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Assembly Bar - CLOSED

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OK for a quick drink

Fine place for a drink or simple snack if you are in the area for a show. Surroundings quite... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2015
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Great Value for Money

I've eaten lunch in Assembly on several occasions and have never been disappointed. It has a lovely... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2012
Ruth S
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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19 Aug 2015
“OK for a quick drink”
14 Sep 2012
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41 Lothian Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HB, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 220 4288
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

Fine place for a drink or simple snack if you are in the area for a show. Surroundings quite pleasant.

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Reviewed 15 September 2012

I have just returned from having a meal at this venue after purchasing a living social deal. The main and cocktail were fine but the rest of the night was spent waiting for a dessert that never arrived. To top this off, we also spent...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2012

I've eaten lunch in Assembly on several occasions and have never been disappointed. It has a lovely relaxed atmosphere with big comfy sofas and armchairs and a bit of a quirky but cool feel. The menu is select but offers a decent range. On my...More

Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 13 June 2012

I opted for the penne carbonara, bacon and garlic cream sauce. It was truly awful. There was a peculiar minty flavour, but no garlic flavour, throughout. I found earing the food quite an endurance, as overall it was rather unpleasant. My mouth was also unusually...More

Thank Liked_it_or_not
Reviewed 15 December 2011

Myself and some friends ate here last weekend and had a lovely time. It was a cold and wet night but as soon as we stepped into the bar it felt so warm and welcoming. It has quite a varied layout with some booths tucked...More

Thank B0nnySc0tland
Reviewed 26 September 2011

Used to go to this place a lot last year being a student & enjoyed the food for under a fiver. At that price you can't really complain and the food was decent for what it was worth. However, start of term and a group...More

1  Thank PeachyPeach1
Reviewed 8 July 2011

We were atracted to the Assembly Bar for lunch as it had an outdoor seating area busy with people eating in the sunshine. We chose our food from the 'Dine for a Fiver' menu and were delighted with the Green Thai Chicken Curry and Chilli...More

Thank ScfamilyAberdeen
Reviewed 21 August 2009

My husband and I and our 16-year old son stopped by for a quick meal before a Fringe theatre event and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere (great design and music) and appetizers/drinks. Despite its hip ambience, we felt welcome and comfortable.

Thank Meg10
Reviewed 30 August 2006

We visited the Assembly Bar, Lothian St, Edinburgh during the Edinburgh Festival. It has a great american-diner type vibe. a real buzz with friendly lively staff and trendy friendly customers. The portions of food from the varied menu are enormous and the prices very reasonable....More

1  Thank druidscross
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