The Cambridge Bar

The Cambridge Bar

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 23:00
Mon
12:00 - 23:00
Tue
12:00 - 23:00
Wed
12:00 - 23:00
Thu
12:00 - 0:00
Fri
12:00 - 1:00
Sat
12:00 - 1:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
£7.00 – £18.00
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
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PRICE RANGE
£7.00 – £18.00
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles605 reviews
Excellent
363
Very good
190
Average
29
Poor
14
Terrible
9
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Gerry F
Edinburgh1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
I was in the Cambridge one lunchtime in October (2021) having one their famous & fabulous burgers when I enquired if they would take a booking for my 50th birthday celebrations. Most people don’t seem to know that there’s a room upstairs that can be hired for events. I didn’t! They showed me the room which is a decent size for a party of about 55 people and has its own dedicated bar and access to ladies and gents’ toilets. Louise (bar manager) and her team were brilliant in helping to organise the event catering (really great food and really great value!) – even making sure my vegan guests were catered to! Big thumbs up! I was able to connect my Spotify party playlist to their in-house system and the bar staff were superb! Incredibly friendly, helpful, and looked like they were enjoying the night just as much as we were! So, if you’re looking for a really good venue for a medium sized group of people, centrally located and with management and staff that are very easy to deal with, give the Cambridge a try, you won’t be disappointed. 5 *****
Written 15 November 2021
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Keith D
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
We had a recent weekend away in Edinburgh. My wife is a coeliac, therefore needed to find somewhere to eat who were switched on with regards to providing safe gluten free options. The communication with Louise before our trip was 1st class. She completely put my mind at rest and was always more than happy to answer any questions. Regarding the food, you will probably never taste a better burger in your life. The choice is amazing, the taste is even better. Really good size portions. The bar had a really nice atmosphere and the staff were great. We will definitely book here again next time we are in Edinburgh.
Written 30 November 2021
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Lola186525
Edinburgh303 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 friends
Never had a bad meal here. The burger options are extensive, meat, vegi, vegan and the topping variations almost endless. You order your sides separately it's about £20 for burger and chips but worth every penny. Staff were friendly and efficient. At peak times I would suggest booking.
Written 23 April 2024
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no9dream4
19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
We've been coming here for years but probably no more - nothing to do with the food or people, but the fact it now costs £27 (including automatically added service charge) for a cheeseburger, sweet potato fries and one pint of Guinness. For the same price you can get a lovely 2 course meal and a drink in any number of restaurants across Edinburgh. Had to double check the bill! Appreciate business costs are high but frankly, you can get a good quality burger (including fries) for much cheaper elsewhere. Also, adding a service charge is rather presumptuous - esp. when the service was just ok.
Written 28 July 2023
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Mrs Mac
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 friends
After 20 years of drinking & dining here, we’ll never go back. Our evening was spoilt by one of the most rudest, obnoxious & unprofessional staff members we’ve ever come across. Be very precise about what you order, otherwise you may find yourself being charged for the most expensive version of the drink you order. For example: Asked for a bottle of “house Sauvignon” Served a bottle of the most expensive bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. Such a pity that one person can change the entire experience for customers. Other staff were friendly & efficient Food was good. But sadly we’ll never go back, as long as we know that staff member is working there. An EMBARRASSMENT for any employer to have such a worker represent your business.
Written 7 December 2022
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Lola186525
Edinburgh303 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 none
This place never disappoints! They have such a clever menu - non meat eaters can get all the trimmings as the meat eaters as standard of you can build your own. Portion sizes are big we normally share fries and onion rings.The staff are awesome !
Written 30 December 2021
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Abigail C
30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 couples
The best burger in Edinburgh? We googled this question to be directed to The Cambridge Bar and it did not disappoint! Beautiful quality locally sourced beef or buffalo burgers. Lots of variety of toppings. You can also chose to have your burger as a salad, without a bun which is delicious and leaves room for a sumptuous desert such as chocolate brownie or Triple chocolate cheesecake. Staff and management were delightful and a great choice of ales, spirits and wines. Worth a visit for a fantastic real burger. Real fires too!
Written 16 January 2022
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FranzRT
Santa Fe5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 couples
This restaurant has an extensive menu of hamburgers, and we chose the MOS (mushrooms, onions,Swiss) and three alarm (jalapeño, salsa, Monterey Jack) with french fries. They were both excellent, and considerably better than many I have had in the US. Fries were hot and fresh with excellent texture. Minor comment about the draft beer choices, which were mostly lagers. Would be in my list of restaurants to go to regularly if I lived in Edinburgh.
Written 26 July 2022
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Oli R
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 couples
Visited The Cambridge for the second time and it did not disappoint. First visited on a stag weekend and we were very impressed by the burgers so when looking for a casual place to eat on our first night in Edinburgh for my partner’s birthday I thought it would be a good shout. Chilled but buzzing pub atmosphere, good drinks selection and the burgers really are some of the best we’ve had.
Written 27 February 2022
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Phil M
151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 none
It's been a long time since I've been able to visit Edinburgh but the Cambridge Bar is as good as ever; the burgers are just the best. My wife chose to have a bunless burger with salad and her salad was really impressive. We also have a big side of onion rings. Great value! Oh, and the beer is always varied and good too.
Written 20 December 2021
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AnnieMac
Edinburgh4305 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 couples
First of all the staff were great here and the wine was good too. Ate after 2pm when it was very quiet & for some reason our beef & chicken burgers were very dry. Accompanying salad was fine. No check back on the food at all. Used to eat here regularly but haven’t dined in ages. Would not rush back at all. Better burgers elsewhere.
Written 23 September 2022
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Graham K
Earby1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 couples
I have had a lot of burgers in my time and this place is one of the best, had a breakfast burger with beef and my wife had a vegetarian Italian burger both were excellent. It has a friendly pub atmosphere and the staff were very attentive. You can tell it's popular with just how busy they are, they never had an empty table! So word to the wise pre-book! Highly recommend and will visit again on our next trip to Edinburgh!
Written 29 January 2022
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suzd4ly
Edinburgh14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 friends
The burgers are great. The staff are great. There are many gins to choose from but Maybe they could serve them more aligned the specific gin brand perfect pour? I.e, according to the brand advised perfect pour, they all come with lime which is fine, but why have many dofferetngimsnofnuiirbyomma pour them all the same?
Written 20 August 2022
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Charlotte B
Ipswich22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 couples
On our three day trip we ended up heading here twice, all down to the burgers (and as they were showing the arsenal game). I fancied something other than a burger on our second trip so went for a big sharing nachos platter and it didn't disappoint either. Tons of toppings and cheese melted throughout, good effort. Good selection of beers too, your typical cosy British pub and the staff were absolutely spot on, super helpful and really friendly. Would absolutely recommend it here. Oh, and get a burger.
Written 5 January 2020
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Sossy R
Edinburgh1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 couples
Visited the Cambridge last Thursday evening as part of a birthday day out. We haven't been in for a while but it was good to see that the standard of the food was still as good. However, a bit pricey considering that you have to pay for everything separately e.g. fries, coleslaw etc. are all extra plus there is a 10% charge on top of that again. Anyway, it would still have been considered a nice time out if we hadn't encountered 'the round table'! My husband on pulling his chair in smashed his knee against the hidden vertical drop underneath early on in the evening which was excruciatingly painful for him. He put a brave face on it but I could see that he was suffering quite badly. It's now a week later and he is only now being able to bend his know again and has been out of action ever since. So do beware if you sit at a big round table in front of the bar area unless you have very short legs !!!
Written 4 October 2023
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