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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” (21 reviews)
“burgers” (88 reviews)
“steak” (31 reviews)
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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 5 days ago via mobile

Nice enough food, good coffee and nice cocktails, although quite a small food menu. Staff friendly but a little disorganised, maybe new starts or understaffed last night.

Thank Kirsty B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had purchased a voucher for burger & cocktail so wasn't expecting much! Was greeted by a lovely girl called Laura. Was made to feel really welcome despite the fact we had a deal! Burgers were the best my husband & I had ever had! Good...More

Thank Karen O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large and fantastic selection of Gins, beautiful bar, nice booths on the side. Great place for Gin and Gin based cocktails. The food was OK, but doesn't quite match up to the Drinks. I consider 56 North, an amazing place for pre-dinner G&T, but would...More

Thank ManWai Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My other half and I visited this place twice already - we had the burger deal vouchers from Itison. Thoroughly enjoyed both times, food was lovely, staff are helpful and enthusiastic. They also do gin tasting session and one time we sat next to the...More

Thank Katpih
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent experience at 56 North. This was an itison rump steak and wine deal, amazing value for money. Our steaks were delicious, cooked to perfection. The staff were very welcoming, attentive and friendly. Couldn’t fault a thing and will definitely be back....More

Thank Jeffrey742
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve ate a few steaks in and around Edinburgh in my time, but this place has to be up there with the best of them! The staff are always very polite and attentive. You don’t have to ask for water as they bring it to...More

Thank Stewart J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hello trip advisor community! This is actually my first review so as you can imagine it was a really special experience! I really had to write because one of the waiters gave the best service I have ever experienced - he has ginger hair and...More

Thank Sophia F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A nice treat. Wonderful gin pairing with cheese. Very knowledgable host made the day fun and informative. Very small measures to taste but with 8 to go through probably just as well.

Thank SJH1874
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Spur of the moment Itison voucher purchase as 56 North a 10 minute walk from our nephews new flat and we wanted something nice for lunch. We were not disappointed. Friendly staff, delicious food and excellent service. Would like to come back to sample one...More

Thank clairerS9928WE
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We were staying in the Causey area, so this place was a few doors away. Very nice inside. It has large booths and table service. We didn't eat, but many people were. It can get busy on the large front terrace when the sun shines,...More

Thank pippiper
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$26 - 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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