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The Banshee Labyrinth Pub & Restaurant

#356 of 1,831 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Old Town
Pub, British, Scottish
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29-35 Niddry Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
19:00 - 03:00
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Mon - Thu 19:00 - 03:00
Fri - Sun 17:00 - 03:00
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Swadlincote, Derbyshire
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

love this place, its so eclectic. so many different rooms to go too. staff are dead friendly. and this place is much much bigger then you can imagine. well worth a look. real fun place to go.thats not just a pub

Thank heidievans72
Vorselaar, Belgium
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

I went here with two friends on our city trip to Edinburgh for a couple of drinks. It was awesome ! There was live music (a couple punk bands playing), a cinema, a couple different bars and a pool table. Good music ! A couple different zones with different kinds of music playing. The jukebox at the pool table is... More 

Thank Jessm3ister
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

A Labyrinth indeed! Got lost so many time trying to find my way back to my seat the first time I came here but exploring the bar was worth it to find hidden gems like a free cinema and a pool room! The staff were very friendly and the jukebox was great so it was a nice place to finish... More 

Thank Danny C
Edinburgh of the Seven Seas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

Amazing the barman asked me for ID...I'm twenty eight years old, I was so chuffed that I forgot to pay for my drink and he had to chase after me. Also the cinema is pretty cool.

Thank 5partacu5
New York City, New York
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94 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

This is a fun bar to visit. I wouldn't go here every weekend, but the dungeon theme is fun and provides a lot of seating. There are a bunch of little rooms with seating and room to dance or play pool, etc. They have some fun shots like the Black Death. It's over the top but a fun stop.

Thank Anna B
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

This used to be a good venue, especially for rock lovers but it has gone down hill over the years. It has become more pc, touristy and hipster. Nor do they play good rock music. Another problem is that the bar staff tend to be rude.Albeit, I will say this is a pub worth a visit for a newbie. More... More 

2 Thank John P
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

When we got there about 9pm it was early enough to get straight to the bar without wait. We took our drinks and went down the labyrinth to look around. We found all sorts of nooks and hideouts, we even found a movie cinema with an older movie playing "Independence Day". We sat down alone and started watching the movie.... More 

Thank Gary S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

This bar was wild fun! We went on a karaoke night and had a blast. The aesthetic is super cool, like a theme park without the rides. We did not eat here but we definitely drank. Fun loving crowd, felt great to let loose.

Thank Cassie K
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

This has everything to offer for the night outer, many a room to chill out or dance the night away in its network of chambers, good main bar with friendly staff, pool tables, and an underground disco that reminded me of trainspotting, blow ya socks off, get in there!

Thank Alan D
Darvel, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

This was the first we'd been in here. Went in after a gig and just loved the place. Lots of different rooms all with a different feel. Some great rock and kitsch memorabilia on the walls. My kind of place.

1 Thank killiealan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Pub, British, Scottish
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 03:00
19:00 - 03:00
19:00 - 03:00
19:00 - 03:00
19:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29-35 Niddry Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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