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56 North

€€ - €€€, British,
2-8 West Crosscauseway, Edinburgh EH8 9JP, Scotland
+44 131 662 8860
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (28 reviews)
“burgers” (93 reviews)
“hash browns” (8 reviews)
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Bar, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2-8 West Crosscauseway, Edinburgh EH8 9JP, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant lovely and very quiet on the Sunday. We were sat by large windows/doors and was a little chilly! Food tho and gin selection was delicious. Service was very good too. Would definitely return.

Thank car864
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in here for a quick lunch. They got my order wrong twice- second time I didn't bother mentioning it. The food was okay- nothing special. Ordered a soft drink that tasted as if it had been mixed with something unpleasant. I was then overcharged...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice brunch deal through itison. I will definitely be coming back here during my next visit to Edinburgh to samples some of the gins. If you are a fan of gin then this is definitely the place to go as they have a gin...More

Thank Rory C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sorry, but I didn't get a good feel for 56 North. Did not dine here, just stopped for a pot of tea, which was not that good. It had lots of windows, so it was bright and open. Staff was friendly. Located at the corner...More

1  Thank Jan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there with a group after the Scotland Samoa game. It's a bit off the beaten track, which is good on a busy night. The food was great and the service efficient and friendly. Our waiter, Sean, was particularly good and made sure we...More

1  Thank Bearsiebob1972
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited 56 North on Friday and had a Chicken “Dirty Bun” burger. Without doubt, best burger I have ever had! Chicken with haggis fritter and pepper sauce a fusion of flavours that definitely came together. Service as always very good. For dessert nothing beats the...More

1  Thank John R
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We got the 5pm deal for burgers and mimosas for £16. The staff were very friendly. There was a great variety of burgers and 2 different mimosas to choose from. Burgers were a good size and tasty.

Thank Erin C
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Dropped by for early dinner on a Saturday. The place was busy but we were quickly seated. Service was efficient and friendly. A good selection of mains included fish and chips, salmon fillet and a nice goats cheese salad. All were good. We found it...More

Thank rubenskibble2014
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Myself and my friends were on a weekend away in Edinburgh. We saw this spot while walking into town and decided to pop in for a spot of brunch. We all got sparkling mimosas and America waffles. It was absolutely gorgeous. You'd soon need a...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Who would have thought that would work and OMG it did. With the crusty bread to mop it all up was amazing. We practically licked the platter clean. I felt a bit ashamed that we had eaten it all but it was definitely worth it....More

Thank grannyhanlan
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
1 December 2016|
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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$27 - US$54
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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