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Gin Lovers Paradise

My husband and I visited for drinks and loved it so much we went back for a second evening. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
via mobile
Great Service and Knowledgeable

I went to 56 North with friends who like and drink gin. I personally do not drink it and haven’t... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Portland, Oregon
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  • Average13%
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  • Terrible4%
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2 West Crosscauseway, Edinburgh EH8 9JP, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
+44 131 662 8860
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent gin tasting session. Full of information and gin samples from around the world. The bar is stocked with over 100 gins so if you like gin it is a bit of a paradise

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I've had some lovely burgers and steak sandwiches here but our meal in early December was the worst ever. I chose 56 North for four of us to have an evening out after our meal. Wrong choice! It started with a practically undrinkable Virgin Mary,...More

1  Thank PamKirkwood
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited for drinks and loved it so much we went back for a second evening. The collection of gins is absolutely incredible, each comes with its own recommended accompaniment and tonic. Lovely interior, good atmosphere and nice staff.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to 56 North with friends who like and drink gin. I personally do not drink it and haven’t had a gin I like, I also can not drink tonic water. However, upon hearing my explanation and previous experience with gin the bartender asked...More

Thank almostmonday
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Having had an excellent beer tour, where we ended up in the Potting Shed bar, we needed a quick lunch and close by was 56 North and it did not disappoint. Great selection of starters, the Calamari was first rate. The mains hit the spot....More

Thank Subaru
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

I’ve been to 56 North quite a few times and they never fail to impress. Their gin selections is off the charts - so much so that they were featured in ‘Ginned’ magazine, prompting yet another visit. Service is impeccable, drinks are always well made...More

Thank DylanHM
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

The gin tasting experience at 56 North. A very interactive experience with lots of information and a very excitable host. I learned lots of information about gin and the process of making it along with tasters. 10/10 would go again

Thank benrankine90
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Was walking past this place and decided to venture in for a drink with my other half. Superb gin selection! Seats outside in the sun as well!

Thank Ross G
Reviewed 25 June 2018

My friends and I have visited this restaurant and we love the gin cocktails, but were not in any way impressed with the service. One time we went and they served us the wrong gin. This was a few weeks ago. We were there just...More

Thank anichol42
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Love the terrace! There's one waiter who is always in a good mood and cheers me up every time. I live around the corner so I became local to enjoy a drink in their beautiful terrace.. you guys need to try the asian pork tacos...More

Thank Olaya T
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Haggis dippers (£6:95) Asian Pork Tacos (£7:95) 56 north distillery gin woodland (£3:95+ tonic) Tiki cocktail (£7:95) Staff friendly, helpful hidden gem recommended

Thank Labradoodl
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Having been here many times I just can not believe how dad the service is EVERY time - when you EVENTUALLY get someones eye and get served- your order doesn’t come or it is wrong - every time a coconut. Such a shame as the...More

Thank isobur
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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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