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Ghillie Dhu is a traditional Scottish bar and restaurant nestled in the West End of Edinburgh’s city centre. Enjoy cosy snugs, all major live sporting fixtures and an extensive drinks list including whisky flights and our collection of classic and house cocktails.

We pride ourselves on celebrating Scotland’s larder and strive to showcase some of the finest suppliers from all over the country. Whether you’re looking for a special dining experience in our stunning Auditorium or a bite to eat in our main bar, we have the perfect menu for you!

about us

An Edinburgh Institution

Originally St Thomas Episcopal Church, Ghillie Dhu has been beautifully restored to showcase its traditional features and is a stunning example of the capitals intricate architecture.

Our stunning Auditorium features ornate cornicing, high ceilings and authentic parquet floor, the perfect place for any grand event or occasion.

what's on

live sport

Catch all major live sporting events in our main bar area and soak up one of our famous match day atmospheres. The party gets particularly out of hand when the national team have a game at Murrayfield and the Tartan Army joins us to celebrate!
function hire

weddings & events

When it comes to finding the perfect venue for your special event, the Ghillie team have the passion and the attention to detail to make your celebration a day to remember.

Beautifully restored in 2010 and with an award winning Auditorium, we are committed to providing the perfect setting for any occasion. From corporate events to beautiful weddings, we can cater for all of your events requirements.


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