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Frankenstein Pub

€€ - €€€, British,
26 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN, Scotland
+44 131 622 1818
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“haggis” (21 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
€€ - €€€
26 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately there is not a button between average and very good and the Frankenstein pub sits somewhere in the middle of these two descriptions. Good fun when the green light come on and the body is lowered from high above but apart from that it...More

Thank cooked64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extreeeeemely slow service, even just to find someone to give us menus! I ordered the chicken schnitzel which was excellent - a chunky fillet with thick and creamy mushroom gravy. However, my friend ordered an eggplant parmigiana and it was literally a fine slice of...More

Thank ooze3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The only uncivilized experience in Scotland, a country that from Edinburgh to Stirling to the Highlands have always been welcoming and kind. We entered this pub at 8.35 pm. We kindly asked the waitress to apologize us for the late hour telling if we could...More

1  Thank Valeria B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was here in december just before Christmaswith friends, first time in the place nice inside with all the Frankenstein theme and the frankinstein coming out the wall and down on the metal bed and sitting up and looking round with the music and lights very...More

Thank Derek M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to this pub to get dinner after missing other 5 because fully booked After the initial happiness to have find a table in a crazy days due to Hogmanay city event we ended the night completely disappointed. Bad foods, bad biers and...More

Thank scapolad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We brought our monster obsessed 2 year old and 4 year old here at lunchtime and it didn't disappoint them. Hilarious reactions from them to the Frankenstein that drops down from above that was worth the price of the very average and very salty meal.

Thank Diegosjf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled across this venue on the way to visit the graveyard, so popped in for a small bite to eat. Yes, the drinks may be a tad expensive, but what an experience. As a horror fan, I absolutely loved the decor. We were lucky to...More

Thank Adele S
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Having a really good night out with friends, ended up here, until I went to the bar. First time was fine, I gave the barmaid 20 for 2 drinks she gave me me £11 something change I let her keep the coins & kept the...More

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Although the pub is very clean and looks good it is very expensive. It is in a prime location in Edinburgh but so are many other pubs and bars. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and it was great to watch the SRU rugby...More

Thank XXV25
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

We went to the restaurant two days ago at evening. We set in table and no one came to us. After 15 minutes of waiting wcalled the waiter and told her that we want to order but we didn't get the menu. She gave us...More

Thank RubiKayam
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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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15 March 2015|
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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$11 - US$28
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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