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Frankenstein Pub

££ - £££, British,
26 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN, Scotland
+44 131 622 1818
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“fajitas” (10 reviews)
“haggis” (21 reviews)
“rocky horror” (6 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
££ - £££
26 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN, Scotland
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Reviewed today via mobile

The theme and decor are great! Only stayed for drinks. Bar person had serious resting b*the face but was otherwise helpful.

Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A fun plaxe to eat where you can get "a dinner and a show". May not be an ideal place if you have easily scared kids, but for kids and adults that enjoy a little bit of scary and morbid it is a lot of...More

Thank Kasandra_Trojanska
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food great fun with the horror scene and the music - loved it! Would love to visit during Halloween as we think it would be a great atmosphere!

Thank GlasgowCurryClub
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great staff excellent service brilliant food and atmosphere fab. The two guys serving made our visit and made us feel most welcome. The decour in the pub is amazing and well worth a visit.

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Muchly enjoyed dinner and drinks at Frankenstein Pub. The setting is a lot of fun and the promo for buy one get one free cocktails was brilliant, especially considering how strong and quirky they are. We ordered a chicken burger and a hot dog and...More

Thank Pauly-101
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went in for some drinks and food but at entry staff didn’t notice us. We sat at a table for almost 20 minutes but still no sign of the staff... we just left.

Thank Soraya v
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped in here for lunch after a visit to the National Museum of Scotland as it is near by. The decor is awesome and the pub appears to be housed in an old church. The pub was pretty empty, but service was extremely slow....More

Thank Danielle K
Reviewed 1 week ago

didnt eat here just went for drinks but is well worth a visit if in edinburgh the decor is fantastic

Thank andyandmichel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a stag do. We went downstairs to eat. A friend who had been there before had been telling us how good the food had been. We were therefore incredibly disappointed by the very basic menu and over priced “deals” where you...More

Thank horse248
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was up in Edinburgh recently at the fringe. We were looking for somewhere to eat when we came across this bar. What a fab atmosphere the place had with all the decor and the monster music. The special feature of Frankenstein coming out to...More

Thank Lillolizxx
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
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15 March 2015|
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Response from Andrew M | Property representative |
Hi there, Under 18s are permitted up until 8pm, after 8pm it is strictly over 18s only.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 622 1818
  • E-mail
It’s not everyday that you stumble across a pub hosting daily live monster shows. As daylight fades and the twilight hour approaches, this famed Edinburgh venue’s spooky spectacle combines lights, music, sound effects and an animatronic Frankenstein monster, which descends slowly from the ceiling. There’s truly nothing like it in town. There’s plenty more going on away from the dramatic entertainment, too. It’s a great spot for food, with the freshest produce used for everything from the must try haggis fritters to a range of delicious saucy wings and indulgent burgers. Classic cocktails are a steal at £6.95, slashed to just £3.95 all day if you’re visiting between Monday and Wednesday. Frankenstein is also a raucous party spot. Come at the weekend to find the tables swept away and live DJs dropping the party hits until late, and the pub hosts Edinburgh’s biggest karaoke night on Sundays running from 8pm until the early hours. Frankenstein Bier Keller a perfect venue for holding large groups, private hire events and functions. It follows an Oktoberfest theme with long wooden tables, steins of premium beer and a German themed menu to match! There are a wide range of package deals available to make sure that your group receives the true Frankenstein experience!
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