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Diners' Choice: Great for creative cocktails restaurants in Edinburgh/Midlothian

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for the best handcrafted cocktails in Edinburgh/Midlothian? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Edinburgh - Bucks Bar Grindlay Street restaurant
4.8
4.8 (412)
£25 and under
American
Old Town
About the restaurant
Welcome to Bucks Bar Edinburgh Grindlay St. We look forward to welcoming you!

The best free range buttermilk fried chicken you've ever tasted! New to Edinburgh, Buck's is a rock’n’roll bar specialising in authentic buttermilk fried chicken, seriously addictive Nashville hot chicken, cocktails, beers and Bourbon.

Live music every Saturday night!

40% Off Selected Cocktails Monday - Wednesday weekly offers
www.bucksbar.co.uk

Top review
Trendytren
Dined 7 days ago
Great vibe in the restaurant. We were looked after very well by the staff with a lovely friendly manner 'nothing too much trouble'. The food was absolutely delicious and what we were unable to eat, we were able to bring home with us. Great place to celebrate our sons Birthday. Thank you.
A photo of Nor' Loft restaurant
4.7
4.7 (322)
£25 and under
Scottish
The Royal Mile
About the restaurant
For those looking to sip on a tall glass of champagne or call out Sláinte with a dram in hand, and not forgetting the foodies looking to graze on seasonal small plates and sharing platters, whether you're a regular or here for the first time, there's something for everyone, all in our rooftop champagne lounge.
Top review
JoanneD
Dined on Apr 14, 2024
First visit. Fantastic outlook & staff were great as was the atmosphere. Really nice treat x
A photo of Port of Leith Distillery restaurant
4.7
4.7 (205)
£25 and under
Scottish
Edinburgh
About the restaurant
Situated on the eighth floor of the Port of Leith Distillery, the Bar contains some of the finest and most exciting new wave whiskies from Scotland and around the world.

With stunning views of Edinburgh, Leith and the Firth of Forth, the 200-bottle double-height back bar is intended to invite discovery and enlightenment at the sheer wonder and variety of global whisky alchemy.

Much like the whisky the distillery seeks to create, everything else the bar has to offer is inspired by the provenance of the Forth Valley, and Leith’s rich food and drink heritage.

With a seasonally inspired food menu of local and indigenous ingredients, Head Chef Patrick and his team, combine classic and modern techniques, championing the best of Scotland’s farmers and produce.

We look forward to welcoming you in for a dram.

Kitchen menu available until 9:30pm.
Bar Snacks menu available until close.
Reservations available until 10pm, walk-ins only thereafter.

Top review
CarolineS
Dined 2 days ago
Fast becoming my favourite spot to take people as a treat. Great service. Wine options were extremely good.
A photo of Edinburgh - Bucks Bar Hanover Street restaurant
4.7
4.7 (129)
£25 and under
American
New Town
About the restaurant
Welcome to Bucks Bar Hanover St. We look forward to welcoming you! The best free range buttermilk fried chicken you've ever tasted! Buck's is a rock’n’roll bar specialising in authentic buttermilk fried chicken, seriously addictive Nashville hot chicken, cocktails, beers and Bourbon.

Live music every Saturday night!

40% Off Selected Cocktails Monday - Wednesday weekly offers
www.bucksbar.co.uk

Top review
Michaelw
Dined 5 days ago
Great food, big portions, lovely milkshake, great service will return!
A photo of Heads & Tales restaurant
4.6
4.6 (138)
£25 and under
Cocktail Bar
Westend
About the restaurant
Edinburgh's hidden cocktail bar, tucked away just across the road from Princes Street. Not easily noticed, and not easily forgotten.

Heads & Tales is a unique underground venue located down the stairs and behind a non-suspecting wooden door. Located within you can see our two Edinburgh Gin stills Flora and Caledonia.

We are all about cool cocktails that look great and taste even better. Try our extensive range of gin cocktails, or go for one of our popular 'traitor' cocktails. Not sure what to have? Let our bartenders know what you're into and they'll be able to knock something up just for you.

