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The Cuckoo's Nest

) #592 of 1,855 Restaurants in Edinburgh $$ - $$$ , , International
69 Home Street | Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9JP, Scotland
0131 6290509
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good43%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Bar, Pub, International, British, Scottish
$$ - $$$
69 Home Street | Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9JP, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 67 reviews

Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Came here on thursday night for a cocktail after a meal, never even asked if they did cocktails, but I thought I might as well ask if they would do me a old fashioned and a White Russian for my partner, guy behind the bar...More

1  Thank Kateesorrell
Reviewed 11 December 2016

As a local barman myself I truly appreciate the level of care and quality gone into this place. Intimate yet fun, the personality of the owners infects the place (their inventive visual stamp is in every nook and crannie, piece of signage, glass served) and...More

2  Thank Bobby C
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely little bar, good music. Didnt have food so cant comment. Would come back. Nice atmosphere. Quirkey decor

Thank acmkjack
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Years ago we had a university gathering here and we hired out the area downstairs. They set up Giant Jenga also which was great fun. Do you still have this?

Thank xcaroline10
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Came in here for a couple of drinks before heading to the theatre. Quite a nice setting upstairs with more room downstairs which looked like larger groups could hire out/reserve. They do food but had already booked a place so can't comment.

Thank wasp2311
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Friendly and cosy. Quick and helpful service. Music was playing but not intrusively, overall good atmosphere.

Thank jimnjaq1846
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We ate here on consecutive evenings. It's a small intimate Bar serving good food from a limited menu. It's run by three brothers who are very friendly and attentive.

Thank EdwardHarker
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Called in for a few pints and to watch the Olympics late at night during our trip to the Fringe. Good prices and open late (We stayed until 3am one night) and as an added bonus, for us at least, it was right over the...More

Thank richard92parker
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Quite like here, great drink, namely Blue Moon on tap! Music great service very good, slightly more expensive than other bars round the area but I like this and it got great atmosphere. Nice!

Thank Scottieboyuk
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We popped in for a drink and a snack on our way home and enjoyed it. They had a menu with hot food going until 11pm and we had a drink and sat at the bar. The bartender was kept very busy as people kept...More

Thank nurselizzy
West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
industrial Britain had their most desirable
neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes.
Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest
citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind
grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel
crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and
sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 32
Bar, Pub, International, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Home Street | Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9JP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: 0131 6290509
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