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56 North

$$ - $$$, British,
2-8 West Crosscauseway, Edinburgh EH8 9JP, Scotland
+44 131 662 8860
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2-8 West Crosscauseway, Edinburgh EH8 9JP, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Decided to try this place out as it was a sunny day and it looked appealing. Nice enough designed bar/restuarant. Waitress was very pleasent. Food ranged from ok to not very good. Small portions, large prices. Wouldn't bother going back. Has a wide selection of...More

Thank ChomperNibletts
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food was average, service a little slow but friendly enough. Shame they don't seem interested in stopping their delivery drivers using the pavement as a parking while unloading. We won't be back until they are more responsible.

Thank Iain R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came for the Scottish gin and cheese tasting. What a wonderful afternoon. Very much enjoyed ourselves. Neil was great. We learnt a lot of interesting things and enjoyed the gins and the cheeses they were paired with.

Thank Becka H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Attended the 'Tour' of the gin distillery last night which was very informative and interesting. It is on a very small scale but they have plans to upscale later this year. Currently experimenting gin production batches on the 2 small 50ltr stills to perfect a...More

Thank Laurence1954
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended a gin tasting experience last weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the introduction to the gin making process including the provided samples. On the recommendation from friends, we stayed on for a meal, which we also enjoyed. Super friendly staff. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Kjersti N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here on Friday 11th May, four of us in the party. Food was very good, I had the fish and chips which was cooked to perfection. Very knowledgeable barman who gave a master class on gin, staff very friendly, excellent service and great...More

Thank elainecoates85
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were at the festival theatre in Edinburgh today to see Warhorse. Whilst trying to find parking we passed 56 North and thought it looked great with all the tables outside in the sun. We eventually found a car park and headed...More

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quick and friendly service. The eggs benedict royale was great. If you're a gin drinker then the menu is impressive.

Thank Chicoescoces
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful night at 56 North last night. The guns are amazing and the helpful gentleman who took us through the massive gin menu was informative and funny! The guns are amazing and the food was lovely and very reasonably priced. We will...More

Thank Lindsey C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a really informative gin tasting session at the weekend. The host was informative about telling us the history of the company and how the gins were created. It was great trying different flavours. The venue is modern, spacious and had over 500 gins so...More

Thank Alison273
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
2 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$53
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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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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