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56 North

$$ - $$$, British,
2-8 West Crosscauseway, Edinburgh EH8 9JP, Scotland
+44 131 662 8860
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • 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 5 days ago

I saw this place walking back from a workshop at the University and thought it looked nice. The staff were welcoming and friendly. A nice range of drinks to choose from, and some good choices on the menu. Prices very reasonable, too. I'm glad I...More

Thank Martin O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bought voucher for the steak deal after a delicious visit a few months earlier. All four of us were delighted with our medium rump steak and fries meal. 2 of the party tried peppercorn and blue cheese sauce and both were very happy. The red...More

Thank Nicola M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place. Found it by accident a few months ago when trying to find somewhere to eat. Living in Glasgow, I always make sure I go there for lunch when in town. The staff are very accommodating and polite and the food is great....More

Thank mhazza30
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on a Saturday night and had a couple of gin and tonics each. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly and gave great advice on the many gins available. The drinks were also great value and the bar had a good relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Nutini
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of our many meals in this restaurant. Great meal as all ways Slight hiccup with wife's steak ( on the cold side ) Instantly fixed boss came over to apologised complimentary drinks This is what we call great customer relations well done....More

Thank george w
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely restaurant to catch up with friends and enjoy a late lunch in Edinburgh. Off the beaten track but went there with a friend Who studies at Edinburgh Uni, and we were not disappointed An added attraction is the Gin Tasting sessions that were happening...More

Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Had booked for lunch . We arrived earlier than expected and were accommodated. Had a burger and a couple of drinks each. Our waitress was a little unsure about a few things but went off to ask. One of the things she came back to...More

Thank Alison31s
Reviewed 10 February 2018

We came here for the set Hogmanay early dinner with family before going onto the city centre festivities. First impressions were great taken to an alcove table and served with a bottle of tap water without ordering, but where were the complimentary Bellini's? We ordered...More

Thank MikeBR
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Went here before a trip to the theatre for a drink and bite to eat. Literally was that, in the hour and a half that we were in there they only came and took one drink order off us and we only had time to...More

1  Thank Mimsy C
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Neil gave an excellent class sampling 8 different gins, pairing them with different mixers and cheese, it was very informative and fun. Neil was extremely enthusiastic about gin and had excellent knowledge especially around Scottish craft gins. 56 North, the restaurant was busy but well...More

Thank Alan G
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 👍🏼
2 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
USD 28 - USD 57
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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