Fireplace
    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Telephone
    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • BACS
    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • On Public Transport Route
    • Paid Parking within easy distance

    Road Directions

    Getting to Ghillie Dhu from the M8 Motorway:

    At the end of the M8 motorway join the A8 and follow the signs for Edinburgh City Centre. On approaching Princes Street turn right at the traffic lights on to Lothian Road, the take the first turning on the right into Rutland Street and Ghillie Dhu. The journey from junction 1 of the M8 to Ghillie Dhu usually takes around 40 minutes


    Public Transport Directions

    By Rail:

    Edinburgh has two main-line stations that serve most of the UK. The closest station to Ghillie Dhu is Haymarket Station. When leaving the station head straight ahead walking up West Maitland Street and up onto Shandwick Place. Ghillie Dhu is situated on Rutland Place.  The walk from Haymarket station should only take approximately 10 minutes.

    Getting to Ghillie Dhu from Edinburgh International Airport:


    From Edinburgh International Airport, taxis are available to take you directly to Ghillie Dhu. A taxi rank is situated right outside the venue.  The journey normally takes approximately 30 minutes.


    From Edinburgh International Airport, take the A8 east and follow the signs for Edinburgh City Centre.  On approaching Princes Street turn right at the traffic lights on to Lothian Road, then take the first turning into Rutland Street and Ghillie Dhu.

    Bus Routes:

    Ghillie Dhu is accessible from any of the city centre bus routes dismounting at the Shandwick Place end of Princes Street and the bottom of Lothian Road. Further information on bus timetables can be accessed at

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair


    • There is a lift
      • Lift buttons have raised numbers or letters
      • There are verbal announcements for stops at each floor

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • restaurant
    • Menus available in large print [i.e.14pt and over]


    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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