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“Great food!”
Review of Monboddo

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Ranked #1,156 of 2,528 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $6 - $14
Cuisines: Scottish, British, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: West End
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
174 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great food!”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Stopped in Monboddo for dinner and drinks with family while staying in Edinburgh. Had the roasted chicken. The bomb. Service was impeccable with both Jordi and Robin on the ball to ensure the meal was first rate. I would highly recommend.

Visited June 2013
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Excellent Venue in every aspect.”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

On a recent stay at the point hotel the monboddo was our hotel bar.
We had dinner here and chose to stay for drinks. Our waiter Jordi was first class, extremely knowledgable & friendly his recommendations were spot on. He advised on cocktails & whiskeys all if which were excellent. Some of the cocktails we sampled were his own creations and point to him being an extremely talented bar man.

The experience we had that night with Jordi makes us anxious to return.

Muchas gracias Jordi.

  • Visited June 2013
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Colin B, Manager at Monboddo, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Thank you for taking time to review Monboddo. I am glad to hear that you were well looked after and Jordi will be very pleased to see that he has been mentioned for the world to see.
Thank you once again.
Colin Bell
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Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“couldnt leave”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

we stayed at the point hotel and this restaurant represents the hotel to a fantastic standard. we had dinner at 9pm we weren't rushed the quality of food did not suffer. the food was excellent. The staff were friendly and helpful.
After dinner we were asked if we would like dessert, we said no but were going to stay for a drink. The barman suggested I try a dessert cocktail, strawberry cheesecake. It was delicious. we stayed in the bar the full evening tasting a variety of different cocktails. The barman ( Jordi )
is a master cocktail maker and a credit to the hotel and restaurant. muchas gracias Jordi xx

  • Visited June 2013
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great cocktails, excellent service!”
Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

This was our hotel bar and after checking the reviews i was intrigued by 'sam's cocktails' lucky for me he was working and we asked for a suprise cocktail every time....pressure!.....after 5 different suprises, some his own creation and some classics, i can say with authority that the man knows his stuff! Flanked by a team of really friendly staff (equally cocktail capable i'm sure but i didn't get a chance to find out) these guys remembered our visit and welcomed us back after our night had ended to continue the cocktail extravaganza! Good job well done!

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Colin B, Manager at Monboddo, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Thank you for taking time to write your review. It is always a pleasure to hear that a guest has enjoyed their stay so much they feel compelled to write about it. I have passed your comments to Sam who is overjoyed at his new found fame.
Thank you once again and we do hope to see you soon.
Colin Bell
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Galway, Ireland
1 review
“Sam the bartender and his amazing cocktails”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at the point for our trip to Edinburgh. We had a lovely stay and the hotel was in the perfect location for sightseeing in the oldtown and availing of the great student discounts in pubs and restaurants in the grassmarket area. On returning home from a long day sightseeing in the highlands, we decided to sample the Monboddo bar downstairs. My boyfriend, wanting to try every scottish beer on offer, asked our lovely bartender Sam for some advice. Sam gave great recommendations to him and then also helped me with my sweet tooth by recommending his latest cocktail creation. It was by far the best drink I have ever had in Europe. I had really lost hope in getting an adventurous, tasty cocktail anywhere outside of America. It contained apricot jam and berries and gin (and more cool stuff) and was extraordinary. My boyfriend is actually a bartender in the States and he was quick to give Sam his seal of approval too. I was so impressed with Sam, being so young and having such a clear talent for what he does and a genuine interest in talking to and helping his customers. Well done Sam and well done Monboddo.

Gillian, Ireland.

  • Visited January 2013
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Colin B, Manager at Monboddo, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Thank you for taking your time to write your review of Monboddo. Sam is delighted to hear that you really enjoyed his cocktails. The bar team really put the effort in making classic cocktails and have the freedom to make their own creations.
Thank you once again for your review and your visit, we hope to see you again soon.
Colin
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