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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

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Edinburgh's original Gin Bar and Restaurant. Specialising in gin with around 400 varieties on offer with extensive drinks menu and cocktails. Food is served all day and is homemade by the award winning team under Robert Brown. Burgers, salads, classic mains along with contemporary items make up a seasonally changing menu. The venue is bright and airy with large windows which open onto one of Edinburgh's largest outdoor terrace dinning areas during summer. Located in the old town, 56 North is also in the heart of the Edinburgh Fringe and has an unrivalled location for Fringe visitors.
$19 - $50
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Bar, British, Scottish
Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 16, 2020 via mobile

Came here for the gin and cheese tasting and it was fabulous. This is all done downstairs and the best bit - the gins were all from Scotland so they kept it local. Cheeses were good, our host, Neil was a quirky individual but very...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 16, 2020

My partner is partial to trying new gins and the menu here is extensive. Most gins around £4:50 each and tonics £2. It is nice and airy and sitting in a booth was cosy. So a mocktail , 3 G&T's and two Oreo sundaes were...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed March 15, 2020

We got the gin tasting experience as a gift and thoroughly enjoyed it. Linzi was we knowledgable and passionate about the process of creating south loch gin and asa result, we came away clued up on how it’s all done plus a couple of bottles...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 9, 2020

We went for the gin and cheese class, it was really amazing. Neil was a little bit crazy but informative, he made the class really fun but I still learned. We booked a table for food after, it was very tasty and we were well...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

Who’d have thought gin and cheese went so well together! Yes, Neil did say if he had a pound for every time he’d heard that! A great host and a fab couple of hours! Highly recommended for all those gin lovers out there!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 6, 2020

Lovely place to eat, great choice of food. We had full Scottish breakfast and vegetarian breakfast both were exceptional Staff were very attentive Gave us a great seat in the window

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed March 2, 2020 via mobile

Went in for a quick drink, spent at least 90 minutes trying a range of gins. Try the Shiraz gin, tastes great and too much will mean you’ll lose track of the rest of the day! Staff and friendly, very knowledgeable and efficient. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 2, 2020

We had an amazing time yesterday with Niel and his fabulous way of presenting 8 different gins, tonics and cheeses! It was a birthday present for one of our friends, we were 4 girls together with approximately 10 other people, so a nice size of...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

We came in because this was close to our venue and we didn’t know where to find places. Neil was great, asked us if we would like a booth or table. We chose a booth. When we said we were in a hurry Neil took...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

I can't recommend this establishment enough. The service was excellent and the food tasty. This is what I am looking for.

Date of visit: February 2020
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February 12, 2019|
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Response from Tw0Bears | Reviewed this property |
The best option is to check menu online or give the a call.
November 21, 2018|
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Response from FionaMacF | Reviewed this property |
There is ticket parking in Buccleuch Place or George Square. You can check availability levels on RingGo.
November 17, 2018|
Response from FionaMacF | Reviewed this property |
I have always found the food to be very good for pub grub.
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