Tonic

Tonic, Edinburgh: Hours, Address, Tonic Reviews: 4.5/5

2:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
2:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
2:30 PM - 12:00 AM
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About
Come in, sit back and have a look at our award winning menu to see what takes your fancy, or forget the chair and enjoy the music while one of our bartenders creates the drink of your dreams. As a small independent bar we have very few restrictions on what we can do. This, for our staff, is perfect. We can make new and exciting drinks every day, using all the best homemade ingredients to quench your thirst, whilst creating the perfect atmosphere for the occasion.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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4.5
266 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
51
Average
16
Poor
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Terrible
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Misshel1
Cheshire274 contributions
Couples
Brilliant place
Found it on the off chance when looking for our dinner reservation
Awesome cocktails prices like most places
Friendly staff
Written June 20, 2022
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beckzfizz
Monmouth, UK11 contributions
Couples
We booked our table for half 8 on a Saturday. Knew it would be busy but this was crazy. Full of students and hen parties. No tables free even though we booked. We walked straight back out.
Written April 30, 2022
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Katie Mathieson
Stirling, UK28 contributions
Friends
Not our first trip to Tonic and won’t be our last either…we love this place! The cocktails are incredible and there’s something for everyone, but the staff really make it - so chatty and up for a laugh! If you’ve not been you’re missing out.
Written April 19, 2022
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alioskiri
Windsor, UK24 contributions
Couples
Great little find! Friendly, helpful fun staff. Fabulous cocktails! The staff suggested different drinks for us to try and they did not disappoint! A real gem of a place, highly recommended
Written March 16, 2022
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Number 4
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
Couples
We loved this bar! The drinks were lovely and the staff were super attentive and chatty. The atmosphere was lovely - really lively but good for a chat. Would 100% recommend.
Written March 10, 2022
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Angela
Farnworth, UK1 contribution
Family
Lovely cocktail bar....went there with my son n daughter.
We nipped in for a cocktail in the afternoon and loved it so we booked a table for the evening, so glad we did. Expresso Martinis with Salted caramel and White Russians with Salted caramel highly recommended...
Amazing bar with lovely staff and great cocktails. The outside was very deceiving.....was not expecting it to be as nice as it was. Lovely cocktail bar and would defo return.
Written December 30, 2021
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yasmineyvonne
Hitchin, UK104 contributions
Friends
We managed to book a table here last minute and I am so glad we did! Such a lovely cocktail bar. Service was fab, range of cocktails was insane and you can even request off menu cocktails. Our glasses were never empty and the atmosphere was great. Absolutely would recommend going here! (But definitely try and book a table, so many people were trying to walk in and couldn’t get a table)
Written December 21, 2021
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El Bee
11 contributions
Friends
We had a fantastic time at Tonic.

The staff were exceptionally helpful and attentive - 2 of the qualities you really want with a bar with table service.

The quality of the drinks were very high, especially the bespoke cocktails on offer.

Can’t recommend this place enough. Thank you for making our visit so memorable.
Written December 11, 2021
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Kate
Edinburgh, UK9 contributions
Business
Couldn’t of had a better time in tonic! Talk about Sunday funday! Connor J Adams kept us well watered all night! No dry spells here (with drink or chat)! Will be back (if I can get in hehe) 😜😜 the place to be!
Written November 28, 2021
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Filosofo1961
Kirkcaldy, UK253 contributions
Couples
We had been to The Dome for one drink before we came here.
I wish we had just come here first.
Very welcoming atmosphere.
The place was buzzing and very busy.
At first it looked like we'd need to sit at a narrow, tall breakfast-bar style table, right opposite the bar.
However, a staff member quickly came to rescue us as soon as a booth became available.
Great range of cocktails and staff bend over backwards to help.
Prices similar to The Dome but everything is just so much nicer when you feel valued.
Cocktails: Great
Service: Great
Ambience: Cool, laid back, buzzing
Overall Value for money - As good as you'll get for Edinburgh City Centre.
Come here instead of The Dome.
Written November 18, 2021
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Tonic is open:
  • Sun - Sun 2:30 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Mon - Thu 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Fri - Fri 2:30 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Sat - Sat 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM


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