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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sincerely ELEGANT service. In a review such as this, I would usually recommend a particular member of staff who I had a good experience with but the issue is that the ENTIRE team: - know the signature menu back to front - know every classic...cocktail recipe and can make them WELL - can tailor-make a unique custom cocktail on the fly to your request - can floor you with laughter - can answer any question about cocktails, scotch whisky, the hotel or Edinburgh - will make you feel welcomed - will take good care of you But just in case, I'll name drop a few who stood out to me during our experience: Damian, Ellie, Emily, Daniel, Megan, Beth, Harriet and Matt. Also, look out for Lukasz in Peacock Alley. A beautiful bar with delicious cocktails made by charismatic bartenders with attentive service. You simply could not ask for more. This is the #1 Bar in Edinburgh. I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude to the entire Caley Bar Team for making our anniversary experience extra unforgettably special.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking for a place to relax and enjoy some good cocktails. And - I’ll let you in on a secret - this is it! The upbeat music, sets it apart from the jazz of Peacock Alley (next door) and lets you know to...tap into your curious younger side, as you explore their long cocktail menu and whiskey selection. 10/10 service, 10/10 drinks, 10/10 atmosphere. My my Waldorf Edinburgh, you have done it again!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Nitin Khosla, General Manager at The Caley Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sam, We are delighted to know you that you enjoyed abidance and our wonderful handcrafted cocktails of our Caley Bar, and that the atmosphere made by the music was a great addition to your time spent with us. We will be sharing your feedback...More

Reviewed May 10, 2024

beautiful bar! our tender, charles, was both accommodating and witty. he made a great banana old fashioned! we thoroughly enjoyed!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Nitin Khosla, General Manager at The Caley Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Taylor, We are delighted to know you that you enjoyed the wonderful handcrafted cocktails, and that the ambience, as well as the quality of the service offered by Charles was a good addition to this. We will be sharing your feedback with him about...More

Reviewed May 10, 2024

Harriet was awesome! Had a great time discussing gins and learning more about Edinburgh and Scotland. Bar was quiet and intimate.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Nitin Khosla, General Manager at The Caley Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2024

Dear RK, We are delighted to hear that every visit has met your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and emphasizing on the service provided. We take pride in our knowledgeable and skillful team members, who always go above and...More

Reviewed May 9, 2024

Entering Caley Bar we got greeted by Nitin who took us to our table - following that Lukasz has give us some cocktail recommendations and then Matt has made us fabulous cocktails, the Negroni was out of this world! Harriet was looking after us throughout...the evening with top tier attendance and good chat! Thank you Caley Bar team for the amazing evening.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Nitin Khosla, General Manager at The Caley Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2024

Dear Oliwiac, We are delighted to hear that every visit has met your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and emphasizing on the service provided. We take pride in our knowledgeable and skillful team members, who always go above and...More

Reviewed May 4, 2024

Amazing bartenders. Great bar. Nice selection of Scotch. Service is fantastic. We were there every night. Staff is wonderful.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Nitin Khosla, General Manager at The Caley Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2024

Dear MKroberts, We are delighted to hear that every visit has met your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and emphasizing on the service provided. We take pride in our knowledgeable and skillful team members, who always go above and...More

Reviewed April 16, 2024

Lovely bar with great atmosphere and great staff. Damien, Daniel and Georgia ensured that we were well looked after. And most importantly, the cocktails were deliciousMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Nitin Khosla, General Manager at The Caley Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2024

Dear Matthew, We are delighted to know you that you enjoyed the wonderful handcrafted cocktails, and that the ambience, as well as the quality of the service offered by our team members was a good addition to this. We will be sharing your feedback with...More

Reviewed April 11, 2024 via mobile

What a fabulous experience we had at The Caley Bar and it’s all thanks to Charles! He recommended cocktails and was really engaging and fun. We stopped in for pre dinner drinks and received such a warm welcome. Huge thanks from us Charles 👍

Date of visit: April 2024
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Nitin Khosla, General Manager at The Caley Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2024

Dear hawksnest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are delighted to know you enjoyed your pre-dinner drinks, and that Charles's suggestions and skills were of great addition. Please feel welcomed to join us again in the near future! Kind Regards,

Reviewed April 9, 2024

Incredible drinks with fantastic bartenders. Meghan, Charles, and Molly were a true pleasure. We spent several hours with them multiple days this week and each time was wonderful. I regularly chose this bar over visiting local pubs simply because of the company, conversation, and skill....Look forward to returning! Great people!!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Nitin Khosla, General Manager at The Caley Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2024

Dear jeremyh, We are delighted to hear that every visit has met your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and emphasizing on the service provided. We take pride in our knowledgeable and skillful team members, who always go above and...More

Reviewed April 7, 2024

Staying at the Waldorf-Astoria and loved the relaxed City vibes. Meghan provided great service with a smile and charm.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Nitin Khosla, General Manager at The Caley Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2024

Dear PingPongTravels, Thank you for choosing to stay at Waldorf Astoria during your visit to Edinburgh. We are delighted to know that our wonderful handcrafted cocktails and our exceptional team members were a favorable addition to your stay, we will be sharing your feedback with...More

Reviewed April 2, 2024

Great vibes and relaxing ambiance. The bartenders were polite, sociable, and very knowledgeable. They even made a custom cocktail upon request. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Nitin Khosla, General Manager at The Caley Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2024

Dear johnny, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are delighted to know you enjoyed the personalized handcrafted cocktails. And that the quality of the service offered by our team members, as well as the correct atmosphere were a good addition...More

Reviewed April 2, 2024

Ellie and Charles were the perfect bartenders! Very knowledgeable and accommodating. They made us a custom drink based on our appetite and it was delicious. They also helped us select a restaurant for dinner with very helpful recommendations. We will definitely be back to visit...them!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Nitin Khosla, General Manager at The Caley Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2024

Dear taylorg, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It is pleasing to know you enjoyed the personalized handcrafted beverages. We take pride in our knowledgeable and attentive team members. Furthermore, will be sharing your feedback with Ellie and Charles. Please do...More

Reviewed April 2, 2024

Charles was so sweet! He made me a personalised cocktail based on what I like and it was delicious! He got it perfectly right! He is extremely talented and definitely made our experience :) Thank you Charles!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Nitin Khosla, General Manager at The Caley Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2024

Dear Ellaw, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are very pleased to know you enjoyed the personalized handcrafted cocktails. And that the quality of the service offered by our team members was a good addition to this. We will be...More

Reviewed March 30, 2024

We were served by Daniel who formally introduced himself before serving us. Something one doesn’t get in many bars and restaurants. The drinks were stunning and Daniel was an amazing host who chatted to us and made us feel very comfortable and this is what...one needs when out. Really loved the whole experience and will be back again and again. Thank you DanielMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Nitin Khosla, General Manager at The Caley Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2024

Dear verak358, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and emphasizing on the quality of the beverages, as well as the service provided by Daniel. It is one of our main priorities to make guests feel welcomed and work towards creating memorable...More

Reviewed March 29, 2024 via mobile

A long day in a fantastic city ended at the Caley Bar with Charles the bartender. He was extremely personable and very knowledgeable about mixology and local spirits. He provided some great conversation and banter to make the end of an already great day even...better! Cheer Charles! We’ll be back the next time we are in Edinburgh.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Nitin Khosla, General Manager at The Caley Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2024

Dear Bruce, Thank you for choosing to venture into Caley Bar, as well as Peacock Alley, and taking the time to leave a review. We take pride in our knowledgeable and skillful team members, who always go above and beyond to make each experience a...More

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  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5