Filmhouse Café Bar

Filmhouse Café Bar
Filmhouse Café Bar
88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ
  • Box office 0131 228 2688
  • General enquiries 0131 229 5932
  • Opening times Mon–Thu 9am–11.30pm; Fri 9am–12.30am; Sat 10am–12.30am; Sun 10am–11.30pm.
  • Seasonal times During Film Festival, bar is open until 3am
  • Bar open Mon–Thu 11am–11.30pm; Fri/Sat 11am–12.30am; Sun 11am–11.30pm.
  • Food served Mon–Fri 9am–10pm; Sat/Sun 10am–10pm.
  • Pre-theatre times £8 for all mains between 3–5pm daily
  • Box office times Mon–Sun 10am–9pm
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Eating & Drinking Guide

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If you're off to see a film, you could do worse than fuel up at the Filmhouse café and bar beforehand. There’s a decent range of popular favourites: curries, chilli con carne and the justifiably famous nachos in three varieties, plus specials like beetroot and goat's cheese gnocchi. Baked spuds, pizza flatbread and risotto just about complete the reasonably priced, comfort food lineup (though there is a strong breakfast menu too) and there is a decent range of Scottish beers and non-Scottish wines. The décor is basic and studenty, with film posters and functional furniture that feels a bit crammed in, especially when the room is actually crammed just before a film. Visit during the Film Festival for special events or try your hand at the monthly quiz for hard-core cinema buffs.

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Megan Welford visited Filmhouse Café Bar on 18 February 2018
  • High point: A practical pre-film option
  • Low point: Furniture could do with an overhaul
  • Notable dish: Filmhouse nachos
  • Average price: Kids menu - £5.95 for drink, meal and dessert (set lunch)
  • Private dining: 40–60 in Guild Rooms
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: Sometimes, connected to film screenings/festivals. Monthly film quiz.
  • Capacity: 136 (12 outside)
  • Largest group: Not generally available; only for specially booked events.
  • Open since: 1987 approx.
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 17
  • House wine: £15.95 per bottle

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Edinburgh Weekly Social Anxiety Meetup

This group is for anyone who is suffering from or who has dealt with social anxiety. The invitation is also open to people suffering from other kinds of anxiety. Come along if you want to learn from and support other people, practice socialising in a safe environment, make friends or hear from other people going through…

Sun 24 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 228 2688

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Sun 3 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 228 2688

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Sun 10 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 228 2688

  • 14:00 – 15:00
…and 5 more dates until 14 Apr

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