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Bramble Bar & Lounge

#256 of 1,832 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
New Town
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16A Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JE, Scotland
+44 131 226 6343
16:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 01:00
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After walking up and down the road countless times looking we eventually found Bramble and we are so glad we did! Amazing cocktails - great prices, and the atmosphere is just perfect. We spent the best part of a Friday night here on a weekend break to Edinburgh, and had a brilliant time. The only place we have been outside... More 

1 Thank char-m-123
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met Allan on the door last night top man very professional but friendly approach to his job. Good to meet you!

Thank 67jungle
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cocktails here were undeniably amazing and the staff were super friendly and clearly knew what they were doing. The only slight criticism was that there was no where to sit, and we went at about 5pm in the evening after some shopping. Also, its pretty hard to find!! We stood outside looking around (there didn't seem to be a... More 

Thank junipiter
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Totally amazing night. Great staff with fantastic knowledge. I had the privilege of trying a cocktail which was still in the process of being created. After 7 of them I would definitely say it should be on the menu, tequila and olives mmmm. Guys thanks for an amazing night and making our anniversary that little bit more special. When you... More 

Thank Steven H
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here after finding a recommendation online. Had we not asked someone directions we would probably never have found this little secret. Very hidden and discrete down some stone steps, the bar is dark and lit only by candles. Reading the drinks menu proved a challenge in this light but it just added to the experience. Cocktail I ordered... More 

Thank Rachael S
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

AMAZING. Walking through the door of this hidden away bar makes you feel like you've gained access to a secret members only club - incredible music, incredible drinks, friendly bar staff. We went twice and the hangover was worth it each time - this place will definitely be the first bar I go back to when back in Edinburgh and... More 

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I was on a weekend away in Edinburgh with my husband, and he had found the Bramble on tripadvisor and was keen to go. It can be easily missed, down a set of stone stairs. It's quite small and very dark, too dark for me to see the cocktail menu! The music was too loud, and not my taste at... More 

1 Thank Kirstin B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Found this bar through Trip Advisor. Definitely look for the launderette otherwise it will be easily missed. We stopped for a drink to see what the Bramble Bar had to offer. It was very cosy and had little hideaway nooks with sofas where you could go and chill out with friends. The drinks were nice and well presented too. Attentive... More 

1 Thank Ruth L
Brisbane, Australia
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59 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

The cocktails crafted by Bramble's talented mixologists are inventive, refined and delightful in their varied incarnations. Relaxed sipping and enjoyment of every drink is encouraged by plentiful water and perfectly timed attention from the staff, who possess intimate knowledge of the cocktails and their ingredients. If queried, they are happy to recreate past drinks as well. Newly renovated, Bramble's alcoves... More 

1 Thank tsukihana
Cannes, France
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I've been here the 22/01 , very nice music . I have took the mint 500 and the bramble it was very nice. Staff friendly I definitely recommend this place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16A Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 6343

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Staying in New Town

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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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