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The Cambridge Bar

#256 of 1,915 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 - 11:00 pm
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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 72
    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
Most recent review
Brilliant Atmosphere, food and service

We visited this bar due to it's close proximity to the famous Oxford Bar(also worth a visit) and were glad we did. It was busy, full actually and we were given the last table. The waitress apologised as it was next to a big group but it made no difference. The atmosphere was lovely and friendly and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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York, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
York, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We visited this bar due to it's close proximity to the famous Oxford Bar(also worth a visit) and were glad we did. It was busy, full actually and we were given the last table. The waitress apologised as it was next to a big group but it made no difference. The atmosphere was lovely and friendly and the service excellent.... More 

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united states
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I had great burger here dinning solo. The waiter and I had a fantastic conversation. The environment was welcoming and they had, as you'd expect, soccer on the screens. Fantastic.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

From the outside and inside this bar looks distinctly average but very relaxed and welcoming. The service was outstanding! The only time we had to leave our seats all evening was to use the facilities (we where there about 4 hours). Firstly, the booze. Endless choices of beers and whiskeys and what was great for me (not being a very... More 

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Cambridge
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We're were about in the area and after a recommendation we thought we'd find the Cambridge Bar. I'm very glad that we did. The beer is great, staff are nice, friendly and helpful and most importantly... The burgers are amazing! We shared a burger and some Cajun fries. Loved it. If you like great beer and burgers then find this... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
261 reviews 261 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Just the best burgers served by really efficient & friendly staff. Their salad bowl option instead of a bun with the burger is fantastic. This time we enjoyed the set Xmas menu offering any burger along with a choice of delicious dessert plus a glass of Prosecco for £14.95 - amazing value! Will be back again before Xmas!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A favourite haunt of our family - great burgers and good beer and wine. Spoiled somewhat this time by some drunk, boorish, overgrown private schoolboys watching the rugby, who the staff seemed reluctant to deal with properly.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Had a great burger in this place. The staff were very friendly and the food was very decent. My gf had an Italiano burger which she also said was really nice. Price reasonable. Good selection of beers and its central enough in Edinburgh.

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edinburgh
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

great burgers as usual! so much choice and very tasty - chicken cooked to perfection and tasted great. great place to grab some food and watch sports on tv. service was also great

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london
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We visited this restaurant twice. The staff were really friendly and helpful, the burgers were delicious with plenty of choice. We had the salad no bun which again was really tasty normally salad in burger restaurants are pretty poor so I was really impressed!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This place is a little gem. Staff were friendly and food looked amazing. We came here to watch the football so only had a chance to stay for a couple of drinks but the place had such a nice feel to it. Perfect for couples, friends, family, dogs! Would come here again. And next time try one of those burgers!!!!

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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?