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
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Open from 10am until 3am every day.

    Ticket Information
    Ticket Type
    Ticket Tariff
    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

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


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

    Dietary Options

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


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


    • City Centre

    Special Requirements

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

    Wedding Services

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


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

    Cuisine Types

    • Scottish


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

    Leisure Facilities

    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

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


    • Paid Parking within easy distance
    • On Public Transport Route

    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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