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“Dire staff”

Bramble Bar & Lounge
Ranked #260 of 2,507 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: New Town
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
282 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Dire staff”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Although the cocktails are delicious, the bar staff are surly and treat you like dirt. It can also get very loud indeed. So, make a choice : good cocktails and bad service or normal cocktails and good service elsewhere.....

Visited June 2012
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English first
Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“The perfect pour.”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Down some stairs, and hard to find, Bramble Bar is dark, moody and intimate...this is a bar for connoisseurs. The bartenders are expert, and the lighting is dim. This is a special kind of place. They have their own tempo and way of doing things. Sit at the bar and chat with the highly skilled staff; they are personable & knowledgable. Cheers!

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Poitiers, France
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Service nosedive”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

This used to be a real favourite of mine and yes the glasses did have something to do with it! Now not only are they no longer using the cool unusual glassware but if you ask them about it they say 'we serve our drinks based on what our customers like flavour wise not what the drink arrives in' ok well sadly for me that was the only thinking making them stand out and without that the rude barman made me never want to go again - what a shame :-( plus the friends I was with felt it was horribly snobby = double :-(

  • Visited August 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great little speakeasy style cocktail bar!”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

Fantastic cocktails in this this hidden gem.

Always has great music and the "mixologists" will create you anything you desire with amazing dexterity!

Visited July 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“cosy”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

great cocktails, very comfortable seats, great place to go with your partner!

  • Visited July 2012
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