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Bramble Bar & Lounge

#274 of 1,808 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
New Town
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16A Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JE, Scotland
+44 131 226 6343
16:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 01:00
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So it's not the easiest place to find (maybe they like it that way but I think a better sign would help) but when we did get there I was in awe. The only way I could describe it to my friends was like a candlelit cave with lots of nooks and cranny's, so each couple or group had a... More 

Thank BryonyQ
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Literally one of the best bars to go in Edinburgh if you're after a cocktail and some awesome tunes. The staff are always so accommodating and the drinks are brilliant. A must if you live in Edinburgh or are just visiting.

Thank Tara C
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great staff and service. Superb drinks. Wonderful atmosphere. Right up my alley. Can't wait to go back.

Thank SuHDurham
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Bramble to round off a great evening with friends. One of the barmen, I wish I could remember his name, was a complete idiot and left a very bad impression. Lots of other great bars in Edinburgh. Avoid.

Thank David B
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard about Bramble's great cocktails and decided to try it out before dinner. This place has the most amazing atmosphere of any bar I've ever been to. Tucked underground, it's a collection of small nooks and crannies, making it perfect for small groups to feel like they have their own special space. Every cocktail we tried was delicious (8... More 

Thank 8kelseym
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

great little cocktail bar, amazing cocktails, great, efficient staff that really know what they're doing. loud hip hop playing and dark cosy corners.. loved it! go there!

Thank littlemilla
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a whim after a meal out on Lothian and didn't realise how much a trek it would be. However, first impressions made it feel worth while. We found what appeared to be the only vacant space - a strange little nook with almost a bed in - and were attended to and served drinks within 15 minutes of... More 

1 Thank Olivia D
Helsinki, Finland
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We happened to stay upstairs of this little bar. The bar serves great coctails and the dj was good. Only bad thing was that it closes already at 1.00! 🍸

Thank Mirkkumatkat
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing. You would walk right past it if you didn't pay attention. It's down in a basement and usually has a bouncer stood on the lower steps which is the only reason you would notice there's a bar around. The vibe is really chilled with individual seating areas so you are essentially in your own little world.... More 

Thank Maddie1993
Broughton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a hidden gem for quality cocktails. It's not the easiest place to find its located in the basement of the clothes alterations shop. The cocktail menu is extensive and different from the norm. Well worth a visit

Thank humber1979

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16A Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 6343

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

Staying in New Town

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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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