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Bramble Bar & Lounge

#265 of 1,824 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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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Kirstin B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Ruth L
Brisbane, Australia
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45 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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 3 weeks ago 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.

1 Thank Djiji06
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Went to bramble for a 21st last January/February. The drinks were great and priced adequately for the service. The 2 guys on the bar had good chat, and made us all feel very welcome. The design of the bar surprised me with no beer on draught, but i just chose other drinks and there was a wide range of bottled... More 

1 Thank DGeezyFam
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful hidden gem of the city. Very chilled out atmosphere, small but not overly crowded and excellent cocktails. All beverages are very reasonably priced and the staff were so helpful and very attentive.

Thank wineandtravelaholic
Greater Perth, Australia
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Great cocktails and even better music. This is the perfect cocktail place.Cosy and intimate. My new favourite place in Edinburgh. Staff are friendly and on the ball. Can't wait to return.

Thank Jen S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We were looking for cocktails on our day out and around town and this place was amazing. The menu is vast, the staff so friendly and the building is a hidden treasure. Tried a few different cocktails and weren't disappointed with any, can't wait to return, thx guys

Thank Mrs_Chelsea2014
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We heard from friends to try this place and loved it. Great atmosphere, good music, excellent cocktails! It's always nice being in a new place and feeling like a regular!

Thank Lindsay G

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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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