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Frankenstein Pub

) #333 of 1,865 Restaurants in Edinburgh $$ - $$$ , British,
26 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN, Scotland
+44 131 622 1818
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“fajitas” (9 reviews)
“haggis” (21 reviews)
“quick drink” (9 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
$$ - $$$
26 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had lunch here and have to say what an amazing place. What an atmosphere with the Frankenstein monster appearing from above great visual effects especially when the monster sat up and roared. The waiting staff excellent and we were served by Shannon a friendly...More

Thank Liz K
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food was great but I would have liked to have seen a little more choice on the menu. However, this place is amazing just for the decor and the 'show' they out on. Very well done Frankenstein's!

Thank LauraTallulah
Andrew M, Manager at Frankenstein Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for you review. We have taken your comments on board and will be hoping to have some more seasonal dishes on our menu as specials soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub is in an old church. This raises the creepy element by a factor of ten. I must admit that it was my wife who dragged me in this place. I must also admit that she was right. This place was awesome. They put...More

Thank Herewegoonvacation
Andrew M, Manager at Frankenstein Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are rerally glad you enjoyed your time with us. The look and feel of the venue is something we pride ourselves on. Come again soon and see us again!!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well priced drinks. Good food. Our 3rd visit over the years. Great decor and effects. We asked for the Monster Show and they specially put it on for us. Awesome

Thank Claire R
Andrew M, Manager at Frankenstein Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for letting us know you enjoyed yourself Claire, we hope to see you back for your fourth, fifth and sixth visit soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made a stop here on a hen night and r was really good, nice variety of music for all ages. There are 2 levels we were on the middle level which was great. Decent price drinks for edinburgh. All around a great place to...More

1  Thank kerrififer
Andrew M, Manager at Frankenstein Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Please do come back again. If you have any feedback for us with how we can make your experience better for next time it would be greatly appreciated.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The decor is bizarre and perfectly wonderful - it's like stepping right into a steampunk Mary Shelley novel. The food was really good, but my favorite part was the themed drinks! 🍹

Thank Katie B
Andrew M, Manager at Frankenstein Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you liked the look!! We have recently updated our furniture and soft furnishings. Hope to see you back to sample more of the drinks again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this pub whilst walking back from Greyfriars Kirkyard and had to go inside after seeing the huge Frankenstein outside! It is really gothic inside with a hammer horror theme. We came on a Sunday and were very happy when we told that all...More

Thank Rachael T
Andrew M, Manager at Frankenstein Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Rachael, thank you for you lovely review. Glad you got the benefit of our cocktail deal, which is available from Sunday- Wednesday all day, every week. Come back soon and try some of the other drinks.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table to dine for our wedding anniversary as it was somewhere that was recommended by friends and family, we had looked at the menu online and other reviews and as my wife loves all things spooky it seemed the perfect place to...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Andrew M, Manager at Frankenstein Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am really sorry to hear that your experience was not up to the standard that we hold our selves to. I hope that you can accept our apologies with this matter. If you'd like to send me an email, to discuss this further I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Frankensteins for a group celebration. A few days before arriving I messaged the bar on Facebook regarding the discount you can get using the UniLife card as I had used it there previously and as a student every little helps. I got a...More

Thank MegganCee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just love everything about this pub it is a very quirky and unique place to eat and drink. The decor is amazing and the staff are friendly and helpful. The food is amazing and the drinks especially the cocktails are fantastic. It's the perfect...More

Thank April L
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Response from Andrew M | Property representative |
Hi there, Under 18s are permitted up until 8pm, after 8pm it is strictly over 18s only.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$26
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 622 1818
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It’s not everyday that you stumble across a pub hosting daily live monster shows. As daylight fades and the twilight hour approaches, this famed Edinburgh venue’s spooky spectacle combines lights, music, sound effects and an animatronic Frankenstein monster, which descends slowly from the ceiling. There’s truly nothing like it in town.

There’s plenty more going on away from the dramatic entertainment, too. It’s a great spot for food, with the freshest produce used for everything from the must try haggis fritters to a range of delicious saucy wings and indulgent burgers. Classic cocktails are a steal at £6.95, slashed to just £3.95 all day if you’re visiting between Monday and Wednesday.

Frankenstein is also a raucous party spot. Come at the weekend to find the tables swept away and live DJs dropping the party hits until late, and the pub hosts Edinburgh’s biggest karaoke night on Sundays running from 8pm until the early hours.

Frankenstein Bier Keller a perfect venue for holding large groups, private hire events and functions. It follows an Oktoberfest theme with long wooden tables, steins of premium beer and a German themed menu to match! There are a wide range of package deals available to make sure that your group receives the true Frankenstein experience!
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