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Quirky wedding venue

I attended a wedding here recently. The venue it’s self was stunning, full of character. The staff... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2018
Lovinscotland
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile
Josh Smith Gig

Great venue with a nice bar, there is a slightly whiffy drain in the middle of the venue though.! 😄

Reviewed March 19, 2019
Mossparkdave
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Great venue with a nice bar, there is a slightly whiffy drain in the middle of the venue though.! 😄

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mossparkdave
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

We attended the hogmanay ceilidh and were unfortunately hugely disappointed. Firstly, the ceilidh tickets were from 9:30pm but it was only at 9:30 that guests were permitted entry, the actual ceilidh did not begin until around 10pm. Until now, I had never attended a ceilidh...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank A1MC3
Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

Went here to see Aynsley Lister a fantastic blues rock guitarist and had a fantastic night. The sound quality of the gig was amazing really good atmosphere. Everyone seemed to enjoy the night. Would definitely recommend this place to see a gig.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank msmileco
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

Website fotos are deceptive. Venue looks good cos it is very well and subtlety lit. I was there to attend a concert by Dutch masters Focus. The venue is a series of historic subterranean vaulted chambers, concert sound is echoey but good. I was appalled...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dennissU1613AA
Caves E, Owner at The Caves, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2018

Hello, We regularly reserve seats on the balcony at gigs for anyone who has difficulty standing for the duration of an adverised and sold as a standing room only live music gig, and indeed regularly receive gushing reviews from people I have helped out with...More

Reviewed September 20, 2018

We went to a launch meeting, three floors underground, what a fascinating place, erie, welcoming and right under the bustling city of Edinburgh. A short walk from the main drag and close to some great pubs and diners, superb ales on tap from Williams Bros...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

We were a large group that were seated in the large cave room below. The seats provided. Were uncomfortable, there was no cocktail service which required to secure a cocktail one had to go upstairs to order but most important the meal was horrible from...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank ByronR170
UnusualVenues, Manager at The Caves, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2018

Hello Byron, thank you for taking the time to review your experience. I am sorry to hear that our chairs are not to your taste. The chairs in the venue are Cheltenham style chairs which are extremley popular with clients at high end weddings and...More

Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

I attended a wedding here recently. The venue it’s self was stunning, full of character. The staff were a little grim. Nobody seemed to be in control though, was there a venue mc?! The meal was delicious, couldn’t fault it. Although it would have been...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Lovinscotland
UnusualVenues, Manager at The Caves, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

Hello Lovinscotland, thank you for taking the time to leave a review of the recent wedding that you attended. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the venue and all of its character. I am also delighted to hear that you enjoyed the...More

Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

We were in The Caves on a Sunday night to see one of our favourite bands Tidelines and the boys were superb as always but this review is about the venue. What a place, the history buff in me was in raptures looking at every...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Slapsh0t_3
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Really awesome venue. Really quirky and cool. The staff were amazing. Shame about the manger/supervisor. His attitude was awful, and lets the venue and the staff down.

Date of experience: March 2018
5  Thank gordonw430
Reviewed February 28, 2018

Lovely venue and sound was amazing!, but due to the narrow "tunnels" at the venue lots of people including myself were unable to actually see the band.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
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visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Response from Caves E | Property representative |
Hello, please email us for a current bar price list. I'm unable to post an email address on this reply but you will get it from our website.
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Response from O895ILkarenm | Reviewed this property |
City centre - so loads to chose from. Can be expensive - but Premier Inn always clean and value
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Response from Mousemum | Reviewed this property |
Hi we had a set menu for dinner beautifully cooked presented and served...not sure what the day to day menu is like sorry
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