🐶 Dog-friendly
🏃 Walk-ins welcome
🍹 Bookings for food & drink and just drinks welcome
📅 Contact us directly for bookings of 8 or more

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Mar 23, 2024
We had a wonderful evening and would highly recommend. The staff were attentive and knowledgeable, directing us to cocktails. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious.
A photo of The Voyage of Buck restaurant
4.6
4.6 (567)
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Edinburgh
About the restaurant

Inspired by the bars and eateries of Montmarte, Paris. We are the 4th independent bar from the team that brings you Hamiltons, Treacle and The Blackbird.

Top review
Digbyvip
Dined 2 days ago
Great service and food in a relaxed setting. Really nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
A photo of Luci's Restaurant & Cocktail Bar restaurant
4.5
4.5 (417)
£25 and under
Italian
Dalkeith
About the restaurant
AT LUCIS WE STRIVE TO KEEP OUR MENUS DIVERSE AND FRESH FOR OUR CUSTOMERS
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Very good food and service, this was our second visit and we will definitely comeback.
A photo of Copper Blossom restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1311)
£25 and under
Cocktail Bar
Edinburgh
About the restaurant
The vibes? Immaculate. Elegant cocktails & scrumptious food are what we're all about.

Copper Blossom is a stunning bar with a garden-inspired aesthetic where beauty meets flavour. As well as our 'dripping in flowers' indoor garden we have an outdoor seating area with a stunning view of Edinburgh Castle.

Our extensive cocktail list not only looks good; it tastes even better.

👦 No under 5s, 6-17 year olds welcome until 8pm
🚶 Walk-ins welcome
🍹 'Just Drinks' bookings available
🍳 Boozy Brunch available Sat & Sun 11am - 3pm
🍽 Kitchen open until 8.45pm
📅 Contact us directly for bookings of 8 or more

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 9, 2024
Loved the place, the way the restaurant looks is lovely and so unique. We all had a great time. The food was great but the prices I don’t think linked with how the food was. Food was probably too expensive for what it was. The cocktails were lovely too I think more choice on the £5 cocktails would’ve been better too however overall was a great time!
A photo of Boozy Cow restaurant
4.4
4.4 (576)
£25 and under
Burgers
Edinburgh
About the restaurant
We're all about big burgers, dirty fries and cocktails that look as good as they taste.

Burgers - Check
Hot Dogs - Check
Nachos - Check
Weekly Changing Milkshakes - Check
Tasty Cocktails - Check

We use only locally-sourced and fresh ingredients to create our food and know you'll love it as much as we do.
As you enter down the stairs into our crib, you'll be met with a punk and rock-inspired aesthetic. We don't take ourselves too seriously here at Boozy Cow, and our team is on hand to make sure you have a great time.

👦 No under 5s, 6-17 year olds welcome until 8pm
🐶 Dog-friendly
🚶 Walk-ins welcome
🍹 Bookings for food & drink and just drinks welcome
📅 Contact us directly for bookings of 8 or more

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent service good food great cocktail menu Will be back
A photo of Juniper Bar restaurant
4.3
4.3 (224)
£25 and under
International
Edinburgh
About the restaurant
A city-centre cocktail bar serving classic and bespoke cocktails made with premium spirits, with a backdrop of stunning views across the city of Edinburgh.

For the gin drinkers, the whisky connoisseurs, the cocktail fanatics, and those who just want to relax with good company and good drinks, you are sure to find something to suit at Juniper. Our bar is always stocked with an impressive selection of premium spirits, from well-known and much-loved classics to more unusual brands. We offer a particularly extensive range of gins, as well as malts from across Scotland.

Flames and all – our cocktails are guaranteed to impress! We give classic cocktails an experimental twist and use premium ingredients to deliver an unforgettable experience. Our bespoke cocktails are hand crafted and unique, combining the very best of premium spirits with the skills of our dedicated bar team. We also serve a wide range of wines, beers, spirits, and soft drinks.

Top review
KarenT
Dined on Apr 14, 2024
Very welcoming and helpful staff ( Ukrainian lady) so nice
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