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The Dirty Martini

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Neighbourhood:
New Town
British, Contemporary
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16 George Street | At Le Monde Hotel, Edinburgh EH2 2PF, Scotland
+44 131 270 3900
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Good service but music too loud. Cocktails great but had none of the whisky they had listed on the menu.

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Thank Lorna M
Workington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Called here for a cocktail as we have visited before on a holiday.Very disappointed with the cocktails we ordered.They didn't taste like they had any alcohol in them and were more expensive than any other cocktails we had in Edinburgh.On the plus side lovely surroundings and the staff were pleasant.Sadly won't be returning

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Thank sara d
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing bar which we discovered by pure chance. The decor and cocktails were amazing. Will definitely be back 😉

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Thank Lynne D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

15 mins for two simple cocktails....an absolute nonsense! A Cosmo and a dry Martini ( if they can't make this they should change their name). The place was only 1/2 full so they can't complain of being too busy sobit was just crap service, and inevitably, I complained....no sorry, no reply, just a shoulder shrug. Nae bothert? Well I'll nae... More 

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Thank soopercook
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Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

I come here often and really enjoy it but today I was served by someone who would've turned the milk sour....so disappointed with the service today but hopefully things will improve.... The person on the bar today was clearly keeping a table for one relative...not great with the way she spoke to me and my friend today asking us to... More 

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Thank Evelyn F
Chichester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 December 2015

We managed to get a table even though the Christmas festivities were in full flow, the staff were on the whole very good, we had a table booked downstairs for diner but when the member of staff came to collect us as our table was ready she did not offer to carry our drinks for us, strange as she brought... More 

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Thank David M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2015

We had a night of cocktails here on Christmas Eve, all were brought to our table so no need to stand at the bar, the staff were great and had loads of knowledge on there drinks.

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Thank Lou H
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Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

We stopped off here for a drink and to be honest were disappointed. The service was awful, the drinks came in dirty glasses and we were told to hurry up despite our table not being reserved by anyone later on. This is a shame as Le Monde is great but I won't be back upstairs in any great rush as... More 

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Thank Aileen J
Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

Cocktails good food great staff especially James. Great atmosphere. Music in dirty martinis or shanghai night club down stairs Good all round evening of entertainment we keep coming back ! Pauline and Wendy

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Thank paulinemcewan
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 January 2015

Hadn't booked so we were happy to get a table upstairs in Dirty Martini!! Service friendly, food was fine but a bit pricey £13.95 for sausage and mash....£9.95 for Marcaroni......portions very small!! Drinks not so good ...Chardonnay was cool in no more.....you really need white wine to be ice cold to enjoy it and they manage that without any problems... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 62
Cuisine
British, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 George Street | At Le Monde Hotel, Edinburgh EH2 2PF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 270 3900
  • This restaurant is at Le Monde Hotel Edinburgh

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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