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56 North

$$ - $$$, British,
2-8 West Crosscauseway, Edinburgh EH8 9JP, Scotland
+44 131 662 8860
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“burger” (136 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 2 days ago

We went in on Saturday afternoon for a few peevs before the theatre. Nice atmosphere for friends and couples alike. Plenty of very friendly staff buzzing around with helpful table service and advice on cocktails and gins etc etc Would return if back in the...More

Thank OohGeorgeOghani
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, nice people. Breakfast and coffee excellent. Waffles are awesome. Nice outside area for sitting out if it’s sunny

Thank Benedict P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to eat after a performance at the festival and nearby but despite offering to order earlier in the evening as they stop taking food orders fairly early, the staff weren't interested. We both had a G & T but it took ages to...More

Thank Lizzie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this place when walking around Edinburgh and decided to go in for food we thought the place was fantastic. The food we had was excellent and we'll priced they have a massive selection of gins .and that's an understatement. There is a...More

1  Thank cjamison134
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended the gin tasting class on a Saturday afternoon a couple of weeks ago with my friend, and had such a great time! I'd never had gin before, but my friend loves it. You got 8 mini "scottish" gin samples, and numerous tonic waters to...More

Thank Emma T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for lunch and were not disappointed. My burger was excellent as was the eggs benedict and fish ordered by others. Service was good even though the restaurant was quite busy. I was pleased with the selection of Scottish beers (in particular the...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ive only started reviewing things but what ive learnt so far is one mans average is another's great.( and from what ive seen over the years is the customers are not always right) Serive was attentive Food was good Atmosphere was good Drinks were good...More

Thank harrytking
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We came across this place by accident. Attracted by customers who were obviously enjoying their attractively presented food. Extensive outdoor seating at the front and inside. We chose to sit inside by the large open doors with soft seating. Service was amiable and apologetic if...More

Thank Auberiginas
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Called in for late lunch. Staff were hard to attract but were polite. Sausage and chips was ordered for our three year old grandson but when it eventually arrived the sausage was so overcooked it was hard to cut up, never mind him chewing it....More

1  Thank penny4em
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Visiting for the Fringe- popped in for a gin. Ian was amazing and helped work through the gin options. He helped guide us to gins that we would not normally try. If you like gins and keen to experiment then go here

Thank calmac259100
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, 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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