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The Cambridge Bar

#207 of 1,955 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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New Town
Hamburgers
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20 Young Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JB, Scotland
0131 226 2120
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Today
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Good for:
Bar scene
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Beer and the best Nachos ever!!

Called here on the recommendation of friends who live in Edinburgh. The service was exceptionally friendly and the food was out of this world. The burger menu is unbelievable and they serve the best nachos ever!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Ant_Jack
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Manchester, England
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Manchester, England
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Called here on the recommendation of friends who live in Edinburgh. The service was exceptionally friendly and the food was out of this world. The burger menu is unbelievable and they serve the best nachos ever!!

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Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We were on a day trip from Carlisle and were recommended this little bar by a bar man in a pub, so glad we asked him as it was beautiful! The food was delicious and plentiful, the waiter was very helpful, advising us on what to order between us as the burgers are large and making sure we didn't over... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I was in Edinburgh for the rugby and decided to check this out the Cambridge. Was really impressed with the selection of beers and sampled a few different ones with the help of the friendly barman. We decided to have lunch there also and I had one their famous burgers and it was delicious! All round a really enjoyable afternoon.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Had a great dinner with my wife and friends last Sunday watching the Barcelona and Madrid game. Phoned on Tuesday to reserve the table with the sofas which gives a great view of the big screen tv. We had nachos and a selection of olives during the first half of the match and then the burgers were ready by half... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is a great little bar tucked away behind George Street. Whilst the only thing on the menu is really burgers, they do them very well. A great drinks selection to boast also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

This place was a great find. Food was amazing and the staff were very accommodating! Will definitely be returning on my next visit to Edinburgh ! Highly recommend!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I hope you like burgers! They are pretty much all that's on the menu but really excellent. The service from the staff here is great and very welcoming. Stayed for a few drinks after the meal on the comfy sofas.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place is original and deserve recognition for a well balanced burger menu that stand out from the mainstream - it's served in a nice and informal environment used by the local people - enjoyed the place

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We came here for a late lunch/early dinner after work and found it to be warm, welcoming and relaxing. The location is great and tucked away on Thistle Street from the generally busy/noisy George Street. The staff were friendly and helpful and they have a decent selection on tap. The burgers are obviously the main attraction on their menu and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you're looking for good beer and great burgers. This is the place! It was just down the street from where we were staying but would be worth seeking out regardless. We tried a few different scottish stouts and ales and weren't disappointed with any of the staff's recommendations. The Nachos were decent but the burgers were definitely the highlight.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Young Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighborhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: 0131 226 2120

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 23
  • Cuisine: Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?