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“It's OK”
Review of Sygn

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Ranked #594 of 2,460 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $10 - $17
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: West End
Description: Cocktail bar of the year 2015 with an equally as good food offering with fantastic burgers and pizza. Friday and Saturday night we dim down the lights and the DJ turns up the music.
Edinburgh
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136 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“It's OK”
Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

After a Saturday afternoon wander in town Mrs DJ fancied a nice burger and had spotted this restaurant and thought it looked nice. At 6pm they had a walk in table but needed it back by 7:30. For 2 courses that should be plenty of time. The place is part wine cocktail/wine bar part restaurant and was pretty busy, decent atmosphere. Our table was at the window near stairs down to the toilets. Afterwards Mrs DJ said that there was a bit of an unpleasant waft coming from downstairs. Bit of attention to cleaning I think.

Service was not quick ( but waitresses and bar tender were very pleasant). We shared a plate of nachos and they were good, home made nachos and not a bag of Doritos. The burger was fine, nothing special, and the obligatory, mildly pretentious and portion controlled bucket of fries was presented. We were asked if we wanted desserts but as slow service had taken us to 7:30 I suspected we would not have impressed them if we had asked for them. Their problem though. We had train to catch so paid up and left.

All in all a bit of style over substance. Maybe ok for Saturday afternoon drinks and a chat with friends than a place for a family meal.

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Edinburgh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic resteraunt overall!”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Fantastic evening at Sygn! Delicious food, amazing ambiance and brilliant staff. Will be back very soon! Pat and Hannah.

  • Visited November 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Sadly one poor waitress let whole experience down!!!”
Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

Spent Sunday afternoon with my partner in this bar as a last minute decision. Had both been in bar over a year before and had enjoyed. Very nice atmosphere in bar and plays nice music. Ordered cocktails and relaxed and enjoyed ambience. Bar man very prompt and courteous and brought drinks to our seats however one very dour blonde waitress who served us couple times and didn't smile or engage in conversation and walked around almost stroppy which ruined a lovley afternoon. Spend £60 on drinks which in today's climate is a lot for couple with no food on a Sunday - suggest management address this girls sultry attitude as not encouraging of they want repeat business

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Thank Lyntuy
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Edinburgh
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250 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“A PIZZA HEAVEN IN EDINBURGH”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

For everyone who has read my previous reviews for Sygn you will notice they have always been for their delicious burgers mmmmm, but this time we all tried their Pizza and to say they are the best in Edinburgh mught just be an understatement. The base is fantastic and is complemented by the beautiful toppings and as usual the presentation is just greaaaaaat. My only down side would be that you can only chose from about 5 different types of pizza,so if you are listening this should be extented or make it clear on the menu that you can pick and chose.

You must give it a try because if you don't you are missing a real treat and as usual the staff could not be faulted.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank BTDEdinburgh
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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52 restaurant reviews
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“2nd visit even better than the 1st”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

We returned on another "deal" and if anything the burgers were even better this time! So meaty and beautifully cooked yet not at all dry.
The service was also excellent from both girls on duty.
My only gripe- the music was just a little loud even after it was turned down on my request

  • Visited October 2012
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