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Garibaldi's

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97A Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DJ, Scotland
+44 131 220 3007
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London
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I was at Garibaldi's (briefly) two nights ago. The door-staff appeared to let in far more people than the venue could safely hold. After a few minutes downstairs, I wanted to get out of the venue because I did not feel safe so decided to walked immediately behind a bouncer who was trying to get through the heaving mass of... More 

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1 Thank Robert B
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Went here for late drinks - it's a last bar/club option in Edinburgh. A basement bar which will not be the classiest establishment u ever visited. Although the drinks are cheap, and the atmosphere is friendly the place was absolutely rammed. You could not move/dance/breathe! I'm sure there were more people in there than legally allowed. If a fire happened... More 

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Thank Andrew R
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Don't go here.WAY to expensive for a drink, the people are rude and they charge a cover even if no one is in the bar. Probably the worst night out I've had in all my travels throughout Europe. I know I might sound super particular and psycho but Im telling you - not worth the hassle and disappointment. Old town...... More 

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Thank Astein119
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

How they let that many people into one small below ground level area is beyond me. Get as many in for the £5 door fee perhaps?? Too busy, to the point of feeling claustrophobic and it wouldn't take much for someone to be injured from crushing. Won't be back.

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Thank deltaj1
Portsmouth
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Disappointing night on New Year eve 2016 as me and another black guy were refused entry while others entered. The manager said the owner decided no black customers in the club. Are we in 2016 or may be 1916 in another era? It deserves no stars but I am obligated to give something to post a review.

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5 Thank yanness
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Went here after our graduation, small dance floor, over priced, bad music, over crowded and a genuinely bad club. If you wanna have a good night go to cab vol.

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5 Thank Justine B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

I was in Garibaldis last night and came outside to smoke. I was then told I was not allowed back in to the venue as I'd had too much to drink. When trying to explain in a reasonable manner that all of my stuff was inside such as my handbag/coat/flat keys and could one of them accompany me in to... More 

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8 Thank ScotKP
County Waterford, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015

As I said nothing to write home about, reasonable priced, good waiting staff, ordered steak, didn't look very appitazing when it came out, over done, thrown on plate with a few chips, piece of lettuce an a cherry tomatoe, had to ask for coleslaw to make a meal of it.

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1 Thank Mollyneo
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

I had the unfortunate experience of attending "Garibaldi's", Hannover St, Edinburgh. Inside a young friend of mine, shy by nature, was assaulted by two men who can only be described as bordering on psychopathic. I tried to call the "security" doorstaff to have the men removed, only to find they were very good friends with the men who attacked my... More 

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11 Thank Neilithic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014 via mobile

I have been to Garry's a few times now. However, the reason I have to give a less than 5 star review is the door staff. The gent with the long blonde hair is brilliant. Very professional and can defuse a situation in a moment. I was told I couldn't not enter for no reason after finishing work 30 minutes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
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Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97A Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 220 3007

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  • 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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