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56 North

) #279 of 1,863 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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Bar, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2-8 West Crosscauseway, Edinburgh EH8 9JP, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited from Manchester as heard this bar was good. Understatement. It is a gin-drinker's paradise with over 300 gins (many we may not see anywhere else again) and extremely knowledgeable bar staff, who were clearly passionate, not only about making perfect and unique G&Ts, but...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to a gin tasting event, our first time here. It was great fun, and the bar was so good we decided to stay for more gin and food. The gin selection is almost endless, and the bar manager and staff were always happy...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to 56 North for the first time on Sunday the 9th July. Lovely bar and restaurant, with really friendly staff. Have to say that the star of the show was the steak we both had! Wonderful food in a really nice atmosphere. Highly recommended.....

1  Thank Stewart J
Reviewed 22 June 2017

My partner and i recently went out for 'date night' and what an experience we had!! We arrived to friendly welcoming staff who sat us down at our table. When we sat down, we were given great service from the beginning , our drinks came...More

1  Thank roanlatimer
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I got a voucher for my birthday for a brunch for two plus a mimosa. I turned up a bit early and my table was ready. The menus were given to me to look at while I waited for my husband. The drinks menu is...More

Thank Princess_Pretty
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

I was there without liking Gin and went out liking Gin and with some nice memories! The barkeeper teached us about Scottish gin and made us some very delicious cocktails of Scottish Gin with Rose Lemonade with Rose leafs inside. It's definitely worth a visit!

Thank marinav696
Reviewed 8 June 2017

we stumbled upon 56 North totally by accident - and are very glad we did. We are not big drinkers but do enjoy the odd G and T. The vast array of gins combined with the suggestions for how to serve was one to delight...More

Thank Lisa B
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood 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
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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 👍🏼
1 August 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
US$26 - US$52
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, 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 Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-8 West Crosscauseway, Edinburgh EH8 9JP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 662 8860
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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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