The Cheshire Cheese Inn is a British pub on Dunbar near 30th open since 1979. Serves 20 oz imperial pints.
came here last night with my friends. I had a cheeseburger....the other one had a fish burger and the other one had spaghetti. I must say that the service was excellent.....the waitress knows us and brought our beverages without asking us what we wanted (points there) ordered our food....I enjoyed my burger as it was very tasty, I could even smell my friends pasta and had wished I ordered that....the food was very good
The only thing was that it wasn't *THAT GOOD* that I think the price warrented it. I wouldn't come here regularily due to prices, but no reason why I can't come once in a while to spend for good food.
Come for the drinks as a regular
We've been going to the Cheshire for a few months now, as often as once a week. It's a very pleasant, authentic looking English pub. The ambiance is what you'd expect of an English pub, with a bit of sports bar flavour thrown in (big TVs, but nothing too loud or intrusive).
They have the usual suspects for drinks (nice selection of beer), and good specials on weekends and holidays. Food is very good, with English favourites such as liver and onions and bangers and mash being executed quite well for a pub. Their daily dinner specials are also very good, both in terms of quality and value for money.
Overall, it's a solid pub with some good eats and a good authentic English vibe.
Love the new cook at the Cheese. Our family has been going here for the last 10yrs and the changes that happened in the last 4 months have been welcomed! It's always been a good solid no frills English Pub but the food did go downhill for a little while but with the new cook, yummmmers!
We look forward to trying out the specials on the board. I love the Lamb Burger with it's own homemade bun. Really tasty!
The Bison Stampede Burger, which was a special one nite, was a real hit, really juicy and the fried egg on top was what absolutely drove it over the top for me.
The dessert menu has definitely been spiced up. The Chocolate truffle cake was lovely, not sickening sweet and the cake was dry either, yummmers!
My daughter really enjoys the new fish and chip(well we substitue chips with cooked veggies - she liked the yellow beets!
It still has a lot of the good ol British Pub food, I still like my chicken pot pie(now called Charter pie) and bangers and mash!
This place has such great potential but completely fails in implementation. It feels and tastes like the "Before" scenes of an episode of Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen nightmares.
I ordered the Salmon special which was clearly frozen and then seriously obliterated by their chefs - it was so dry it made the Sahara look luscious. The salad had an 80's esque dill dressing and in all honesty nothing on the over sized menu really appeared as appealing and in no way was any of it contemporary.
I get the feeling that this was probably a great place to be when it opened and through the 80s but it has completely failed to refresh it's look and menu and as such really isn't worth going to. This is too bad because the servers were really good and the atmosphere was great. There were lots of "locals" at the bar and the energy was good.
I want to like this place. If the food was good I could easily overlook the bad 70's interior with the floral pattern booths, I might even consider it retro and cool.
I really hope to see a "NEW MENU NEW CHEF" sign dangling out front soon and when I do I will try it again hoping to like it!