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56 North

) #276 of 1,870 Restaurants in Edinburgh $$ - $$$ , British,
2-8 West Crosscauseway, Edinburgh EH8 9JP, Scotland
+44 131 662 8860
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“burger” (123 reviews)
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Bar, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2-8 West Crosscauseway, Edinburgh EH8 9JP, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great little find, Good service and choice. Polite staff, Served quickly and hot food. Busy but still got a table without booking. Would go again

Thank Eric P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We needed to grab some food before a show. It is festival time and everywhere is busy. A quick call to 56north, table booked . Arrived on time and we were quickly moved to a more spacious table. Our 'lowly duty manager ' ( his...More

Thank Makalailie
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is first and foremost a gin drinker's bistro style venue. Gin comes first and food second but a very close second. So good that during our week at the Fringe I visited four times. The shelves of gin are indeed an impressive sight. It...More

Thank Geoff C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Tanqueray Gin Garden on Monday afternoon for a couple of drinks. The garden was actually really empty but we were advised that it is usually mobbed at night / weekends. Think the combination of the day / time / weather meant it...More

Thank Lp952705
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eight of us booked a table between shows at the Edinburgh festival. Attracted by the offer of food and 300 gin selection( not necessarily in that order). Service was quick and friendly, food was as expected ( burgers etc). Overall, a great experience.

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had been here twice before so was really disappointed with our meal Chips were overdone and my burger was cremated Staff were really helpful and went that extra bit further to help

Thank millymollymandy2612
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of us had a groupon voucher for burger, chips and a drink, we arrived at the said time got our table, drinks ordered then out came the food, it was a very nice burger, homemade, as were the chips (no frozen rubbish). I...More

Thank berglas71
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there mid afternoon on a Thursday and the place was bustling! Very relaxed atmosphere and the gin menu is absolutely crackers! Food was incredible and amazing value for money. We made a visit based on TA reviews and wasn't disappointed. Take the time...More

Thank RusselTwedds
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used an itison voucher for steaks, salad, fries and wine and were very impressed. The steaks were cooked exactly as requested and the salad and fries were delicious too. We ordered haggis dippers to start and they were amazing. Overall we liked it and...More

Thank Beanie14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to 56 North after being there on more sociable occasions with a work colleague on his first visit to Edinburgh. Safe to say he was amazed at the gin collection and the recommendations from bar staff resulting in a very good night for all!...More

Thank Shagtastic_82
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighborhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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Paul Y
December 1, 2016|
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Response from Kenneth M | Reviewed this property |
It's not my bar mate, but sure the staff will look after you. Have a merry Christmas 👍🏼
August 1, 2016|
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Response from Suth100 | Property representative |
Hey, our menu is online and is reasonably self explanatory but we can help on the day or more if you drop us an email. Chef is always happy to adapt things as required too. Chef also keeps gluten free breads so you can... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$26 - $52
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-8 West Crosscauseway, Edinburgh EH8 9JP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighborhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 662 8860
  • E-mail
Edinburgh's original Gin Bar and Restaurant. Specialising in gin with around 200 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.
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